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Careers Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician

Dept: Maintenance

Location: Westlake

06 June 2022

*Please note that this position is a rotational role and requires both dayshift and nightshift work.

Cape Herb & Spice has grown from entrepreneurial roots into a global FMCG player, employing over 500 people and operating across 3 sites in Cape Town. Centered around innovation and quality, Cape Herb and Spice gives any candidate a great opportunity to gain extensive international experience and build an exciting career.


The maintenance technician needs to oversee the upkeep of Machinery, equipment and facility by performing proactive asset maintenance, reactive maintenance, and emergency maintenance.

Key Functional Areas:

  • Conduct routine maintenance checks of plant, equipment and machinery as per DMS system
  • Attend to breakdowns timeously
  • Electrical and pneumatic problem solving
  • Ensure that workshop and toolbox is clean and tidy at all times
  • Proactively inform Maintenance Manager when stock is running low
  • Obtain and follow up on quotations from suppliers. Accepting deliveries from suppliers
  • Deliver high standards of cleanliness and reliability of production machinery and factory facilities
  • Creating and maintaining documentation on repairs and preventative maintenance procedures
  • Reviewing maintenance strategies in CMMS
  • Perform maintenance related administrative duties as required
  • Co-ordinate external maintenance services by contractors
  • Issuing of permit to work for contractors when requested to do so
  • Ensure contract compliance with company HSE rules and policies
  • Continually work to enable the site to achieve key objectives of safety, quality and service
  • Conduct Health and Safety functions as per company requirements

Required Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Basic knowledge in HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems  
  • Familiar with OSHA and other relevant safety regulations
  • Proficient in appropriate handling of hazmat
  • Proficient with a wide range of repair equipment, including power tools
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Computer literate and proficient with the MS Office suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook)
  • Able to lift and carry up to 25kgs

Required Prior Learning/Experience:

  • Qualified Artisan: Millwright or Fitter
  • Matric or Matric equivalent qualification
  • Technical Experience in:



-Basic Welding (Argon Gas)

-Electrical Wiring  

  • Experience in CMM Systems

Personal Characteristics:

  • Eager attitude and willing to go the extra mile to complete job functions
  • Motivated and independent worker
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to act quickly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Neatly presented at all times
  • Able to be a team player and work well in a team
  • Organised and ability to pay close attention to detail

If you have not received a response within two weeks of application submissions, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

To consider any application for employment, we will have to process your personal information. The Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA), provides that when one processes another’s personal information, such collection, retention, dissemination and use of that person’s personal information must be done in a lawful and transparent manner.

To give effect to the above, we are required to provide you with information regarding the processing of your personal information. This information is recorded under the HR Processing Notice, which can be accessed and viewed on the Company website at Printed copies of this Processing Notice can also be accessed from the HR department. We kindly request that you read the HR Processing Notice to ensure that you understand how Libstar uses and processes your personal information.

HR Contact:Mary-Rose Wrigley


Telephone:Email Only