Maintenance Artisan: Production
  • Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
  • Aspen Pharma Group
Job Description
Monitor, maintain and repair equipment and machinery adhering to GMP and safety requirements
Plan and implement preventative and corrective maintenance
Ensure service equipment operates at optimal efficiency to meet planned levels of production
Innovate and apply process engineering techniques to ensure optimal functionality of production equipment and processes


Planning and Operational Support
Act as a technical/ subject matter resource
Facilitate implementation of current processes
Identify gaps in current policies and procedures
Provide input into changes or improvements to processes, tools and techniques
Train staff on SOPs and maintenance of equipment/ machinery

Production Facility Maintenance
Plan technical requirements and maintenance tasks according to production requirements to meet Production Plan
Review and update maintenance schedules
Perform planned preventative maintenance and inspections according to maintenance plan, job cards, and SOPs
Repair breakdowns according to best practice, job cards and SOPs
Troubleshoot machine breakdowns to identify cause of breakdowns
Perform root cause analysis to identify cause of machine failures and quality deficiencies to minimise machine downtime
Implement corrective actions to minimise machine downtime
Isolate, remove and replace defective components
Complete and submit work requisitions; Create and close job cards
Maintain workshop, tools and assets to standards
Determine and request required parts, materials and special equipment to maintain machines/ equipment
Install, test and validate machine operating efficiency

Mechanical Engineering
Maintain calibration of machines according to SOPs and manuals, ensure machine safe guards are in place
Identify and correct equipment deviations to avoid quality deficiencies; Reduce outsourced spending of repairs
Inspect service equipment and report status to Team Leader
Rectify operational problems according to SOP
Communicate process and equipment deviations to management
Provide input into asset life cycle optimisation and replacement
Assist production staff with change-overs

Reporting and record-keeping
Provide standard record keeping and reporting functionality for area of work

?Trade Tested Mechanical and/ or Electrical Artisan (Fitter/Fitter or Turner/Millwright) with 2 to 4 years’ post Apprenticeship experience as a trade tested artisan
?Pharmaceutical Technician Certificate will be an advantage
?Manufacturing experience
?Experience in operation and maintenance of Pharmaceutical manufacturing/ packaging systems

Specific job skills
Comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing, standards and compliance requirements
Understanding of technical drawings / use of equipment manuals
Ability to interpret and implement policies, processes and objectives
Physically capable of lifting/ moving heavy equipment

?Interrogating Information
?Pragmatic Action
?Maintaining Accuracy

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