Maintenance Technician - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa - RCL FOODS Careers

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RCL Foods is recruiting for a driven, highly energized and people-orientated
Maintenance Technician within the baking business unit.

This role will be based in
Pietermaritzburg and reporting to the Maintenance Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Conduct daily checks on machinery, recording any faults on the checklist and submit to Maintenance Supervisor

  • Practice health and safety and food safety procedures at all times and adherence to lock out systems
  • Ensure jobs allocated on the planned and preventative maintenance schedules are completed within acceptable time frames
  • Report any deviations from planned schedule to Maintenance Supervisor
  • Report to breakdowns immediately and work safely, within acceptable time frames to repair the machine
  • Delegate tasks to maintenance assistants and follow up to ensure tasks are completed within the acceptable time frames
  • Complete daily/weekly/monthly checklists and report faults to Maintenance Supervisor
  • Complete jobs pertaining to building and facility maintenance
  • Participate in monthly stocktakes and report on items that need to be ordered
  • Plan for projects in terms of spares/equipment required
  • Ensure project is completed on time and within budget and acceptable standard
  • Report delays/problems immediately to Maintenance Supervisor
  • Ensure toolboxes are fully stocked and kept in a clean, hygienic state
  • Perform tools intool out reconciliation upon completion of maintenance work being done
  • Daily communication with production operators and supervisors related to maintenance issues
  • Conduct root cause analysis on breakdowns to minimize recurrence of problem
  • Consult with Maintenance Supervisor/Manager to implement process change or modification to prevent further problems, improve efficiencies and minimize unnecessary costs

Administrative Duties

  • Obtain and delegate the job cards from Maintenance Supervisor/Manager
  • Once job is complete, record summary of job onto job card, detailing work completed, spares and tools in/out register and time taken to complete the job
  • Submit completed job card, no later than end of shift

Food Safety

  • Adhere to food safety guidelines as per company policies and procedures
  • Abide by all Good Manufacturing Practices requirements as set out by the employer
  • Ensure all work areas are cleaned and free from contaminants after maintenance work has been done

Minimum Requirements:


  • Grade 1
  • Trade Tested Artisan/Time served Artisan or Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering


  • Ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English.
  • Good numeracy
  • Able to work with mínimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and follow specified procedures
  • Mechanical/Electrical Skills


  • Minimum 23 year's post apprenticeship practical experience as an artisan in a production environment or minimum 5 years time served artisan experience
  • Bakery background advantageous

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