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Maintenance Manager (Manufacturing) |
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Location: Olifantsfontein | Salary / Range: R45000 | Posted On: May 16, 2017
Key Skills :
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Qualification :
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Job Function : Permanent
Vacancy :
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Position: Permanent
Job Description:

Our Client in the manufacturing industry is looking for a Maintenance Manager, with Plastics experience (preferable) to join their team in Olifantsfontein.  

Should you meet the above requirements, please email your CV to with copy of ID, qualifications and latest payslip


  • Manage 11 staff members and contractors.
  • Daily management meetings.
  • Monthly meeting with maintenance staff to discuss plant performance.
  • Safety inspections.
  • Customer and head office audits.
  • Weekly plant production audits.
  • Communicate directly with the production department to coordinate preventative maintenance and work repairs in the production areas.
  • Communicate directly with the QC department to ensure effective participation by the maintenance staff in the implementation of QC policies and procedures.
  • Communicate regularly with all maintenance staff both individually and as a group to ensure good two-way communication concerning maintenance issues.
  • Hiring of maintenance personnel
  • Carry out projects that improve efficiency and reduce operating costs.
  • Track, analyses and improve key maintenance parameters such as asset utilization, maintenance costs, PM compliance, schedule compliance, etc.
  • Direct, maintain and enforce the safety program.
  • Participate in objective setting and performance reviews of plant performance.
  • Initiate, implement and manage the plant maintenance program based on best practices in motor industry with emphasis on planning, scheduling and preventive/predictive maintenance.
  • Monitor the use and inventories of the store and equipment.
  • Planning and implementing plant improvements, new machine installations and expansions.
  • Conduct employee performance reviews based on job descriptions to determine competency, knowledge and contribution of the maintenance staff.
  • Conduct disciplinary hearings.
  • Time keeping recording.
  • Maintain and update operating and training manuals for the maintenance department.
  • Ensure that all the maintenance staffs are trained on the most updated version of the operating procedures.
  • Monitor and analyse plant equipment and systems.
  • Review the operation of the plant equipment and systems constantly, to minimize unplanned downtime. Anticipate and solve problems in a timely manner, and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Maintain and repair maintenance shop equipment.
  • Maintain a computerised maintenance system.
  • Prepare reports, analyse data, make recommendations for improving plant operations and solving maintenance related problems.
  • Supervise plant maintenance personnel.
  • Ensure that maintenance staff is adequately trained, equipped and motivated so that the maintenance program can be accomplished in a safe, timely and cost effective manner


  1. National Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  2. Qualified Electrician
  3. Certificate in Supervisory Management
  4. 5-6 years Maintenance experience
  5. 3-4 years in a Management capacity
  6. Plastics manufacturing experience highly advantageous 
  7. Other skills required includes Sypro as well as MS Office
  8. Must be English and Afrikaans speaking / non EE position 
Salary R45 000.00 (negotiable)


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