Parmalat: Production Artisan Worker

at Parmalat
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted January 22, 2020
Category Manufacturing
Job Type Full-time


Job Description

Parmalat Africa is part of the French international dairy company Lactalis and is one of the major players in the Southern African dairy industry. It has operations in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland and Mozambique. This exciting career opportunity at Parmalat SA will enable you to apply your business acumen to ensure that the company achieves its challenging objectives during the next phase of its growth in South Africa. The available position is that of a Production Artisan Aid at the Bonnievale Plant, Parmalat SA.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Assist the Production Artisan with day to day tasks to ensure that the production schedules are met • Help the Artisan with cheese making activities • Daily production analysis to improve quality on a continuous basis • Cleaning, sterilising and sanitising of all equipment in the cheese factory • Taking of samples and washing of the inside of the cheese vats after every batch • Operate the pasteuriser, separator and CIP systems when needed • Ensure that all ingredients are available for the daily production • Attend pre-shift meetings • Quality management and hygiene • Compare working procedures • Ensure that all CIP procedures were followed • Ensure that the constant filling, code application, palletising and wrapping of powder are done according to procedures • Order ingredients, raw materials and chemicals • Record keeping of milk being used for traceability • Maintain quality, safety and food safety standards • Help to standardize cheese milk • Stand in for the Artisan for short breaks • CIP cheese equipment

Required Skills

• Grade 12 or equivalent • Must have done basic knowledge/principles in cheese making • At least 1 year experience in a food manufacturing environment • Computer literate • Good communication skills • Self-motivator with good planning and organising skills • Must be willing to work shifts, weekends, overtime and public holidays • Know the principles of pasteurizing • Able to do physical hard work • Basic knowledge of problem solving