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Company Info

Large organization

Lafarge Africa Plc is a leading Sub-Saharan Africa building solutions Company and member of the LafargeHolcim group. The vision of Lafarge Africa Plc is to be the most trusted and preferred partner of African construction professionals and home builders by delivering cement, concrete, aggregates and other building solutions that are best in quality, environmentally sustainable and nationwide available at affordable cost. 

200 + Employees

Lafarge Africa Plc is a leading Sub-Saharan Africa building solutions Company and member of the LafargeHolcim group. The vision of Lafarge Africa Plc is to be the most trusted and preferred partner of African construction professionals and home builders by delivering cement, concrete, aggregates and other building solutions that are best in quality, environmentally sustainable and nationwide available at affordable cost.

1). Commercial Planning & Reporting Manager

Requisition ID: 6413

Location: Lagos

About the Job

  • The job holder is responsible for driving the understanding of commercial performance (budget vs. actual, forecast vs. actual, gaps), recovery actions/gaps.
  • S / He is expected to provide daily sales performance vs. business metrics (Rolling forecast and Budget) to flag any potential risks on volume projections, recovery plans and the underlying impact on delivering business financial targets.

What You’ll be Doing

  • Leads the Commercial team in the delivery of timely and accurate performance and reporting reports – daily, weekly, monthly, Quarterly – ensuring the stakeholders are engaged and understood the key highlights.
  • Drives the performance review meetings with Sales team and Marketing team to understand gaps and actionable insights for recovery/win at micro-markets.
  • Generate and share commercial insights from multiple sources relating to product, promotions, pricing and distribution of cement, mortar and RMX across regional markets in Nigeria.
  • Develop and execute dashboards to track top-line sales operational data daily, weekly and monthly at territories, states and regions; and products and customer segments.
  • Develop and prepare the reporting structure, presentation slides and models that clearly show performance from different Region and Territories, highlighting baseline action for management
  • Acts as a point of contact and subject matter expert for commercial performance and reporting regarding sales operations; collaborating with IT and commercial finance to ensure data integrity.
  • Participation in collaborative business analysis activities with other functions (Industrial, Logistics, Procurement, Finance, Customer Service, etc) to gather required analytics, reporting and dashboard requirements.
  • Track, collate and evaluate ROI on commercial (sales & marketing) initiatives (programs and activation).
  • Supports the Brand/Channel managers & cross-functional teams with required analysis and insights to understand and drive commercial initiatives.
  • Supports the Pricing Manager with operational data and insights to develop contexts into the monthly PCOMM meetings.
  • Supports topline commercial managers with data and insights to drive strategic plans
  • Contributes to strategy development across units and tracks strategy execution, flagging deviations where applicable.
  • Full participation/contribution into the annual Budget/MTP process
  • Create and update new business models to guide decisions in commercial (sales & marketing) and inputs into commercial strategies and customer contract negotiations. For example, profitability model, competitive cost comparison model, shelf price studies, special effects costing model.
  • Market visitation and monitoring.
  • Other projects and commercial ad-hoc analysis as required

Who You’ll be Working With
Direct People Relationships:

  • Commercial Data Analyst Lead
  • Demand Planning & Insights Manager
  • Head of Key Accounts
  • RTM Manager
  • Channel/Brand Managers
  • Head of Sales (x4)
  • Head of Key Account
  • Channel Relationship Managers
  • Commercial Excellence Manager
  • Pricing & Market Insight Manager
  • Country Head of sales
  • Head of Marketing
  • Head of Customer Service

Indirect People Relationships:

  • Commercial Finance Controller
  • Logistics and Industrial & Planning Managers
  • Logistics & Industrial Data Analysts
  • SOPs
  • 3rd Party Sales Agents
  • Customer Service Teams, etc

Requirements
What we are looking for:

  • Knowledge of the high level of reporting needed to provide data and capture big picture objectives
  • Work closely with IT department in building of pertinent data structure for Dashboard & reporting.
  • Sound knowledge of market dynamics, Consumer, Product and Competition.
  • Expertise with Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Analytical skills
  • Financial acumen
  • 5 – 7 years’ experience in Sales & Marketing with about 3 years in Analytical role
  • Multi-sector and or multi industry experience will be added advantage
  • Understands what’s behind automation and entailed in building and reporting aspects of analytics
  • Ability to help move forward and lead the Data Analyst metrics for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives
  • LOGON, QLIKVIEW, SAP and other ERP reports for generating Insights

