Plant Maintenance Specialist
Boikago Human Capital Group (Pty) Ltd
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, ZA
3d ago
source : Careers24
  • Introduction An automotive manufacturing company in the Eastern Cape is looking for an Engineering Maintenance Specialist*Purpose of the Role You will be responsible to support the plant with engineering and maintenance activities and concerns.
  • This includes the incumbent leading all Maintenance Operating Systems activities, continuous improvement actions and ensure achievement of all metrics as outlined by the Production System*Key Responsibilities : Lead all Preventative Maintenance activities by integrating the maintenance activities into the total department business plan and ensuring achievement thereof two sentences made one* Maximize equipment effectiveness through a detailed, standardized, and prioritized preventive and predictive maintenance plan designed to improve productivity / Developing preventative / predictive maintenance practices to ensure 100% equipment uptime* Provide resources, support, and priorities for all maintenance actions;
  • Use Maximo for Maintenance database to document all maintenance activities (planned and crisis) and create reports to support continuous improvement* Lead Constraint Review process and drive maintenance metrics using the the Plant Operating System.

  • Lead all daily, weekend and shutdown maintenance planning with input from the team(s)* Jointly coordinate maintenance and engineering activities* Assisting plants in addressing equipment down time issues* Actively participate in Simultaneous Engineering meetings, Forward Planning and Product Design to ensure Maintainability standards are followed.
  • Ensure that all maintenance activities of the team are performed safely as per legislative requirements and Ford's in house safety policies and processes* Participate in Time & Data Management meetings for scheduling, staffing, procurement, equipment maintenance, inventory control, constraint analysis, quality reviews and the coordination of production activities with co-dependent departments* To reduce downtime, prevent a plant stoppage and ensuring quality components are manufactured by effective preventative and predictive maintenance* Analyse and resolve issues quickly through route cause analysis and drive change back to the production departments.
  • Consistently applying standard maintenance operating system processes as outlined by Production System.* Validate and bridge operational needs to prevent production line stoppages and or Ensuring that quality components are manufactured through preventative and continuous autonomous maintenance *Minimum experience & qualifications required Degree / National Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering or National Technical Certificate (NTC) 6 + Trade Certificate in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering)* Three to five years proven experience gained as Engineer or Maintenance supervisor coupled with 5-10 years hands-on shop floor experience with manufacturing equipment* Must be prepared to work shifts and overtime* Previous project management experience* Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles* Knowledge of constraint management principles* Safety and Quality experience is advantageous* Microsoft Office knowledge (Word / Excel / Outlook)* Prior experience managing a unionized work force* Previous CNC machining and Assembly experience* Previous leak test stand experience* Previous experience on operational use of quality tools & metrics.
  • Previous experience on operational use of maintenance information systems & metrics. Behavioural skills required Must possess the ability to analyse and resolve issues quickly through route cause analysis and drive change back to the production department* Must display strong customer orientation with a commitment to upholding plant processes through strict adherence to the Quality Operating System.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to execute to achieve results, while organizing and managing multiple priorities* Must have a proven willingness to take a participatory approach to union relations and be a team player* Must have the ability to serve as a strong and confident technical mentor to the production organization* Must have strong written and verbal communications skills* Successful candidate must be able to demonstrate leadership in behaviours combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills *Minimum experience & qualifications required*
  • Degree / National Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering or National Technical Certificate (NTC) 6 + Trade Certificate in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering)
  • Three to five years proven experience gained as Engineer or Maintenance supervisor coupled with 5-10 years hands-on shop floor experience with manufacturing equipment
  • Must be prepared to work shifts and overtime
  • Previous project management experience
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Knowledge of constraint management principles
  • Safety and Quality experience is advantageous
  • Microsoft Office knowledge (Word / Excel / Outlook)
  • Prior experience managing a unionized work force
  • Previous CNC machining and Assembly experience
  • Previous leak test stand experience
  • Previous experience on operational use of quality tools & metrics.
  • Previous experience on operational use of maintenance information systems & metrics. *Behavioural skills required*
  • Must possess the ability to analyse and resolve issues quickly through route cause analysis and drive change back to the production department
  • Must display strong customer orientation with a commitment to upholding plant processes through strict adherence to the Quality Operating System.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to execute to achieve results, while organizing and managing multiple priorities
  • Must have a proven willingness to take a participatory approach to union relations and be a team player
  • Must have the ability to serve as a strong and confident technical mentor to the production organization
  • Must have strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Successful candidate must be able to demonstrate leadership in behaviours combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills
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