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Dangote Cement Zambia Ltd

Dangote Cement Zambia Limited

Senior Chief Chiwala’s Area, Masaiti District, Ndola Zambia.

Company Overview

The Dangote Group is one of Africa’s leading conglomerates producing diversified products. Dangote Cement Zambia, a Subsidiary of the Dangote Group, is the leading producer of cement in Zambia with a modern advanced integrated Cement Plant in Ndola, on the Copperbelt.
Dangote Cement requires action oriented, high performing and dedicated professionals in the following disciplines:

1. Management Accountant

Job Summary

  • Manage and coordinate budgeting and management reporting procedures at the plant and ensure availability of up-to-date and accurate information on budgeted and actual financial activities, to support informed decision-making by management.
  • Take a leading role in periodic physical count of bulk, liquid, solid and spare parts as well as all fixed assets of the plant in adherence with the group standards. Ensure timely reconciliation and reporting of accurate inventory values supported by analysis and documents.
  • Monitor daily input to the ERP system adopted by the Company and perform all steps and processes requirements to close the period on a timely basis consistent with group standards.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Circulate the annual business planning guidelines/ assumptions and provide guidance to Head, Plant Finances and other budget holders during the planning process.
  • Manage collation of budget inputs across the Company ensuring inputs from all plants/ functional areas are in compliance with stated guidelines and prepare consolidated annual budget.
  • Monitor approved budget allocations by obtaining information on revenue and expenditure, and reporting variances on a monthly basis.
  • Drive periodic budget forecasting and recommend budget review as required.
  • Develop periodic and other ad hoc budget reports, forecasts and analysis.
  • Manage periodic business performance monitoring and reporting process – liaise with plants and relevant units to obtain data on defined metrics and generate monthly business performance statements, noting major deviations from planned budget and risk areas.
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual management reports to aid executive management decision-making process.
  • Conduct in depth variance analysis to explain deviation from budgeted/forecasted performance and highlights management actions needed to correct the situation.
  • Allocate costs for central or joint expenditure to relevant cost centres in line with group cost allocation policies.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Financial Controller. Assist in circulating the annual business planning guidelines/ assumptions and provide guidance/ assistance to budget holders during the planning process at the plant.
  • Lead in periodic stock counts, and carry out valuations and reconciliations to resolve discrepancies in general ledger.
  • Prepare first drafts of relevant periodic and/ or ad hoc reports including Cost Control Reports, etc.
  • Lead monthly physical count of raw bulk materials, pp bags, fuel, diesel and other production supplies.
  • Lead the quarterly count of spares
  • Monitor daily SAP entries on PP and MM Module
  • Prepare monthly quantity consumption schedules for MPR purposes
  • Perform cost sheet review for imported purchases as well as raw materials requiring landed cost rule such as gypsum, pumice and local coal.
  • Perform GL & cost centre review for every PR/PO prior to authorization / approvals
  • Perform SAP cost run every month end and assist the PP and MM.
  • Calculate monthly actual cost and analyse variance with SAP Std Cost.
  • Maintain activity prices and standard cost in SAP.
  • Review the spares ageing report and submit to FRM for group reporting.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Team Lead, Management Accounting.

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Economics or any other related discipline.
  • Relevant professional qualifications such as ACA, CIMA, CPA, ACCA will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of Five (5) years relevant work experience.
  • Full Grade 12 Certificate with Credits or Better in English and Mathematics.

Skills and Competencies

  • Good understanding of trends, challenges, opportunities, regulations and legislations relating to the cement manufacturing industry.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of finance best practices, IFRS, and other applicable accounting standards.
  • Working knowledge of financial systems, including SAP.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Good data gathering, analysis and problem solving skills
  • High ethical standards and integrity.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office tools.

2. Logistics Officer

Job Summary

  • Maintain clear line of sight in supply Chain management for inbound and outbound materials through reconciliation.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Carry out daily materials reconciliation
  • Generate and circulate recon reports daily
  • Monitor and coordinate raw materials supply chain
  • Monitor and report on lead time
  • Attend to plant special assignment requests
  • Attend to functional departments’ requests
  • Maintain appropriate records for all inbound and out bound materials
  • Preparation reconciling of dispatch report with packing plant
  • Retaining and taking responsibility of all documents for raw materials delivered
  • Report and escalate all irregular transactions
  • Ensure site compliance with health, safety and environmental rules
  • Maintain specific environmental and health and safety records
  • Provide other logistical duties and supporting roles as may be deemed by the supervisor.

Education and Work Experience

  • Full Grade Twelve Certificate with credits or better in English and Mathematics.
  • Diploma in Logistics and Transport or Equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Transport and Logistics.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suits.