Application Closing Date
Not Specified

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2). Health & Safety Coordinator

Requisition ID: 6121
Location: Ewekoro, Ogun

About the Job
To support line management to coordinate the health safety aspects of Ewekoro Plant facility which should include but not limited to:

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  • Ensures the installation (or oversee the installation of) safety devices on machineries.
  • Liaise with health and safety manager to investigate industrial accidents, injuries, or occupation-related diseases in order to establish control measures
  • Ensures the implementation and operation of the H&S Systems, by planning and conducting internal quality audits
  • Ensures the company H&S policy, is fully understood, implemented, operated and maintained
  • Review, update and control, the distribution of the Company HSE Manual and related procedures.
  • Generate project specific H&S Plans.
  • Ensures that all contractual / company and local authority requirements for Health & Safety are complied with
  • Ensuring adequate training / awareness of company personnel for H&S systems
  • Conducts reviews of the approved suppliers and subcontractor’s list and give feedback to the health and safety manager
  • Ensures Customer / Clients requirements are fulfilled and appropriate
  • Ensures that all subcontractors H&S systems and plans are acceptable to the company as applicable to a contract, and ensure that Subcontractor’s / Supplier’s H&S systems are implemented and effective
  • Collation of H&S parameters for monthly reporting
  • Compliance with Internal Control
  • Participate in Internal & external Audits.
  • Ensure contractor safety meetings and inspections are done regularly.
  • Monitor the compliance of PPE accross the plant
  • Comply with EMS H&S Instrumentation activities
  • Ensure involvement in the implementation and maintenance of integrated management system in the plant

What You’ll be Doing

  • Ensure every worker gets inducted onto the site by having a simple safety Induction program and materials that covers key topics.  All contractors and staff should pass a comprehensive induction which they sign off and includes a way to validate knowledge & key topics covered.
  • Work with the Health and Safety manager and line managers to assess and develop training needs and organize / facilitate suitable programs to support the site safety awareness and skill to reach the required level:
    • Lafarge Main standards awareness – WAH, PPE, EI, CSM, Crystalline Silica, Mobile Equipment and People transport advisories.
    • Risk Management
    • Lifting and Rigging
    • VFL Training
  • Audit and Assess site contractors and staff for compliance with Lafarge rules and Policies, react and interact with contractor management and Lafarge management when gaps.
  • Assess with support of company doctor the emergency response readiness, awareness and materials.  Monitor and track first-aid certification and training is suitable to manage anticipated incidents on the site.
  • Support line management and challenge site ways of working – review field and site risk assessments, works and look for concerns or unanticipated risks or non compliances to rules. Escalate and challenge.  The safety coordinator as with any person is empowered to stop any activity on the site.
  • Tool Box Talks – Implement a system to have one structured tool box talk on a relevant subject each week and the recording of attendance and subject.
  • Record site statistics and ensure all staff and contractors on the site are captured, in alignment with LafargeHolcim incident and reporting standard. Lead accident and Incident investigation when needed using RCA.
  • Assist in the development of the project / site safety improvement program.  This should include the monthly facilitation of a health and safety committee.
  • Make periodic health assessments of offices, canteens, toilets and facilities and assess compliance with Welfare Facilities Standard, Ergonomics Advisory
  • Comply with EMS Health and Safety  activities
  • Ensure involvement in the implementation and maintenance of integrated management   system in the plant

Who You’ll be Working With

  • The incumbent interacts regularly with all categories of Staff in the Plant and offers professional advice on health and safety. He  also interacts regularly with the external public for coordination in Health and Safety management

Requirements

  • Level of training:
    • OND / HND
    • NEBOSH /IOSH
    • Familiar in OSHA / Safety best practices and
  • Member of National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria or similar Organization
  • Familiar with federal Ministry of Labour
    • Factories Act CAP F1 LFN, 2004
    • National Policy on Occupational Safety & Health
    • Reviewed National Workplace Policy on HIV & AIDS

Linguistic skills:

  • Proficiency in English Language; Local dialects would be an advantage

Technical Competencies:

  • Occupational Health and Safety technical Competency
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of cement and Ready-mix production processes and blasting
  • Excellent Computer Skills
  • Good facilitation skills

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Good interpersonal relations
  • Good organizational skills
  • Self confidence
  • Team spirit

