Maintenance Controller

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Location Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Date Posted Feb 12, 2021
Category Engineering / Technical Jobs
Job Type Full-time


Duties and responsibilities include:
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 within the team
Ensure adherence to all initiatives aimed at minimising the impact of technical interventions on product quality
Responsible for conducting investigations and root cause analysis through Kabitrack

Manage CMMS (Computerised Maintenance Management System) 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
oParticipation in budget development, monitoring and control for area of responsibility
oAdhering 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 years practical experience in the Engineering maintenance field, ideally within pharmaceutical manufacturing
At least one years experience in a supervisory role

Competencies of the role
•Cleanroom Gowning Competency
•Knowledge of industry best practice preventative maintenance techniques
•Knowledge of industry best practice maintenance business processes and proficient at planning maintenance activities
•Terminally Sterilised pharmaceutical manufacturing process knowledge (LVP)
•Aseptic pharmaceutical manufacturing process knowledge
•Fundamental understanding of sanitisation and sterilisation processes and equipment in area of responsibility
•Proficiency in using Computerised Maintenance Management System for maintenance planning and scheduling as well as report data interpretation.
•Working knowledge of a ICH Q10 Quality Management System and ability to complete to desired standard Risk Assessments, Change Controls and Events pertaining to equipment in area of responsibility
•Application of current data integrity standards
•Ability to draw up and manage an expense budget to cover maintenance requirements of a department
•Understand GMP requirements for the respective area of responsibility
•Ability to draft and enforce compliance to relevant SOP’s, Work instructions and Quick Fix routines for equipment in area of responsibility.
•Proficiency at conducting detailed Root Cause Analysis with at least the 5 Why and Fishbone (Ishikawa) diagram
•Prioritising ability
•Accuracy and detail orientation
•Leadership ability

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