Maintenance Engineer

Location: Capetown, South Africa
Salary: Monthly
Recruiter: Persona Staff
Job Ref: CPT001025/CK1
Date posted: Friday, October 18, 2019
Summary: Our client based in the Northern Suburbs is seeking to appoint a Maintenance Engineer with applicable experience in the manufacturing industry.



Job Description

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12 / Matric
  • Completed Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a reputable University
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years similar practical experience in a plant or manufacturing environment
  • Proactive and methodical with a hands-on and technical approach
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to perform under pressure
  • Valid driver’s license with own transport


Knowledge Required:

  • Strong understanding of mechanical engineering practices.
  • Ability to interpret and understand technical designs, drawings and materials.
  • Understanding of a manufacturing or plant working environment.
  • Electrical knowledge (PLC units, drives and wiring) will be advantageous.


Key Performance Areas:

Preventative Maintenance, Re-active Maintenance, Breakdowns, and Repairs:

  • Responsible and respond to all breakdowns and services on various machinery and equipment.
  • Management of the configuration on all machine software.
  • Monitor all stock and non / stock items in the stores for the maintenance department, including consumables, materials and parts required.
  • Liaise with contractors with relation to machine stoppages and all parts and materials.
  • Responsible for machine standardization and utilization and improvements.
  • Remaining within budget with maintenance costs and expenses.


Staff Management:

  • Coordinate and execute responsibilities of artisans within each area of the plant.
  • Monitor artisan productivity and quality of work by ensuring accurate diagnosis and correct method of repairs are carried out on all machines.
  • Plan, delegate and coordinate repairs and services of machines.
  • Ensure that all machines are available for production following a reasonable time after breakdown maintenance. 
  • Conduct quarterly performance reviews with artisans.
  • Approve leave, call outs and standby of electrical maintenance staff.



  • Standby as per standby roster will apply.
  • Respond to any relevant task given by Management.


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