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Electrical Foreman at Lekki Freeport Terminal

Lekki Freeport Terminal is the only Container Terminal Operator in Nigeria’s only deep seaport. It is set to become the largest container terminal in Nigeria and West Africa with enormous potential of becoming fully automated thereby contributing to the large trading operations of Nigeria and indeed, West Africa. The premise on which Leeki Freeport Terminal will operate is to connect global maritime trade to Nigeria and the rest of the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Electrical Foreman (Local - within Nigeria)

Location: Lagos Island, Lagos
Department: Technical
Reports To: Workshop Manager
Indirect reports To: Maintenance Manager

Position Summary

  • Under the general guidance of the Workshop Manager ensure efficient & high quality supervision for the technical staff and execution for all technical repairs and maintenance for container terminal Equipment’s . Continuously making sure that no interruption to the service offered by each equipment to operation with the best technical mean as possible to delivered safe & reliable equipment.
  • To execute all planned , Corrective and Breakdown maintenance works for Electrical & Automation related field equipment like PLC, Drives other field equipment’s like Sensors , encoders loadcell etc.
  • Responsible in leading and providing guidance to maintenance team in handling specialized electrical & Automation technical repairs for the terminal equipment’s towards achieving equipment reliability and availability.
  • Prime responsible for safety of workforce and equipment.
  • Need to provide On job training ,troubleshooting for technical support team for all level.
  • Ability to develop strong technical and troubleshooting skills in several applications and technologies.
  • Supervise & lead the preventive and Corrective Maintenance Program of Terminal & Workshop Equipment’s.
  • Planning and scheduling of Machine, Manpower and Material and Break Down Analysis and Elimination of Repetitive Break Down.
  • Needs to drive the staff in a way that everyone follows the right process and duties, being all able to perform the job.
  • In order to achieve maximum efficiency and quality for maintenance , needs to organize, manage and monitor all Technical activities described in all SOP.
  • Must ensure that LFT Health, Safety and Environment policies and procedures are maintained.

Major Accountabilities

  • Ensure that the equipment is maintained in a safe and reliable working condition in accordance with planned preventive or corrective maintenance program and to identify and rectify repetitive problems.
  • Supervise and lead planned maintenance or repair works, which carried out by technicians or contractors or OEM, to ensure that the works are done according to schedule, procedures and specifications.
  • Maintain equipment availability and reliability.
  • Complete check and work orders accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Solving the problems between team when its occurring.
  • Receive and execute instructions and decisions from the Workshop Manager.
  • Monitor and enforce all HSSE requirements when carrying out work.
  • Provides direction and instruction to subordinate staff, providing regular feedback and regular appraisals.
  • Provides complete and accurate reports to management, as needed and Brief daily activities to Workshop Manager and seek advice as required.
  • Oversee the execution of the works and conform to relevant specification & standard.
  • Maintain the PLC & Hardware bypass record & plan to rectify them according to criticality level.
  • Root cause Analysis for PLC , Drives & all Electrical system related repeated fault and Ensure that repeated breakdowns are repaired promptly, Control repaired time through adequate planning and scheduling.
  • Participates in accidents/damage evaluation/costs/Investigation
  • Identify and recommend stock levels for components and assemblies which are required; consequently authorize, or seek authority, within budgetary limits to purchase specific items.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Critical Success Factors:

  • Intermediate level in PLC (SIEMNS) & Drive system (Sinamics)
  • Required exceptional time management due to fast moving demanding work.
  • Hands on experience & lead by example.
  • Must be Customer service oriented, Sensitive to the needs of department and others.
  • Sound knowledge of the operations of equipment at the Terminal.
  • Basic level computer skill
  • Result Oriented, strong follow up , Negotiation skill.
  • Requires excellent supervisory skills, including planning, organizing, and delegation

Educational Qualification:

  • Diploma in Engineering (Electrical / Electronic Instrumentation, Mechatronics , other related field, or equivalent work experience.


  • At least 7 Years of working experience in the related field with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in leadership capacity.

Skills and Abilities Required in Position:

  • Intermediate Level in PLC & Drive system development & maintenance experience.
  • Intermediate Experience in working with PLC software programming in Industrial Automation system.
  • Experience in all type of Port Equipment Maintenance.
  • Must be able to interpret engineering drawings, layouts, and specifications.
  • Experience in a fast paced , demanding environment (Technical aptitude, Automation Vendor Management. Incident Management , Process development )
  • Must have a working knowledge of supervisory and leadership principles, with the ability to influence other team members in a positive way and lead a department of individuals.
  • Must be able to exercise good judgment in order to set priorities.
  • Requires intermediate to advanced verbal and written communications skills in English, in addition to effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to generate high volumes of relevant work, sustain high levels of activity and energy over long hours when necessary and work with business-like approach to daily changes.
  • Takes ownership for work. Meet daily challenges with a positive and open mind.
  • Strong reasoning abilities and sound judgment. Good reporting and registration capability.
  • Requires specific technical knowledge of maintenance and repair of various equipment, and heavy industrial machinery.



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