Assistant Maintenance Engineer at Nestle Nigeria Plc

Nestle Nigeria Plc - As the Leading Nutrition Health and Wellness Company, we are committed to enhancing People's lives, everywhere, every day. Infact enhancing lives will influence everything we do together. A presence in more than 130 countries and factories in more than 80 research centres brings many global benefits. We believe in long term career development and appreciate how challenges and motivation will help you reach your potential. Nestle Nigeria Plc upholds the principle of Non- Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunities in its recruitment processes.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Assistant Maintenance Engineer

Location: Agbara Factory, Ogun

Job Description

  • We are currently looking for an Assistant Maintenance Engineer, s/he will ensure that the sites’ fixed assets used for production are capable of performing and consistently fit for the purpose for which they were intended. The key being asset reliability and overall plant performance.

A day in the life of the Assistant Maintenance Engineer:

  • Define, propose, and monitor the Maintenance and Improvement (M&I) plans and objectives in accordance with the Engineering Policy, Key Principles and the M&I Activity as outlined in the Nestlé Engineering Excellence (NEE) master document.
  • Propose and implement work processes, procedures and technical resources related to the M&I team.
  • Ensure that the technical integrity and availability of equipment complies with all regulations.
  • Ensure that Good Engineering Practices are being always applied.
  • Ensure the implementation of all repairs/modifications resulting from gap assessments, plant audits and notifications.
  • Ensure that all technicians receive direct on the line coaching in machinery and line operation skills in respect to the requirements of Hygienic engineering. 
  • Lead and coordinate the process maintenance team and maintain competencies, motivation and performance to achieve the M&I team mission and objectives.
  • Propose and monitor process maintenance jobs in accordance with the key performance indicators.
  • Demonstrate and promote the company's values within the M&I team.
  • Ensure that there exists within the process maintenance team an attitude of absolute intolerance for unsafe situations. That all team members are encouraged never to implement any change, whether directly instructed to, or under his/her own initiative, without first questioning its impact in relation to product safety/quality, people safety and the environment. No compromises should be tolerated.                                        
  • Encourage close teamwork between all functions (Engineering, Production, Quality Management etc.).
  • Review systematically all lines, processes and utilities that are critical to the business and those where failure can have an unacceptable impact on safety, environment or compliance with the law.
  • Support and encourage the decentralizing of routine maintenance.
  • Optimize predictive maintenance technologies (condition monitoring and inspections) to minimize unplanned downtime.
  • Utilize planned downtime for scheduled and condition-based maintenance with work orders.
  • Develop and implement improvements to minimize downtime for line change and cleaning.
  • Liaise with production, quality management daily to resolve technical and/or operational issues.  (Stoppage analysis from downtime reporting system).
  • Establish with production, shutdown, and start-up work programs to minimize the risks to the product, people and production losses.
  • Maintains and participates actively in food safety related activities and awareness as a food safety team member.
  • Ensure that Continuous Improvement becomes a key pillar of the M&I culture.
  • Implement Consequence Driven Maintenance (CDM) as the multi-discipline, team-based approach to proactively maintain/improve the reliability and performance of the company's Asset and Maintenance Management (AMM) as the process to manage the lifecycle of the fixed assets.
  • Adopt the Maintenance Excellence vision by striving for the M&I ""Proactive Domain"".
  • Establish and manage the yearly, monthly, weekly maintenance plans to ensure essential maintenance is completed within a reasonable time.
  • Monitor plant/equipment to ensure optimal operation and reduction of planned/unplanned downtime.

What Will Make You Successful?

  • B.Sc. / HND in Mechanical, Electrical/ Electronics, Instrumentation / Automation Engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years post Qualification experience in Maintenance of Process Machines and Equipment.
  • Proficiency in SAP for stock management and maintenance applications.
  • Solid experience in making and interpreting mechanical and electrical drawings, using AutoCAD or related software.
  • Good Automation knowledge will be an advantage.
  • Proven track record in continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders and communicate effectively.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Management and leadership skills            
  • Presentation skills                                
  • English communication skills                    
  • Good Project / Maintenance Management skills. 
  • Basic Computer skills.
  • Technical Report skills.                     

We Offer

  • Interesting and challenging work in a global organization – a branch of worldwide and well recognized FMCG
  • Possibility to work with a dynamic team of professionals and leaders.
  • Possibility to work on challenging projects.
  • A work environment that promotes respect, professionalism, and professional growth opportunities
  • Possibility of personal development & career advancement


How to Apply
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