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7 Jul 2022

PermanentTechnical Trainer (Factory) Needed immediately

National Brands Isando Biscuits – Posted by JobPlace24 Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description

Technical Trainer (Factory) Needed immediately

Location: Gauteng
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable)
Company/Employer: National Brands Isando Biscuits
Title: Technical Trainer (Factory) Needed immediately

Vacancy Details

AVI Ltd. is known for its leading household brands across many categories including hot beverages, sweet and savoury biscuits and snacks, frozen convenience foods, personal care products, cosmetics, shoes, accessories, and fashion apparel.

NATIONAL BRANDS LIMITED operates 5 manufacturing sites, offering world-class manufacturing facilities in Isando (Johannesburg), Rosslyn (Pretoria), Westmead and Durban (KZN). It is home to some of the best-known South African tea, coffee and creamer brands, including our delicious range of much-loved savoury and sweet biscuits, and our melt-in-your-mouth snack range.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Technical Trainer at NATIONAL BRANDS LIMITED Isando, Biscuits factory.  The purpose of the role is to provide operational training services to the Quality, Engineering, and Logistics & Manufacturing departments in an effort to address legislative, statutory and business competence requirements.

Line Manager: Manufacturing Manager – Operations

Job Specification:

Key Performance Areas:

  • Technical training support provided to the business unit or site
  • Identify training needs identified either through line discussions or gap analysis or assessments process – define ideal
  • Identification of skills and performance gaps
  • Review of existing training processes, material and assessments available
  • Develop solutions to close the gap
  • Identify suitable partners to assist in closing gaps
  • Ensure support staff and key stakeholders are adequately trained to assess/coach/develop staff and/or material
  • Monitor and assess training and assessment plans and roll out (monthly/weekly meetings – track progress against plan)
  • Manage or escalate challenges that may arise and ensure issues are addressed
  • Skills capability developed on-site (for Operators, Senior Operators and Artisans)
  • Identify training needs or gaps
  • Monitor Nomination Forms and conduct on-the-job training.
  • Arrange classroom training where required
  • Answer questions and help resolve issues that arise
  • Arrange training with the OEM where required
  • Execution of training strategy and associated action plans to address training/competence development needs
  • Identify training needs or respond to requests from employee or manager, site HR, Ops executive or Factory manager
  • Establish long term, medium-term and short term training requirements for site aligned to business goals and strategy
  • Determine exact need (and supporting information required to establish actual need)
  • Research conducted to provide suitable solutions/partners
  • Planning, training and assessment of Operational training using SOPs/WI’s and assessment tools. Maintenance of operational Skills Matrix and assessment records
  • Generate and update Skills Matrices
  • Develop and review existing SOPs/ WI’s and amend where necessary
  • Draw up operational training schedule or plan
  • Develop Assessment tools
  • Conduct operational training and Assessment
  • Manage and report On-the-job training records
  • Manage the Implementation of Planned Job Observations
  • Captures operational training and assessment records
  • Ensuring site compliance to training standards, including the development of training & Assessment tools.
  • Production lines/factories scoped and mapped to determine required competencies.
  • Operators are assessed against required competencies, set on the skills matrix
  • Senior operators & Supervisors are assessed against required competences
  • Engineering Technical staff are trained and assessed against required competencies

Minimum Requirements:


  • 3 years working within learning and development
  • 3 years working experience within an FMCG / Manufacturing environment
  • 3 years’ assessor/moderator experience


  • Professional registration with SETA as an Assessor and Trainer essential coupled with tertiary qualification:
  • National Diploma / BTech / BSc in Engineering Studies (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Instrumentation, operations management and Chemical)
  • Professional registration with SETA as a Moderator advantageous
  • NQF 5 – National Certificate in Occupationally-Directed Education, Training and Development Practices (OD-EDTP) advantageous
  • Registered Skills Development Facilitator would be ideal
  • National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) Assessor and/or Trade Test Official Moderator would be highly advantageous

Additional Requirements:

  • Understanding and ability to develop Skills Matrices and Learning Tools
  • Understanding principles of Out-come Based education, facilitation, assessment and moderation of assessments in the workplace.
  • Knowledge of best practices i.e. work instructions and SOP development
  • Analyse and Solve Problems
  • Project management
  • Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint


  • Thinking Analytically
  • Thinking Conceptually
  • Thinking Rationally
  • Planning & Organising
  • Building Relationships
  • Maintaining Productivity
  • Continuously Improving
  • Meeting Deadlines


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