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BEE Position:
Durban North, South Africa, Africa
Job type:
Full time

Mechanic - Industrial Sewing Machinery

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About this job

Ensure all sewing equipment and machinery are maintained and repaired timeously to achieve budgeted productivity levels.  Assist the Line Manager to achieve budgeted targets and maintain output.

Key Result Areas:
  • Ensure the smooth running and efficiency of sewing machines in order to achieve budgets
  • Source spare parts for repairs within set budget
  • Machine downtime to be within allowed limit
  • Ensure that all spare parts are of the correct quality and that maintenance and safety standards are adhered to
  • Ensure sewing machines repaired according to correct maintenance, safety and equipment standard.
  • Set and adjust machines according to fabric and operation type ensuring good stitch quality
  • Educate machinists to operate and maintain machines effectively to reduce down time
  • Opening and locking of factory premises
  • Liaising with the shop stewards/Union


Skills Required


  • City and Guilds Advanced Mechanics Certificate
  • Relevant technical qualification


  • 3 years’ experience in a Clothing environment
  • Working knowledge of Pneumatics ,Electronics and Automats
  • Drivers Licence
  • Maintain plant and machinery
  • Solve problems specific to technical issues
  • Liaising with stakeholders
  • Checking quality of goods received
  • Implement basic housekeeping
  • Excellent Memory, Reading Comprehension, Basic Linguistic Proficiency, Evaluating, Customer Orientation, Hand Eye Co-ordination, Observance 

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