Maintenance Technician - Uitenhage
7 days ago
Applications are invited from suitably qualified & experienced employees to fill the above vacancy in Production – Body Shop
Job Description and Responsibilities
Design, recommend, update and modify installations to the latest engineering technology in order to ensure that keeps up with the latest technology used in the Automotive Industry.
Ensure that all installation documentation and training is provided to all relevant stakeholders in order to reduce downtime.
Keeping abreast of latest technologies within the company by sourcing and obtaining information from internal and external company customers in order to execute projects using these technologies.
Analyze and fault find to ensure that facilities have maximum up time and are fully optimized to achieve maximum output.
Resolving of technical problems by creating alternative solutions and applying specialized techniques in order to decrease losses due to line stoppages.
Carry out on the job training by demonstrating various methods and techniques as per standards, in order to improve technical skills within various departments.
Liaison with customers (internal/ external/ local and international) to define needs and potential solutions that will result in new configurations suited to new technical and customer specific needs.
Ensure that all equipment is calibrated through an applicable approved supplier to ensure that auditable records are maintained.
Initiate, implement and assist with continuous improvement by supporting the Kaizen teams with expert knowledge and guidance regarding existing installations in plant in order to minimize production stoppage.
Education and Experience
A National Diploma/ Degree in Mechanical/ Electrical or Mechatronics.
At least 3 years or more automotive industry related experience.
Maintenance experience related to automotive production, Automation/ Robotic or Control Systems.
Relevant Electrical/ Mechanical Installations expertise.
Process control, Instrumentation and automation
Ability to design, modify or fault finds complex situations.
Extensive knowledge of the automation in the vehicle production process.
Project Management: Planning, Design & Installations.
Communication skills (Written/Verbal) at various levels.
Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word).
Advanced technical knowledge with respect to Automation and problem solving.
Ability to work independently and/or leading a project teams.
Participate and lead as a key member of the Automation Projects Team including New Projects support.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels within the company and with local and international suppliers.
Good understanding of technical/ engineering concepts; design and drawings.
Ability to plan, co-ordinate and manage projects successfully.
Good analytical skills. Willingness to complete VASS training is compulsory
Passing VASS assessment is compulsory
Training skills and abilities.