Managerial Competencies:

  • Results oriented
  • High integrity
  • Good leadership quality
  • Pro-active decision making
  • Ability to persuade and convince

Application Closing Date
Not Specified

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3). Quality Manager

Requisition ID: 6150
Location: Gombe
Employment Type: Full Time

About the Job

  • Accountable for product conformity with respect to national standards and customer requirements.
  • Ensures proper definition of material specifications (raw materials up to final products), reliability of lab measurements and proper management of quality along the manufacturing process.
  • Contributes to the plant’s cost performance through continuous optimization of raw mix, clinker and cement.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Ensure, that activities are only assigned to workers (employees/contractors) with proven competency for the safe execution
  • Ensure adequate training, instruction and supervision of workers (employees/contractors), appropriate intervention in case of unsafe behaviors/situations and the consequent follow up of defined corrective actions
  • Ensure compliance with local / LafargeHolcim H&S requirements within the area of responsibility
  • Ensure that no work is executed without proper assessment of risks and implementation of protection measures before the start.
  • Plans, organizes and manages sampling, measurements and analysis throughout the production process
  • Ensures proper calibration of equipment
  • Analyzes and interprets quality data; timely identifies deviations from targets and defines and implements improvement actions in collaboration with Production Manager and Production Performance Engineer
  • Investigates and controls impact of changes of material, production and process on product quality
  • Plans and controls budget; maintains long-term lab development plan including equipment replacement CAPEX plan
  • Investigates and implements actions to optimize costs and improve quality (raw mix, clinker, cement)
  • Ensures application and management of an appropriate quality system
  • Organizes internal and external audits on quality processes and ensures implementation of corrective actions identified
  • Promotes professional development of quality staff through coaching, individual development plans and training
  • Ensures compliance with LH policies on contracting and managing third party services
  • Defines and implements the necessary measures to maintain the condition of the lab installations and to assure proper functioning of equipments and systems (preventive maintenance, service contracts)
  • Defines backup solutions for control of key quality parameters in case of breakdown of critical equipment
  • Defines product portfolio and product and process targets in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders (customers, Marketing & Sales and Manufacturing)
  • Jointly with Marketing & Sales, monitors customer satisfaction and competitiveness of product performance and defines/implements corrective actions if required
  • Supports Technical Sales in the qualification and follow-up of customer complaints

Requirements
What we are looking for:

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  • Higher qualifications in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical sciences and Chemical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 6 years experience as a Quality Engineer or Chemist or Process Engineer with 5 years of relevant laboratory experience.
  • Experience in cement manufacturing process is required

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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4). Inventory Coordinator

Location: Opebi, Lagos

Employment Type: Full Time

Job Summary

  • Day to day management of Engineering stores stock levels, along with monthly / quarterly/annually stock taking and analysis of the same along with Raw materials.
  • Assist local teams in management of Satellite stores, to minimize downtime and create value for the company.
  • Work in conjunction with the maintenance & procurement teams to ensure all incoming requisitions are processed and filled within agreed timetables and provide feedback to the same on vendor’s performance and quality of materials supplied.
  • Ensure adequate stock Levels for items with longer replenishment cycle with coordinated engagements with production and procurement teams. Also using Economic Order Quantity models to demonstrate accuracy of stock levels.
  • Avoid excessive stock of items with low utilization rates. Raise early warning alarms for Potential risk on SLOB items and take preventive steps to mitigate.
  • Complete and analyze Engineering stores / Raw materials stock reviews on a quarterly & Annual basis and close out with local teams.

Responsibilities
Safety:

  • Ensure full compliance of the stores with Lafarge HSE standards.
  • Carry out regular Boots on Ground inspections and ensure all issues are closed out in a timely manner.
  • Act as a role model to peers and subordinates with regards to safety management and behaviours.

Administration and Inventory management:

  • Ensure changes in lead times for critical spares, are investigated and where necessary stock levels are modified to prevent exposure.
  • Ensure all reconditioned / repaired items are put back into stock at repair value.
  • Identification and management of Redundant / Obsolete items held and working with stakeholders to sell on, repurpose and or dispose of the same.
  • Ensure compliance at all stages with the companies purchasing procedures.

