Head, Mechanical Maintenance (Cement Industry)



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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