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ICE Technician



Full Time

On Site


Johannesburg, Michigan, United States

ICE SPECIALIST- Lords View Factory


To provide multidisciplinary Instrumentation and Control skills to ensure preventive and proactive maintenance and operation of the plant to achieve factory performance targets. The Instrumentation Technician keeps the instrumentation and control system operational by fault finding, correcting faults and documenting system changes.


Analyses and faultfinding on instrumentation equipment and problem solving.

Identify deviations and non-conforming items on equipment and assess exactly what steps to take to rectify these deviations and non-conformances.

Ensure that any breakdowns or short stops in area of responsibility are recorded.

Perform the function of subject matter expert as the entire factory will be heavily reliant on this incumbent understanding of instrumentation to provide sound technical guidance, support and direction both strategically and operationally.

Coordinate and facilitate shop floor training and guidelines.


Diagnoses and interprets multi-disciplinary problems (fault finding) to optimize production output and carries out the plant repairs.

Ensures that service levels are maintained at the required standards by carrying out all breakdown, preventative and predictive maintenance effectively.

Support maintenance for area of responsibility and assist in all projects from an instrumentation and control perspective that are running in respective area.

Take responsibility of managing ICE systems in the Packing/Making area

Participate in strategic engineering plans to deliver maintenance benefits.

Ensure availability and effective utilization of equipment and system integrity and backups.

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Faultfinding and problem solving of engineering/ operational problems in his area by ensuring that the appropriate corrective action regarding any deviation from standards is taken.

Identifies the major engineering losses in his area and investigates using problem solving methodologies.

Supports Effective Maintenance

Contributes to the reduction of breakdowns in area of responsibility by analyzing breakdowns, complying with the preventative planned maintenance requirement and implementing continuous improvements.

Participates in strategic engineering plans to deliver maintenance and breakdown reduction benefits.


Completes all required documentation to standard and captures SAP, maintenance and stores information on relevant data system.


Ensures that Company safety rules and regulations are adhered to within the sphere of responsibility.

Ensure Instrumentation and Control equipment comply with safety standards.

Assist with quarterly audit if necessary.

Ensure Instrumentation and Control aspects comply with QV (Quality Verification), ISO and IRCA (International Regulatory Chemical Agency) standards.

Assists with behavioral safety to eliminate incidents and near misses.

Autonomous Maintenance

Draws up, Coaches and develops engineering skills to other maintenance and operational staff.

Completes tags in area of responsibility to the completion ratio required.


Lead and manage instrumentation and control projects. Define instrumentation scope and standards for new equipment installations, upgrades and plant changes.


Develop, mentor and coach interns.


N4 in Instrumentation and Trade Test in Instrumentation or Diploma in Control and Instrumentation or BTech Control and Instrumentation 3 years’ experience in a Maintenance environment will be an advantage.

Expert knowledge in Instrumentation and Control systems preferably in a FMCG environment

Instrumentation hardware knowledge of flow measurement, temperature, pressure, load cell mass levels and weighing equipment.

Must understand the Process environment end to end and (PNID) Process Instrumentation Diagrams

Siemens and Allen Bradley PLC experience will be an advantage

Understand and identifying component failure, diagnose and repair independently will be an advantage

Proficient computer literacy in SAP, Access, Outlook and Microsoft Office

Problem solving and fault-finding skills

Good communication with willingness to share expertise and knowledge.

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.