Anthony Kettle
Aug 2, 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
Salary Type
  • Monthly Salary


Maintenance Manager – SOfT DRINK (Filling, Bottling, PACKAGING, capping)

BBEEE candidates only - Epping – Salary Market Related


Bottling Plant seeks a Maintenance Manager to be accountable for maintaining quality, standards, service, and desired outputs within inter-related functional areas of responsibility. You will set frameworks of policies and procedures and take accountability for managing operational projects within the maintenance space, ensuring infrastructure maintenance initiatives are carried out successfully within agreed timeframes, cost, and scope. You will also manage ad hoc maintenance requests, ensuring issues are addressed within agreed SLAs. You need exposure to multi-head fillers, cappers, labelers, crate washers, packers, shrink wrappers, blow moulders, etc.


You will manage all maintenance and related activities to ensure optimal levels of plant and equipment availability, ensure all equipment and safety standards are maintained, manage ad hoc maintenance requests, ensure issues are addressed within agreed SLAs, effectively manage relationships with contractors and suppliers, provide expert advice and help efficiently resolve maintenance queries General Operational and Financial Management, actively participate in operational planning and budgeting processes


You will drive continuous improvement through streamlining and optimising relevant operational practices, processes, and systems, ensure adherence to operational and financial frameworks of practices, processes, standards, and controls, control cost, and take the necessary action to mitigate any financial risks or non-compliance.


Min Bachelor’s Degree (3 years) / NQF level 7 (Essential), 8 years experience in a Maintenance Manager role; experience in FMCG; Bottling Equipment, Soft Drink, Packaging, Palletizing, Labelling. MS Excel; SAP; MS PowerPoint; MS Word; E-Mail. You will need to be energetic, fit, and in good health.


Your Team:


  • 3 Process Artisans (2 close to retirement, 1 of whom has long service),
  • Electrical Artisan,
  • Blow Mould Technician,
  • Greaser/Artisan Aid (over 20 years’ service in Production),
  • Stores Person (a female machine operator recently promoted into the new position), and
  • an Administrator.


The Factory works shifts and runs 24/7 in peak season.  The shift pattern is 4 on and 2 off with 3 teams of 20.



Email a detailed (lots of technical detail, including machinery exposed to) CV to

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