30 Jun '20
Head of Maintenance

Manufacturing, KwaZulu Natal Pietermaritzburg

Market Related -

FMCG Food Manufacturing company is looking for a very seasoned and strong Maintenance Head to lead their Maintenance department. Their Maintenance Managers will report into this role.

Purpose of the job:

  • Responsible for the overall maintenance management of both facilities in Durban and Pietermaritzburg
  • Managing the maintenance teams on both sites, compiling budgets, monitoring expenses, managing special projects, upholding regulatory requirements, and overseeing the planning of all repair and installation activities



  • Matric
  • Trade certificate in mechanical engineering
  • Diploma in Project Management (advantageous)


  • Minimum 10 years’ experience, with 5 of these in a Senior Maintenance role
  • Experience in a maintenance role at a bakery operation advantageous
  • Must have manged a team of at least 5 people
  • Previous experience using an ERP system
  • Solid experience in planning preventative maintenance
  • Experience in planning maintenance operations
  • Solid understanding of technical aspects of plumbing, carpentry, electrical systems etc
  • Working knowledge of facilities machines and equipment
  • Strong experience in budgets, reporting and managing of Capex
  • Experience in conducting root cause analysis investigations


  • Strong leadership and management skills and ability
  • Advanced Mechanical and Electrical skills
  • Ability to read, write, understand English
  • MS Office with excellent operational skills with Excel
  • Analytical knowledge of engineering and engineering design principles
  • Analytical expertise and problem solving
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • The ability to work under severe pressure to achieve tight deadlines

General responsibilities will include:

  • Working over weekends and public holidays
  • Working overtime as required
  • Being on standby

Please Note: we cannot reply to all Applicants. We have to focus on those CVs that match our Client’s requirements. If you do not hear from us within 10 working days of submission, please consider your application unsuccessful - and keep an eye on our website for future opportunities.

Ad Visible Until: 30 July 2020
Ref: DUR001056/GD

Vacancy Type: Permanent