PepsiCo: Learnership Programme 2020

  •  Prospecton, South Africa
  •  Engineering

Job Description

Auto req ID: 182683BR

Job Description

  • Performs instrumentation maintenance activities associated with process plant, packaging plant; palletizing plant, utilities and facilities.
  • Monitors daily downtime and institute corrective action plans to prevent recurrences of breakdowns.
  • Calibrates, repairs and maintains control gear/instrumentation and associated equipment to ensure operation within set standards;
  • Perform root cause analysis to address asset performance problems and/or reduce cost;
  • Maintains PLCs and SCADA systems and networks (hardware and software) and perform changes/modification as required;
  • Continuously evaluates the process control philosophy and initiate improvement actions in order to achieve asset performance targets;
  • Implements continuous improvement on all electronic equipment in the plant.
  • Assist in commissioning of modifications/projects;
  • Ensures proper documentation of changes/modifications and perform internal audits;
  • Fault finding and repair of electronic systems to card level.
  • Fault finding and repairs of electronic cards down to component level.
  • Ensure availability of spares for all electronic/control systems in the plant.
  • Accurately and timeously reports process equipment deviations to stakeholders to meet/improve equipment availability and reliability targets.
  • Ensure proper back-up of all PLC programs and maintain records of all upgrades.
  • Ensure the safe operations of process control systems.
  • Audit of control system equipment.
  • Resolve daily plant instrumentation and PLC/Software issues and complete root cause analysis
  • Ensure all back-up software is up to date and process control systems on the plant are functional
  • Calibration of process equipment.
  • Complete required testing and safety checks on all instrumentation equipment.
  • Conducts all scheduled maintenance within required timeframes
  • Performs all emergency electronic maintenance
  • Updates and Reviews documentation relating to work done and or changes in original specifications
  • Signs off on alternative systems suppliers based on equipment performance



  • Qualified artisan with at least N6/S4 qualification in Process Instrumentation
  • Minimum 5 years maintenance experience in the Production/FMCG environment.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of MS Office and maintenance software
  • Must have strong knowledge and experience in control systems – SCADA and PLCs, ACDC drives and SCADA systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of instrumentation, HAZOP studies, PIDs and quality standards
  • Strong PLC programming skills and thorough knowledge of operator interfaces and Wonderware.
  • Working experience with industrial communication methodologies (RS-232, ASI, Devicenet, Ethernet)
  • Extensive experience with operator interfaces; and energy devices such as drives; servo drives; thyristors; soft starters etc.


  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Listening
  • Team player
  • Creative
  • Innovation

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular

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