Electrical & Instrumentation Manager

Job Summary

The position requires he/she to perform work related to the design, fabrication, installation, maintenance, operation, inspection, and testing of a variety of control systems equipment including, but not limited to; electrical, electronic, pneumatic, computer, microprocessor and variable frequency drive, electro-mechanical, digital, works planning, and analog components used in Palm Oil Factory Complex process control systems; and perform other duties as required. The Incumbent works under general supervision performing the full range of duties, and may provide technical assistance and guidance to lower-level staff. Under direction, he/she assigns, supervises, and evaluates the activities of lower-level staff performing mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation tasks.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements


As part of the responsibilities, the Maintenance and Utilities Manager is required to:

  • Perform routine and emergency maintenance on analog electrical, electronic and pneumatic equipment and networks used to collect, process, transmit, receive and record data, and to regulate the operation of the final control elements in Palm Oil Industry processes
  • Perform periodic inspections, testing, adjustments, calibrations, and servicing activities necessary to assure the proper operation of process instrumentation and control systems in the factory complex process
  • Participate in the performance of periodic plant operational integrity and safety tests to verify the proper operation of fire detectors, hazardous and explosive gas detectors, process alarm instrumentation, protective monitoring systems, and computerized control system fault detection and failover functions
  • Perform operational systems tests and fault diagnostics to identify and correct electrical, pneumatic, and electric analog and computer system failures
  • Employ computer system diagnostic programs, computer control console switches and indicators, and logic analyzers to locate and replace defective circuit boards and modules in computers and computer peripherals, and repairs digital interfaces
  • Perform functional tests to identify and correct system failures
  • Perform acceptance tests of new equipment and inspect the installation of equipment and systems for conformance with plans and specifications
  • Perform original design work required to implement analog and digital system modifications
  • Prepare new, or modify existing operating and maintenance procedures
  • Order supplies and prepare maintenance service reports
  • Maintain and repair electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic test instruments
  • Perform specialized staff work related to control systems
  • May train new employees and other technical personnel in the maintenance of control systems.
  • Provide for the documentation of maintenance activities, including the preparation, cataloging, and filing of maintenance service reports
  • Review and evaluate equipment service reports as required to provide a preventative maintenance program that will include all periodic inspection, testing, adjustment, calibration and servicing activities necessary to assure the proper operation of process instrumentation and control systems
  • Direct the collection and evaluation of component failure data as required to develop and maintain an inventory of replacement components and parts at a level adequate to ensure expedient field repairs
  • Provide for the maintenance of a stock of supplies necessary to implement routine servicing (spare parts)
  • Implement period operational integrity and safety tests; coordinate both routine and emergency maintenance activities
  • Coordinate operational system tests and fault diagnostic activities
  • Supervise the inspection and acceptance testing of new equipment and systems to assure conformance to plans and specifications
  • Review technical problems and associated equipment maintenance activities, provide direction and guidance to subordinate technicians and become personally involved in the solution of unusual or difficult maintenance problems
  • Provide for the services of outside contractors as required to implement specialized maintenance activities which are either beyond the capability of available service technicians or which require the use of special facilities
  • Maintain a library of current equipment operating and maintenance manuals, special test and calibrating procedures, system drawings, original equipment manufacturer's literature, specifications, and computer diagnostic files
  • Direct the daily operations of an instrument repair shop; supervise subordinate electricians and technicians
  • Select, train, and evaluate the performance of subordinate electricians and technicians; prepare supporting material for budget recommendations.

Internal relations:

Internally linked to these departments:

  • Production
  • Store
  • Commercial

Work location and conditions:

  • Position on an industrial site at KWAE, near KADE, Eastern Region
  • The factory operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • FSSC, RSPO, HALAL, YUM, URSA, QMS ISO 9001 Certifications working environment

Required skills

Technical skills:

  • Read and interpret analog equipment schematics, analog system network diagrams, plans, blueprints, and electrical wiring diagrams.
  • Read and interpret recording charts, gauges, and other instruments.
  • Learn the operation of special purpose scientific measuring devices and correct malfunctions and sources of error.
  • Work with hand tools and test instruments.
  • Work and communicate with operations and maintenance personnel.
  • Good preparation of report and record-keeping
  • Respond to emergency call.
  • Distinguish colors used in electric wiring color-coding.
  • Set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Read and interpret plans, schematics, process control flow diagrams, system/network drawing, detail drawings and wiring diagrams.
  • Perform complex maintenance tasks involving analog and digital equipment.
  • Perform some original circuit design work as required to implement minor analog and digital equipment modifications.
  • Direct the work of subordinate engineers and technician
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Prepare maintenance service reports.
  • Prepare new and/or modified equipment operating, maintenance procedures and drawings.
  • Determine training needs of staff.
  • Order parts and make repairs to equipment in a timely manner.
  • Provide direct assistance in the solution of unusual or difficult maintenance problems involving electrical and instrumentation systems.
  • Monitor data collection equipment necessary to manage the electrical power purchasing program and power quality program.
  • Analyze and evaluate maintenance records to establish preventative maintenance schedules and spare part inventories.
  • Anticipate material and equipment needs.

Computer skills:

  • Excel
  • Word
  • PowerPoint

Knowledge of:

  • Analog and digital system fault diagnostic techniques and procedures.
  • Principles underlying the construction and use of scientific instruments.
  • Principles underlying the construction and use of chemistry and physics.
  • Electronic and electrical low voltage circuits.
  • Methods, practices and equipment used in maintaining, repairing, testing and adjusting electro-mechanical, pneumatic, electronic and other types of recording, control, and measuring instruments.
  • Safety practices necessary for the work.
  • Electrical and electronic theory and practice as applied to process instrumentation and control equipment.
  • Analog and digital system fault diagnostic techniques and procedures.
  • Architecture, maintenance and operation of digital computer systems.
  • Operation of telemetry systems.
  • Materials, methods, and equipment used in the inspection, testing, calibration, maintenance, and repair of process instrumentation and control equipment.
  • Principles of preventative maintenance and maintenance documentation.
  • Inspection, testing, calibration, maintenance and repair of process instrumentation and control equipment.
  • Operation of electrical & instrumentation shops.
  • Principles of personnel management and supervision.
  • Establish and maintain effective cooperative relationships with those contacted in the workplace

Transversal skills:

  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Mastery of the English Language
  • knows how to lead a meeting
  • Ability to manage multidisciplinary teams

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years working experience in a similar position preferably in the food industry
  • At least one year of the required experience must have involved the maintenance of electrical or electronic equipment
  • HND or Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Electronical Engineering/Instrumentation

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