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Maintenance Foreman Queenstown - Queenstown

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Reference: PE002415-MT-1 Our client in the FMCG / Manufacturing industry is currently looking to employ a Maintenance Foreman based in Queenstown (Eastern Cape) A wonderful career opportunity awaits you. Requirements: Grade 12/ matric and/or equivalent. Qualified Fitter, Millwright or equivalent qualification. Mechanical Engineering Diploma. Minimum 5 years' experience in a FMCG production facility as a Technical Lead. Minimum 5 years' experience in Maintenance Planning, Control and Execution. 5 Years Supervisory Experience. Experience in Automation, e.g. Siemens S7 PLC's. Experience in instrumentation. Strong communication and numerical skills. Good attention to detail, analytical and problem-solving skills. Strong administrative and organisational skills. Ability to effectively adapt to change and work in other areas as instructed. Disciplined and time conscious. Physically competent. Competencies Required: Negotiation and communication skills. Business acumen and ability to work under pressure. Decision making and ability to meet deadlines. Leadership and managerial skills. Relationships with stakeholders in the machine supply chain. Fault-finding and Diagnostic Skills. Knowledge of legal and mandatory requirements specific to machines and environment. Proficient in computer applications. Strong interpersonal and numerical skills. Efficient problem-solving skills. Innovative and creative. Disciplined and time conscious. Responsibilities and expectations but not limited to: Manufacturing Performance: Responsible for maximizing machine efficiencies and plant utilisation, through preventative maintenance, good workmanship in machine repairs and accurate troubleshooting of problems. Collaborate with other departments to prioritize maintenance needs and ensure minimal disruption to operations. Maintain a thorough understanding of equipment, machinery and systems with the facility to address maintenance issues effectively. Conduct regular inspections to identify potential maintenance needs and address them proactively. Keep accurate records of maintenance activities, repairs and equipment performance and generate reports as required. Ensure that machine start-up times are adhered to. Troubleshoot complex maintenance issues and provide technical expertise to resolve problems efficiently. Monitor equipment performance, analyse data and make recommendations for improvements to enhance operational efficiency. Foster a culture of continuous improvement by implementing best practices and innovative maintenance strategies. Maintenance Budget planning, costing and implementation: Responsible for developing and managing maintenance and CAPEX budget to optimize finance resources and support organisational goals. Responsible for maintenance Project Planning, including costing and timing for implementation. Control maintenance and contractor cost against budget. Source and manage inventory of spare parts, tools and equipment necessary for maintenance tasks. Collaborate with external venders and contractors as needed for specialised maintenance projects. Staff Supervision and training: Supervise and lead a team of maintenance artisans, providing guidance and support to ensure efficient operations. Manage the number of call-outs and overtime hours of maintenance team. Responsible for the performance management of maintenance team and the measurement of individual KPI achievement. Lead and cultivate a high-performing team by identifying opportunities for training and development initiatives, fostering professional growth and skill enhancement amongst staff members. Maintenance Planning: Plan, schedule and coordinate maintenance activities, including repairs, inspections and scheduled and preventative maintenance tasks. Manage preventative maintenance schedule and measure adherence and effectiveness thereof. Create and maintain a comprehensive maintenance plan per machine. Health, Safety, Quality and Environment: Ensure compliance with safety regulations, company policies and industry standards throughout all maintenance activities. Ensure compliance and adherence to company policies and procedures. Ensure compliance and adherence to Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations. Ensure compliance to FSSC22000. Ensure that Good Manufacturing Practice is maintained. Please note should you not receive a response within two weeks of applying you may assume that your application was unsuccessful. Monthly Apply Now
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