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Careers Senior Maintenance Technician

Senior Maintenance Technician

Dept: Maintenance

Location: Westlake

28 July 2021

Key Responsibilities:
•    Conduct maintenance activities on equipment and facilities at the Spice Plant site to ensure efficiency, quality, cost and any specific performance KPI’s requirements are achieved.
•     form administrative tasks required to provide the necessary data and information to the business.
•    Provide input to support continuous improvement within the production and support departments.
•    Liaise with the Maintenance Manager regarding the Preventative Maintenance program, priorities of breakdowns and inventory control of spare parts.

Key Functional Areas:
Supervision of sub-ordinates: 
•    Provide technical support to site’s maintenance team including apprentices on site.
•    Ensure all work done delivers high standards of cleanliness and reliability of production machinery and factory facilities.
•    Identification and communicating training needs for sub-ordinates.
•    Ensure all relevant procedures are strictly complied with in the department and take the necessary action to address any non-conformances.
•    Assess quality of maintenance work performed by sub-ordinates and external contractors.
•    Attend development training as determined by the company from time to time.

Manage Maintenance Activities and Plans:
•    Support the implementation of the site’s maintenance strategy and implement continuous improvement techniques.
•    Proactively identify plant issues before they become a source of downtime to production
•    Conduct regular GMP checks with the Maintenance Manager on all production equipment as well as the facility to minimise risks to our customers.
•    Conduct maintenance on equipment and facilities to enable the site to achieve key objectives of Safety, Quality, Productivity, Cost and Service.
•    Perform administrative duties as required

Resource Planning: 
•    Assign resources required to meet the various maintenance plans. This will include staffing and equipment resources.
•    Be part of the project team on site. 
•    Liaise with the Maintenance Manager regarding planned maintenance programmes as well as work planned with external contractors.

Apply best practice data capturing:
•    Ensure that Job card data and records are accurately captured and filed. Regularly discuss the reports and Job cards with the Maintenance Manager with a view to improving performance.
•    Required to perform ad-hoc data capturing from time to time.
•    Provide input to assist with continuously improving our reports and procedures.
•    Do monthly stock take in the Maintenance store to maintain critical spare part levels.

Required Knowledge:
•    Red Seal qualified Senior Artisan with 10+ years’ experience in a Food manufacturing facility.
•    Matric Certificate or equivalent. 
•    Ability to perform tasks as detailed above*
•    Ability to use computer to access information on the company’s network as well as ability to use Microsoft Outlook. 
•    Undergone GMP training*
•    Undergone training in HACCP & BRC as applicable to the role*
•    Undergone HSE training as determined by the company*
•    Ability to comply to medical health requirements as set by the company.

*Training in the above will be undertaken where required

Personal Characteristics:
•    Good timekeeping and attendance 
•    Ability to earn the respect of and lead the team
•    Ability to multi-task 
•    Good time management 
•    Ability to work independently and take initiative 
•    Good communication skills (verbal and written) 

HR Contact:Mary-Rose Wrigley


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