Maintenance Planner, Steel Processing Facilities – Germiston, Gauteng – Ref: 1114236-4


Ref: 1114236-4

Job Description:

Our client provides a wide range of products and services to the steel industry in South Africa from their modern and comprehensive steel service centres and specialty steel divisions.

The enormous processing plant in Germiston boasts state-of-the-art equipment and handles in excess of 700 000 tons of steel every year. They are able to maintain critical steel product stock levels, and have a vast transport infrastructure, which allows for rapid distribution of steel products. The branch incorporates all of the company’s products, services and divisions (except for the tube division) and they distribute a large variety of steel to the local structural and plate industries as well as the export market.

Products include automotive, cash sales, fabricated steel, flat products, long products as well as open sections. Services range from blanking, coil processing, cropping, export and trade, fabrication, slitting and guillotining to merchanting distribution and a service centre.

Position details 

Type: Permanent

Reports to: Technical Manager

Primary purpose: The incumbent will be responsible to plan and coordinate all maintenance related activities, this will include but not be limited to preventative maintenance, breakdowns, and projects.

Key performance areas (duties & responsibilities):

  • Continuously review, update and improve maintenance methods, procedures and resources.
  • Ensure plant and facilities are maintained cost effectively.
  • Ensure plant and facilities are maintained at set standards and specifications.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with internal customers and external suppliers.
  • Adheres to Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that breakdowns and repairs are attended to efficiently and timeously.
  • Plan and coordinate preventative and planned maintenance activities effectively.

Location (country, city): Germiston, Gauteng

Job Qualification & Experience:

Academic qualifications:

  • Matric / Grade 12 qualification.
  • National Technical NTC 5 or higher.
  • Trade related qualification would be advantageous.
  • Sigma nest, CAD drawing program knowledge would be advantageous.
  • MS – Office.
  • MS – Projects would be advantageous.


  • 5 years’ experience in planning environment.
  • SAP PM experience.
  • Machine maintenance.
  • Facilities maintenance.
  • Experience in the steel industry would be an advantage.
  • Must have good numerical aptitude.
  • The ability to read and interpret technical drawings and documents.
  • English communication skills are essential.

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Must be hands on.
  • Must be goal orientated.
  • Must be self-motivated and work without supervision.
  • Must be able to work under pressure.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Adhere to principles and values
  • Apply good governance principles
  • Deal effectively with change
  • Enthusiastically productive


This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.


Maintenance Planner, Steel Processing Facilities – Germiston, Gauteng – Ref: 1114236-4

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