Ensure the optimal reliability and availability of equipment and machinery at the Pretoria Converting Factory through the effective execution of all maintenance activities and by implementing agreed asset care strategies.

Manage capital and major maintenance projects by ensuring that equipment is properly designed, selected and installed based on a total life-cycle philosophy.

Ensure the efficient operation of the Maintenance, Planning and Engineering Stores Departments by making sure that all maintenance and stores processes, systems and procedures are adhered to at all times.

Main Job Specification

  • Plans, directs and coordinates activities concerned with the design, construction, modification, continued performance and maintenance of equipment and machinery at the Pretoria Converting Plant.
  • Establishes standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection and maintenance of equipment according to world class engineering principles and safety regulations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure all plant equipment is operating effectively and efficiently through the implementation and use of agreed Asset Maintenance strategies, systems, procedures and best practices.
  • Ensure the maintenance initiation, planning, scheduling and execution workflows (The Twinsaver Way) are adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure the Maintenance KPI Dashboard is updated daily, is correct and accurate.
  • Ensure the Weekly Maintenance Review Meetings are being conducted effectively and consistently. Use the KPI Dashboard during the Weekly Maintenance Review Meetings for performance gap analysis and continuous improvement
  • Ensure the Root Cause Failure Analysis process is followed and the tools are used effectively.
  • Develop, implement and monitor planned (time-based) and predictive maintenance programmers.
  • Prepare detail specifications for repairs to equipment and where equipment needs to be replaced. This information will be used for procuring services or equipment.
  • Ensure the effective planning and execution of maintenance shut downs
  • Ensure optimal mechanical and electrical support to production to minimize waste and equipment lifecycle costs.
  • Ensure that the correct type & amount of spares are kept in stock to improve Plant availability whilst reducing Working Capital. Review stock (spares) items once per year to identify redundant items. Ensure that all redundant spares items are scrapped without delay.
  • Manage and Forecast maintenance expenditure relative to budget.
  • Develop and motivate maintenance & Capex budgets annually
  • Ensure employee development and performance gaps are identified, discussed and corrected to improve overall maintenance staff capability.
  • Continuously coach, develop and performance manage engineering, maintenance and engineering stores staff.
  • Ensure equipment and processes are compliant with the OHS Act.
  • Ensure that all statutory inspections are completed with relevant documentation updated and filed
  • Audit the Fixed Asset Register yearly and report findings.
  • Submit a monthly report covering the performance of the asset care program. This should include an analysis of asset management KPI’s with corrective action where required, medium and long term plans to correct known problems and a summary of the financial performance to date and forecast to year end.
  • Actively drive and support the Twinsaver Way and all other strategic programs e.g. Safety, Health and Risk, ISO 9001 and 14001 programs.

Qualification, knowledge and skills required

  • Bsc / Btech in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/Technikon
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in maintenance and projects in a FMCG manufacturing plant environment.
  • Training and practical experience in the principles of planned and predictive maintenance and at least three years management experience.
  • The very nature of this position demands the knowledge and understanding of engineering fundamentals of both the mechanical and electrical disciplines. A very broad based and sound mechanical engineering background is essential. Since by design, converting equipment and consumables are sourced worldwide, the incumbent must be fully conversant with imperial, metric, American and international measurement systems, standards and materials of construction.
  • Experience with heavy and light, high and low speed, rotating and stationary equipment, auxiliary and associated equipment, in order to know their inherent faults and flaws.
  • Solid understanding of engineering fundamentals of both the mechanical, electrical and Instrumentation disciplines, including PLC and Automation Systems programming
  • Ability to read and develop mechanical, electrical and PID drawings.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, such as Excel, Word, Projects, Visio, including Autocad required.
  • Sufficient level of expertise in order to develop drawings & specifications for equipment repairs
  • Knowledge of all the legal requirements of the OHS Act and BCEA and other legal requirements

Personal Attributes

  • Self-starter, energetic and highly motivated individual with superior analytical capabilities and an intense desire to identify and solve problems.
  • A highly computer literate person (ERP/MRO/CMMS/MS Office) with excellent communication skills and leadership qualities.
  • The ability to identify, visualize, articulate and deploy plant maintenance improvement solutions.
  • A person with high integrity and able to make decisions under pressure
  • A person that is prepared to work outside normal working hours and do management standby duties. The successful candidate must be able to delegate effectively and empower subordinates by giving them real responsibility and authority to use their own initiative and discretion (within boundaries), and to be accountable for their own results.
  • Be neat and well organized. Drive and live the Twinsaver Culture.

Desired Skills:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • FMCG
  • PLC
  • Automation Systems programming
  • Autocad
  • OHS
  • BCEA
  • Maintenance projects
  • KPI Dashboard
  • Planning

Desired Work Experience:

  • More than 10 years Electrician

Desired Qualification Level:

  • Degree

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