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Plant Maintenance Manager – DT77

Metal Consumer goods manufacturer seeks a Plant Maintenance Manager with a Government Certificate of Competency. Oversee the maintenance of overhead cranes, forging machines, acid baths, furnaces, transformers, CNC machines and electrical switch gear. Further oversee the mechanical maintenance of dated (20yrs +) machines. Participate in plant modernisation initiatives.

Management level position, which requires extensive experience in factory maintenance best practices. This includes having hands-on experience of maintaining factory equipment and CNC machines during your career. Further you must have had a maintenance team reporting to you for at least 5 years.

Exciting and challenging technical environment.

Ideal Person for the Role

The ideal person for the role will have graduated with either an Engineering Diploma (N6, T3 or S4) or a Degree (BSc or BTech) in Industrial, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. You will have worked for 8-10 years in maintaining a sophisticated factory that manufactures metal products such as steel manufacturing or steel structure manufacturing. This would have included forging and maintenance of machining tools. It will also have involved programming of CNC machines.

You will have then been promoted to a maintenance manager role. You will have been in charge of the entire maintenance function in the factory. This includes maintenance scheduling, budgeting, parts and project management. You will have developed effective management skills, and will have learnt how to motivate staff to peak performance. You will have been a manager for at least 5 years, and have developed extensive skills and a proven track record.

You will be an analytical thinker who is very strong with diagnostics. You will have a natural gift for visualisation. You will be able to think in a clear and logical way. You will be able to work according to maintenance schedules and be structured in your work style.

You will be a “Make it Happen” person who is action orientated and a strong leader. You will be youthful and energetic with lots of drive and energy.

Benefits of this Role:

  • Large Factory
  • Strong technical exposure
  • Management Role
  • Technically Challenging role

Job Description:

  • Speedy and efficient response to production breakdowns
  • Scheduled maintenance to reduce downtime and improve machine availability
  • Financial planning, budgeting and cost management
  • Management of the maintenance staff to ensure maximised productivity and motivation
  • Management of subcontractors
  • Oversight of factory maintenance and upgrade projects
  • Overall responsibility for the Health and Safety of the factory (OHSA)

Reports to: Plant Manager

Location: Johannesburg, East Rand

Salary: R35K to R45K per month negotiable. Dependent on experience.

Type: Permanent

Start: ASAP

Reference: DT 77

Experience Required:

  • Government Certificate of Competency – Non Negotiable
  • 15 years exposure to factory maintenance or which 5 years have been spent in a management role
  • Specific experience in maintaining old machines (20+ years). Must know how to deal with obsolete parts.
  • Specific experience in plant layout, modifications and machine integrations
  • Pref for knowledge of CAD tools
  • Strong preference for specific experience (5+ years) in configuring and maintaining:
    • CNC machine
    • Milling machines
    • Presses
    • Overhead cranes
    • Forging machines
    • Acid baths
    • Furnaces
    • Transformers
    • Electrical switch gear.
  • Must be capable of fault-finding and root cause analysis
  • National Diploma (N6, T3 or S4)  or Degree (BSc or BTech) in Industrial, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Project management experience – strongly advantageous
  • Experience in Construction Regulations
  • Extensive knowledge on safety practices (OHSA)
  • Knowledge of Construction regulations
  • Sound knowledge of the OHS act, particularly General machine regulations
  • Knowledge Financial planning, budgeting and cost management
  • Management of subcontractors
  • Natural Leader
  • Fast learner
  • People Savvy
  • Action Orientated

Jobs like this don’t come around that often, so make sure you apply now.

Call Dave Lucas at 011 655 7391

Email: j77 @  (Please email your CV before calling us.)