Expat Recruitment - Engineering, Technical & Construction

Head of Maintenance & Repair

Job Reference:OT026  
Location:NigeriaSalary:Negotiable + benefits.

Our client has been active in Nigeria since 1995. They operate with 31 fishing vessels in Nigerian waters. All sea frozen seafood (fish & shrimps) are easily customized,
because their production process ensure only top quality.

Maintenance and repair of the fleet is done in house, by their own (multinational) experienced marine professionals.

The company goal is to achieve top quality through a drive towards perfection. This is reflected in the groups product standards, its organization and the commercial partners they are associated with.

They are currently looking for a Head of maintenance & repair

As a marine engineer you will have the end responsibility for the repair and maintenance of their fleet (31 trawlers) i.e. maintaining the fleet in a safe, reliable and cost effective manner.

The position requires a high level of collaboration across the companys engineering, operations and purchasing departments and the initiative to solve technical and administrative challenges

You will lead, supervise and coach the respective vessel engineering teams:
- Caterpillar engines and generators
- Refrigeration
- Structural
- Electrical
- Drydocking

Each team is controlled by an expatriate engineer. You will work with these teams toward continuous improvement of vessel upkeep and performance. You need to demonstrate logical thinking and problem solving skills and possess excellent engineering aptitudes.

Recruit, manage, mentor and train engineering and maintenance staff to develop and retain highly productive crew, while meeting safety standards.

Your main task is to change the R&M philosophy from ‘ex post’ to ‘ex ante’ (preventive). You will establish and monitor the annual capital and maintenance spending budgets. You will report to the operations director.

Master in Maritime or Civil engineering.
Five (5) years or more multiple engineering type experience required.
Strong leadership skills

- Competitive salary and bonus program.
- Free local housing including housekeeping, plus company car and driver.
- Medical, life and disability insurance plans.
- One (1) month annual leave.

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