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  • Posted: Oct 14, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Olam International was established in 1989 with 1 product in 1 country, trading cashew from Nigeria into India. Today we are a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 65 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 13,800 customers worldwide. Our team of 23,000 employees has built a leadership position in many businesses inclu...
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    Chief Engineer

    Function: MATS
    Sub-Function: Engineering

    Job Description

    • The role requires an individual with excellent leadership abilities to oversee multiple company projects.
    • The responsibilities include managing everyday maintenance requirements, guiding and managing the field engineering teams and setting long and short-term project goals.
    • You will be required to negotiating with vendors and clients, ensure that projects stay within time and budgetary restraints, and compile required reports for defining action items.
    • You are a person who regularly upgrades yourself and keeps abreast of cutting-edge advancements in your field and is dedicated to excellence.
    • Great people skills are always a plus point. The incumbent would be responsible for plant maintenance of Ghana, Cameron & Senegal mills.

    Strategic Effectiveness:

    • Overall management of all processes that pertain to breakdown, maintenance and performance of the plants.
    • Exceeding prescribed standards on hygiene, establishing new benchmarks when it comes to this aspect of maintenance.
    • Deep understanding of the regulatory framework and organizational guidelines for the health and safety of all employees of the plants.
    • Ensure all functional management are aware of the correct codes of practice, both statutory and advisory.
    • Exceed advisory and not just regulatory guidelines on the green initiatives. Ensure production plants produce minimal dust and noise both internally and externally.

    Operational Effectiveness:

    • Effective resource management to maximise capacity utilization and to deploy processing and quality resources accordingly.
    • Process monitoring and optimization to move towards elimination of controllable losses and minimizing the impact of non-controllable losses.
    • A hands-on approach for regular site inspection and a flair for training and keeping the team engaged.

    Organizational Effectiveness:

    • Sensitizing and training the entire workforce on matters of safe working practices and their role in maintaining the highest standards of safety.
    • Work with the team to identify personnel training needs.
    • Actively promote training and personal development on-site (Costs to be controlled within agreed budgets).
    • Best in class vendor management practices to be central for cost-effective management of external contractors - seek to challenge their costs and performance to ensure quality service at approved costs.
    • Coordinate with managers to maintain and administer all personnel records and systems relating to employees (excluding records of sickness, absenteeism and holidays, recorded in the General Office).
    • Robust systems to be deployed along with respective managers to ensure the safekeeping of all company agreements and financial instruments.


    • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, QEHS, HACCP related certification.
    • Relevant certifications for current practices in plant management/maintenance
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work with a diverse workforce.
    • 15+ years of experience in handling maintenance, utilities and projects in several jobs as mechanical/electrical engineer and project-related management

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Olam Nigeria Limited on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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