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PepsiCo South Africa, in partnership with Optimum Engineering Training, are recruiting apprentices within the following trades at different sites.

Trainee (Miller) x2 – Krugersdorp

  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Engineering
  • 278122BR

Job Description

Auto req ID: 278122BR

Job Description

1. Raw Material

  • Maintain a correct wheat blend
  • Maintain optimum cleaning and wheat conditioning
  • Maintain stock levels of vitamins/
  • Flour Corrector on the floor at
  • the Mill.

2. Production

  • Be informed what products will be milled for the day with the Shift Miller (Shift Meeting)
  • Take, do and record 2 hourly flour samples per Mill (3 to 4 Samples) on A and B Mill. (IM9500, Colour, Sieving, Vitamin and Corrector presence test)
  • Take, do and record 2 hourly wheat samples per Mill (4 Samples: 1BK and Dry) on A and B Mill.
  • Do wet ups 2 x times per shift for A and B Mill.
  • Do Bin dips 1 x time per shift on 6th floor @ +- 05h00.
  • Fill Vitamin and Corrector feeders on A and B mill.
  • Take physical Vitamin and Corrector sample to weigh and record.
  • Inspect working action of all machinery on wheat cleaning, conditioning, and milling including sifters and airlocks.
  • Open, clear and assist with any blockages/chokes when occurring.
  • Report defects to miller
  • To mix away chokes that occurred on shift into choke mixer.
  • To inspect and brush purifier covers and bran finisher screens.
  • Put out sifter samples on sample boards with the Shift Miller
  • Be present on Plansifter floors for A and B Mill during start up to inspect connector sleeves.
  • Break Releases
  • Perform all reasonable duties assigned by Shift Miller – Performing duties as a Production Team.

3. Administration

  • Production back flushes on SAP

4. Maintenance

  • To assist with ALL production maintenance as per the weekly maintenance schedules plan
  • To assist a fitter or electrician after hours on a call-out, with product related chokes.
  • Assist with the covering of sieve frames.

5. Fortification

  • Vitamin/Flour Corrector addition.

6. Food Safety & Occupational Safety

  • Plant hygiene
  • Plant Housekeeping. Ensures that Mills are clean and tidy at all times.
  • Plant Safety
  • Opening up of roll stands, plant sifters and other milling machinery, as part of fumigation preparation and general housekeeping
  • Maintain health & safety standards.
  • Ensure all floors are clear of chokes and neat for next Shift.

7. Human Relations

  • To work in good spirit with all Pioneer Foods employees and customers
  • Personal hygiene

8. Relief
Provide assistance when needed to other operational areas


  • Production
  • Technical skill
  • Ability to adjust to improve efficiencies
  • Reconciliation of product
  • Wheat grading and quality.
  • Policies and procedures.
  • Stock management.
  • Sap system
  • Product knowledge Mill system knowledge
  • Milling knowledge
  • GMF training.
  • Grade 12
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Plan, organise and control
  • Technical and Milling knowledge.
  • Housekeeping
  • Technical knowledge
PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer in line with the Employment Equity Act”

Job Type: Full-Time

How to Apply

Applicants will go through a screening process and will be placed within a specific trade based on their results.


Opportunity Closing Date: Friday, 1 July, 2022 – 12:00.


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