Mechanical Maintenance Technician

The BBI Group aim to create a world where everyone has the opportunity for a better quality of life. Due to our continued growth, we are seeking a Stability & Validation Technician to join our team. This is a permanent, full- time position based at our facility in Cape Town.

About BBI Solutions

BBI Solutions has been serving the global diagnostics industry for over 50-years, and is the world’s largest independent producer of immuno-diagnostics reagents. We develop and manufacture critical components for the diagnostic industry, but also apply our expertise by delivering solutions that bring critical components together in the development and manufacture of point of care and conventional tests. Furthermore, our Novarum Mobile Diagnostic Platform complements across the diagnostics workflow to interpret and share assay results. This makes BBI unique among IVD suppliers. 

Our range of immuno-diagnostics reagents includes human antigens, antibodies, enzymes and serum & plasma products. With manufacturing sites spanning four continents, we produce world-renowned labels for lateral flow, ELISA assay and biosensors, including our high-quality gold nanoparticles and glucose oxidase. The acquisition of German-based DIARECT AG in June 2020 established BBI as the leading provider of antigens in the autoimmune and tick-borne IVD markets.

Role Overview

The Mechanical Maintenance Technician will work within the Maintenance service delivery department and company framework to ensure the effective maintenance of all process and service-related equipment.  As a qualified Mechanical Maintenance Technician, the bulk of the work will be related to mechanical maintenance of the plant and equipment, however in the role of Mechanical Maintenance Technician, the incumbent will also be required to carry out electrical repairs and maintenance as and when required in the preventative maintenance and break down job card system.

As a qualified artisan the incumbent will be required to complete and maintain various records related to statutory requirements as well as internal documentation.

They will assist line manager with stock keeping, record keeping, capturing & management of quotes.

Keeps work areas in neat order and be trained on GMP practices and regulations

As a Mechanical Maintenance Technician, you will be required to work in all areas of the company from production to service delivery and have strong attention to detail with regards to Quality Excellence.

They will also be required to be on standby and to work after hours and shifts as and when required.

Role Requirements

Qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum of N4
  • Technically qualified and trade tested or working towards trade test
  • 3 to 5 years’ working experience in a maintenance role
  • Qualified technician with a proven track record.
  • Knowledge of GMP and ISO9001 requirements
  • Experience working in cGMP environment would be an advantage
  • Experience with freeze dry and refrigeration maintenance would be advantageous.
  • Welding experience, TIG and or Aergon
  • Lathe machine experience

    Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Corrective & Preventative maintenance program recording and completion.
  • Implementation of preventative and or corrective measures.
  • Contribute to plant availability of at least 90%.
  • Drill down to technical aspects of field of specialty.
  • Participation in problem solving, improvement and or cost saving projects/initiatives.
  • Follow work instructions relating to the QMS system.
  • Raise requisitions on Syspro for purchasing/ordering requirements.
  • On time and in full delivery to internal customers.
  • Capture hours and work performed on various tasks in detail and with 100% accuracy on DMS job cards.
  • Receive quotes, capture and manage process into relevant computerized systems
  • Identify improvements & assist in implementation.
  • Initiation of non-conformances, SQA’s & completion of forms.
  • Train contractors/fellow employees on permit systems and or equipment usage.
  • Personal development: Willing to be trained on various processes within BBI and also external training and development relating to job function.
  • Required to be trained and self-develop on automation projects and electronic use of tablets for record keeping and or reporting.
  • Ensure Health & Safety requirements and standards are met


    Here at BBI, we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our employees. They play a pivotal role in improving the quality of people’s lives and are focused on delivering exceptional products and technologies. With our employees focused on others, we’re focused on them. That’s why, at BBI, we’re dedicated to providing our employees with access to global resources and site- specific benefits that support their health and wellbeing.

    Recognising that our people are our strength, we offer an attractive benefits package to our employees:

  • Provident Fund
  • % Contributory Retirement Scheme
  • Death in Service Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Private Healthcare Scheme

  • 15 days Annual Leave, which increases by 1 day per annum to 20 days
  • Birthday leave
  • Long Service Awards
  • Global Employee Wellbeing Programme
  • Reward and Recognition Programme
  • Commitment to Career Development
  • Refer A Friend Scheme

We’re also focused on development, creating an environment that allows our employees to nurture their talent and empowers you to make a difference. This is achieved by providing our employees with access to learning opportunities to help achieve personal career goals.


AA candidates will be given preference in line with our AA requirements; however, we will select candidates from all groups.”