Chief Engineer

Location: Kaduna, Nigeria
Salary: Negotiable

Our Client, a global FMCG company is looking to attract a highly experienced Chief Engineer who will be responsible for leading the Engineering performance and any minor/major capex projects being undertaken in the said location. The role will have two senior Engineering Managers reporting into it.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead & run Preventive Maintenance programme for the production plant & ensure its effectiveness through adherence checks against schedule to maximize equipment availability.
  • Ensure team is guided to attend breakdowns & RCA & CAPA is carried out to prevent re-occurrence
  • Drive team capabilities to achieve the maintenance targets through structured problem solving, improvement interventions etc.
  • Maintain a high level of stakeholder management with all relevant functions such as Procurement, Finance, Quality, HR, production etc. for effective & efficient management of Engineering function
  • Maintain good rapport with senior leadership team to ensure expectations are clearly understood & escalations/concerns are effectively routed.
  • 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 & ensure stock norms are followed & overall stock values are reviewed on regular basis
  • 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, mentor & coach senior Engineering managers reporting to him to keep them motivated & rightly oriented.
  • 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 including Utilities & Infra.
  • Create budget requirement for Opex & Capex for specific locations for the year & ensure all expenses are within the allotted budget for all locations.
  • Lead the MATS KPI monthly verification & validation process for all locations
  • Initiate ideation process within the team to generate value addition projects on reliability, process, efficiency & safety improvements & make plans for implementation.
  • Lead the execution of minor & major Capex projects for the plant as per the agreed timelines & budget.
  • Maintain good report & interpersonal connect with all peers & senior stakeholders in the business for effective management of the department.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree in mechanical/electrical engineering, QEHS, HACCP related certification job-related courses and training, project management experience preferred
  • 14-16 years of experience in handling Plant maintenance, utilities and projects

Kindly send CV in WORD FORMAT to cv@fmcgsearch.com with subject as “Chief Engineer” if you meet the requirements above and you will be contacted shortly after.

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Job Location: Kaduna

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