Job Title

Senior Artisan/Foreman

South Africa, Eastern Cape
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Area: South Africa, Eastern Cape
Sector: Construction
Posted: 10 June 2024

Job Details

Liesen is looking for a skilled and experienced Artisan to join their team in East London (Fort Jackson Industrial Area), Eastern Cape. This will be a hands-on (spanner work), challenging and yet rewarding role at a young and dynamic company. With you, we will build our customer base and sustainably expand our market position.


  • Preventative maintenance – Reduce breakdowns, minimize scrap and unplanned downtime. Responsible for maximizing machine efficiencies and plant utilisation. Regular safety checks of trailers, plant, warehouse, and equipment.
  • Proactive maintenance – Actively involved in Fault finding, report problem areas, and request needed resources. Good workmanship in machine repairs. Conduct regular inspections to identify potential maintenance needs and address them proactively.
  • Facility and Plant upkeep – Manage and schedule regular Equipment & Plant maintenance on Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems, Motors, Pumps, Valves, etc. Ensure team adheres to ‘5S’ processes and regular housekeeping.
  • Weld (Oxy-Acetylene, CO2, and/or Arc welding) and fabricate where necessary. Be handy with most manual and power tools.
  • Keep accurate records of maintenance activities, repairs and equipment performance and generate reports and job cards as required.
  • Collaborating with other production departments – Monitor equipment performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Manage and control the replenishment of tools and consumables e.g. Gaskets, seals, nuts, and bolts, drill bits, grind discs, etc.
  • Advise Managing Director – Troubleshoot maintenance issues and provide technical expertise to resolve problems efficiently. Collaborates in identifying improvement opportunities to drive cost-effective and efficient operation to maximise business profits.
  • Serve as a mentor to yearly intake of work integrated learning students – Fitters, millwrights, fitter & turners, etc.
  • Manage, supervise, delegate, and coordinate the work of staff, including mechanics, drivers, operators and general assistants – Lead meetings.
  • HR – Performance Management System – Be involved in robust review processes, time and attendance, disciplinary, and the measurement of individual KPI achievements.
  • OHS – Adheres and enforces safety regulations and report all safety hazards, accidents, and incidents.


  • Minimum Grade 12/Matric, National Senior Certificate (Taking and reading measurements)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in repair + maintenance operations, preferably in a manufacturing or industrial setting.
  • Strong technical skills and knowledge of best practices in maintenance procedures and protocols.
  • Mechanical or Equivalent Technical Qualification (Advantageous).
  • Trade tested (Highly advantageous).
  • Basic Understanding of electricity (fault finding, switches, sensors, wiring, motor testing and phasing, etc). (Advantageous)
  • Must be able to find work and execute tasks individually.
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to effectively manage a team.
  • Proficiency in MS Office/Excel, technically savvy (can use tablet) and/or maintenance management software.
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Willing to ‘get down and be dirty’ – Work with Bitumen.
  • Languages: Fluent in English and IsiXhosa
  • Physically and medically fit!
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Reside in East London or nearby areas – Must be able to work flexible hours and off-site as needed.


Contract Duration:

6 Month Fixed Term Contract.


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