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  • Posted: Jun 22, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Few companies founded in 1902 are still going from strength to strength. Fewer still are leaders in more than 55 markets. And with one billion adult smokers around the world, we manufacture the cigarettes chosen by around one in eight of them. We take our business and our impact very seriously. We know the tobacco industry is a controversial one, and so i...
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    Technical Operator


    The Technical Operator Tier 1 ensures that the machines are safe to operate, in good running condition and produce good quality product efficiently.

    They will proficiently operate at least one of the following technologies in SMD: a Cigarette Maker or a Cigarette Packer or a Filter Maker and will be able to operate at least one other technology as a reliever (e.g., The maker operator should be able to relief the packing operator during meal breaks). In addition, they should carry out basic machine production settings, assist in machine breakdown resolution, conversions & preventive maintenance.



    • Proficiently operate a Cigarette Maker or a Cigarette Packer or a Filter Maker efficiently to achieve agreed production targets while giving the updates on the machine performance and tasks.
    • Carry out basic machine settings andassist in machine breakdown resolution, conversions & preventive maintenance.
    • Continuously monitor product quality and record the data on quality checklists and take corrective measures as and when necessary.
    • Report machine running faults and corrective measures taken on machine cards on hourly basis and recommend preventive & corrective maintenance, when necessary, by filling in maintenance request forms.
    • Check all machine detectors and interlocks by simulation to ensure their proper functioning.
    • Monitor and control waste from the machines by making proper machine settings to minimize waste and recovering good quality cigarettes from waste packets.
    • Maintain the work environment in a clean and safe state through proper housekeeping and 5S
    • Confirm production plan balances at the beginning of the shift and co-ordinate with colleagues/team mates to ensure efficient brand changing and schedule attainment.
    •  Ensure adherence to production schedules/plans to ensure all products are produced according to the production plan
    • Carry out Cleaning, Inspection & Lubrication as per the checklists and procedures provided on the machine
    • Accurate data capture on machine cards, quality checklists and detector checklists
    • Ensure optimum usage of running spares and consumables.


    • Actively participate in all SDWT activities and initiatives in order to contribute to the team success by ensuring implementation of actions arising from the meeting.
    • Sets an example of personal excellence by consistently demonstrating behaviors aligned to our Guiding Principles by supporting teamwork and proactively seeking opportunities to develop self and others.
    • Consistently demand discipline of self and others to raise standards and deliver stretch results.
    • Actively participate in Gap analysis and troubleshooting by using problem solving and improvement tools.
    • Volunteer for SDWT Leadership positions
    • Support Technicians, Technical Executives and other operators to ensure smooth start-ups, services restarting after power interruptions and concise hand over between shifts
    •  Coordinate with other Team members, SDWT team leaders, Technical Executives, QA supervisors & Cell managers to ensure delivery of quality products on time in full
    • Build working relationship within the team and leverage on it to build expertise and experience.
    • Share key information/learnings and ideas within the team on a proactive basis
    • Propose and implement innovations and ideas that would improve performance and productivity, in consultation with team leadership and management.


    • The Job Holder must have at least an Ordinary National Diploma in Engineering
    • 2-3 years’ experience working in a similar position, in a manufacturing environment.
    • Knowledge in one or more of the following systems would be an advantage: Siemens S7, Kaizen, LEAN manufacturing, SIX sigma, World Class Manufacturing
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to effectively work in a team and communicate with the team members, managers, and other stakeholders from other sections/departments
    • Good time management skills

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