3. Lubrication Engineer (2)

Job Summary

  • Maintain a deep knowledge of the Lubrication of the plant equipment by periodic greasing and oil top up, Oil sample analysis and replacement plan. Refer the OEM manuals for lubrication with the aim of keeping equipment condition health and in compliance with safety and environmental standards.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in both plant and department safety initiatives and drive safety improvement in the plant.
  • Contributes to reducing and eliminating unsafe acts and conditions for workers, contractors and equipment, by supporting safety programs and the application of appropriate techniques and safe work practices.
  • Owns quality and timeliness aspect of equipment specific lubrication, oil analysis of rotating machine trains as per OEM recommendations and relevant procedures and ensures compliance and implementation of the development procedures in totality.
  • Responsibility of Lubrication i.e. oil and grease replacement and top up plans.
  • Regular reviews temperature and vibration data for all machines and recommends corrective action and time line
  • Keeps a track “Equipment under Alert” list and establishes proper storage of the Equipment report and data
  • Supports Planner /Reliability in the regular review of reliability Indicators for rotating machines.
  • Ensure regular participation and engagement of the team for RCA/RCM process as and when required for assigned machines. Performs other duties such as maintaining work records and lubricants inventory management.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by management not listed in this job description but which by its nature is found to have an impact on the overall performance of the department or the company.
  • Responsible for generating work orders for maintenance based on lubrication reports, execute the replacement and close out the WO.

Education and Work Experience

  • Diploma/Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, or its equivalent.
  • Specific courses on lubrication management is desirable
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ relevant work experience in manufacturing industries as lubricator.
  • Basic knowledge of gearboxes, transmission, hydraulic, pneumatic, wielding techniques, auto lubrication.
  • Adequate knowledge related to equipment function & lubrication requirements (crusher, Stacker, Reclaimer, raw mill, kiln, cement mill, Belt Conveyors & Aux. Equipment)

Skills and Competencies

  • Adequate knowledge of the cement and manufacturing industry.
  • Adequate knowledge of safety regulations.
  • Technical knowledge of preventive, predictive and systematic maintenance (.xls file, databases, SAP)
  • Local MSD Safety rules and regulations
  • Basic Knowledge of quality management methods (ISO 9001:2015)
  • Ability to adequately analyse an incident and proffer valuable solutions.
  • Ability to communicate incidences and emergencies clearly.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.
  • High sense of responsibility and accountability

4. Maintenance Technician (1)

Job Summary

  • To carry out precision repairs and maintenance activities related to Vertical loesche grinding mills, Kiln and Cooler, High quality of workmanship, Adherence to required safety standards, teamwork, time management and training of local technician are KPIs. Contribute to reduce the equipment downtime and achieve common goal of Production of Clinker & Cement.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Safety of all personnel when working as a team member for equipment maintenance.
  • Execution of planned maintenance activities based on OEM (Loesche, SINOMA and IKN) maintenance manuals.
  • Overhauling of hydraulic systems and troubleshooting
  • Observation of non-normal behaviour of equipment and corrective actions.
  • Proper handling of spares parts, assemblies and repair action for the future replacements.
  • Training of Local Technicians on critical maintenance activities like bearing checking, Laser alignment, heavy rigging activities etc.
  • Prepare for fixtures required for maintenance activities and storage at proposed site workshop/ Central Maintenance room.
  • Imparting on job training for maintenance activities with the objective of achieving high availability and therefore lower costs.
  • Self-learning and prepare for multi-skill abilities of local and in turn subordinates development.

Education and Work Experience

  • Diploma/Craft certificate in Mechanical fittings in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Specific course / Training / hands on experience for Loesche Mills, Kiln & Coolers.
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years’ hand on experience in manufacturing industries as mechanical Technician/ Foreman.
  • In depth knowledge of precision maintenance activities related to key equipment’s of Cement Plant
  • Knowledge of gearboxes, transmissions, hydraulic, pneumatic, welding techniques, lubrication and mechanical non-destructive testing.
  • Adequate knowledge related to equipment function & maintenance (Crusher, Stacker, Reclaimer, VRMs, Kiln, Cooler, Belt Conveyors & Aux. Equipment)

Skills and Competencies

  • Adequate knowledge of the cement and manufacturing industry.
  • Knowledge related to equipment internal parts, bearing assemblies, alignment and other precision assemblies.
  • Maintenance of critical equipment’s in hydraulic & lubrication system, kiln drive girth gear, Support roller bearing, Vertical roller Mills (Loesche), Gearboxes and fluid coupling.
  • Awareness about: LOTOTO, Risk assessment, hot work, Work at Height, Firefighting etc. Safety procedures
  • Basic knowledge of Cement manufacturing equipment function.

