Maintenance Engineer

  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Contract
  • Department: Staffing
  • Work Setup: Hybrid
  • Hours per Week: 40

Company Description

Who is Kindred?

Kindred are specialists in staffing marketing, creative and technology roles, offering a range of talent solutions that can be delivered on-site, remotely or hybrid.

Our vision is to make work accessible and people’s lives better. We do this by disrupting traditional employment barriers – connecting ambitious talent to flexible opportunities with trusted brands.

Job Description

Our client in the global professional services industry is seeking a talented Maintenance Engineer to join their team.

  • Create precision maintenance specifications for fit, tolerance, quality and quantity, especially around fasteners, lubrication, alignment, and balance of rotating equipment.
  • Work with client personnel to develop wrench-ready precision maintenance job plans.
  • Act as subject matter expert in the application of precision maintenance optimum reference states with regard to fasteners, lubrication, alignment, balance, and precision maintenance management.
  • Lead teams of diverse client stakeholders to align behind appropriate technical solutions.
  • Optimize existing maintenance plans for precision, preventive, failure-oriented, and condition-based maintenance.
  • Establish standards and processes for assessing and monitoring critical assets (Bad Actor Programs).
  • Prepare and execute workshops including training and coaching of planners, engineers, and equipment and reliability specialists.
  • Understand work process to minimize cost and maximize safety and productivity.


  • Engineering degree with experience in maintenance/reliability/plant engineering or equivalent industry experience as a technician culminating in at least 4 years serving as an equipment/reliability specialist in the field of maintenance
  • Experience in mechanical maintenance, reliability, condition monitoring, predictive/preventative maintenance and maintenance systems (CMMS).
  • In-depth knowledge of maintenance planning.
  • Process and plant know-how in the large-scale industry (mining and metals, refinery, petrochemical/chemical, energy supply).
  • Rotating equipment expertise and know-how about RCA studies are a plus.
  • Excellent MS-Office skills; ERP or special system knowledge skills a plus.
  • Ability to communicate at ease with and influence stakeholders.
  • Hands-on mentality paired with professional and engaging presentation skills.
  • Excellent fluency in speaking, reading and writing English.
  • Working proficiency in Afrikaans, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese a plus.
  • Willingness to travel.

Additional Information

  • Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Kindred is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

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