The primary role of the malt technical operator is the operation of the steeping, germination and kilning and associated
process areas, the execution of quality control checks and analyses, including coaching of other team members and

supporting the Malting Shift Artisan in carrying out asset care activities.

Competence Requirements

Education: Min – Internal:
Matric or equivalent e.g NQF level 4

External: National Diploma or equivalent or in Engineering Sciences.

B Tech Degree

IBD certificate

Completed traineeship

Training: Min – 3 months on the job training @ SKAP process

6 months on the job training

2 – 5 years experience in a malting environment

Previous experience in a process controlled manufacturing environment, ideally in food FMCG products.

Output and Accountabilities

Shift based production performance and processes

  • Interpret and implement production plan for shift
  • Monitor production processes on shift
  • Ensure process quality and productivity
  • Ensure and maintain a safe and healthy work environment
  • Co-ordinate autonomous maintenance and cleaning

Shift Team performance

  • Communicate effectively in the workplace

Perform administration

  • Ensure application of administration systems and procedures
  • Contribute to self and team development “

Problem solving

  • Apply problem solving and decision making techniques and principles

Roles, Skills and Attributes Required
The main role is to apply core competencies to achieve optimum plant and process performance.

Supportive role is to attempt to develop others in own skills as well as the learning of the skills of other specialist at


A logical, analytical problem solver who can operate in an unstructured environment.

A team player (prepared to communicate, listen and assist).

Initiative and energy.

Achievement Drive (improvement, do better than standard or what was done previously, be the best).


Operating equipment in Malting process areas according to the work instructions. Constantly reviewing process

performance against target, and recording down time.

Recording waste and movement of product on the appropriate documentation or information systems, and reviewing

waste trends to identify problems


Carrying out in-depth cleaning, lubrication and inspection of equipment according to the work instructions and in

accordance with the maintenance schedule.

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.


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 / SOPs.


Actively participate in shift meetings, asking questions to test understanding and contributing suggestions. making use of

the action log 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. PIMS & POMS / SIC) 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 and or Team leader for resolution.


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

Additional Information

AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in line with AB InBev 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.

Grade: D

Closing Date: 21 August 2019


Alrode Maltings


South Africa



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