We are inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Production Controller role within our client’s Operations in Kirkwood, EC (Sundays River Valley).

This role reports in to the Line Manager and entails the following:


  • Responsible to optimise line productivity by management of line speeds and fruit drop allocation.
  • Perform resource capacity planning on an ongoing basis.
  • Identify and resolve process bottleneck and constraints.
  • Optical sorter understanding relating to: Capability, calibration, verification, breakdowns and maintenance – work closely with the Packhouse Technology Specialist.
  • Frequent communication and engagement with OEM’s and engineering department.
  • Perform root cause analysis relating to quality system and equipment failures.
  • Execute packing programme within quality parameters and programme requirements.

Note: The successful candidate must be willing to work night/day shift and we willing to work as part of the maintenance team outside of the fruit-packing period.


  • Engineering National Diploma (Industrial- or Mechanical Engineering) is essential
  • Advance computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint). MS Project knowledge is advantageous.
  • The ability to work independently in a dynamic and challenging environment with very technology-advanced equipment.
  • Previous production environment experience will be an advantage. Preferably in a FMCG environment.
  • Be target driven.


  • Target-driven, results-orientated, and self-disciplined.
  • Resilient and able to engage people at every level of the organisation.
  • Must have demonstrable leadership skills and the ability to direct and mentor supervisors.
  • Maturity and sound people skills.
  • Be able to function effectively under pressure.
  • Possess business and figure acumen.
  • A confident communicator (written, spoken and electronic).

Location: Kirkwood, EC South Africa
Profile: Engineering / Production
Employment: Permanent/ full-time
EE / Non-EE: Appointment will be made on merit
Commencement date: March / April 2021
Remuneration: Competitive basic monthly salary + medical aid, provident fund, 13th cheque.

Email your detailed, updated CV to Jeannine Dickie. Include in Subject Line: REF Code IEP Furthermore, attach copies of your ID, Matric Certificate and Academic results – without these your application is INCOMPLETE and may not be considered. Candidates who have not heard from us within 2 weeks from the closing date of this application, should consider their application unsuccessful.

NB: Your above average communication skills will open the door to an interview. If you are unable to articulate your abilities and “sell” yourself though concise, clear and confident communication, in the pre-screening stage of the process, your application can’t progress. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to the following statutory checks: ITC; Criminal; References; Qualifications; Psychometric assessments.

Desired Skills:

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Line Balancing
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Mechanical engineering skill
  • Industrial Engineering Skill
  • Shopware
  • Electric

Desired Work Experience:

  • 1 to 2 years Industrial Engineering

Desired Qualification Level:

  • Diploma

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