Maintenance Process Coach (Automotive Industry), Pretoria – Ref: 1205825-2


Ref: 1205825-2

Job Description:

A world-class, state-of-the-art vehicle manufacturing facility is looking to appoint a Maintenance Process Coach to support production with well-maintained facilities adhering to World Class Standards, driving SQCDPME, validate/bridge operational needs to ensure production line is running smoothly, supervise/coach the maintenance team, analyse breakdown reports and implement corrective measures.

Position details:
Type: Permanent
Reports to: Maintenance Lead Process Coach
Primary purpose: The Process Coach is responsible for:

  • Supporting Production with well-maintained facilities adhering to World Class Standards.
  • Driving SQCDPME by understanding and consistently applying MOS standards and strategies.
  • Validate and bridge operational needs to ensure Production line is running safely and smooth.
  • Supervise, Coach and be responsible for Maintenance team.
  • Analyze breakdown reports and implement corrective measures.
  • Adhere to all safety rules and regulations.

Job description / core competencies:


  • Continuously monitor the processes within Maintenance department with a view towards proactively solving potential problems that could have negative impact on the safety well-being of the team.
  • Attend to the concerns raised by any department timeously and with urgency.
  • Track and monitor all safety concern including, CCAR’s, PTA’S, near-misses etc.


  • Ensure all quality standards are adhered to.
  • Monitor the quality performance of Maintenance department on an hourly basis by reviewing the defect status with a view towards conducting deep-dive investigations and implementing ICA’s / PCA.
  • Review GTR reports and QLS reports to monitor Quality and partake in Quality meetings to give feedback on Equipment Quality concerns.
  • Utilize all the available tools and documentation in order to resolve problems and eliminate defects e.g. 8D’s, 6 Panel and PJO’s.


  • Coordinate the resources and activities required to ensure MOS strategy is implemented.


  • Monitor, control, and improve Maintenance Cost Per Unit (MCPU) based on the MOS strategy.
  • Manage based on MOS strategy and support material control (spare part inventory), repair and rebuild programs, Reliability and Maintainability reviews.
  • Drive cost improvement initiatives in order to improve the overall cost efficiency and effectiveness of Maintenance department by finding ways to reduce usage of consumables and material.


  • Clear communication to the team.
  • Administration of supervisory responsibilities and documents
  • Leading, coaching, training and development of the team.
  • Conduct PJO’s to verify that the line is running safely and consistently, PM/CM/EM are done with integrity and quality and Facilities are maintained to the standard by the team.
  • Manage absenteeism levels, employee versatility & manning assignments in area of responsibility.
  • Develop the weekend planning work and participate in weekend planning meetings with VOME/Launch.
  • Support, Coach and drive Team’s Continuous Improvement mindset through Kaizens, 6 Panels, Proactive actions.
  • Hold team Accountable.


  • MOS strategy to maximize equipment effectiveness through a detailed, standardized, prioritized preventive and predictive maintenance plan designed to improve productivity.
  • Use Maximo to analyze data and evaluate the effectiveness of the preventive maintenance plan.
  • Regularly monitor and assess the condition of back-up equipment to ensure readiness for use when needed.
  • Know and understand the Maintenance Operating Systems and its objectives.
  • Ensure robust PM’s with Visual Job Plans
  • Continuously do PJO’s and improve facility uptime.


  • Ensure department complies with government, industry and corporate standards

Performance measures/ success criteria:

  • Ensure PM strategy is implemented and followed, PM’s are done with integrity
  • Install / repair equipment within the timing plan.
  • Analyze the work performed by team to ensure good performance.
  • Ensure efficient utilization of the team.
  • Produce well defined reports when requested for future planning or to substantiate the progress of a task or project.
  • Ensure the adherence to the Company Code of Conduct and Safety rules.
  • Train subordinates to maximize productivity.
  • Ensure the availability of the required spares for emergency and planned repairs
  • +95% Equipment Availability
  • Reduce breakdown Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) to < 9min
  • Increase Equipment MTBF to > 450min
  • PM completion ratio of > 97%
  • No Open Work Orders > Three months
  • Unplanned absentee management of < 3%

Location (country, city): Pretoria, Gauteng

Job Qualification & Experience:

Qualifications and experience:

  • 3 years National Diploma in Mechanical/ Electrical or N6 with Trade certificate.
  • Proficient in Kawasaki, Fanuc Robotics.
  • Electrical and mechanical skills.
  • Programming skills.
  • Microsoft office knowledge (Word/PowerPoint/Excel/Outlook).
  • Fault-finding ability.
  • 6 Sigma problem solving Methodology.
  • Proper communication and escalation
  • Knowledge of MOS Implementation.
  • Knowledge of constraint management principles.
  • Proficient in Siemens TIA Portal, Mitsubishi PLCs
  • SEW, Simotion Controls and drives
  • Basic knowledge in Vision systems and scanners e.g. Cognex, Sick
  • 3-years’ Experience in Automotive industry
  • 3-years’ Experience in Maintenance background
  • Must have displayed proven capability of leading a team in current or previous roles.

Knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA):

  • Foster functional & Technical Excellence
  • Know and have a passion for our business and our customers;
  • Demonstrate and build functional and technical excellence;
  • Ensure process discipline;
  • Have a continuous improvement philosophy and practice.
  • Own Working Together
  • Believe in skilled and motivated people working together;
  • Include everyone, respect, listen to, help and appreciate others;
  • Build strong relationships/be a team player/develop ourselves & others;
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and candidly.
  • Role Model Company Values
  • Show initiative, courage, integrity and good corporate citizenship;
  • Improve quality, safety and sustainability;
  • Have a can do, find a way attitude and emotional resilience;
  • Enjoy the journey & each other. Have fun – never at others’ expense.
  • Deliver Results years
  • Deal positively with our business realities, develop compelling & comprehensive plans while keeping an eye on the enterprise view;
  • Set high expectations and inspire others;
  • Make sound decisions using facts and data;
  • Hold ourselves and others responsible and accountable for delivering results and satisfying our customers.
  • Strong problem solving and conflict management skills.

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

Maintenance Process Coach (Automotive Industry), Pretoria – Ref: 1205825-2

Maintenance Process Coach (Automotive Industry)

Maintenance Process Coach (Automotive Industry)


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