JOB VACANCY : MSO Packing Line Technician.

HC Solutions Ltd is a Human Resources Management Agency registered in Rwanda. The Company has a team of highly experienced Human Resources professionals, with a rich exposure in various sectors including Banking, Hospitality, Telecom, Logistics, Manufacturing, NGO’s, UN Agencies etc. We are recruiting on behalf of our special Client on the position of MSO Packing Line Technician.

Job information

Role title : MSO Packing Line Technician

Reports to: Site Manager

Org Unit: Country Operations

Role Intent:

  • Play a key role in contributing to a world class, modern, flexible and competitive packing site.
  • Operate and maintain equipment to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety (SHERQ) standards in order to meet production target
  • Perform day to day safety, quality, production and maintenance activities without supervision
  • Work individually and within the team to identify losses on your machines and come up with solutions to fix them
  • Carry out basic mechanical maintenance of the equipment
  • Monitor and report on plant performance and opportunities for improvement
  • Improve plant performance and contribute through the continuous improvement processes using lean & six sigma methods to help us get better every day.


  • Manage the achievement of shift and daily performance targets
  • Ensure that excellent cleaning and housekeeping is maintained on packing lines and according to Food Safety requirements
  • Be the safety example by wearing protective clothing, adhering to packing station entry requirements and complying with safety rules at all times and ensuring that all staff do likewise
  • Promote and adhere to Illovo’s procedures, policies and guidelines, including, without limitation, those relating to SHERQ, Competition Law and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC)
  • Develop and update SOPs on a regular basis as agreed.

  • Operate all production equipment within the layout at the set speeds and outputs according to SHERQ and SOP standards.
  • Prepare packing materials in the packing station at the beginning of the shift
  • Perform fine tune settings on all the equipment within the packing line to maintain optimal throughput and quality
  • Perform regular calibration of weighing systems in the packing line
  • Perform fault finding on electrical and mechanical faults and carry out repairs such as the replacement of motors, belts, shafts, pulleys etc.
  • Carry out regular quality control processes and checks in the packing line
  • Isolate & de-isolate specific production equipment according to procedures.
  • Carry out adjustments and corrections to operating equipment to maintain equipment performance settings. Restoring equipment to standard conditions is a key part of the role.
  • Conduct safe & effective handovers covering all necessary safety, quality and operational issues.
  • Take samples and complete associated documentation.
  • Perform basic care activities and assigned autonomous maintenance e.g., lubrication, adjustment and minor replacement tasks.
  • Assist Reliability with supervised work, where the tasks are categorized as ‘owned’ by Reliability.

  • Identify the key losses on the line e.g., waste, downtime, safety issues, quality problems and energy and propose improvements to processes and standards to reduce or prevent future losses.
  • In line with lean & six sigma approach, participate in and lead improvement activities e.g., logistics through 5 why linked to plant and systems losses
  • Train and coach others in area of expertise
  • Core Behaviours:

  • Direction: Understand the facts, listen to key stakeholders and communicate objectives clearly, concisely and consistently
  • Alignment: Clearly define roles, responsibilities and expectations, and think and act in ways that benefit the whole function
  • Commitment: Be consistent in what we say and do, clearly linking strategy to decision-making and performance
  • Develop: Develop: Build and develop manufacturing capabilities
  • Three-year Diploma in electrical control or programming or similar technical qualification
  • Three years’ experience in packing in a quality focused and performance driven factory environment, ideally operating large scale automated machinery (preferred)
  • Experience in Siemens PLC an advantage
  • Ability to work well in a team, having great fault finding and problem-solving skills in a fast-moving production environment
  • Experience in Automatic Paper Bag Packaging Machinery (like Fawema etc.)
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Experience in technical and CI processes e.g., changeovers, handovers, improvement activities and other (preferred)
  • Experience in FSSC compliance/ISO systems compliance
  • Interested candidates should submit their detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic documents, and other relevant certificates at [email protected] not later than 24th April 2022 at 5 PM.