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Maintenance and Engineering Manager

Full time Posted On 01.09.2017 Expire On 02.10.2017 Employer


To lead the identification, development and implementation of maintenance and engineering solutions which are aimed at optimization of the efficiency and performance of the Plant’s production equipment and ancillary services. 

  • To guarantee the safety of production employees during the operation of production equipment, by leading the identification and elimination of equipment-related safety hazards.
  • To identify, in conjunction with the EHS Officer, immediate and longer-term solutions for identified hazards across the wider organization and to ensure the support of necessary personnel (whether internal or external) for timely implementation of the solutions.
  • To lead equipment failure troubleshooting efforts whether on site or remotely so as to ensure minimized unplanned downtime, efficient troubleshooting and effective execution of corrective repairs.
  • To ensure diligent service from the maintenance and engineering team in daily monitoring of equipment conditions and recovery from equipment failure.
  • To quickly liaise with production leaders following assessments of failure and determination of time to repair such that timely decisions may be made on the potential response; i.e. awaiting repair and returning to production, temporarily pursuing an alternative process for continuation of the production run or reassignment of labour.
  • To ensure that all changeovers and equipment set-up activities for scheduled production runs, are completed in a timely manner.
  • To proactively communicate any possible risks to the timely satisfaction of production schedules so that contingency plans can be developed.
  • To lead the development and implementation of preventive maintenance programs for all manufacturing lines. This includes:
  • Routine inspections plans
  • Routine cleaning, tightening, adjustment and lubrication plans
  • OEM guided replacement schedules
  • Annual overhaul and rebuild schedules
  • To ensure that necessary corrective actions resulting from preventive/predictive inspections are scheduled and executed in a timely manner so as to prevent equipment failure during production.
  • To ensure that critical spare parts inventories are developed for all manufacturing lines and that adequate stock is always maintained.
  • To ensure the availability and controlled usage of all monitoring and testing equipment necessary for execution of preventive maintenance inspections.
  • To ensure that appropriate forms and check-sheets are available to technicians for collection of inspection data and documentation of preventive maintenance activities.
  • To lead the development of annual maintenance and repair budgets for facilities under the care of the Maintenance and Engineering Manager.
  • To ensure that all purchasing related to maintenance and repair activities, conforms to defined financial controls.
  • To continually monitor and control expenditure such that timely decisions may be made with regard to budget management.
  • To perform any other related duties as guided by the Plant Manager 

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Maintenance and Engineering Manager




Engineering, Facilities, Maintenance/Repair, Management



Employment Type:

Full time




Business-Strategic Management : Business Unit Management
Engineering : Civil & Structural Engineering, Electrical-Electronics Engineering, General-Other: Engineering, Industrial-Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems-Process Engineering

Job Requirements

  • BSc. Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is preferred.
  • Training and experience in installing, calibrating, servicing, upgrading, programming, troubleshooting and repairing electrical and electronic   equipment and controls including PLCs.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in a Maintenance or Engineering role within a manufacturing environment and at least 4 of which should have been served in a senior technical management capacity. (Experience in a food manufacturing environment is strongly preferred.)
  • Technical project management experience inclusive of major equipment upgrades and installation/ commissioning of new equipment.

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