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  • Posted: Feb 2, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Q-Sourcing Servtec Group is a global management consulting firm that helps people make significant improvements to their business performance and realize their most important career goals.
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    QSSK-SP-ME-Mechanical Engineer


    Job summary:

    Lead the site Maintenance function in providing both a reactive and proactive, multi-skilled maintenance service on all operational equipment, facilities and infrastructure. Responsible for planned maintenance creation and overseeing the adherence and timely completion of work carried out.

    Key Roles And Responsibilities


    • Effectively delegate any maintenance issues to be resolved on each shift and small projects to the right skills in the team, planning and managing effective works.
    • Adhere to daily and weekly checks to ensure smooth operation at the factory.
    • Develop a Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedule, ensure full preventative maintenance is carried out, plan in missed maintenance activities, and lead the team to deliver effectively.
    • Schedule both internal and external work(s) maximising planned down time and reducing unplanned downtime.
    • Manage the team to ensure machine availability, reactively managing dysfunctional machinery with proper shift management.
    • Optimise equipment according to standard procedure, enhancing performance and product quality, ensuring the achievement of all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
    • Ensure routine calibration and maintenance requirements of a variety of electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems are undertaken.
    • Develop clear accountability for maintenance material spend combined with a strategy to manage expenditure.
    • Manage systems and equipment data storage and maintain high levels of standards and accuracy.
    • Manage the process of the introduction of new machinery, plant and equipment from drawing up the specification, to managing suppliers through to full installation in collaboration with all relevant parties.
    • Manage the process of disposal of obsolete machinery, plant and equipment from the factory
    • Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions / action required for continuous improvement.
    • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems that arise.
    • Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources where required.
    • Ensure KPIs are met by working to the overall plan, including management of, and reporting.
    • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department.
    • Manage contractors on site to ensure they meet legal and company requirements.
    • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and visitors.

    People Management

    • Monitor/Supervise the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems.
    • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.
    • Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess the ongoing performance of direct reports.
    • Report on the achievement of targets and identify any actions required.
    • Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviour expected of them.
    • Ensure the delivery of the People Strategy within the area of accountability Manage and lead the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels.
    • Motivate and coach the team to operational success.

    Financial and Budget Control

    • Input and hold responsibility for maintenance budgets
    • Work as part of the Management team to share ideas and improve operation, recommending, supporting and implementing continuous improvement activities
    • Prepare the annual Maintenance budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with legal standards. Manage the budget from identification to completion of projects
    • Work towards reducing the maintenance cost.


    • A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent in an Engineering discipline from a reputable institution of higher learning
    • At least 3 years in a managerial position and 8 years in a technical position. Added advantage, if having worked in a plastic products manufacturing factory.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Q-Sourcing Servtec Group on to apply

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