Thursday, April 29, 2010


Maersk Nigeria is recruiting for Senior Engineering Manager: Mechanical for APM Terminals. APM Terminals is one of the largest container terminal operators in the world.


Under the general supervision of the General Manager Engineering, This position is mainly responsible for providing supervision and management for the staff handling technical repairs for entire engineering department of APMTAL.

* Ensures that the maintenance and or remedial works of cranes, handling equipment and infrastructure are maintained in a cost effective manner, with consideration given to quality and longer duration of equipment.
* Supervises the maintenance and repair of handling equipment and terminal infrastructure.
* Advise concerned Subcontractor on warranty claim for the failure of equipment after discussing the matter with GM, Engineering.
* Ensure that the equipment is maintained in a safe and reliable working condition in accordance with planned preventive maintenance program and to identify and rectify repetitive problems.
* Grow an organization that is second to none by creating a supportive environment focused on effective communication, training, development and the minimizing of staff turnover
* Measure and monitor performance through KPIs against critical criteria, policies and guidelines.
* Ensure that engineering department are breakdowns attended and rectified promptly and to make sure that follow-up works are undertaken.
* Ensure that the repair works does not effect the services to the Client.
* Liaise with planning for the scheduling of maintenance program and to provide feedback with a goal to continual improvement.
* Recommend and develop equipment overall and improvement modification.
* Assist materials control in location and pricing of spare parts.
* Supervise Subcontractors work on site
* Prepare estimating for damages/repairs and make a report and submit to GM.
* Organize meetings with the staff daily in order to have cordial relationship.
* Brief daily activities to GM and seek advice as required
* Analyzes Maintenance function and designs
* Provides supervision and direction for the Engineering Staff including the following:

a.                  Provides direction and instruction to subordinate staff, providing regular feedback and regular appraisals.
b.                  Counsels subordinates, up to and including discipline or termination recommendations.
c.                  Follows company management policies and procedures in the application of managing subordinates.

Provides complete and accurate reports to management, as needed.


Requires a degree in Mechanical, Electrical engineering. Also must have additional training in both electrical and mechanical fields in any heavy industry.
Requires at least five to seven years of general supervisory experience in Crane maintenance section in any ports, mines, steel and manufacturing plants. Must have an additional five years of progressively more responsible quay crane maintenance and repair experience, including specific knowledge of including specific knowledge of mechanical/hydraulic and related subjects.
Requires specific technical knowledge of maintenance and repair of quay cranes, RTGs, RMGs, mobile cranes, gantry cranes & spreaders.
Must be able to interpret engineering drawings, layouts, and specifications.
Wide range knowledge in major mechanical/hydraulic parts such as brakes, wire-ropes, trolley, gantry wheels, hydraulic systems, gearboxes, couplings, and so forth mechanical system.
Must be able to exercise good judgment in order to set priorities.
Must be customer service oriented, sensitive to the needs of the departments and others.
Requires intermediate to advanced verbal and written communications skills in English, in addition to effective interpersonal skills & knowledge of the local language.
Requires exceptional time management, due to fast-moving, demanding work environment.
This is a Local position and requires a core Engineer with good experience in handling Mechanical repairs and maintenance of Earth – Moving machines.

Deadline 22nd May 2010

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