DCS Engineer - Okpella Plant
Dangote Cement
Okpella, Edo, NG
13h ago

Job Summary

  • Responsible for the management and implementation of instrumentation engineering and maintenance policies, strategies, and programmes in accordance with company policies and procedures to ensure optimal plant availability for production.
  • Key Duties

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of an instrumentation strategy to accomplish the overall objectives of the organisation.
  • Initiate, implement and manage the plant instrumentation maintenance programmes based on best practices in the cement industry, with an emphasis on planning / scheduling and preventive / predictive maintenance.
  • Oversee the preparation of division / department capital and operating budgets.
  • Ensure that instrumentation 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.
  • Coordinate and direct the activities of the instrumentation staff to ensure that the reliability and availability of plant systems and equipment.
  • Oversee the maintenance of existing plant instrumentation facilities and equipment; replacement and adjustments to plant facilities where necessary.
  • Ensure cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures and manpower and initiate and carry 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.
  • Review plant instrumentation equipment maintenance projections and schedules.
  • Ensure that equipment preventive maintenance programmes are implemented as per agreed schedule.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the programmes, maintenance reworks and makes recommendations.
  • Enforce standards and safe work procedures for the plant and ensure regulations relating to the instrumentation department are met at all times.
  • Provide training, development and leadership to plant instrumentation personnel.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Deputy Plant Director (Operations & Maintenance)
  • Requirements

    Educations and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Mechanical or Instrument / Electrical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Minimum of twenty-one (21) years demonstrated operating experience in maintenance practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of instrumentation operations and maintenance.
  • In-depth knowledge in PLC & Distributed Control System (DCS)
  • Commercial acumen and experience regarding how to maximise the financial returns of the project including the ability to manage contracts effectively and to compile and manage budgets and operating costs.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills.
  • Commitment to implemented safety and environment regulations
  • Good data gathering and analysis skills.
  • Baseline problem analysis and solving skills.
  • Creativity and an ability to think out of the box
  • Benefits

  • Private Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Training & Development
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