Graduate Engineering Trainees, Chief Engineer, Workshop Services Manager at Tata Chemicals Magadi Ltd

On Monday, July 8th, 2013
About the Company
Tata Chemicals Magadi Ltd, Africa’s foremost producer and exporter of Soda Ash, is part of Tata Chemicals Ltd, which is a Company within the Tata Group, India’s largest business conglomerate operating in more than 100 Countries. 
Tata Chemicals Magadi is situated at Lake Magadi which is about 120 km South West of Nairobi.
We seek outstanding candidates to fill the vacancies shown below that have arisen within our Engineering operations.
1. Chief Engineer
2. Workshop Services Engineer
3. Graduate Engineering Trainees
Chief Engineer
The successful candidate will have the primary responsibility for effective management and control of all engineering and maintenance activities in respect to plant, equipment, infrastructure and social amenities.Reporting to the Managing Director, the key responsibilities of the Chief Engineer will be to:

  • Develop the maintenance strategy and plans so as to ensure the continuous availability of assets in line with production plans.
  • In consultation with the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Manufacturing, manage the implementation of the maintenance plans in a manner that ensures timely delivery, cost effectiveness and continuous improvement in respect to operational efficiency and reliability.
  • Develop and control the departmental maintenance and engineering budget in consultation with the Managing Director and the Finance department.
  • Ensure that the section’s operations are in compliance with regulatory, technical and corporate standards and procedures, including Safety, Health and environmental sustainability.
  • Take responsibility for generating or reviewing and approving major maintenance recommendations.
  • Continually review engineering operations, work systems, equipment and techniques and activities and generate improvement and modernisation plans.
  • Preside over the effective implementation of the company’s Asset Health Care programme.
  • Provide leadership and professional guidance to the entire engineering team so as to embed world class Maintenance Engineering practices.
  • In consultation with the Director of Human Resources, take responsibility for the management of boundaries, easements and leases, in a manner that ensures legal compliance and safeguard relationships with neighbours.
  • Take charge of Energy cost management initiatives, modernisation of all specialist engineering services, including: power generation, project development and civil works.
  • Lead, develop and motivate staff and enforce corporate HR initiatives.
Required qualifications
  • BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum of ten years experience in the heavy manufacturing industry, of which at least five years would be at a managerial level.
  • Exposure to electrical and instrumentation maintenance, mechanical maintenance and major projects essential.
  • Registration with Engineers Registration Board.
  • Commercial exposure
  • Effective leadership, communication, interpersonal, organisation and planning skills.

Workshop Services Manager
The Workshop Services Manager will have the primary focus of providing effective and efficient workshop and fleet services to agreed standards, budgets and timelines.Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the duties and responsibilities of the Workshop Services Manager will be to:
  • Monitor and control workshop services to ensure that jobs are completed on time and within the budget
  • Plan materials requirement, liaise with procurement and stores to ensure that materials are available on time while ensuring appropriate levels of inventory
  • Managing the workshop stock items to ensure optimum availability
  • Ensure that the process of scrapping workshop items is in line with Company policy
  • Maintain up to date equipment service records and ensure service schedules are adhered to
  • Ensure that the office and workshop premises are kept to the highest standards of house keeping possible
  • Maintain the asset register for all machines and vehicles
  • Establish and maintain methods of consistently tracking productivity, efficiency and work quality
  • Manage individual employee performance and effectiveness
  • Manage department expenses effectively
Required qualifications
  • University degree in Engineering. Training in management will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant experience
  • Excellent understanding of Ms Office packages
  • Well developed managerial and administrative skills
  • Working knowledge of workshop and fleet management systems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and unquestionable integrity

Graduate Engineering Trainees
We require Graduate Engineering Trainees who will be trained in the various aspects of our maintenance, production and supply chain aspects of our operations in line with applicable engineering discipline.
Required qualifications
  • Recent university degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Chemical and Civil Engineering.
  • Willingness to learn, passion for success and leadership potential
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills
How to apply
Applications are strictly online. 
Please access following link for application details:To apply click here
Please note that paper applications will not be considered.Applications are to be submitted through the above link so as to reach the Director of Human Resources by 1630hours on 20th July 2013.

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