Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician (Final Assembly)
Boikago Group (Pty) Ltd
Uitenhage, Eastern Cape


Posted 09 April 2021 – Closing Date 13 April 2021

Job Details

Job Description

An Automotive manufacturing company in Eastern Cape is looking for an excellent Maintenance Technician to to be part of their Production – Final Assembly Department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Modification and analysis of any deviation of machine performance from manufacturer’s specs.
  • Responsible for identifying and sourcing critical spares for equipment in work area.
  • Maintaining, faultfinding and repair equipment in line with health & safety protocols & standards.
  • Analyse breakdowns and implement preventative measures to eliminate reoccurrences.
  • Conduct routine and non-routine maintenance tasks.
  • Support all maintenance personnel during faultfinding processes in order to improve plant availability and ensure high levels of plant readiness at all times
  • Ensure that backups of all Critical Operating Files, e.g. PLC programs, Robots, AC/DC Drives are maintained.

Minimum experience & qualifications required

  • NN Diploma, N Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering or any relevant Engineering qualification
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a maintenance environment.


  • Possesses skills on AC and DC control speed drives, preferably SEW and Siemens.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong programming experience, preferably Siemens Simatic S7/ TIA Portal, would be advantageous.
  • Be able to install and change IP addresses, modify & analyse any deviation of machine performance.
  • Understanding of network architecture and network topologies would be an advantage.

Behavioral skills required

  • Knowledge of Siemens Serv1 and 2.
  • Knowledge of Profibus, Interbus and Profinet. Profisafe would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of S7 distributed safety would be an added advantage.
  • Be prepared to work shift, weekends, additional and emergency hours.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Package.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at various levels, both verbal and written.
  • Good attendance record