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  • Job reference: RMS0135428

Mechanical Maintenance Section Head

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Abu Dhabi
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 18/12/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (25/12/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Role:
Job Description
Division: Maintenance Department
Supervisor job Title Manager, Maintenance Department
Purpose of the Job:
Directs, coordinates and supervises all mechanical maintenance and workshop activities in the plant and off-sites. Includes participating in the preparation of maintenance programmes, directing the implementation of such programmes, investigating modification and new projects proposals, examining equipment performance and providing recommendations to enhance maintainability and to minimize maintenance cost, Ensuring that all maintenance services are provided safely and efficiently.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Activity Analysis
/HSE Prepares and implements detailed maintenance and workshop work procedures and practises ensuring that activities are carried out safely, recommending alternative maintenance frequencies based on equipment history or as a result of regular vibration monitoring surveys in pursuit of optimisation. Also reviews task analysis with special reference to potential loss and safety hazards including identifying critical tasks. To ensure proper safe efficient working conditions.
2. Equipment
performance Monitors the performance and maintenance cost for various mechanical and workshop equipment includes providing recommendations to enhance maintainability, alleviate operations anomalies and minimize maintenance cost of such equipment.
Ensures that problem solving maintenance services are provided efficiently and expediently by subordinates. To Keep enhancing equipment performance as per milestones.
3. Materials/
Stock set ups Liaises with ubordinates and stores personnel on detailed stock set ups for mechanical plant equipment and spare parts includes supervising the preparation of purchase requisitions and stores issue vouchers and approves within delegated authorities as well as the inspection and acceptance of new materials or spare parts. Also reviews requirements for any new equipment or major repairs, evaluates use of existing as well as new proposals, and raises recommendations to supervisor To ensure no material shortage at any point of time and that delivered materials are in accordance with company bidder list and specifications.
4. Consolidation Ensures that effective equipment, Maximo electronic and hard copy records are kept and updated for all equipment and that regular preventive and condition monitoring surveys are carried out by subordinates and evaluates the economic considerations at all times in determining a particular course of action. Also Liaises with other Maintenance Section Heads and senior Operations Department personnel to coordinate inter discipline work activities or to arrange for plant shutdowns, including participating in such shutdowns, major overhauls and other maintenance planning activities. To maintain proper history recording system for current and future use.
5. Budget Estimation • Prepares preliminary budget estimates for a capital and operating requirement includes provision of annual manpower and contactor utilization forecasts.
•Ensuring that strict control is exercised over expenditures, authorizes low cost fabrication or refurbishment of plant requirements or spare parts when justified to reduce operating costs and provides written justifications in advance of any variances with approved budgets.
To achieve optimum maintenance maximum availability/reliability at least cost.
6. Miscellaneous Investigates suggestions for modifications e.g. T.Q.M. to existing equipment or the installation of new equipment in the plant.
•Review bids submitted by Contractors or detailed estimates provided by engineers. Also reviews invoices and endorses for further payment processing.
•Determines requirements, supervises and participates in the preparation of preliminary specifications and drawings and discusses the same with the Development Engineering Section Head. To keep enhancing plant performance

Supervision, Planning and Organising:

Directs and supervises the activities of assigned personnel in the Mechanical Section.
Plans annual Capital/Operating budget, monitors/rationalize the expenditure including 5 years planning.
Organizes short / medium / long term business in line with Policy / regulation / procedures.
Purpose of the subordinate jobs:
Sr. Mech. Engineer/Mech. Engineer:
To perform field or workshop duties related to Mechanical Section in different plant areas.

Work Contacts
Internally: Daily contacts with employees up to Manager level in maintenance, technical services, operations and safety & fire department to discuss, arrange and coordinate work requirements.
External: Occasional contacts with equal level employees in other company plants. Regular contacts with contractors, manufacturers and vendors representatives regarding maintenance services.



Being the largest section from all aspects of workforce, maintenance expenditure, workload, equipment criticality functionality, and sizeability, the job is quite serious and demanding highly engineering, dynamic selective candidate, with long engineering experience background.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
B. Sc. In Mechanical Engineering.
9 years experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide range of heavy rotating and stationary equipment out of which 4 years should have been in a similar senior supervisory position in an oil/gas or petrochemical industry.
Computer Literate
Good knowledge of English.
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