Chief Engineer at Olam International

Olam Nigeria Limited

Job Description / Responsibility

Product Information:

Grains is one of the 6 prioritized platforms in Olam The Grains business consists of 4 verticals: Wheat Milling (in sub-Saharan Africa), Origination & Trading (Origination in the Black Sea and Latin America, Destination in the Middle East & North Africa, Prop trading in Wheat/Corn/Soy), Animal Feeds & Proteins (starting in Nigeria, but plan to expand to 4-5 countries in Africa, Asia & MENA by 2020) and Ocean Freight (vessel charter, Prop trading).

Our manufacturing facilities in Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and Senegal helping these countries to reduce import costs of refined wheat. With an unrelenting focus on food safety, innovation and cost efficiencies, we produce a range of quality flours for bread, baguettes, pasta noodles, biscuits, semolina, and confectionery.

Job Description:

The role requires an individual with excellent leadership abilities to oversee multiple responsibilities, this includes managing everyday maintenance requirements, guiding and managing the field engineering teams and setting long and short-term project goals.

You will be required to negotiating with vendors and clients, ensure that projects stay within time and budgetary restraints, and compile required reports for defining action items.

You are a person who regularly upgrades yourself and keeps abreast of cutting-edge advancements in the field and is dedicated to excellence. Great people skills are always a plus point.

Key Deliverables:

Set up & run Preventive Maintenance programme for both mills & ensure its effectiveness through adherence checks against schedule to maximize equipment availability

Ensure breakdowns are duly attended & RCA & CAPA is carried out to prevent re-occurence

Drive team capabilities to achieve the maintenance targets through structured problem solving, improvement interventions etc

Ensure team is trained & maintained on the EHS standards for all the jobs & processes. Correct codes of practice, both statutory and advisory

Ensure an effective Engineering spare management through Safety stock reviews & proactive ordering on time

Regular site inspection and maintaining a training calendar for the team to improve the overall technical capabilities

Cost-effectively manage external contractors - seek to challenge their costs and performance to ensure cost-effective yet quality service

Coordinate with direct reports to maintain and administer all personnel records and systems relating to employees (excluding records of sickness, absenteeism and holidays etc)

Review maintenance performance through daily, weekly & monthly meetings with team members & relevant stakeholders

Drive team engagement through team-building practices, case studies & informal gatherings

Maintain a Statutory calendar covering all the Statutory inspections for the Plant covering Utilities & Infra

Review Repair & maintenance expenses & devise strategies to manage the actual costs against the allotted budget

Initiate ideation process within the team to generate value addition projects on reliability, process, efficiency & safety improvements & make plans for implementation

Execute minor & major Capex projects for the plant as per the agreed timelines & budget.

Organizational Effectiveness:

Sensitizing and training the entire workforce on matters of safe working practices and their role in maintaining the highest standards of safety.

Work with the team to identify personnel training needs.

Actively promote training and personal development on-site (Costs to be controlled within agreed budgets).

Best in class vendor management practices to be central for cost-effective management of external contractors - seek to challenge their costs and performance to ensure quality service at approved costs.

Coordinate with managers to maintain and administer all personnel records and systems relating to employees (excluding records of sickness, absenteeism and holidays, recorded in the General Office).

Robust systems to be deployed along with respective managers to ensure the safekeeping of all company agreements and financial instruments.

Educational Requirements

    Higher National Diploma or Bachelor's degree in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering.

Experience Requirements

    8-10 years of experience in handling plant maintenance, utilities and projects.

    Minimum 3 years of leadership role in engineering management is required.

Additional Job Requirements

    QEHS or GMP / HACCP related certification courses and training will be an added advantage.

Company Information
Olam Nigeria Limited Address : Plot 5 & 6, Abebe Village Road, Opp. FBN Regional Office, Iganmu , Lagos , Nigeria Web : Website

Job Summary

Olam Nigeria Limited
  • Category : Engineering /Manufacturing/ Technical
  • Posted on : 30 Jul 2020
  • Job Type : Full Time
  • No. of Vacancies : 1
  • Employer : Olam Nigeria Limited
  • Experience : 0
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Location : Nationwide
  • Application Deadline : 29 Aug 2020

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