Stock Management:

  • Monitor Weekly / Monthly stock usage levels and act to preserve minimum levels, as required, identify areas of concern to management.
  • In cases where stock requirements change either on a companywide, Hub or plant basis work with teams to redistribute existing spares before reordering.
  • Ensure all stock items have a relevant MDM number and assigned storage location in the stores.
  • Ensure all stock is appropriately rotated, to reduce loss.
  • Manage Inventory accuracy through monitoring of daily warehouse activities, cycle counts, stock-takes and audit of same to verify results.
  • Manage Stock Control: the self-assured receipt, storage, retrieval, transferring; document recording and data entry into the system
  • Monitor Intercompany transaction (Cement) and ensure stock invoiced against the business aligns with the right consumption. Reports for management decision where there are anomaly.
  • Documented monthly monitoring of critical spares and modifications of the same based on actual use at site level, upcoming projects and major maintenance works, availability in the market place and current status of imports to Nigeria.

Purchase requisitions:

  • Carry out random checks on the PR’s and set up / manage a KPI identifying supplier performance against target dates. Act on non-compliances to improve performance / raise performance issues further up the management chain.
  • Work with the Project & Maintenance coordinators to balance requirements for Central and Hub stocks

Stock taking:

  • Support the A&C controller in stock taking activities across the business
  • Ensure that templates are supplied to all locations identifying the requirements of the periodic stock check and that all team members are aware of the requirements.
  • Act upon findings of the stock take and presents a summary of any financial impacts and any planned improvements to management within 3 working days.
  • Ensure there are robust systems to cover management of waste materials in the plants and hubs, covering those items with a resale value (Tyres, Oil. Batteries etc).

Reporting and analysis:

  • Prepare periodic reports to assess the effectiveness of stock management levels and actions taken to improve performance
  • Prepare KPI’s based on Critical spares, Supplier performance and Waste management, any other item that the business requires.
  • EOQ and Re-order level reports for critical spares This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and the job holder may be required to perform duties outside of this as operationally required

Who you’ll be working with
List of direct reports:

  • Stores Officer
  • Key interfaces, stakeholders and relationships:
  • The incumbent interacts regularly with Operations Coordinators, Maintenance Coordinator, Procurement and Projects & PMR Coordinator and Production & Inventory Officer

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Working capital tied up in stores
  • Obsolete stock removal
  • Age profile of spares in the stores not exceeding 2 years
  • Management of waste products in the stores
  • PR to LPO timescale
  • LPO – to In Hand timescale

Responsibilities

  • Degree in Engineering or Social Sciences
  • Certification in supply chain management will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience running commercial / Industrial stores
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer Skills especially Excel, word, powerpoint and IT tools such as SAP
  • Ability to prioritize with excellent time management skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong team player
  • Adaptable
  • Tact and tolerant
  • Ability to work well under pressure and adhere to set deadlines
  • Resilient and Motivated
  • Excellent management skills and ability to organize and plan effectively to meet both short and long range goals and objectives.
  • Ability to manage multiple project plans successfully and simultaneously.
  • Ability to motivate individuals and teams

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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5). Finance Transformation and Investor Relations Manager

Location: Opebi, Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time

Job Summary

  • The job holder is responsible for driving the development, implementation, and tracking of strategic initiatives at Lafarge Africa Plc as agreed with EXCOM. This includes annual strategy presentations, defining key performance indicators (KPIs), market research, and translating strategy into Medium-Term Plans (MTP).
  • The role involves working with the Functional Directors and/or their representatives to drive their respective transformation agendas and provide updates to the Operations Finance Director/ExCom.
  • The job holder is also responsible for managing investor relations activities to ensure Investors; current and potential; have an accurate account of company affair while overseeing special projects as required.

Responsibilities
Strategy & Research Development:

