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Job title: Maintenance Technician
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 7 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 06 September 2021
Job reference no: 499716032

Job Description

Essential responsibilities and duties

  • Install, repair and maintain all equipment and facilities
  • Analyse mechanical, electrical and operational problems on assigned equipment and make necessary corrections and running adjustments to maintain maximum production and quality
  • Try out equipment after repairs, changeovers or extended downtime
  • Record operational data, such as pressure readings, length of stroke, feeds and speeds for use in set-up and preventive maintenance records
  • Review production schedule and, when equipment is not scheduled for production, perform scheduled maintenance
  • Participate in Production System Efficiency and Quality System Efficiency workshops to support continuous improvement: propose and implement continuous productivity, process and quality improvement actions for all facilities
  • Facilitate equipment moves on the shop floor
  • Give advice on technical specifications of new equipment and alterations on existing equipment and facilities, making sure manufacturing, maintainability and Health, Safety & Environmental requirements are met
  • Set up requisitions for supplies, equipment and facilities
  • Participate in the management of the inventory of spare parts and consumables to eliminate downtime
  • Keep maintenance documentation up to date
  • Perform root cause analysis on equipment breakdowns

Qualifications and Experience

National Diploma or other relevant qualification.

Minimum education level:

  • Trade (Preferably Millwright) or 3-year technical diploma/ degreetas

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of post-qualification maintenance/ engineering experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment

Skills and competencies:

  • Proven ability to undertake tasks of substantial variety or complexity which require an extensive knowledge of fabrication/processing techniques, tools, materials, machines and equipment
  • Reading and understanding electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic drawings
  • Robot programming and PLC experience.
  • Strong technical troubleshooting and fault-finding skills on electrical, mechanical and hydraulic equipment
  • Working knowledge of Quality system and Health, Safety and Environment skills
  • Advanced skills in maintenance management systems
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix organisation
  • Minimum bi-lingual (proficient level of English required)

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