Mechanical Maintenance Engineer


Logistics and manufacturing company that supplies industrial and mining chemicals.

1. Mechanical Maintenance Engineer (1)

Reporting to the General Manager

Job Summary

The Mechanical Maintenance Engineer will be responsible for implementation and management of all mechanical maintenance for the chemical manufacturing processes. They will analyse existing production processes to identify opportunities for improvement of the machine and equipment handling, and maintenance, and work closely with production teams to implement changes for improved productivity.

Key Responsibilities

  • As regards equipment and facilities, to ensure:
  • the implementation of preventive maintenance programs.
  • the implementation of special maintenance and control of technical faults.
  • the notification of obsolete equipment, with request for relevant elimination from assets.
  • the checking of expense forecasts for maintenance activities and facility renewal.
  • the collection and entry of data necessary to update the facility and equipment management archive.
  • on the basis of programmed activities and operating conditions, prompt notification of spare part requirements to compensate deviations from routine and special maintenance demands.
  • that the quality of machine, equipment or plant maintenance operations, including those carried out by third parties, is in line with reference standards.
  • the updating of data concerning the certification of machines and equipment, by making arrangements to check current validity of said certification.
  • the traceability of required certification, according to the area of use, with arrangements to check current validity of said certification.
  • co-ordination of maintenance personnel, proposing technical improvements according to the characteristics of said co-ordination.
  • the maintenance of relations with inspection and technical qualification organizations in reference to the area of responsibility.
  • enactment of alert safety bulletins, non-conformance reports and failure reports, by actuation of relevant activities.
  • co-ordination of repair activities in the event of serious damage to plants or facilities operating in the geographical area of responsibility.

collaboration in modification to plants and equipment to ensure operating capacity of the same.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related field.
  • 8+ years of experience in chemical and industrial process engineering.
  • Strong knowledge of chemical manufacturing processes and technologies, including batch and continuous processes.
  • Experience with process optimization and improvement methodologies, such as Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of safety and environmental regulations within the chemical manufacturing industry.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to identify and solve complex technical problems.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Hands-on experience with static and/or rotating equipment, and attended major overhauls for processing facilities including pumps, compressors, and special purpose tanks.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and Curriculum vitae only at this stage with three traceable referees to .The closing date for applications is Wednesday 12th March 2024.

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