  • Lead the efforts for development of the annual strategy presentation of Lafarge Africa Plc reflective of the current business direction, across the 5 pillars of Growth, Decarbonization, Products & Solution, Operational Efficiency and People. Coordinating across all business functions to develop and consolidate the business strategy while ensuring timely submission to the Group.
  • Defining and working with stakeholders across functions to establish meaningful metrics that align with the strategic plans, and. ensuring Lafarge Africa preserves its deserved market share, healthy net sales, profitability, strengthened Logistics capability, stable production and improved sustainability.
  • Conducting extensive market research to gather critical insights about the industry, competition, consumer behaviors, emerging trends and operating environment to steer and guide key business decisions.
  • Provide relevant industry research news, related events, and publication summaries to Executive Management.
  • Translate the Strategy into Medium-Term Plan (MTP); Financials and non-financial KPIs; while ensuring this is submitted on time and accurately.
  • Maintaining a valuation model for the business to ensure there are no impairment risks in view.
  • Execution
  • Maintain a tracker of the separate strategic imperatives and identified KPIs and reporting on it monthly across different levels of the organization.
  • Collaborating with Functional Leadership teams to ensure delivery and execution of the strategic initiatives through continuous engagement and dedicated sessions to discuss progress and align next steps.
  • Hold a quarterly companywide review session on Strategy Implementation progress with EXCOM and Functional Leaders across the business.
  • Assessing key business decisions, projects and transactions to check alignment with Strategic plan.
  • Working with the Functional Directors and/or their representatives to drive their respective transformation as aligned to achieve the delivery of the Strategy

Special Project:

  • Collaborate across all business functions to ensure prompt execution and delivery of “Special Projects” as defined by the Operations Finance Director.

Digital Finance Transformation:

  • Creating a digital transformation map across the finance functions by working with all Finance Heads of Department and IT to define scope and evaluate types of solutions required.
  • Drive implementation of the agreed transformation map across all functions, amending the map as required and reporting on the progress monthly. Hands-on implementation of the solution and localizing solution to ensure agile and continuous implementation process.
  • Drive the digital transformation of the Finance function in conjunction with the Finance Leadership Team as the requirement for Finance has radically evolved over the last years. With the trend moving away from daily operations and repetitive functions to value management and strategic steering of the business which is made only possible through digital transformation of repetitive processes and report generation. iv. Build a density of skilled Finance professional across all functions to ensure continued success of the digital transformation project.

Investors Relations:

  • Prepare presentations ahead of earnings releases, of Analyst calls, communications for Investment Analysts, Investors and regulators.
  • Developing and maintaining annual Company Investor relations plan.
  • Act as point person for credit proposals and deals in market, including responding effectively to questions from Investors and analysts.
  • Quarterly, Half-year and Yearly Benchmark review of Lafarge versus competition (Financial & Non-Financial) to identify areas where Lafarge is doing better than competition as well as key improvement areas. Developing action plans for validation/implementation
  •  Support the production of annual reports to ensure it accurately communicates the company affairs to the Investing Public.
  • Provide regular feedback to the CFO/CEO on Investor perception of the organization

Who you’ll be working with
Internal:

  • EXCOM, Finance Leadership, Finance Business partners, Functional Leads across other functions and other internal stakeholders

External:

  • Investment analysts, Creditors and Service Providers.

Key Performance Indicators 

  • Timely development and submission of Strategy and MTP document.
  • Execution of Strategic initiatives
  • Delivery on “Special Projects”
  • Achievement of agreed Finance Transformation map
  • Improvement in quality and speed of Finance reports and business
  • Improved stakeholder confidence reflected in Analysts’ consensus expectation of company

Requirements

  • Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field with a Finance Post graduate qualification being an added advantage
  • Minimum of 10 years experience with at least 3 years driving Strategy development and implementation. Experience in multi-national companies is an added advantage.
  • English as a working Language
  • Strong Excel, PowerPoint, PowerBI, SQL and other Digital skills. Good knowledge SAP and SAP FC is a plus.
  • Experience in multinational and multi-cultural environments
  • Self-driven and motivated to go the extra mile
  • Effective time management, planning and organization skills
  • Passion for people development
  • Distinctive analytical skills
  • Project management skills
  • Leadership and managerial abilities
  • Mobility requirements: Office environment with occasional travels

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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6). Maintenance Coordinator

Requisition ID: 6118
Location: Ewekoro, Ogun

About the Job

  • The role holder is requred to ensure effective Preventive Maintenance Management program is established and sustained in order to ensure availability and reliability of the equipment, promote the Lafarge (Holcim) maintenance processes, ensuring application of maintenance procedures, methods and best practices.

