Head, Mechanical Maintenance (Cement Industry)

Full time @Dangote Group in Technical & Engineering Services Email Job

Job Detail

  • Job ID 7263
  • Career Level Mid-Level
  • Experience 8 Years +
  • Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree (BSC)

Job Description

Job Summary

  • Ensure safe maintenance, repair or replacement of plant mechanical equipment and systems, to ensure maximum production quantity and quality, while supporting the policies, goals and objectives of the company.


  • Develop and oversee the implementation of a maintenance strategy to accomplish the overall objectives of the organisation.
  • Participate in objective setting, plan development and performance review of plant performance.
  • Initiate, implement and manage the plant maintenance program based on best practices in the cement industry, with an emphasis on planning/scheduling and preventive/predictive maintenance.
  • Ensure that maintenance engineers and technicians are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated to ensure that the maintenance program can be accomplished in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.
  • Review the operation of plant equipment and systems constantly, to minimise unplanned downtime anticipate solve problems in a timely manner, and to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Oversee the maintenance of existing plant facilities and equipment; replacement and adjustments to plant facilities where necessary.
  • Ensure cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures and manpower and initiates and carries out projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs.
  • Track, analyse and improve key maintenance parameters such as asset utilisation, maintenance cost, schedule compliance, etc.
  • Direct, maintain and enforce the safety program for the maintenance department; review safety records to uphold standards of maximum safety for all maintenance engineers and technicians.
  • Coordinate activities and communicate with the operations department to coordinate maintenance and repair work in process areas.
  • Establish and maintain a computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) for tracking work orders, spare parts, and maintenance history of plant equipment.
  • Enforce standards and safe work procedures for the plant and ensure regulations relating to the mechanical maintenance department are met at all times.
  • Provide training, development and leadership to plant maintenance personnel.
  • Maintain and update operating and training manuals for the mechanical department.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Engineering or related discipline.
  • Minimum of Twenty (20) years experience in repairs and maintenance of cement manufacturing equipment.

Skills and Competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge of cement plant maintenance and cement manufacturing process.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership ability and strong management skills.
  • Good data gathering and analysis skills.
  • Baseline problem analysis and solving skills.
  • Creativity and an ability to think out of the box.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office.


  • Private Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Training & Development.

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