Maintenance Planner - #336891

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Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Contract type: Full time

Precision Engineering Machine shop seeks an experienced Maintenance Planner

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES (but not limited to these only):

Creating detailed schedules for routine inspections, lubrication, adjustments, and replacements of components to prevent breakdowns for existing and new equipment.

Create check sheets as required and incorporate into the PM system.

To be aligned with the machine OEM / Manuals Tailoring maintenance intervals based on equipment usage, manufacturer recommendations, and historical performance data.

Generate Works Orders based on SAP schedules Incorporating predictive maintenance technologies such as condition monitoring to anticipate and address issues before they become critical.

Implementing predictive maintenance techniques to optimize maintenance intervals and resource allocation.

Establishing and communicating maintenance standards and best practices for each piece of equipment.

Collaborating with equipment manufacturers to stay updated on recommended maintenance procedures.

Create maintenance procedures / manuals as required to explain and detail tasks Conducting root cause analyses for past equipment failures to identify underlying issues and implementing measures to prevent recurrence.

Using failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) to assess potential failure modes and prioritize preventative actions.

Regularly reviewing and updating preventative maintenance plans based on feedback, performance data, and changing operational conditions.

Implementing feedback loops with maintenance artisans to incorporate their insights into plan improvements.

Maintain a spare parts inventory and strategy (what is to be held). Ensure that the source of spare parts is defined and clear (who and lead times)


Degree or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or, Certificated Millwright Certified

SAP user (Maintenance Module) Fully proficient in using the SAP Maintenance Module.

Root Cause Analysis: Ability to conduct thorough root cause analyses to identify and address the underlying causes of equipment failures.

Knowledge of Regulatory Standards: Understanding of Safety Regulations: Familiarity with occupational health and safety standards and regulations relevant to maintenance activities

Maintenance Planning Experience: Several years of practical experience in maintenance planning, preferably in an industrial or manufacturing setting.

Preventative Maintenance Expertise: Specific experience in developing and implementing preventative maintenance programs, including setting up schedules and integrating predictive maintenance technologies within the SAP environment.


Technical Knowledge: Strong understanding of mechanical and electrical systems, equipment operation, and maintenance requirements.

Data Analysis: Proficiency in analysing maintenance data, interpreting trends, and using data-driven insights to optimize preventative maintenance plans.

Project Management: Skills in organizing, planning, and coordinating maintenance activities efficiently.

FULLY proficient in using SAP as a tool to manage the plant maintenance requirements.

R28 000 to R50 000 pm  

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