Plant Maintenance Technician
2024-02-06 - 2024-03-06
Eastern Cape, Gqeberha / Port Elizabeth
Monthly Cost To Company (Market related)
Our Client in the Chemical Industry has a vacancy for a Plant Maintenance Technician
Min Required Qualification.
  • Trade Test certificate: Millwright
  • At least 18 months Mechanical/Electrical/Mechatronics Engineering qualification or PLC; SCADA & Batch Management Software’s certification training program
  • SAP-EAM and Project Management training certificates
  • 5 years’ experience as a Millwright/Technician maintenance or project environment (preferably in the manufacturing Chemical Industry)
Preferred Qualification
  • Tertiary qualification in Mechanical/Electrical/Mechatronics Engineering
  • Wireman’s license
  • Experience using SAP-EAM (advantageous)
  • Projects Environment experience (advantageous)
Required Skills and Competencies.
  • Computer literacy with working knowledge on Microsoft packages and SAP is essential
  • Good verbal communication skills and basic report writing skills are essential
  • Strong organizational skills and efficient time management skills are essential
  • A sense of urgency (does things quickly and methodically), self-driven and resilient, work with minimal supervision and exercise independent judgement
  • In-depth knowledge instrumentation and able to do calibrations and verifications
  • In-depth knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems maintenance
  • Ability to interpret PLC software and fault find in PLC software
  • Ability to interpret SCADA and Batch Management software and use as a fault-finding tool
  • Ability to diagnose, determine cause and effect, and repair equipment malfunctions
  • An analytical approach to problem solving and ability to pay high attention to details as well as handle complexity (multiple challenges simultaneously)
  • Shows an open attitude towards change and willing to adapt to changing priorities, process conditions and circumstances
  • Ability to read and interpreting blueprints, diagrams, schematics, drawings, manuals and specifications
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships within the department and the company
  • Works in a goal result and customer – orientated manner. Considers economic aspects (quality, quantity, time, costs)
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills
  • Metal and plastic fabrication, welding and piping
  • Works independently and takes full accountability for assigned tasks
  • Complies with established job safety practices, policies and procedures as specified in plant and corporate directives for the safe performance of the work assignment
  • Availability to work during non scheduled hours when necessary
  • Own reliable transport and ability to do standby on a roster basis is essential
Position Summary
  • This position will support operations by maintaining, calibrating, troubleshooting, repairing and optimizing all facilities and manufacturing equipment in a safe and orderly fashion as directed by the Plant Maintenance Coordinator
  • This position creates value for the facility by performing preventative and corrective maintenance leading to increased uptime and reliability, thus helping the facility to meet production and quality goals
  • Perform preventive maintenance per defined interval/schedule in a timely manner and documents maintenance concerns/resolutions in an electronic SAP-EAM software, providing action plans and status reports as needed
  • Recognizes and corrects potential equipment (Mechanical/Electrical/Hydraulic/Pneumatic etc..) failure or unsafe conditions and communicates this to Plant Maintenance Coordinator
  • Provide detailed feedback on each job completed in electronic SAP-EAM software at the end of each day
  • The position will able expected to respond to call-out requests as assigned, deal with emergency based failures and repairs on short notice, and perform other duties as required
Major Responsibilities & Accountabilities
  • Responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of our machinery and equipment
  • Perform preventative and predictive maintenance, repairs, inspections (assessing the functionality of production equipment and operational problems)
  • Communicating effectively with the production team, communicate pertinent information to the next shift and maintaining a clean work area
  • Perform and complete maintenance work order request
  • Give detailed feedback of work orders, spare parts consumed, and time spent on specific work orders in SAP-EAM daily
  • Performs daily plant critical checks and records results in Inspection Lots in SAP-EAM
  • Fabricate items required during maintenance or set-up of equipment
  • Read blueprints, diagrams, and schematic drawings to determine work procedures
  • Respond to after hour call-out when required
  • Control of spare parts used
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment (Production plant, equipment and workshop) and corporate directives for the safe performance of the work assignment
  • Provides support for a variety of projects by assisting with site preparation, on-site clean up and evaluation
For more information please contact:
Bridgette Groep