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MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN ( MECHANICAL ) - 369823
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN ( MECHANICAL )
Manufacturing / Production / Trade
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Uitenhage, Eastern Cape
Applications are invited from suitably qualified & experienced employees to fill the above vacancy in Production – Paint Shop.
Duties & Responsibilities
Responding to and assess breakdowns when informed, compile the necessary reports and recommend what can be improved to eliminate similar failures in the future.
Maintaining allocated tools & equipment and constantly lubricating moving parts on a daily basis.
Carry out planned maintenance activities and maintain Paint shop mechanical installations and systems to company standards and requirements
Analysing programmable logic controller programs for the purpose of modifying and find faults on the machines and equipment.
Correcting various Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic types of fault on machines in order to ensure production continuity.
Ensuring machine availability, accuracy and performance to enable continuous production within area of responsibility.
Planning and developing modifications for conventional relay equipment to PLC equipment on various machines in order to reduce maintenance costs.
Supporting production with new facility installations and commissioning to ensure proper functionality.
Conduct store stock counts and documenting stock levels to ensure spare part availability at all times
Desired Experience & Qualification
NN Diploma, N Diploma in Mechanical Engineering , Mechatronics Engineering or any relevant Engineering qualification
Certified training (Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Pumps, conveyors, lifting equipment etc.)
Minimum 3 years’ post graduate experience in a maintenance environment
Copy of ID, Certificates and Highest Qualification to be submitted with application
Electrical experience / exposure will be an added advantage
Skills, Attributes & Other requirements
Extensive knowledge of pneumatics & hydraulics, conveyor systems, Vario shuttle Technology, LPG burners (Advantageous), AC & DC motors / equipment and Kuka & Durr robots (Advantage Industrial PCs / HMI’s (installation, repairs and software packages), VSD’s (SEW & Danfoss), Siemens switch gear and PILZ safety devices)
Be fluent in fault finding and problem solving techniques and be able to understand mechanical drawings, installation diagrams, equipment manuals etc.
Ability to use various mechanical meters & testing equipment and understanding of the function / operation of basic mechanical systems
Ability to improve machine performance by streamlining preventative maintenance tasks and frequencies.
Ability to carry out modifications to existing equipment by introducing the latest technologies available
Sound technical knowledge with respect to mechanical installations and problem solving