What you’ll be doing

  • Train and coach his team on preventive maintenance and maintenance routines.
  • Manage preventive maintenance team, define the missions and objectives, carry out their performance reviews, promote the quality of the work, motivate his personnel, and facilitate communication and relationships (regular department meetings, reports to the hierarchy).
  • Ensure the permanent update of the personal skills, develop and implement a training plan for his team.
  • Provide daily added value execution ‘job plans’ to boost the effectiveness of execution crew.
  • Prepares the plant maintenance budgets ensuring technical justification of maintenance operations; based on inspection and equipment history; including elaboration and control of the maintenance budget, ensuring planning and follow-up of costs; perform monthly gap analysis (actual vs. budget) and ensure technical justification for maintenance major operations.
  • Participate in the 5-year plant development (investment) plan; prepare maintenance CAPEX, where necessary and follow up on approvals.
  • Contribute to sourcing and purchasing of CAPEX and third party services: identify needs, provide technical requirements, support tendering, follow up service execution and commissioning, provide input for supplier qualification and evaluation.
  • Contribute to NWC optimization by identifying critical parts (based on risk assessment and implementation of preventive maintenance routines on critical equipment’s) and establishing optimal stock levels of spare parts (through FMEA)
  • Define equipment and component replacement strategy based on systematic risk evaluation.
  • Promote the maintenance management system, ensuring application of maintenance practices; through the Reliability Committee, drive cross functional analysis of incidents and maintenance performance, implementing the action plans to improve both reliability and maintenance practices.
  • Ensure planning and scheduling of maintenance operations, looking for the optimum use of resources, equipment availability and maintenance cost; coordinate with Head of Mechanical / Electrical departments, schedule and prepare weekly mechanical and electrical maintenance programs.
  • Maintains and updates the preventive maintenance program and its master plan (especially inspection and lubrication programs), ensuring quality and relevance as well as its implementation.
  • Schedule and prepare major shutdowns, inspection and lubrication programs; ensuring effective co-ordination with other departments.
  • Monitors the implementation and execution of the preventive maintenance tasks and procedures.
  • Ensure good working conditions and safety for maintenance operations; perform monthly plant risk analysis to determine the potential operational risk that can affect performance.
  • Investigates repetitive problems and initiates preventive or predictive maintenance procedures. Support in coordinating reliability committee meetings for all plant sections.
  • In collaboration with the production, inspectors, execution and planning engineer, prepare the plant weekly mechanical and electrical maintenance programs.
  • Interface with other support function e.g. procurement, inventory, and Finance to achieve the plant target’s.
  • Control lubrication and condition monitoring tasks of equipment and installations to identify needs of maintenance actions and reduce risks of unplanned downtime.
  • Maintains equipment history and documentation; keep library updated and ensure equipment documentation is permanently updated “as built
  • Ensures the utilization of feedback from inspection as the driver for maintenance operations.
  • Ensure the utilization of feedback from inspection as the driver for maintenance operations.
  • Collect and handle all the work requests and check for accuracy of technical information.
  • Manage maintenance work order backlog.
  • Ensure quality of technical specifications for spares and sub-contracted work
  • Coordinates and supports OEM technical team during shutdowns and other specific installation activities.
  • Liaise with OEM for technical support when required.
  • Respect MAC-SAP standard; follow up weekly MAC-SAP targets (KPIs).
  • Tracks maintenance KPI and compliance.
  • Tracks plant TIS weekly/ month reports, compliance and efficiency.
  • Tracks Production Patroller’s daily WBI reports, compliance and efficiency.

Who You’ll be Working With
Key interfaces, Stakeholders and Relationships:

  • Maintenance Inspector, Maintenance Planner, Execution Engineers (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation & Automation), Production Coordinator, Patrollers, Lubrication, Workshop, Utility, Procurement, Inventory, Finance.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Zero accident for staff and contractors within Preventive Maintenance department.
  • Achieve and maintain 90% availability of the main equipment (Cement Mills and Packers).
  • 100% Compliance to Inspection Program.
  • OCR of 0.85 for Lubrication Activities.
  • 100% Achievement of Inventory value target as set by Industrial/Finance.
  • The completeness and accuracy of the equipment files and history. And to keep current the Equipment Parts Catalogue on each piece of existing equipment and develop parts lists for new equipment installations.

