Maintenance Manager

Industry / Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Type: Permanent
Region: Gauteng

Technical Manager

SALARY AND BENEFITS: R650 000 – R850 000 CTC p/a

LOCATION:     JHB, Gauteng


Well established packaging manufacturer requires an experienced Maintenance Manager to join their expanding team. The successful candidate requires relevant experience within a plastics manufacturing plant and will attend to all electrical and mechanical breakdowns and put preventative measures in place.


  • Trade tested as a qualified Millwright with red seal and 10 years post qualifications experience
  • Must have extensive experience in fault finding on electrical circuits, PLC’s, HMI’s, Electronics, drives, pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Management experience of a maintenance team
  • Knowledge and experience of plastics machinery will be advantageous
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure with a sense of urgency 
  • Prepared to work overtime when require and take calls during the night (24/7 operation)
  • Manage Time keeping and job card system
  • Must be computer literate – Will require to operate DMS software
  • Physically fit and able to do physical work


  • Attend to electrical and mechanical breakdowns
  • Service and repair of electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Preventative maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Insure that all machinery and services are 100 percent efficient 
  • Carry out check lists on machinery
  • Conduct safety inspections according to statutory requirements
  • Maintain and upgrade equipment for improved performance and targets with reduction to maintenance costs and down time
  • Be familiar with Planned Maintenance Systems (DMS)
  • Able to do a budget and maintain budget and load requisitions (ERP system used is Syspro)
  • Manage maintenance warehouse / Critical stock levels
  • Sign off work requisitions, write reports and general administration as required


  • Manage 4 shift (2 per shift- One senior and one junior technician)
  • Day shift – 3 senior technicians and 2 helpers
  • 27 thermoforming machines
  • 6 extruders
  • 4 injection moulding machines
  • 2 cup printing machines
  • 1 Slitting machines
  • 4 Grinders
  • Pelletizer and other smaller machines

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Should you meet the above minimum requirements, please submit your CV and a copy of your ID and Qualifications to tarryn [at] Please quote the TITLE of this vacancy in the subject line of your email as reference. Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful. However, we will keep your details on record for suitable future roles. Thank you.

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