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Title:  Mechanic Specialist

Job ID:  76564
Country:  Sweden
City:  Vårgårda
Professional area:  Manufacturing Services
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Vårgårda, O, SE, 447 91


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries.

But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It is why 87% of employees feel happy working at JTI. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, eight years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

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Mechanic Specialist


What the position is about – Purpose:


A person in that position defines, checks, improves, and updates technical and operational standards for Make Pack and Primary equipment. 
Performs mechanical and product quality defects investigation and problem-solving to identify root causes that improve machine performance and continuous improvements for repairing/modification, leading to key performance indicators improvement.

A crucial part of the tasks consists of training team members on standard mechanical settings, troubleshooting & repairing methods.



What will you do - Responsibilities: 


  • Maintenance and repairing process:  Responsibility for equipment availability through effective preventive maintenance execution and assembles maintenance, availability for replacement. Performing regular inspection of equipment condition. Supporting in development of maintenance Task lists. Analyzing machinery performance and downtime reasons and duration. Defining and implementing measures to improve the performance of maintenance, task list, as well as technical planned downtime optimization. Leading line mechanics to repair machines in the most effective manner identifying of problem root cause and setting standards to set up machines as soon as possible. 
  • Spare parts management: Timely order placing for Spare parts. Improving maintenance costs through Breakdown elimination, consumables lifetime extension, and sourcing of spare parts and services. Analyzing the efficiency of spare parts management.
  • 5S3R and Kaizen: Implementing and supervising the 5S3R concept in the areas of responsibility. Preparing, guiding, and implementing a visual workplace management system in the area of responsibility. Proposes new continuous improvement activities based on best practices from tobacco or other industries.                                     
  • Training and mentoring: Training mechanics on standard mechanical settings, troubleshooting & repairing methods. Developing OPLs, visual information, and tools to support continuous improvement of processes. Building and growing autonomous capabilities in line teams. 
  • Awareness of EHS risks throughout the site: Following all safety regulations and work environment-related routines, policies, procedures and regulations and actively promoting a better working environment. Continually keeping the work area clean and tidy. Taking full responsibility 5S3R in workshops and surrounding support areas as well as production areas.
  • Compliance & Policies: Ensuring compliance with JTI Corporate Standards, Management systems, Global and Local Policies and Procedures, Improvements Programs, JT Contamination Prevention Program, Code of Conduct, and 5S3R. Cooperating with the employer on health and safety matters to prevent injuries and health issues.


Who are we looking for – requirements:


  • Secondary High School Education. Technical school or equivalent is preferable.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in machine installation, repair, and problem-solving. Basic knowledge of electrics would be an asset.
  • Intermediate English and Swedish fluently written and spoken.                                            
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)                                         


What we offer:

Besides a great working culture and environment in a multinational company;

  • Development opportunities; both personally and professionally 
  • Wellness allowance 
  • Health benefits

To support us in maintaining a safe and secure work environment, we adhere to the local collective bargaining agreement.


Recruitment process:
Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.

Feedback will be provided to all interested candidates throughout the recruitment process

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