Senior Specialist Jobs in Port Elizabeth

Website Vodacom

About the job

The Maintenance Operations Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management and delivery of the maintenance operation, processes, and team for the business unit; with the aim of maximizing machine, infrastructure, and facilities availability and the maintenance and repairs of the buildings; through the planning and implementation of effective maintenance systems aligned to Sun standards; as well as identity, implement, manage and review cost opportunities and manage all capital maintenance projects within the operation..

Key Performance Areas

Delivered Preventative & Operational Maintenance Plans:

• Understand the maintenance plans, projects and timelines for the property and facilitate the delivery of objectives and milestones

• Compile a preventative maintenance plan for the 12 month period

• Benchmark buildings and facilities with leading development trends and make recommendations for the improvement of current processes and standards

• Identify and investigate new environmental and energy-saving opportunities for the property

• Conduct risk analyses i.t.o costs vs long term sustainability

• Manage and allocate people and operational resources

• Manage staff appearance

• Monitor health and safety standards in maintenance areas and functioning of equipment and systems

• Oversee the storage and control of assets; technical stock and parts

• Align development and maintenance plans with EE, SD and procurement transformation strategies which contribute towards BBBEE targets being achieved for the property

Operational, Building & Infrastructure Management:

• Daily building and grounds walkabouts of the property

• Co-ordinate building maintenance and repair teams

• Source contractors for building refurbishments and ensure work is completed to standard and within the budget

• Plant maintenance and upgrades according to 5-year plan

• Management of mechanical/electrical/HVAC / building maintenance and repairs in line with 3-; 6- and 12 month preventative maintenance plan

• Building fabric maintenance, fixtures and fittings repair

• Mechanical services repair and renewal management

• Manage the call-out system for emergencies, and alarm-related call-outs

• Compile and implement Fire safety procedures; fire equipment inspections and compliance

• Record and resolve internal customer disputes / complaints

• Project planning and management of development work; building refurbishments, moves and cyclical redecorations (external and internal) management

• Update building plans / site plan layout thus ensuring building capacity planning & monitoring

Operational Asset Management:

• Manages and monitors the recording of assets and operating equipment for the property including breakages, repairs, etc.

• Maintains records on compliance management

• Maintains records of usage and licenses

• Compile and oversee stock control procedures for the arrival, dispatch and control of parts to minimise stock loss and account for variances as SOP

• Stock Valuation Report submitted and reduced in stock loss indicated

• Oversee and authorise disposal of obsolete stock/supplies as per SOP’s

• Asset Exit procedures are followed for discontinued products and operating equipment

• Assess and monitor the dispatch and delivery of stock within agreed time frames.

• Compiles reports for stakeholders

Delivered Maintenance Projects:

• Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management

• Determine the resources required to complete the project

• Determine and confirm the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion

• Establish and maintain an approved integrated project plan to guide project implementation and controls throughout the life of the project.

• Prepare and execute a quality management plan aligned with the QMS that describes the project quality approach and how it will be implemented.

• Manage the implementation of the project by making key decisions, exercising control, assigning and co-ordinating resources, and placing requirements on authorising and accepting work and delivery of final products as defined in the project plan

• Prepare for reviews to report on the progress of the project status

• Develop forms and records to document project activities

Maintenance Standards & Governance:

• Develop, communicate and audit maintenance standards and processes for the property on a regular basis

• Align practices with new legislative compliance around health, hygiene, safety and the environment

• Implement sufficient control measures (including systems and processes) & checks within each department to mitigate any financial risk to the business.

• Conduct weekly walkabouts of all front of house and back of house areas to monitor compliance

• Drive a waste management culture and ensure all staff are trained.

• Work with internal stakeholders (maintenance, finance, HR, and security) to identify risk areas and address these.

People Management:

• Lead and motivate employees and promote positive working relationships, direction and support

• Lead and oversee departmental communication ensuring employee and management interaction

• Measure and develop plans to enhance employee engagement

• Identify and manage training, coaching and development requirements in line with strategic plans, e.g. skills shortages, succession plans, talent management

• Ensure competent levels of staff meet operational level requirements (right fit for the job)

• Source and Select talent as per EE plan to build the future food and beverage talent pipeline

• Performance Manage and coach reporting managers to ensure KPA’s are achieved

• Manage employee relations within the function including monthly meetings with Union – formalised, minuted, issues addressed

Budget Management:

• Manage the following financial processes for the Maintenance operations function including:

• Develop and manage the budget

• Cost and expenses management

• Capex

• PIP and forecasting

• Respond to financial reporting for the function

• Financial reporting on project expenditure and progress

• Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures

• Assess the impact of deviations on the project and overall programme, and report results to key stakeholders.

• Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase

Stakeholder Relationship Management:

• Engage with internal customers to understand challenges; issues; development and repair related requirements

• Provides employees / visitors with updates of electrical, water and other service outages and scheduled shutdowns

• Engage and manage the performance of suppliers and contractors

• Engage with management with regards security; health and safety and critical technical breaches or anomalies

Communicate plans, objectives and results to complex operational team; maintenance management team and employees

Qualifications & Experience

  • 2-Year Engineering diploma in either the mechanical or electro-technical (heavy current) fields with an academic qualification of at least T3 or N5 or equivalent
  • Trade tested in Electrical or HVAC
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in maintenance operations, including 3 years’ experience in a supervisory or management position
  • Experience in managing contractors / suppliers
  • Experience in resort / complex maintenance is an advantage
  • Registration with the SAFMA / other accredited engineering bodies is an advantage

Skills & Knowledge

• Project management

• Electrical engineering high and medium voltage distribution systems

• Mechanical pumps; HVAC, compressed dry air systems, chilled water systems and gas systems

• Working experience of health & safety management and legislation

• Environmental management systems and legislation

• Business and Financial Acumen

• Proficiency in MS Office & IFS

• Operational Management

• Risk management

POPI Statement

  • Please note that when applying for any position, reference checks will be completed and personal information as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 will be processed. In applying for this position, applicants will be deemed to have consented to such processing as defined in the included Privacy Statement.
  • Please also note that if you have not been contacted within 1 month after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

Preference will be given to employees from the designated groups in line with the provisions of the EEA, No. 55 of 1998 (and any amendments thereto), SISA’s internal recruitment policy as well as units’ employment equity plans”



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