Purpose of the position:
This position oversees and manages maintenance and project activities within the company. He/She will have to ensure compliance with group policies and procedures, as well as develop the strategy, implementation and smooth running of activities for the maintenance department and ensure the smooth running of activities for expansions and projects.
Supervise the work and tasks of members of the maintenance team – Plan, coordinate and supervise the activities of the maintenance department – Ensure that measures are taken in a timely manner in the event of breakdowns – Plan, coordinate and supervise maintenance machines to prevent breakdowns, ensure preventive maintenance is carried out. – Maximize and schedule preventive maintenance and control overtime for members performing maintenance. – Overall cost control for the department, in terms of the purchase of spare parts and the use of spare parts. Ensure spare parts are available and plan for the year to avoid additional costs to source them.
Understand the requirements of projects allocated by the Group Maintenance and Project Manager, develop a project plan and share it for review and discussion – Review and finalize plan feasibility, resources, safety standards, timelines and capital budget in collaboration with supervisor – Share updates on project plan, budget, timelines, resources and update reports as needed with supervisor – Keep abreast of local conditions and put areas in obvious to the supervisor. – Understanding of the plans, drawings and details of the projects. Understand security procedures.
Management of contractors and suppliers:
Identify local suppliers based on market and network understanding; Share vendor list with supervisor for selection – Assist supervisor in negotiating project cost and delivery schedule – Lead project review meetings to provide status updates, corrective actions and milestones Additional – Understand and resolve vendor issues to ensure project timelines are met; Escalate complex issues to supervisor and seek guidance on problem resolution
Create draft engineering drawings/project plan and solicit supervisor feedback on engineering specifications – Share material requisition requests for critical projects with supervisor for feedback – Perform periodic review with project team project execution and supplier on manpower, performance, budget and timelines and guide teams to undertake corrective actions; Escalate complex issues to supervisor and seek advice on problem resolution – Monitor and ensure adherence to statutory regulations and legal compliance for new projects and technical developments. – Understand the manpower/technical support/resources required from the manufacturing/contractor/supplier. – Understand the quality and standard, capacity and number of machines quoted by the manufacturer / subcontractor / supplier
Review existing processes and compliance requirements in accordance with statutory standards for project development activities – Identify areas of cost reduction and an action plan to achieve the cost reduction target – Formulate an action plan for the improvement and optimization of processes for all the key activities of the department.
People management and company values:
Track team performance at an overall and individual level and provide support/advice where needed to ensure achievement of annual plans – Manage effective allocation of resources, improve team member capability quotient team and fostering higher team engagement through appropriate P&C interventions – Ensure actions and behaviors are in line with company values – STEEL. – Provide opportunities and train technicians / engineers / managers. Good coordination with machine manufacturing, suppliers, contractors.
Experience and education:
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering (preferred)
10+ years of experience in plant project management (steel industry – SMS and hot/cold rolling mills and auxiliaries) and installation with hands-on experience leading a new project or of an expansion project on the African market.
Good understanding of key projects implemented in the steel industry / manufacturing industry; in the execution / management / coordination of the project
Knowledge and skills:
Knowledge of project planning methodologies – Ability to effectively manage budgets – Vendor/contractor management knowledge and skills – Knowledge of six sigma/Lean, agile and process improvement methodologies – Understanding of local languages (French and English from preference) – Knowledge of steel fabrication industries equipment/machinery. – Team management, multi-skills (mechanical, civil, electrical, manufacturing). – Hands-on experience in installing/running steel fabrication machinery and equipment.
Excellence in execution – Long-term focus – Collaborative partnerships – Personal efficiency and credibility – Effective team management – Coordination, knowledge of machine operation and maintenance.
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