Maintenance Planner Packaging Job at AB InBev

Job Title: Maintenance Planner Packaging Job

AB InBev has provided the job opportunity for the position as mentioned above. All the Applicants are highly welcomed to apply.

Company: AB InBev

Dreaming big is in our DNA. It’s who we are as a company. It’s our culture. It’s our heritage. And more than ever, it’s our future. A future where we’re always looking forward. Always serving up new ways to meet life’s moments. A future where we keep dreaming bigger. We look for people with passion, talent, and curiosity, and provide them with the teammates, resources and opportunities to unleash their full potential. The power we create together – when we combine your strengths with ours – is unstoppable. Are you ready to join a team that dreams as big as you do?

The key purpose of this role is to manage the relevant Maintenance Systems, spares management, generation of routine and planned maintenance schedules, provide support to maintenance teams in the execution of maintenance and ensuring relevant Permit-to-Work are in place.

Key Outputs and Responsibilities:

Maintenance Planning

  • Facilitate and lead the planned maintenance pre-meeting with a focus on required work, problems to be addressed and resource requirements
  • Plan all required work on the planned maintenance schedule
  • Ad hoc tasks should be included and prioritised and relevant works requests generated
  • Determine resource requirements to complete work and assign tasks to specific resources
  • Interaction with departmental heads to obtain resources necessary for task completion
  • Partake in planned maintenance period in support of the maintenance team, assisting with problem solving, work prioritisation and resource re-allocation
  • Reschedule incomplete work to the next planned maintenance period and capture all required information from the planned maintenance period on the maintenance systems
  • Facilitate and lead the maintenance post mortems and document any problems encountered, opportunities identified and lessons learned.

Problem Solving

  • Where problems have occurred during routine or planned maintenance activities, apply structured problem solving approach to resolve
  • Where required calls in additional resources to assist in problems solving or escalate to engineer for direction
  • Assist fellow team members to resolve problems on request
  • Take part, as a functional expert, in FFA’s on request
  • Ensure maintenance and cleaning day and annual shutdown programs are completed
  • Ensure all required asset care work is carried out and complies with asset care standards
  • Ensure spares needed to support asset care program are available on time and within costs
  • Identify asset care training needs in the Machine Specialist’s as well as in the shift teams and make recommendations
  • Analyse SAP maintenance system to identify recurring problems and make recommendations to enhance the asset care schedules
  • Co-ordinates resource allocation of process artisans and machine specialist on maintenance and cleaning day and annual shutdown
  • Participate as a subject matter expert in asset care problem solving sessions


  • Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical) or equivalent
  • 3 to 5 years production Engineering


  • Solid SAP experience
  • PC literate (Proficiency in Microsoft Office package)
  • Understanding of Maintenance Processes and Practices
  • In depth knowledge of Packaging plant equipment and processes
  • Assertive leadership, good people management
  • Strong diagnostic ability

Additional information:

  • Band: VIII

ABInBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in line with ABInBev employment equity plan and talent requirements.

The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/ relevant information as criteria for short-listing.