PepsiCo: Artisan (Fitter & Turner)

Job Description

Auto req ID: 220749BR

Job Description

  1. Equipment Maintenance
  • Serves as a lead mechanical artisan on repairing, installing, replacing and testing mechanical circuits, equipment, and appliances.
  • Diagnoses and performs complex mechanical maintenance and repairs on a variety of mechanical equipment (Process, Packaging, and Palletizing)
  • Supports the site Utilities maintenance team with mechanical work.
  • Performs mechanical preventative maintenance inspections and repairs on a variety of mechanical equipment.
  • Provides troubleshooting and demand maintenance work on a variety of equipment and systems along with other equipment related to production and facility operations.
  • Collaborates with Fitter and Fitter & Turner to troubleshoot analog/digital hardware problems on various systems.
  • Conducts tests to troubleshoot and test gearboxes, pumps, drives, valves, hydraulics, pneumatics and other mechanical devices for defects.
  • Reviews and updates equipment maintenance schedule requests and specification changes through Reliability engineer.
  • Diagnoses and corrects mechanical systems and equipment malfunctions; test, adjust, sequence, synchronize and align such systems and equipment as hydraulic, pneumatic actuators, reducing valves, geared motors/pumps, generators and valves.
  • Spares review – complete new spares requests in line with Special purchase requests raised during Planned Maintenance and Shutdown work.
  • Participates in problem solving for complex mechanical engineering processes and mechanical work with manufacturing departments, sub-contractors, suppliers and customers.
  • Interface with Control System Specialist and Mechanical Specialist for equipment specification and product/process flow optimisation.
  1. Reporting and Document Control
  • Generates reports on equipment failures, modification requests, and specification changes.
  • Document control – updates and reviews equipment manuals and standards.
  • Reports weekly/monthly on work done, time spent on each assignment, spares used, resources employed, etc
  • Continuous reference to equipment drawings, engineering standards and GMPs in the performance and closing out of jobs done.
  1. Continuous Improvement
  • Completes equipment modifications requests including Specifications and drawing proposals.
  • Complete continuous improvement initiatives to support equipment reliability, IPS and food safety agenda with support from Reliability Engineer.
  • Tracks and documents CI improvement initiatives executed and process improvement challenges when they arise
  • Ensures that scheduled maintenance in terms of Engineering plans is conducted as prescribed following defined protocols and compliance to GMPs
  • Ensures that machined spares are available as and when required and shall schedule time to execute this one
  • Completes job cards and parts requisition documents timeously to improve on mean time to repair thus ensuring high plant availability
  1. People Development
  • Responsible for on the job induction of new artisans in the business (taking them through maintenance standards, philosophy, equipment designs and drawings, ways of work, hierarchies and rules)
  • Facilitates and coaches artisans on PIP
  • Ensures that proper guidance is given, training, competency assessments using portfolios of evidence and sign offs are done for new apprentices until they are fully qualified.
  • Supports FLMs in the development of the Technicians/Operators on baseline technical skills to be capable of completing First Line Equipment Maintenance.
  • Development and review of electricians Skills Matrix.
  • Ensures that/leads capability FLMs and Technician are capable of performing basic first line maintenance fundamentals to improve plant performance.
  1. People Leadership
  • Takes corrective action in instances of performance deviations
  • Leads the integration of new artisans and apprentices in the engineering team
  • Completes documentation or signs off new artisans as ready for working on their own
  1. Independence of Execution
  • Set-up and lead problem solving sessions with shift Fitters/Fitter & Turner.
  • Complete key equipment repairs and breakdown support on critical equipment.
  • Assist shift teams with troubleshooting.
  • Complete equipment modifications motivation for approval.
  • Review with the Maintenance Planner schedules based on equipment performance.
  • Driving the completion of IPS/Starfleet action plan.



  • Comprehensive knowledge of the methods, tools, and equipment used in the repair of mechanical and process equipment to include procedures for diagnosing malfunctions as well as the operation of equipment.


  • Thorough knowledge of current and accepted occupational safety and health practices and principles to include safety and equipment design regulations.


  • The person should be a self-starter with innovative technical abilities.
  • The person has to have analytical abilities to resolve mechanical plant breakdowns with permanent solutions.
  • The endurance level of this individual has to be above average because of long hours and sometimes-physical activities.
  • Ability to work shifts
  • The person must be a team player with ability to communicate precisely and engage different stakeholders.


  • Qualified/trade tested electrician.
  • N6 mechanical engineering qualification.
  • Minimum 5 years maintenance experience in the FMCG environment.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of MS Office and maintenance software (CMMS Systems -SAP/On Key/JD Edwards etc).

“PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer in line with the Employment Equity Act”

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Pipeline

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