Coca-Cola Botswana | Maintenance Controller

Coca-Cola Beverages Botswana

Maintenance Controller


Closing Date2023/03/31
Reference NumberCCB230321-3
Job TitleMaintenance Controller
Job CategoryManufacturing
CompanyCoca-Cola Beverages Botswana
Job TypePermanent
Location – CountryBotswana
Location – ProvinceOther – Non-South African Location
Location – Town / CityGaborone

Job Description

Reporting to Manufacturing Unit Manager, the Maintenance Controller is responsible for leading, coordinating, coaching and managing the Machine Specialists ensuring the Maintenance Plans, as established by the Maintenance Planners, are implemented effectively and efficiently to ensure maximum equipment availability

Important Duties and Tasks

Property Care

Taking part in making the plan for taking care of the packaging plant’s assets, making suggestions, and giving expert advice.
Support the Packaging plant’s asset care plan and make sure that the MASs, PAs, and operational teams have the technical skills they need to carry out the plan.
Make sure that the Packaging Engineering team learns how to take care of assets. Where training needs have been identified, ensure these are addressed.
Is the custodian of and ensures Engineering Change Management Procedure adherence
Is accountable for the execution of the technical gap plan for the plant
Check to see if the asset care program is being followed.
Use budget controls to make sure that the needs for taking care of assets, like spares, are met.
Help come up with a budget for the plant’s maintenance

Plant Reliability

Responsible for making sure the Packaging plant is always up and running.
Ensure the execution of maintenance / extended maintenance work
Lead the Packaging Engineering team to help the shift-based production teams take care of their assets and get engineering help.
Help improve how well packages work by running and leading performance optimization projects.
Make sure that the right techniques for predictive maintenance are used.
Make sure the asset management program has the parts it needs on time and within budget.
Verify that the technical teams are carrying out routine and planned maintenance and validate the quality of work.
Make sure the maintenance planning and maintenance outage are done right.
Make sure that all Engineering changes are made and that Maintenance packages are up-to-date and working.
Verifies that replacement parts and special tools are available
Make sure technical holes are filled within the budget.
Make plans for maintenance costs and CAPEX and keep an eye on them.

Improvements to plants

Think about how the new plant and equipment will affect things and suggest changes.
Understand how the plant works and how to follow the Work Instructions and/or procedures.
Analyze how plants fail and find out why they keep failing so that you can fix the real problems.
Take part in evaluating the opportunities for continuous improvement that the production teams or engineering support have found.
Make sure that continuous improvement is built into the MAS team’s goals and is part of the regular meetings where goals are reviewed.

How to lead and manage a team

Lead the MAS team in a way that makes them feel like they own it, gives them power, and encourages teamwork.
Lead the creation of MAS’s team goals and make sure everyone on the team knows and understands them.
Build a high-performance culture by having regular goal review meetings, one-on-ones, and performance reviews with the Packaging Engineering team.
Manage contracted-out maintenance services by making sure that the service provided is in strict accordance with the supply scheme contract and that service and product reliability, quality, cost, and how the service provider’s own employees act on site are all good.

Safety and Keeping the House

Make sure that the people on your team use the right safety and cleaning procedures and follow all laws when they do their jobs.
Make sure that safety and cleaning rules set by the CCBA and laws (like the OSH act) are followed.
Make sure that all legal and required checks are done as part of the asset care management system and that all paperwork is filled out and kept.
Make sure that health, safety, and housekeeping get the attention they need through monthly or quarterly meetings and regular checks and audits.
When unsafe ways of doing work are found, the Maintenance Controller is in charge of fixing them.

Making decisions

Makes it easier for you and others to decide what to do.
Uses rigor and operational discipline well to make sure decisions are made on time.
Proven ability to see potential risks to the business or system as a whole and act on them.

Education, Skills, and Experience

The bare minimum is a diploma in mechanical engineering or something similar.
Project Management certification is an added bonus.


At least 3 years of experience in maintenance
Ideal: 5 years of experience keeping packaging equipment in good shape
Wide-ranging engineering and packaging skills that are useful for CCBA
Having worked in line management before is a plus.
In-depth knowledge of the operations, processes, and systems of packaging.
Deep understanding of Asset Management
Understand how to manage projects.
Understand the rules and standards for CCBA Asset Management, such as the Manufacturing Way.
A good grasp of Packaging Materials and Miscellaneous Items.
Good knowledge of safety, health, the environment, and sustainable development, among other things.
A good understanding of the CCBA’s business processes, such as financial management, performance management, talent management, and internal relations (IR).

Controlling money and the budget

Focused on getting things done
Resilient and energetic
Customers come first
Ability to solve problems in a good way.
Someone who works well with others and is a team player.
Enquiring an analytical thinking ability.


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