Maintenance Planner / Controller – Port Elizabeth Technical Manager

Eastern Cape, Full Time

Fresenius Kabi is a global healthcare company more than 40,500 employees worldwide.

We are dedicated to a higher purpose “caring for life” which drives excellence in everything we do. 
The manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth produces both small and large volume parenterals. 
The main purpose of the Maintenance Planner / Controller is to plan, schedule, co-ordinate and control the activities of the level one maintenance teams in the Production or Utilities department. Select, train and develop members of the maintenance team and provide specialist technical advice to the plant to ensure maximum equipment availability.
General Duties
Optimise & maintain plant

Manage the planning and execution of maintenance activities; mechanical, electrical, and basic automation
Agree & implement daily plans with customers (production / process)
Manage job observations and plan follow on work
Lead the team in problem solving and preventative maintenance programme development
Facilitate identification and acquisition of required critical spares & equipment documentation

 Manage compliance to Quality Management Systems

Drive QMS process compliance in team
Ensure adherence to all initiatives aimed at minimising impact of technical interventions on product quality
Responsible to conduct investigations and root cause analysis through Kabitrack

Manage CMMS data integrity and promote optimal usage

Ensure equipment reliability business processes are adhered to
Generate reports out of the system
Manage matters emanating from system reports
Develop teams and team members
Set, update and monitor achievement of individual goals/KPI’s
Coach and train/arrange training of team members
Develop competencies of team members
Conduct career discussions with team members

Budget and Cost Control

Control and optimise the cost within the department
Set quality and performance KPI’s for the department and monitor the departmental performance on a defined frequency
Continuously improve processes to introduce World Class Manufacturing practices within the business
Identify opportunities for productivity and efficiency improvements
Manage budget and expenditure
Participation in budget development, monitoring, and control for area of responsibility
Adhering to procedures for stock and non-stock acquisitions

Human Resources Management

Manage all personnel in the department including disciplinary procedures
Ensure that all personnel in the department is developed and trained as required by the various job functions
Recruitment of staff
Staff development regarding identifying needs and opportunities
Performance Management evaluation
Review salaries and promotions if applicable
Implementation of equity plan as set out in the Employment Equity Policy
From time to time carry out other jobs within the department / factory, which are consistent with the grade, qualification, and training of the incumbent


Minimum N6 with trade or S4/N.Dip in Engineering or N.Dip in other relevant qualification.
Minimum 5-10 years practical experience in the Engineering maintenance field.
Previous supervisory experience preferred.

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