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Future Talent - Service Engineer Trainee

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Date: 15-Oct-2021

Location: Port Elizabeth, ZA

Company: Tetra Pak

At Tetra Pak we commit to making food safe and available, everywhere; and we protect what's good – protecting food, protecting people, and protecting the planet. By doing so we touch millions of people's lives every day. And we need people like you to make it happen.

Future Talent: Service Engineer Trainee

We are looking for young, talented & embitious future Engineers who are ready to join Tetra Pak's Services team.


Tetra Pak South Africa has multiple openings in Johannesburg & Port Elizabeth for Future Talent: Service Engineer trainees to fill rewarding and challenging roles, that allow freedom with accountability while working directly with our Field Service Operations (FSO) team and customers.


The successful candidates will report to the Team Leaders based in Johannesburg and the role will be based in Port Elizabeth.

What Will You Do!

Our Future Talent Programme - Technical Track is a 1-year programme that will develop your engineering skills and bring you leading technical knowledge in an accelerated way.


From day one, you’ll be delivering results as part of the team and hold an actual position. Your manager will plan the content of your programme and support you in your development journey. You will work in various parts of Tetra Pak and gain experience from a network of Colleagues all over the world. And that is just the beginning of your Tetra Pak career. After the programme finishes you will have gained valuable experience to help you continue your exciting career within our company.


As Future Talent- Service Engineer trainee, you will:


  • Participate in preparing customer site for installation events, assembling machines.
  • Participate in execution of preventive maintenance activities.
  • Inform relevant Tetra Pak staff in a timely manner about discovered Technical Issues and play key part in identifying the root cause and resloving issue.
  • Participate in the installation of relevant rebuilding/upgrade kits.
  • Inform relevant Tetra Pak Field Staff about ongoing service activities as well as of any issues affecting the customer or the quality of Tetra Pak service.
  • Act as an ambassador for Tetra Pak at all times, ensuring good working relationships with the customer and Tetra Pak colleagues and that Tetra Pak’s reputation is sustained.
  • Execute all work in accordance with Tetra Pak and Customer safety regulations and requirements. Execute all work in accordance with Tetra Pak standards and requirements regarding product quality and food safety. Escalate all discovered food safety, quality assurance and regulatory issues.
  • Comply with all reporting requirements.

Who are you!

We believe you have:


  • N3-N5 Electrical trade and Millwright or Instrument Mechanician
  • P1 and P2 or In-service training will be an added advantage
  • Recently obtained Millwright/Instrument Mechanician in year 2019/2020
  • Attitude and Flexibility is key - must be willing to work long hours, overtime, weekends, public holidays and away from home (ad hoc as per customer requirements)
  • Extensive travelling - internationally and locally
  • Valid Passport and Driver’s License is required



We Offer You

  • Variety of exciting challenges with ample opportunities for development and training in a truly global landscape
  • Culture that pioneers a spirit of innovation where our engineering experts drive visible results
  • Equal opportunity employment experience that values diversity and inclusion
  • Market competitive compensation and benefits with flexible working arrangements

Apply Now!

If you are inspired to be part of our promise to protect what’s good; for food, people, and the planet, apply through our careers page at www.tetrapak.com/careers.

This job position will expire on 29th October 2021.

For queries about your application contact Sandile Livi on LinkedIn.