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Maintenance Technician (Greenhouses)

Durban (Durban Airport), KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
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Permanent skilled level position in the Agriculture industry.


Posted by Icon Appointments on 13/03/2012 Ref #Diane CJ Ref# 1361899

Job Purpose
To ensure that all specialized greenhouse facilities are well maintained and operational at all times.

Key Performance Areas
  • Assist Maintenance Manager with the development and implementation of a maintenance plan for Greenhouses;
  • Conduct and/or oversee repairs to boilers, climate control system, irrigation, dosing and heating systems and pressure vessels.
  • Conduct and/or oversee repairs to greenhouse structure – steel, doors, glass, vents, screens, vents, crop wires, etc
  • Supervise the outsourced contractors working on maintenance programme in specialist areas;
  • Manage and oversee use of company's maintenance equipment at the greenhouses e.g. roof washer
  • Ensure tenants/operators adhere to maintenance where they provide their own maintenance;
  • Ensure planned/scheduled maintenance takes place;
  • Develop procedures for back-ups in key areas;
  • Ensure that proper OHS standards are adhered to for all maintenance activities in the greenhouses;
  • Assist the Maintenance Manager with the development and management of a maintenance information system with all records, parts, Operations and Maintenance  Manuals;
  • Manage stock of critical spare parts for respective machinery and plant.
  • Assist Maintenance Manager in preparing Operations and Maintenance budgets.

Required Competencies

  • Diploma in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical) will be an advantage or equivalent trade/ technical experience;
  • Must have the following skills and experience – co-ordination, Computer Aided Design (CAD); Communication (written and verbal) and Supervisory skills;
  • Minimum of 3-5 years working with greenhouses (glass and plastic);
  • Must be able to be and certified to work at heights/elevated positions 2 meters high and above.
  • Must be willing to be appointed as a Section 8 OHS Supervisor.
  • Code EB licence is essential and must be able and willing to drive company vehicles.
  • Must be willing to be on standby and respond to call-outs after hours and on weekends as and when required.
  • Previous experience as a grower using greenhouse methods will be an advantage;
  • Must be familiar with Health & Safety regulations, procedures and standards;
  • PRIVA experience will be a distinct advantage;
  • Must be familiar with the irrigation, dosing and heating systems;
  • Must be familiar with boilers, climate control systems, pressure and vessels;

Please only apply should you meet the above criteria.

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