Blending and Distillation Operator Job Vacancy at AB InBev / TBL PLC

Full Time

Website AB InBev / TBL PLC

TBL Plc is a subsidiary of ABInBev. ABInBev is the largest brewer in the world

Blending and Distillation Operator Job Vacancy at AB InBev / TBL PLC

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The key purpose of this role is to operate of the blending and distillation and associated process areas, the execution of quality control checks and analyses, including coaching of other team members and supporting the Quality Technician in carrying out asset care activities.

Key roles and responsibilities:

Operating and Process Control:

  • Operating manual equipment in Blending process areas according to the work instructions and supporting the plant control system under instructions of the E&F Technician Artisan
  • Constantly reviewing process performance against target and recording short stops.  Where process performance does not meet target, or trends or opportunities timeously. indicate the existence of problems, corrective action must be initiated
  • Recording waste and movement of product on the appropriate documentation or information systems and reviewing waste trends to identify problems
  • Carrying out the required quality checks as described in the quality control and analyses work practice
  • Responding rapidly to upstream or downstream triggers that could result in quality or production problems
  • Appropriate problem-solving approaches, as detailed in the problem-solving work practice must be followed
  • Performing housekeeping tasks, applying 4s principles and following safe work practices
  • Unsafe work practices must be identified and corrected
  • Assisting fellow team members in the execution of their tasks

Maintenance of Plant and Equipment:

  • Carrying out in-depth cleaning, lubrication and inspection of equipment according to the work instructions and in accordance with the maintenance schedule
  • Performing simple autonomous maintenance tasks (e.g. replacement of simple valves), in accordance with the maintenance schedule, and where required requesting the assistance of the E&F Process Artisan
  • Identify defective plant, and report these through to the Process Artisan or Team Leader for resolution. Assisting the Process Artisan in executing running repairs on shift

Quality Control and Analysis:

  • Carrying out the required quality checks and analyses and recording the results on the appropriate information system
  • The list of quality checks to be executed is contained in the work instructions. Where quality problems have arisen, apply the 5Y’s and quick fix routines to resolve


  • Actively participate in shift meetings, asking questions to test understanding and contributing suggestions. making use of the gap list to record issues, problems and improvement opportunities
  • Fully understand the team goals and participate in team goal review sessions
  • Make use of relevant communication media (e.g. shift logbook) to stay informed and inform others of issues
  • Complete required hand over to incoming shift team members, ensuring the issues relating to plant performance, quality and maintenance are communicated


  • Where problems occur, use 5Y’s and quick fix routines to identify the possible origin and report these to the Process Artisan for resolution
  • Provide information to teams carrying out problem solving or FFA’s as required

Continuous Improvement:

  • Identify sources of waste and report these to the Team Leader


  • Minimum Matric or equivalent e.g NQF Level 4
  • National Diploma or equivalent
  • 12 months on the job training @ SKAP process
  • 6 months – 5 years’ experience in a brewing environment or previous experience in a process-controlled manufacturing environment, ideally in FMCG

Skills and Attributes Required 

  • The main role is to apply core competencies to achieve optimum plant and process performance
  • However, a supportive role is to attempt to develop others in own skills as well as the learning of the skills of other specialist Brewery Technicians
  • A logical, analytical problem solver who can operate in an unstructured environment
  • A team player (prepared to communicate, listen and assist)
  • Initiative and energetic
  • Achievement Drive (improvement, do better than standard or what was done previously, be the best)

Additional Information:

  • Band: X

ABInBev is an equal opportunity employer, and all appointments will be made in line with ABInBev employment equity plan and talent requirements. The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/relevant information as criteria for short-listing.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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