Maintenance Lead

August 3, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN)

British American Tobacco is all about freedom of choice – whether it’s our people or our products. Combined with our entrepreneurial spirit, it’s what’s driven our phenomenal success. We started trading tobacco over a hundred years ago. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar company with more than 200 brands in our portfolio. With robust positions in each of our regional markets, our future looks equally bright too.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Maintenance Lead
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Reports To: Line Lead
Function: Operations
Seniority Level: Non-management
Role Positioning and Objectives

The Maintenance Lead is responsible to “lead” a Team of Equipment Owners and Technicians for an Operating Line, Lines, or Making/Packing Operation.
This is a pivotal and critical manufacturing role responsible for delivering the PQCDSM – Production, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety and Morale – results necessary to achieve the Compelling Business Need by rigorous application of RTT/ IWS tools.
He drives and coordinates PM systems for own lines within the shift aimed at implementing scheduled maintenance tasks and fixing of identified defects to eliminate breakdown/maintenance related losses.
95% of individual’s time will be spent on the Operating Floor working with the team.
This is the ultimate role during a shift.

What You Will Be Accountable For

Role model leadership, inclusion,and 5E’s
Coach and develop Technical and Operating Team
Support execution of personnel systems to grow capability of Technical and Operating Teams (skill blocks, team skill matrix and training plan, monthly assessments, confidentiality of data, time sheets, and time administrator)
Perform monthly performance review with Operating team per defined and agreed scorecard/PAP.
Responsible for driving project delivery and execution within own shift, on Lines and Cell.
Flow to the work as needed to meet the business need
Work with other Module leaders to maintain cohesive, responsive, flexible organization
Lead interface with contract organization for support / issue resolution for Shift Team
Lead the Shift Transition Meeting and Planned Stop huddles/critiques, per the Site DDS DMS
Participate in monthly/Quarterly department leadership meetings
Conduct monthly team briefing and meetings with direct reports
Familiarize oneself and complies with all applicable and relevant business processes, procedure and policies.
Rigorous application of IWS tools / execute standards
Deliver Shift Team capability for Run to Target DMS execution
AM single point contact for the Shift Team. Includes RTT DMS, step progression, and maintenance of standards
Lead Shift Team through the IWS Phase Journey
Coach Shift Team and support resources to comply with established standards and document standards for improvements made
Deliver Shift Team capability for Changeover execution per Standard Work Practice at target time
Support development and lead portions of loss elimination plans using IWS tools
Deliver PQCDSM results for Cell
Understand, follow, and insure compliance with QA and HS&E Key Elements Eliminate Root Cause of any outages
Drive breakthrough results in Process Reliability, Planned and Unplanned Downtime while delivering against the Master Production Schedule
Lead issue resolution “to Root Cause” on the floor of chronic stops

Work Schedule:

Shift rotation with off-shift and weekend support subject to prevalent shift pattern and as dictated by business requirements; this could include call-in support in extreme cases.
Travel less than 5%.

Essential Experience, Skills and Knowledge

The role holder will require an expert knowledge of cigarette making or packing machinery with at least 5 years of “hands on” experience of running these machines in a production environment, thereby gaining technical mastery of equipment and can develop it in others
An academic qualification in City & Guilds (Engineering / Manufacturing / Transport Maintenance), NABTEB (Technical Trade), or National Diploma (Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics) from a recognised institution
Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills
A strong working knowledge of technical training, fault finding, troubleshooting techniques on both Making and Packing machines will be essential to the success of the role. Overall strong technical skills.
Knows how to benchmark with colleagues and influence people to deliver on common goals
In addition, a good understanding of mechanical processes, both hands on and theory will be required.
Understanding of storeroom operating strategies.
Ability to develop and effectively coach/train Equipment Owners and other technicians.
Strong verbal and written communication skills desired

Salary Range
Competitive salary package + excellent benefits.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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