Olam Kaduna announces job opening

Established in 1989, Olam is today a global agri-business operating from seed to shelf, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 22,000 customers worldwide.

A career in Olam is not just about progressing through a hierarchy. It is about growing through rich and diverse experiences, developing your skills in challenging roles and participating in initiatives to build new capabilities.

Job Title: Chief Engineer

Functional Area: Manufacturing & Technical Services (MATS)

Reporting to: GM-Engineering  

Work Location: Kaduna, Nigeria

 

Job Description:

To organize and control all aspects of the maintenance function of process, utilities & plant infrastructures to the required company standards. The incumbent would be responsible for the plant maintenance including Facility & Poultry feed mills belonging to Animal feed business.

Key Deliverables:

  • Set up & run preventive maintenance program 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-occurrence
  • 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
  • Ensure team follows 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 stake holders
  • 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
  • Maintain good report & interpersonal connect with all peers & senior stake holders in the business for effective management of the department

Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree in mechanical/electrical engineering.  QEHS or GMP / HACCP related certification courses and training will be an added advantage.
  • 12-15 years of experience in handling plant maintenance, utilities and projects. Minimum 3 years leadership role in Engineering Management is required.

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