Assembly Instrumentation Technician


Johannesburg, ZA

For over 75 years, BIC has been creating ingeniously simple and joyful products that are a part of every heart and home.


As a member of our team, you'll be a part of reigniting a beloved brand as we continue to reimagine everyday essentials in new, sustainable and responsible ways.


Our "roll up your sleeves and get the job done" approach to work creates an environment where self-starters, problem solvers and innovative thinkers thrive. BIC team members are empowered to take ownership of their careers and bring their unique perspectives to the table to make a meaningful impact on our mission.


It's a colorful world - make your mark by joining the BIC team today.


MAIN PURPOSE: Sets and maintains all machines to obtain their optimum efficiencies, ensures that all planned maintenance work is done according to the schedules and that all records are kept up to date, liaise with QA personnel and strives to maintain high quality standards. Will, when necessary, assist with new projects deemed and work overtime when required. Manage, diagnose and maintain digital PLC equipment. 




  • Production manager 

  • Technical Foreman 

  • Technician 



  • Millwright 

  • Electrician 

  • N4 Mechanical/N4 Electrical or above  

  • Formal PLC training  



  • With at least 5 years maintenance and setting experience of high-speed packaging, assembly, printing, and manufacturing machines with a thorough knowledge of the implementation and the successful running of a machine maintenance schedule.  


  • PLC Diagnoses and coding: 

Will need to be able to understand, read and program PLC controllers (Preferably OMRON). PLC experience is a must.  


  • Machine setting: 

Technicians must develop the skills for the setting of all assembly machines (Mechanical and electrical)  


  • Machine overhauling: 

Will do running and preventative maintenance according to a planned maintenance program: liaise with the foreman to ensure that all machines and equipment are mechanically sound with adequate lubrication. Technicians will ensure that the necessary schedules are filled in at the end of each shift and have been signed off by their supervisor. 


  • Production: 

Technicians must be aware of the outputs of various machines and equipment, to achieve the highest possible output figures. Will strive to maintain optimum settings, will report any problems related to the non-performance of machines/ equipment and/ or both to the foreman. Will assist with operator and supervisor training on Assembly Machines and inform them of any standard procedural changes. Technicians are to ensure that all machines on plan should be in running order before the end of their shift. 


  • Quality Assurance: 

Will consider quality as a key component of all work that is done and products that are manufactured on the machines/ Equipment under his care, will have a thorough knowledge of the product and its components. Will continually seek to meet the standards required for all products and will advise the QA Department of any non-performance of the product and or its components.  


  • Safety and housekeeping: 

Prevents and minimizes hazards, ensures that the areas around the machines and equipment are kept clean and tidy by the operatives at all times and that they meet with BIC’s requirements. If these requirements are not met he will report this to his foreman / or the Safety Representative for that area. We are an ISO 14001 compliant company and technicians are required to prevent and minimize any environmental hazardous and report any possible risks to the foreman and or HSE manager. Safety must be the priority and near miss reporting is required. Good 5S knowledge and implementation. 


  • Working hours 

Assembly Technicians are required to work shifts, including weekends and overtime when required and as per shift rosters.  


  • Security: 

The incumbent will be aware that the removal of any company property from the premises (Manufactured product and equipment) without prior written permission is a criminal offence. He will report any suspicious removal of the same to the engineering foreman or security personnel. The incumbent will understand that he is indirectly responsible for security in and around his work areas.  


  • Employee Relations: 

The incumbent will be aware of the importance of having good working relations with his colleagues. All the operatives in his work areas and all persons he may have to deal with during the course of a day. 


  • Confidentiality: 

The incumbent must be aware that he will have privileged information regarding the manufacturing and all processes which is the property of BIC SA. He is hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this information is strictly prohibited.  




  • Red seal Qualified Fitter & turner or Qualified Millwright 

  • National senior certificate N4 or higher (Mechanical or electrical) 



  • Technicians may be required to take additional responsibilities as required by the engineering department, as well as any other duties that would enhance and improve the services of this department.  


Note: Your application for this position does not guarantee an offer. The skills and experience required for this job will determine the success of your application. 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact your line manager and your HR representative before applying. 

Applications (CV + cover letter) including Job Requisition Number should be sent to  by no later than xxx 2023 


Equal Opportunity Employer 

Males, Females, Disabled, and Veterans strongly encouraged applying 


BIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly commit to hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences to help us build better products, make better decisions, and better serve our customers. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or similar characteristics. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


BIC is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any team member at BIC via email, or directly to a BIC team member in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of BIC, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by BIC as a result of the referral or through other means