Maintenance Technician – FMCG

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Cape Town
  • Applications have closed

SFG Engineering Services

Job description

Main purpose of the Job

The duties of this post include but is not limited to the following; controlling all aspects of the day to day maintenance services in a cost-effective way; to be hands on and be competent across all areas of maintenance, electrical and mechanical, delivering and improving the effectiveness of maintenance equipment and maintaining the highest standards of quality, safety and performance. Ensure safety and efficient operation of all plant machinery and equipment. To co-ordinate, coach all operators on the level one maintenance in the production environment.

Key Performance Area of Responsibilities

Repairs and Maintenance

  • Planning, implementing and controlling of the activity maintenance schedule on all machinery and equipment.
  • Monitors and improves maintenance processes to achieve enhanced levels of efficiency.
  • Ensuring that preventive maintenance on all machinery and equipment & electrical units are scheduled and accomplished.
  • Recording and controlling of daily maintenance activity as per schedule.
  • Ensuring that emergency troubleshooting and maintenance support are readily available as needed.
  • Ensuring that all electrical equipment is in safe working order in line with current regulations.
  • Identify and recording of problems and / or potential problems through daily plant walkabouts.
  • Assessing all working machinery and plan downtime for repair or replacement.
  • Plan and prepare machine stoppage with Production Manager to avoid unnecessary down time and /or equipment damage.
  • Stop the machine if it appears to endanger safety and quality of the processed product.
  • Machinery & Equipment
  • Co-ordinate and maintain the company asset register of all equipment and machinery within the plant.
  • Accurate record keeping and control of all machinery and equipment.
  • Ensuring that all equipment is accurately marked according to the asset register.
  • Inspecting the plant and mechanical and electrical units and ensuring machine maintenance.
  • Operating the equipment according to the SOP’s and adhering to safe working practices always.
  • Maintaining and safe keeping of the spare parts and equipment and machinery according to good maintenance practice.

Health and Safety

  • Implementing, maintaining and complying with health and safety environment.
  • Ensuring that certificate of compliance is maintained and up to date in accordance with the relevant legislation.
  • Comply with safety, health and environmental procedures and legislation.
  • Maintain safety and housekeeping standards within the workshop and plant.
  • Maintain housekeeping standards in area of operation.
  • Identification and monitoring of unsafe practises.


  • Participating in production meetings to ensure smooth running of operations in terms of machinery and equipment.
  • Running a preventative maintenance program to ensure high level of productivity.
  • Ensuring plant reliability always and avoid down time due to machinery.
  • Plan and conduct daily walk about schedules of the plant and monitoring of machinery.
  • Accurate record keeping of machine downtime and avoidance plan.
  • Optimizes Plant and Equipment availability and reliability
  • Reports
  • Record of all repairs done.
  • Asset register listing.
  • Maintenance schedules.
  • Record of all spares and parts.
  • Record of all maintenance tools.

Skills and ability

  • Awareness of modern maintenance techniques
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to solve problems quick and efficiently
  • Ability to multi-task and be able to do several things at one time
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Ability to devise and implement best practice processes, systems & documentation and daily management to ensure compliance/fully functional & operating at all times
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to plan and execute projects
  • Analytical & reporting skills
  • Problem Solving Skills



  • Diploma (Required)



  • Maintenance Technician: 5 years (Required)
  • Machinery & Equipment operation: 5 years (Required)
  • Health & Safety: 3 years (Required)
  • Management: 4 years (Required)