Posted time 12th November 2023 Location Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth Job type Full-time
  • Experience: 5 years maintenance experience
  • Salary: R negotiable

A well known reputable automotive brand based in Uitenhage is looking for 2 x Maintenance Technicians to join their Paintshop and Bodyshop departments

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Repair faulty equipment and parts i.e. welding guns, servo-pneumatic valves, transmission modules, tucker guns, sealer equipment to ensure availability of spare parts and equipment (spare part management).
  • Resolve robotic electronic communication faults by adjusting the robotic program to prevent re-occurring robot communication faults and ensure uninterrupted production process.
  • Analyse, fault find, repair and optimise sealer, toxing, welding, laser, bolting and rivet joining technology equipment failure to ensure achievement of quality requirements and efficient production process.
  • Analyse PLC programs to resolve errors and determine root causes of Interbus or Profinet network errors, determine corrective actions to continue with the Production process and ensure uninterrupted Production run.
  • Fault find, set up and program SEW drives by using the appropriate diagnostics software/tools such as Movitools, Motion Studio to ensure uninterrupted Production run.
  • Modify, update and improve diagnostic software on HMI to identify the faulty equipment to facilitate speedy resolution to Production stoppages.
  • Analyse and investigate severe or reoccurring Production stoppages to determine the real root cause of the stoppage and determine the appropriate preventative action and counter measure to ensure that the reoccurring of the fault are eliminated and/or prevented.
  • Contact equipment suppliers and technology experts within the group to enquire regarding solutions to complex equipment problems and failures to ensure pending or reoccurring faults are eliminated or prevented.
  • Document Production stoppages, severe breakdowns, problem sheet, Knowledge Management System, TPM Sheets and PM schedules to ensure all maintenance activities are documented, distributed and knowledge is retained, made available and utilised to prevent future stoppages or breakdowns.
  • Conduct root cause analysis of all breakdowns immediately after completing the breakdown, by analysing the situation, causes, countermeasures and actions, ensuring that all is recorded and reported on required control sheets and documents.
  • Ensure that the robot Safety circuit is in good working order and that all the required condition that meets the safety standards is installed.
  • Download robot and PLC program backups to ensure quick recovery of the facilities in the event of a loss of data.


Education and Experience           

  • A National N Diploma/ National Diploma/ B Tech/B Eng./ B Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering/ Mechatronics.
  • Trade test certificate Electrician /Millwright
  • At least 3 years in operations and manufacturing maintenance and/or technical environment.
  •  Good experience in VSD control system (Danfoss & SEW)

Skills, Attributes & Other requirements


  • Siemens PLC and robot training would be a distinct advantage.
  • Able to read E-Plan Electrical and Pneumatic drawings
  • Have a strong analytical, diagnostic capabilities and problem solving ability.
  • Prepared to undergo and successfully pass an appropriate assessment
  • Willingness to work shifts, overtime, weekends, public holidays, Plant shut down, whenever necessary and/or required.
  • Willingness to be on Standby roster
  • Understanding of PLC systems (preferably Siemens Simatic S7) / SCADA (WinCC or similar)
  • Proven problem solving and analytical skillAbility to communicate verbally and orally at various levels (operator to management level
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be computer literate (MS Office)
  • Have a good attendance records

Kindly submit your application to or contact 011 496 1430

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