Requirements
Professional competencies:

  • B.Eng in Mechanical, Electrical and any other Engineering related field plus 5-7 years of work experience in Cement manufacturing

Behavioural and/or managerial competencies:

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Computer literacy is essential
  • Result driven (reliability, cost)
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and precision
  • Good aptitude/Field work
  • Ability to prioritise actions
  • Leadership capabilities (people management skills)
  • Ability to work with a cross functional team
  • Curious, inquisitive, attention to details
  • Accurate, meticulous, attention to cleanliness
  • Able to take initiative based on sound problem solving skills

Technical Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of the technical details of cement plant.
  • Good knowledge on the operating principles of the key plant equipment.
  • Strong problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills
  • In-depth knowledge of Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Techniques
  • Knowledge of safety laws and regulations
  • Proficiency in use of computer and data processing packages (Ms Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and symbols
  • Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD software, ability to produce engineering sketches and drawings.
  • Ability to coordinate the preventive maintenance functions.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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7). Mechanical Inspector

Requisition ID:  6119
Location: Ewekoro, Ogun

About the Job

  • The primary objective of the Mechanical Inspector is to monitor equipment condition on a continuous basis and analyze trends in order to ascertain the required maintenance interventions (mechanical, electrical, mobile equipment) necessary to maximize equipment reliability, performance and life expectancy, at the lowest possible cost, while maintaining the production functions.

Responsibilities
What you’ll be doing:

  • Take a lead in the enforcement of Lafarge safety rules and guidelines through Visual Felt Leadership (VFL) while ensuring adherence by Maintenance teams.
  • Ensure the planned inspection of all plant equipment and initiate work orders based on inspection results, including safety checks. In case of anomaly, performs first analysis and defines priorities for each action.
  • Monitor and co-ordinate condition predictors, for all critical equipment.
  • Coach and develop other maintenance practitioners involved in Inspection and Execution functions.
  • Liaise with production personnel regarding operating procedures, which have an impact on equipment.
  • Performs follow-up inspections of new installations or repaired equipment and verifies tolerances in critical issues to assure compliance to acceptance standards and the PPM Guidelines.
  • Follow-up and update preventive maintenance schedule.
  • Validate and update equipment specification files and history sheet
  • Evaluate and improve the preventive maintenance job plans (from supplier’s recommendation if existing), create and update the corresponding inspection job plans, in coordination with the planner
  • Ensure systematic review, application and optimization of lubrication program.
  • Contribute to the analysis of failures and problems, recommending corrective actions.
  • Participate actively in troubleshooting equipment chronic problems and come up with effective solutions
  • Participate in the maintenance on-call program
  • The Inspector communicates regularly with the operations personnel to gain information on any problem or concerns they may have about equipment and the way it is affecting the process
  • The Inspector generates work requests for all tasks identified in the inspection route and brings to the attention of the planner those that are urgent.
  • Analysis of data collected, completed work orders, and process data in order to initiate appropriate maintenance work orders, which include a detailed scope of work.
  • Active role toward cost budgeting, cost forecasting and control of department expenditures.
  • Comply with EMS Methods Instrumentation activities
  • Ensure involvement in the implementation and maintenance of integrated management system in the plant

Resources:
Human Dimension:

  • Lubrication Technicians Planners and Execution Engineers.

Organisation Dimension:

  • Report to Methods Manager
  • Interface with the following: Mechanical, Methods Electrical, Automation, Safety and Stores departments.
  • The Methods Manager: To receive objectives & directives, analyze results and correct Possible anomalies.
  • The Maintenance execution (Mechanical and Automation/Instrumentation): for equipment’s repairs and reception.
  • Method: to request work and repairs to be done.
  • Safety Officer: To liaise for accident prevention and inform about any problem that may occur on Clinker plant. Security: to inform and solve security problems.
  • External bodies: PHCN, raw material, bricks and other production supplier

Requirements
What we are looking for:

  • Must be a Certified Mechanical Inspector.
  • Ability to coordinate the inspection, preventive, breakdown maintenance.
  • Good planning skills.
  • Commitment to the highest standards of safe work habits
  • Good knowledge of safety laws and regulations.
  • Good Coaching Skill.
  • Very good written and verbal communications skills –
  • Level of education: Degree or equivalent in any engineering discipline (Mechanical Engineering as main subjects).
  • 4/5 years postgraduate experience.

Technical Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of Inspection and execution functions.
  •  Proficient in PPM systems both in theory and in practice.
  • Able to take initiative based on sound problem solving skills.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Good interpersonal relationship
  • Demonstrated leadership skills via work ethics
  • Ability to delegate and motivate, fairness, etc
  • Result oriented

Managerial Competencies:

  • Team leadership skill
  • Good aptitude for organization and communication
  • Result oriented with high decision making capacity/ self-confidence
  • High level of initiative Anticipative
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