Volkswagen Group South Africa is hiring a Maintenance Technician – Assembly

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Volkswagen Group South Africa is hiring and invites applications for the vacancy: Maintenance Technician – Assembly.

Location: Kariega
Closing date: 2023/06/09

Reference NumberVWS230605-1
Job TitleMaintenance Technician – Assembly (PA 1195)
Job TypePermanent

Applications are invited from suitably qualified & experienced employees to fill the above vacancy in Production – Final Assembly Department.

Job Description and 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.

Education and Experience:

  • NN Diploma/National Diploma/Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics Engineering
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in an Automotive Manufacturing plant within a maintenance environment

Skills, Attributes & Other requirements

  • 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
  • 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

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