Technical Manager Job Placement – A.P. Moller – Maersk

Job Title:    Technical Manager
Organisation: A.P.
Moller – Maersk
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
A.P. Moller – Maersk
is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify
its customer’s supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the
company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. With
simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer
engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its
customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere – all over the
world.
         
Job Summary:  The Technical Manager will be responsible for
maintenance of operational efficiencies in the terminal to ensure availability
of equipment required for the execution of day to day operational activities.
Provides technical maintenance services and support (tests, calibration, and
repair) for various terminal equipment and machines for conformance to
established standards. Primary focus is on Reach Stacker, Empty Handlers, Folk
Lifts, Generator, weighbridges etc.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Controls
equipment levels to maximize the efficiency and minimize the cost of the
operation
·        
Has
responsibility for supervision and directing of 3rd party vendors/labour
ensuring that productivity and efficiency standards are met.
·        
Plans,
prioritizes, schedules, and manages equipment activities to rectify breakdowns
and malfunctions and minimize business disruptions, downtime of equipment and
other installations
·        
Evaluates,
selects, and manages relationships with contractors to minimize costs and
ensures the Organisation receives satisfactory standards of service
·        
Liaises
with managers throughout the organisation to coordinate equipment activities
with their operations
·        
Oversees
sub-contractors that are working on specific projects related to equipment
·        
Ensures
that the contracts are carried out efficiently and cost effectively
·        
Has
responsibility for the effective daily operation of all machinery and equipment
in the Terminal.
·        
Builds a
preventive maintenance schedule for all equipment in the Terminal to reduce
damages and downtime on all machinery
·        
Sets
goals and objectives for maintenance services
·        
Analyses
performance statistics and trends in order to identify areas for improvement
·        
Respond
to all critical and emergency issues within the facility and has responsibility
for prioritising multiple demands
·        
Determine
need for maintenance and repair, schedules work needed, and budget cost as
directed by department manager
·        
Perform
scheduled preventive maintenance and emergency maintenance on material handling
equipment and sortation equipment including EH, RS, Generator.
·        
Examine
mechanical and electrical equipment to diagnose, troubleshoot, and schedule for
repairs as necessary
·        
Escalate
complex issues to department manager for review and/or approval as appropriate
·        
Maintain
onsite parts inventory to keep the assigned equipment in running condition
·        
Monitor
and reviews the progress and completeness of contracted work
·        
Report
any potential service failures to department manager
·        
Ensure
Statutory Inspection and Certification of all Machines and Equipment
·        
Supervises
maintenance and repairs of machines by appointed contactors
·        
Periodically
checks with Stores to ensure parts availability for repairs and replacements.
·        
Maintains
a neat, tidy and safe work station.
·        
Follows
all safety and health rules and regulations for the work area.
·        
Informs
Site Manager and Machine Operators of equipment status on a regular basis.
·        
Provide
reliable maintenance services to ensure that equipment is in a state of
readiness at all times
·        
Actively
participate in relevant Maersk and HSSE Process Improvement initiatives, other
Continuous Improvement Programs and initiatives.
·        
Ensure
all subordinates/contractors fully understand and comply with all Maersk and
HSSE SOPs



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should have at least three to five years of work experience in
technical equipment maintenance section in transportation/logistics industry,
heavy equipment industry, or equipment manufacturing or similar related
industry.
·        
Experience
and knowledge of terminal mechanical equipment, industrial control systems,
variable drive systems, and mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems and their
controls is an added advantage.
·        
Requires
mechanical and some math aptitude, with ability to diagnose and analyze
reasonably complex problems related to equipment
·        
Requires
a collaborative work style, fostering cooperation and teamwork.
·        
Requires
ability to communicate technical and operational instructions and information
·        
Requires
an understanding of safety regulations, safe work procedures and safe materials
handling procedures and following of safety work instructions. familiarity with
the strict implementation of international standards of safe working practices
within marine and terminal operations.
·        
Requires
a high level of planning and organization skills, and excellent interpersonal
skills.
·        
Demonstrates
flexibility to meet terminal and all operational needs.
·        
Makes
appropriate decisions; exhibits sound judgment.
·        
Creates contingency
plans and alternative solutions to problems.
·        
Identifies
and comprehends elements of a problem, evaluates all alternatives and weighs
the solutions.
·        
Requires
the ability to follow instructions & plan the work day.
·        
Requires
the ability to be responsive to emergency breakdowns and repairs with quality
workmanship and service.
·        
Must be
able to exercise good judgment in order to set priorities.
·        
Fluent
in English and local language (preferred)
·        
Good
knowledge about computer skills” Excel, work, power point)
·        
Very
good skills of understanding and reading (electrical, electronic hydraulic,
pneumatic) drawings also follow up diagrams.
How to Apply:
All interested job
applicants should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 30th September 2019
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