Mechanical Engineer – Field
Unilever PLC is a British multinational consumer goods company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Purpose of Role
The Field Engineering Business partner is responsible for maintenance management of all Field Technology and infrastructure (Mechanical, Irrigation infrastructure, Domestic Water Supply, Harvesting machinery and equipment, Fuel storage infrastructure). Ensure high standards of maintenance, lead in new technology rollout and ensure high productivity and longevity of all field installations at UTT.
Develop and supervise daily machine checklists, ensure all field machines have been inspected according to the maintenance schedule and checklists.
Document and perform RCA and lessons learned logs for all observed faults in field machinery.
Identify artisan skills and knowledge gap. Identify and organize inhouse and outsourced training for Field mechanics.
Ensures all Field Workshop’s have sufficient inventory and maintenance records/documentation.
Prepare and implement Machinery Maintenance Schedule for all machinery and field infrastructure.
Maintain Inventory and asset register for field machinery and equipment.
Track and respond to all Job request for field machinery on timely basis. Ensure all works must have job request and ensure proper machine history and documentation
Supports installation of new field infrastructure and machinery.
Takes charge of machinery modification and supports the implementation of WCM in the fields.
Responsible for the implementation of all company safety policies and procedures in the Field Workshops.
Resolve problems and propose investments in Field infrastructure and utilities.
Deliver the business targets aligned to the Company Strategy.
Coordinate planning of spares for annual Irrigation infrastructure overhaul and maintenance.
Continuous Improvement Management
Should be OEE Champion for all Respective field workshops by ensuring all required data are captured and reported daily for discussion and proper recommendations on continuous improvement actions to improve OEE for the Fields.
Should be champion on tracking agreed KPIs to process Supervisors, Senior Artisans and Section team leads to improve Factories performance on Safety, Factory availability and Made tea quality
Work closely with Central Engineering workshop manager to continuously improve field engineering services.
Do coaching to supervisors and team leads to empower their skills
Assets and Stocks
Updates asset inventories records for the Fields.
Maintain Machinery Inventory for all Fields including irrigation and workshops.
Prepares and avail machinery and equipment for statutory inspection and calibration for legal compliance and safety integrity.
Maintain and take responsibility for the Field workshop tools register.
Monitor and validate Field related stock (Spares) movements in conjunction with the store’s clerks.
Responsible for the utilization of assets in the field.
Flag up redundant/obsolete assets to responsible manager for disposal.
Ensure the day-to-day operation and smooth delivery of field services and monitor all field mechanics/operators.
Monitor machinery key performance indicators for efficient operation; generate periodic reports.
Carries out the implementation of Machinery safety, WCM in the Fields .
Carries out implementation of projects, in liaison with engineering manager and agri-excellence team.
Keep abreast with all new technology covering Irrigation, tea harvesting, and energy usage and make proposals for implementation where appropriate.
Participate in field trials and implement actions.
Implementation and follow up on improvement ideas on the field workshops.
Finance, logistics and supplies
Requisitions and verifies quality of spares and materials ordered for field as per technical specification.
Submits inputs into annual revenue & capital budgets.
Provides technical specifications for the procurement of all field stock e.g., spare parts.
Carries out cost management in the field workshop and ensures effective controls.
Provide input into the monthly accounts review and implements agreed actions.
Implement an effective procurement tracking system in the field workshops.
Track and report daily artisan and operator productivity in the fields and take necessary actions for low performers while should motivate high performers.
To train & develop field staff were necessary and ensure good operational and maintenance practises in the fields.
Plans, allocates, and supervises all activities for field maintenance teams.
Train & develop all field maintenance personnel in the Workshop on Safe maintenance procedures.
Handles employee relations and maintains discipline in the workshop in conjunction with the responsible manager.
Implement agreed welfare programmes and attend planned meetings ensuring completion of agreed actions.
Responsible for the works team and ensures that agreed work plan targets and standards are implemented.
Provide input and participate in the modular training of employees.
Social and welfare
Implement all social welfare programmes including security, housing maintenance, recreation and general welfare amenities and schools in liaison with the unit manager.
Safety, Health, Environment, RA
Authorizes issues and closes permits to work certificates in line with company policies for non-routine tasks related to field maintenance.
Develops machinery safety in the field to meet Unilever standards.
Maintains the workshop personnel reward/disciplinary and safety data.
Should capture and prepare report for daily, weekly, and monthly safety performances in the field.
Should work with Field managers and SHE Representatives to ensure proper risk assessment is done regularly and all observations/findings are captured, and action plan developed and tracked for Fields.
Qualifications & Experience Required
Degree in Mechanical Engineering/Irrigation engineering/ Agricultural engineering or other relevant engineering degree.
4 Years’ experience.
Maintenance Management Experience.
Project Management Skills.
Inventory management and Cost control.
Manpower training, management, and assessment
WCM Implementation and Tools such as RCA.
Modern and Efficient Energy Technics
Frequent local travel between various field operations.
Should meet expectations on the Unilever Standards of Leadership behaviors relevant to the work level.
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