Maintenance Planner (Job Number: 1800089L)

Company Details

The Maintenance Planner works with the operations department, foreman, and artisans to ensure an effective maintenance operation. This person is responsible for maintaining a plant parts system that ensures the necessary parts are on hand to minimize production downtime and maintenance repair time while controlling the spare parts inventory value. In addition to working with vendors and entering purchase orders and all other parts transactions, this includes learning systems, developing procedures, and training related personnel. The Maintenance Planner also works with the foreman and operations group (Artisan’s) to manage the work order log. Specifically, the Maintenance Planner enters the work orders and provides the necessary reports to enable the efficient completion of all work orders/maintenance schedule. The planner will be responsible for budget control and develop saving projects

1. Plant Support

Responsible for developing and managing the engineering maintenance schedules for the factory
Inputs and maintains the engineering master data on SAP PM
Identifies and implements improvements to the maintenance processes on site
Coaches and develops the SAP and engineering planning skills of the engineering staff
To have technical skills to implement and define with Assistance Engineering and Foreman the right PM implementation
Manage the parts inventory system. This includes entering or supervising the entry of all parts transactions such as purchase orders, issues, returns, and inventory adjustments. This also includes managing blocked invoices
Maintain accurate inventory records and perform or manage periodic cycle counts and physical inventories. Provide management with the required reports
Work with maintenance group and vendors to ensure necessary parts are on hand while minimizing overall inventory value
Help develop and maintain procedures for parts and work orders and ensure the plant compliance with these procedures
Manage the work order system. This includes entering or supervising the entry of all work order transactions and providing the required reports to management and maintenance
Utilises TPM/WCM to deliver the maintenance initiatives on site
Assist and recommend new projects and methods to minimize costs while ensuring accurate systems
Responsible for maintenance data capture (losses, cost, breakdown analysis, tag resolution.)

2. People Development

Identify training gaps for subordinates and interface with HR/Training to close them
Develop Personal Development Plans for subordinates and monitor progress
Assist in the selection of new personnel to fill vacancies or replacements
Recommends change to procedures and develops performance standards
Work according to HR policies and procedures; adhere to quality and safety standards
Coaches and counsels employees to ensure that they meet agreed performance standards
Conducts employees’ performance appraisals

3. Industrial Relations

Initiates disciplinary actions/enquiries and recommends sanctions


National Diploma in Engineering or an N4 (or equivalent) AND a valid Trade Test in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Engineering
Working knowledge and experience in FMCG/ Manufacturing environment will be an advantage
3-5 years working knowledge and experience in managing maintenance schedules, maintenance budgets, improvements of maintenance plans and must have route cause analysis technical know how
Solid management, leadership, decision making and influential skills and experience is critical
Must have in-depth working knowledge and experience in maintenance optimization and cost saving
*Must have SAP (Planned Maintenance, Cost Control and Professional Maintenance model) working knowledge and experience
Proficient TPM (PM Pillar)/ Lean experience will be an advantage
Some working knowledge and experience of WCM will be an advantage
MS Project working knowledge and experience will be an advantage

Closing Date: Ongoing

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