Instrumentation & Automation Technician

January 10, 2023

Job Description

  • Lagos

Holcim Nigeria

Holcim builds progress for people and the planet. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy Holcim is becoming a net zero company, with its people and communities at the heart of its success. The company is driving the circular economy as a world leader in recycling to build more with less.
Holcim is the company behind some of the world’s most trusted brands in the building sector including ACC, Aggregate Industries, Ambuja Cement, Disensa, Firestone Building Products, Geocycle, Holcim and Lafarge. Holcim is 70,000 people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Instrumentation & Automation Technician
Job Code: DJOB
Location: Ewekoro, Ogun
Function: Cement Manufacturing (jobs in plants / other industrial sites)
Contract Type: Regular Full-Time

The Automation & Instrumentation Technician is responsible for the routine maintenance of all instruments and automation equipment in the plant. 
Monitor and report spare availability and consumption pattern to avoid nil-stock for all spare parts. Carry out Minor modifications to support the production process and recommend replacement for obsolete spares.


Work with process control systems including programmable logic controllers, sensors and actuators
Consult manuals, read and interpret circuit diagrams and schematics for installed instrumentation and automation equipment
Repair and adjust system components or remove and replace defective parts
Installing control and measurement instruments on existing or new plant equipments
Inspect and test operation of instruments and systems to diagnose faults using pneumatic, electrical and electronic testing devices and precision measuring instruments
Repair and adjust system components such as sensors, transmitters and programmable logic controllers or remove and replace defective parts
Maintenance of both analog and digital field instruments such as level, pressure, position, limit, speed, temperature, flow, and weight sensors, actuators and gas analysers
Calibrate field instruments such as weigh feeders, beltscales, as well as level pressure, temperature transmitters, and flow meters according to manufacturers specifications or business best practices.
Perform scheduled preventive maintenance work and complete pre-start up test and generate maintenance reports
Install control and measurement instrument on existing and new plant equipment and processes under the supervision of the automation/ instrumentation engineer
Use the SAP to facilitate proper scheduling, planning of work, and execution; respecting safety of equipment and people in the plant
Consult with Central Room Operators for diagnosis of field instrument faults to minimize downtime
Support the installation, modification, testing and operation of automation and instrumentation systems and generate document reports for tasks carried out
Troubleshoot failures with process control system involving electrical and mechanical equipment and instrument
Record and report specific electrical energy consumed in all shops across the plant on a daily basis
Carry out regular scheduled inspection of the field instrument and generate report
Facilitates communications and relationships:
Attends departmental meetings as and when called
Supports management policies
Communicates results and challenges within the department to the automation/instrumentation engineer

Education / Qualifications

OND / HND / BSc in Engineering (Electrical, Electronics or Physics as main subject)

Functional (Technical) Competencies:

Good knowledge of of cement manufacturing process
Good knowledge of product quality parameters and quality control tests
Good knowledge of computer aided systems for kiln and mill operations
Able to take initiatives based on sound problem solving skills

Organisational (Behavioural & Managerial) Competencies: 

Good interpersonal relationship
Demonstrated leadership skills via work ethics, ability to delegate and motivate, fairness etc
Result oriented
Team leadership skill
Good aptitude for organization and communication
Result oriented with high decision making capacity/self confidence
High level of initiative

Necessary Competencies:

Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Project
Commitment to the highest standard of work ethics
Good knowledge of safety laws and regulations
Good Coaching skills
Very good written and verbal communication skills

Behavioural Attributes:

Teamwork and Collaboration.
Innovation and creativity

Language Requirements:

Professional Proficiency in English Language

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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