Asset Engineer
Philip Morris International
Boksburg, South Africa
3d ago

Be a part of a revolutionary change!At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible! We’re totally transforming our business, and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to improve the lives of a billion smokers worldwide.

With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions.

Wherever you join our crucial 47,000-strong Operations team, you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact. PMI’s shift from selling cigarettes to our new smoke-free products has changed the way we work.

New products bring new challenges in the way we source and buy raw materials, in the way we engineer and manufacture, and in our supply chain planning.

Bring us your curiosity and a desire to challenge the everyday and we’ll give you lots of responsibility. You’ll help us improve, inject innovation and create new ways of working.

You’ll be solving supply chain problems that span the whole world : a smoke-free world. Your day to day’ As an Asset Engineer, you'll plan and manage assets in a cost-effective way, ensuring optimal equipment availability and reliability through assets’ lifecycle by developing and implementing proper maintenance strategies, procedures and routines with focus to assets and maintenance performance in order to meet company objectives in compliance with applicable standards and policies / procedures contributing to continuous improvement culture. More specifically, you'll

  • Develop and / or improve proactive and cost-effective maintenance strategy based on suitable techniques and procedures. Modify and keep them up to date to further improve equipment availability, reliability, maintainability and safety as well as contribution to product quality.
  • Analyze most frequent machine downtimes and develop substantial solutions against root causes to eliminate, or drastically reduce machine downtime so as to bring about overall productivity improvements
  • Ensure maintenance planning and scheduling in order to increase the ratio of proactive (planned) work versus reactive (unplanned) work, to fulfil production plan and to ensure that it is implemented timely and properly and carried out in full compliance with the customer needs, safety norms, and quality requirements and cost objectives.
  • Follow-up machine standardization plan link to process improvements and keep it updated.

  • Work out and budget annual maintenance plans in conjunction with maintenance supervisors and production manager and ensure proper and timely implementation of these plans
  • Review reliability of existing equipment that is difficult, costly or safety risky to maintain and recommend appropriate action.
  • Seek opportunities for design out maintenance activities where conventional reliability and maintenance activities are not cost effective.

  • Define spare parts requirements estimation and min-max level of spare part stock for all equipment. Assist spare parts, consumables, small equipment budget preparation.
  • Ensure that spare parts consumption is in correlation with the approved budget. Clarify technical aspects with suppliers related spare parts and materials.

  • Participate in the process of scouting new suppliers, in order to identify potential improvements in terms of cost and quality
  • Ensure that maintenance processes and data is reflected in relevant maintenance systems (SAP / CMMS) and / or logbooks
  • Ensure coordination between production and engineering department for the preparation of technical specifications in case of new machinery purchase.
  • Review and authorize the documentation link to new machinery purchase to ensure it meets standard methodologies needed for equipment, work ergonomics and business.

  • In cooperation with production team ensure and supervise adequate production resources for start up and commissioning of new machinery until it is handed-over to regular production
  • Ensure and update the asset register for equipment
  • Integrate new equipment, pursue vital risk assessments, provide feedback for preparation of related documentation in order to fully stay in sync with legislation and internal procedures
  • Ensure all machine documentation are updated and available
  • Initiate technical development and / or lead / participate in projects in order to improve safety conditions, quality and more effective use of equipment, spare parts and consumables, both at local / regional level, in consistency with OPEN+ pillars & system, including engineering design improvement initiatives
  • Find technical solution, implement and supervise proposed improvements related to equipment
  • Actively participate in continuous improvements decision process, in line with Organizational Change process
  • Promote and apply all rules concerning PMI Quality, environment, health and safety. Report all situations requiring actions in order to minimize or eliminate risks exposure to personnel, company assets and societal impacts and be in line with or ahead of any applicable Law requirements and Company standards. Who we’re looking for
  • Degree / Diploma in Mechanical / Electronics Engineering or equivalent
  • Proven track record in production and experience in asset management
  • Good practical experience and technical knowledge of the production process, materials and equipment
  • Ability to optimally prioritize competing needs
  • Proficiency in MS Office package
  • Proficiency in English, both written and verbal What we offer Our success depends on the men and women who come to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can :
  • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore.
  • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong.
  • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress.
  • Take pride in delivering our promise to society : to improve the lives of a billion smokers. Preference will be given to EE candidates.
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