Maintenance Technician

The role of the Maintenance Technician is to troubleshoot and repair malfunctioning plant equipment and engage in total preventative maintenance activities to avoid equipment failure.

Essential responsibilities and duties

  • As a Maintenance Technician, your main responsibilities are as follows:
  • 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


  • 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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