Safal Group – Mechanical Maintenance Manager

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1. Main purpose of the position:
To ensure that maintenance activities are undertaken and managed in a manner that supports improved equipment reliability and availability, lower maintenance and production costs, improve plant efficiencies, drive continuous improvement, and the overall business sustainability in a safe and healthy manner.

2. Reporting in to this position (designation and level)
a. Mechanical Engineers – Cold Rolling Mill, Metal Coating Line, Colour Coating Line

3. Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the overall Mechanical Maintenance strategy for the company.
  • Maintain current knowledge of maintenance methods and practices, including use of diagnostic equipment and procedures recommended by equipment manufacturer.
  • Identify gaps in the maintenance processes and implement strategies to close gaps and to improve equipment reliability, sustainability, and reduce maintenance costs.
  • Plan for the renewal and overhaul of assets to ensure sustainability.
  • Ensure the safe, efficient and accurate maintenance of equipment according to maintenance procedures, instructions and schedules.
  • Provides engineering support by responding to requests for mechanical problems.
  • Ensure equipment reliability and availability (safe and good condition at all times).
  • Assess spares needs, identify critical spares and place appropriate orders and monitor usage.
  • Ensure effective preventive maintenance programs that will minimize service repairs in the long run, plan and maintain autonomous maintenance.
  • Ensure proper planning in advance of major & annual shutdowns and resources for the same
  • Synchronize maintenance processes with departments in the plant.
  • Responsible for managing and completing all maintenance and repair requests from production in a cost effective and timely manner. This includes prompt response to breakdown to minimize down time, overtime cost and interruption of production.
  • Responsible for talent development and succession planning for the maintenance department
  • Timely documentation and records as required by the business. This includes regular reports for maintenance issues and technical reports.
  • Identify and manage contractors and suppliers by ensuring quality of work and compliance with all company policies and regulatory guidelines.
  • Ensure compliance with the requirements of health and safety legislation, standards, procedures, and practices.
  • Conduct regular risk assessments and audits and identify high risk areas and initiate appropriate corrective and preventive actions.
  • Identify, evaluate, plan, implement, and manage projects to improve equipment and safety performance, reduce costs, and ensure sustainability.
  • Initiate, participate and implement improvement programs in maintenance.

4. Budgetary responsibility:

  • Responsible for formulating the budget for maintenance and production and ensuring compliance to the budget.
  • Make necessary reviews when deemed appropriate in consultation with the General Manager and Finance Manager.
  • Ensure that fixed and variable costs are monitored, reviewed and controlled as per the budgetary guidelines.

5. Procurement responsibility:

  • Manage a vendor base to ensure quality and quantity procurement in line with the budgets approved.
  • Overall responsible for taking procurement decisions in consultation with the Supply Chain Department and the BH
  • Ensure that inventory is maintained at optimum level

6. SAP responsibility:

  • Ensure that all the maintenance processes adhere to the set BPP

7. Administrative responsibility :

  • Ensure compliance the company rules and regulations.
  • Liaise closely with the EHS and QA/compliance functions to ensure compliance with all regulatory and local requirement
  • Ensure adherence to Occupational and Environmental Safety Health Administration standards

1. Qualifications required:

  • Minimum academic qualification: Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Production Engineering
  • Qualifications as an added advantage: MBA/ Leadership Development Training
  • Professional registration with Engineers Association

2. Experience required:

  • General work experience (years): Minimum of fifteen years
  • Specific to the position (level/discipline/years): Ten years
  • Industry: Manufacturing Industry






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