Kadisco Paint and Adhesive Industry S.C

Kadisco Paint and Adhesive Industry S.C


Position: Engineering Head
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 week ago
Deadline: August, 01/2024 (19 days left)

Position Summary

The Engineering Head is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and performance of machinery and utilities within the organization. This role involves leading the engineering team, developing maintenance plans, and ensuring the efficient operation of equipment in terms of safety, quality, and delivery.

The position holder analyses breakdowns, identifies root causes, and implements corrective and preventive actions to minimize downtime. Additionally, He/ She also manages procurement processes for machine spares, contributes to process improvement initiatives, and handles internal and external audits related to the engineering department.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor machines and utilities daily, ensuring their working condition align with safety, quality, and delivery requirements.
  • Lead the engineering team and developed annual maintenance budgets and plans to achieve zero breakdowns and maximize plant reliability.
  • Analyze breakdowns, identify root causes, and implement corrective and preventive actions to reduce mean time to repair (MTTR) and increase mean time between failures (MTBF).
  • Conduct quality checks for machine spares to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Handle all ERP (SAP) related tasks and ensure accurate data management.
  • Perform predictive and preventive maintenance to minimize machine breakdowns and maintenance costs.
  • Serve as an active member of the Fire Fighting Team and participate in rescue operations.
  • Procure machine-related spares through efficient procurement processes.
  • Drive process improvement and development initiatives in the respective area and provide kaizen suggestions if needed.
  • Diagnose faults and implement measures to prevent their recurrence.
  • Manage inventory effectively to ensure the availability of necessary parts and minimize stockouts.
  • Maintain and control maintenance costs within the allocated budget.
  • Oversee internal and external audits related to the Engineering department, including 5-S, ISO-9000, ISO-14000, OHSAS, safety, asset verification, and stock verification.
  • Develop job plans and review them to ensure efficient execution of engineering projects.
  • Coordinate with consultants and the purchasing department for effective project management.
  • Handle total site material handling in collaboration with the store department.
  • Participate in loop preparation, electrical clearance, insulation, pneumatic testing of equipment, and inspection of panels.
  • Oversee the erection and installation of instrumentation and control systems.
  • Analyze real-time data for process variables and recommend modifications to enhance efficiency and productivity.
  • Review test data upon completion to assess the benefits and achievement of objectives, ensuring a smooth plant start-up and shutdown.
  • Conduct final inspection and testing of equipment, ensuring compliance with quality standards.
  • Facilitate the handover of the plant upon completion, ensuring all necessary procedures are followed.

Reporting to: Operations Manager

Functional Relationships: Cross-functional Managers

External Relationships: Prospective business partners, agencies, vendors

About You

Qualification and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field.
  • Proven experience in engineering and maintenance roles, preferably in a manufacturing or industrial setting.
  • Strong knowledge of machine operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems, particularly SAP.
  • Demonstrating strong leadership and effective communication skills.
  • Familiarity with quality management systems such as 5-S, ISO-9000, ISO-14000, ISO-45001, and OHSAS.
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing continuous improvement methodologies such as 5-S, Kaizen, and CILT.
  • Understanding of MTTR (Mean Time to Repair) and MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) concepts.
  • Ability to collaborate and follow up with quality assurance, production departments, and planning teams.
  • Experience in supplier selection and pricing negotiations for machine spares.
  • Proficiency in managing information and quotes from vendors.
  • Vendor evaluation is based on their quality, delivery, and service (QCD).
  • Responsible for making order schedules for machine spares.
  • Strong working knowledge of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) and TQM (Total Quality Management) principles.

Additional Requirements

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective leadership and team management abilities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of quality standards and compliance regulations.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Flexibility to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications used in engineering and maintenance.
  • Willingness to stay updated with the latest industry trends and advancements.
  • Commitment to maintaining a safe and productive work environment.

How to apply

Candidates are requested to submit their updated resume and cover letter to open.vacancy@kadiscopaint.com Please mention the job title “Application for the position of Engineering Head” in the subject line of the email.