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Maintenance Technician (Mechanical)


7th April 2021

Uitenhage, South Africa

3 to 5 years

Cost to company


Full Time


  • Electrical
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Fault Finding
  • Maintenance
  • Mechanical
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Mechatronics
  • PLC Programming
  • Pneumatics


  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing

Job Description

Our client in the automotive industry is currently looking to employ a Maintenance Technician (Mechanical).

This position will be based in Uitenhage.



  • Responding to and assess breakdowns when informed, compile the necessary reports and recommend what can be improved to eliminate similar failures in the future.
  • Maintaining allocated tools and equipment and constantly lubricating moving parts on a daily basis.
  • Carry out planned maintenance activities and maintain Paint shop mechanical installations and systems to company standards and requirements.
  • Analyzing programmable logic controller programs for the purpose of modifying and find faults on the machines and equipment.
  • Correcting various Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic types of fault on machines in order to ensure production continuity.
  • Ensuring machine availability, accuracy and performance to enable continuous production within area of responsibility.
  • Planning and developing modifications for conventional relay equipment to PLC equipment on various machines in order to reduce maintenance costs.
  • Supporting production with new facility installations and commissioning to ensure proper functionality.
  • Conduct store stock counts and documenting stock levels to ensure spare part availability at all times.

Education and Experience:

  • NN Diploma, N Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering or any relevant Engineering qualification
  • Certified training (Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Pumps, conveyors, lifting equipment etc.)
  • Minimum 3 years’ post graduate experience in a maintenance environment
  • Electrical experience / exposure will be an added advantage

Skills, Attributes and Other requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics, conveyor systems, Vario shuttle Technology, LPG burners (Advantageous), AC/ DC motors / equipment and Kuka and Durr robots (Advantage Industrial PCs / HMI’s (installation, repairs and software packages), VSD’s (SEW & Danfoss), Siemens switch gear and PILZ safety devices)
  • Be fluent in fault finding and problem solving techniques and be able to understand mechanical drawings, installation diagrams, equipment manuals etc.
  • Ability to use various mechanical meters and testing equipment and understanding of the function / operation of basic mechanical systems
  • Ability to improve machine performance by streamlining preventative maintenance tasks and frequencies.
  • Ability to carry out modifications to existing equipment by introducing the latest technologies available
  • Sound technical knowledge with respect to mechanical installations and problem solving


Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying.