Machine Operator

A Fruit packaging company situated in Swellendam area has a permanent vacancy for an experienced Machine Operator to be responsible for the effective operation of fruit sorting/grading machines to ensure maximum throughput and minimum downtime while adhering to all relevant quality and safety standards.  The successful incumbent will be reporting to the Production Manager.


Responsibilities & Duties


  • Efficient operating of fruit & citrus sorting/grading machines.
  • Ensure the throughput targets are met.
  • Calibration and monitoring of sizer scales and cameras.
  • Ensure that quality and safety standards are always met.
  • Communicate control breakdowns and changeovers (lot-end) to limit downtime.
  • Extract and submit sizer reports after every changeover (lot-end) to relevant stakeholders.


Candidate Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role in the fruit industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of electronic food/fruit sorting machinery and tools including its design, uses, repair and maintenance.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in Afrikaans & English.
  • Good comprehension of numerical data.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Excellent Time Management
  • Persistence
  • Proactive
  • Detail orientated.
  • Adaptable
  • Problem Solver
  • Good interpersonal skills

Please forward your CV and salary expectations to


Closing date is 31 May 2023.


If you have not received feedback within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.


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