Maintenance Planner

Additional Info

  • Job Title: Maintenance Planner
  • Job Category: FMCG
  • Department/Group: Plant Production
  • Reporting To: Operations Manager
  • Location: Johannesburg North
  • Travel Required: Travel expected
  • Level/Salary Range: Dependent on Skill and Current Salary level
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • HR Contact: 081 015 3339
  • Date Posted: 16 September 2019
  • Posting Expires: Once filled
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  • Subject Line: Operations Manager


To facilitate continuous improvement in plant reliability through TPM development and maintenance project planning.


Maintenance Scheduling:

  • Using the maintenance planning system, generate the routine maintenance schedules, this should include required cleaning, lubrication and inspection tasks.
  • Allocate resources to the schedules and generate works orders where these are indicated.
  • Communicate the schedules to the production, engineering and other support teams and resolve work and resource allocation problems.
  • Verify that routine maintenance schedules are being completed and that shift teams are completing autonomous maintenance tasks assigned to them.
  • Complete all administration and maintenance systems tasks required supporting the management of routine maintenance schedules.
  • Provide feedback on the efficiency of routine maintenance tasks to the shift and engineering teams and highlight non-compliance and problems that need to be addressed. 

Maintenance Systems Management:

  • Where necessary, take part in the commissioning of new maintenance systems, or changes to the current maintenance system.
  • Manage the maintenance systems, ensuring operational and data integrity and correct use of the system.
  • Plan required maintenance work using the maintenance system, generating the required schedules and associated works orders.
  • Generate required maintenance reports, including SAP reports and communicate to key stakeholders.
  • Capture required data on the maintenance systems. Data must be verified for accuracy and completeness.
  • Conduct analysis on maintenance data to identify failure modes and root causes of maintenance problems, and to identify problems timeously.
  • Where analysis of maintenance data indicates a need to carry out work, this information must be communicated to the engineering team and included in the planned maintenance schedules.

Maintenance Planning:

  • Facilitate and lead the planned maintenance pre meeting. Work required, problems to be addressed and resource requirements must be discussed.
  • Plan all required work on the planned maintenance schedule. Ad hoc tasks should be included, and prioritized, and relevant works requests generated.
  • Determine resource requirements to complete work and assign tasks to specific resources. Interaction with departmental heads to obtain resources may be required.
  • Partake in planned maintenance period in support of maintenance team and assist with problem solving, work prioritization and resource re allocation.
  • Reschedule incomplete work to the next planned maintenance period and capture all required information from planned maintenance period on the maintenance systems.
  • Facilitate and lead the maintenance postmortems.
  • Problems encountered, opportunities identified, and lessons learned should be discussed.

Problem Solving:

  • Where problems have occurred during routine and planned maintenance activities, apply the correct problem-solving approach to resolve.
  • Where required, call in additional resources to assist in problem solving or escalate to Engineer for direction.
  • Assist fellow team members to resolve problems on request.
  • Take part, as functional expert, in FFA's on request. 


  • Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical) or equivalent and trade.
  • 3 to 5 years production Engineering experience with 3 years in supervisory level.
  • Knowledge of Brewing and Packaging plant will be an advantage.
  • PC literate (Proficiency in Microsoft office applications).  


Primary challenges:

  • Band: VII-B.
  • Be able to work shifts.