Trade Kings Ltd
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Maintenance Planner

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Trade Kings Home Care Limited is a leading manufacturer of quality detergents soaps and households products located in Lusaka South Multi Facility Economic Zone Area. In its quest to improve service delivery, the company seeks to employ a suitably qualified individual,highly motivated and goal oriented professional to fill the vacant position listed above.


1. In collaboration with Engineering Stores Clerk, ensures that minimum stock levels of critical spares are maintained, and routinely follows-up with procurement on new stock or services ordered

2. Develop integrated maintenance schedules of work that optimizes equipment downtime and resource utilization

3. Develop equipment availability forecasts based upon planned work

4. Develop cost and material forecasts for planned work in CMMS and Budget System

5. Develop detailed scopes of work for future planned work schedules (weekly, shutdowns, annual plans) that improves resource effectiveness

6. Develop and issue work management KPI’s and improvement plans

7. Develop, implement and maintain safe work procedures and promote high safety and health awareness. Promote and comply with the LMC Occupational Health & Safety Policy.

8. Be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the team.

9. In conjunction with the Safety Officer and/or other Supervisors, carries out Risk Assessments prior to task execution, detailing the work procedure

10. Co-ordinate Plant Condition Monitoring (including walk-around checks), activities in close collaboration with the Supervisors; keeping records of the same

11. In consultation with the Supervisors, do work scheduling, estimating the hours and man-power needed to effectively execute the task

12. Ensures adherence to EHS standards e.g. ISO/ZABS

13. Document Control e.g. Engineering Drawings/Manuals/Technical publications

14. Accurately measure maintenance activities and report accordingly

15. Compiling/delivering reports from the CMMS programme, regarding the work execution/management

16. Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner.


1. BS. Mechanical Engineering/ Diploma Mechanical Engineering

2. Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambian

3. Minimum two (2) years manufacturing experience in planning function focused on either mobile fleet or fixed plant.

4. High levels of competency in maintenance planning, integrated scheduling, backlog management, shutdown management, budget development, asset master data, maintenance KPI reporting and continuous improvement techniques

5. Competent in asset strategy development and life cycle costing

6. Competent in supporting processes such as, procurement, rotables management, spares management

7. Must be able to read understand and reference maintenance manuals.

8. High levels of competency in the use of CMMS Systems (e.g. Pronto), MS Office products (e.g. Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint)

9. Medium level competency in budgeting tools (e.g. Xeras)

Method of Application

Interested applicants, please email your cover letter, an Updated CV and Academic Qualifications in a single document to, with “THE JOB TITLE” as the subject line. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline
11 Apr 15:00