Key Requirements

  • Advanced working knowledge of fire protection and prevention methods, rescue procedures and safety procedures.
  • Adequate knowledge of fire safety regulations and functionalities of various firefighting equipment.
  • Knowledge of fire suppression techniques.
  • Ability to champion fire prevention initiatives.
  • Strong level of mental alertness to ensure safety of others.
  • Ability to maintain calm and respond swiftly in an emergency situation.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • High sense of responsibility and accountability.

5. Engineer – Maintenance Inspector (2)

Job Summary

Maintain a deep knowledge of the condition of the plant equipment by measuring, tracking & analyzing trends to identify the maintenance needs. To carry out condition monitoring of the plant equipment through site visit as per road map, On-line and Off-line Data acquisition techniques and data analysis; Refer the technical standards for inspection with the aim of implementing the maintenance activities that are required to keep equipment healthy and in compliance with safety and environment standards.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in both plant and department safety initiatives. Through planning activities, drive safety improvement in the plant.
  • Contributes to reducing and eliminating unsafe acts and conditions for workers, contractors and equipment, by supporting safety programs and the application of appropriate techniques and safe work practices.
  • Measure status, monitor, analyse trend, identify maintenance needs taking into account production constraints.
  • Owns quality & timeliness aspect of equipment specific inspection (vibration analysis, oil analysis, wear measurement, liquid penetrant, ultrasonic, magnetic particle, etc.) of rotating Machine trains as per relevant applicable procedures.
  • Ensure that report is clearly specifying recommended corrective action and time line for the corrective action.
  • Keep a track of “Equipment under Alert” list and establishes proper storage of the equipment report and data. Do specific inspection for such equipment.
  • Supports Planner/ Reliability/Condition Monitoring Engineer in the regular review of reliability Indicators for rotating machines.
  • Maintains close communication with production department to have the feedback of the conditions of the equipment.
  • Ensure regular participation and engagement of the team for RCA/RCM process as and when required for assigned machines. Perform other duties such as maintaining work records and maintenance repair history logs, attending regular meetings with maintenance engineers.
  • Maintains close communication with planning and mechanical execution areas.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by management not list in this job description but which by its nature is found to have an impact on the overall performance of the department or the company.

Education and Work Experience

  • Technician / Diploma in Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering, BSC or its equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience Manufacturing industries as a maintenance inspector.
  • Working experience as Inspector for rotating machines, Equipment maintenance, condition monitoring in cement manufacturing company, refinery, power or heavy process plant.
  • Knowledge of gearboxes, transmissions, hydraulic, pneumatic, welding techniques, lubrication and mechanical non-destructive testing.
  • Adequate knowledge related to equipment function & maintenance (Crusher, Stacker, Reclaimer, VRMs, Kiln, Cooler, Belt Conveyors & Aux. Equipment)
  • Ability to troubleshoot the problem and proposed corrective actions.
  • Basic knowledge of vibration analysis, oil analysis, wear measurement, thermography, liquid penetrant, ultrasonic, magnetic particle, etc.

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong technical knowledge of mechanical/ electrical equipment
  • Technical knowledge of preventive, predictive and systematic maintenance (.doc and .xls files, databases, SAP). Basic awareness of local safety rules and regulations.
  • Basic knowledge of cement process & methods section is an added advantage
  • Basic knowledge of Cement manufacturing equipment function.

Behavioural and managerial competencies

  • Results driven, Accuracy and precision, Analytical capability.
  • Good aptitude for organisation and communication, able to do specific assignment.

Key Requirements

  • Advanced working knowledge of fire protection and prevention methods, rescue procedures and safety procedures.
  • Adequate knowledge of fire safety regulations and functionalities of various firefighting equipment.
  • Knowledge of fire suppression techniques.
  • Ability to champion fire prevention initiatives.
  • Strong level of mental alertness to ensure safety of others.
  • Ability to maintain calm and respond swiftly in an emergency situation.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • High sense of responsibility and accountability.

6. Engineer – Maintenance Planner (3)

Job Summary

Define scope of work, man hours, spare parts and other resources (services….) to execute the maintenance activities of equipment taking into account the technical standards with the aim of implementing the activities efficiently and comply with safety and environment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in both plant and department safety initiatives. Through planning activities, drive safety improvement in the plant.
  • Contributes to reducing and eliminating unsafe acts and conditions for workers, contractors and equipment, by supporting safety programs and the application of appropriate techniques and safe work practices.
  • With input from Inspector, Execution and Production Departments, schedules and prepares all maintenance operations (weekly electrical/ instrumentation maintenance program, annual shut downs)
  • Maintains and updates the preventive maintenance program and its master schedule
  • Plans major equipment annual overhauls.
  • Collects and handles all work requests and checks for information accuracy.
  • Manages maintenance scheduled backlog.
  • Analyses maintenance work; follow up the availability of spares, tools and equipment’s required.
  • Prepares time and cost estimates for work orders in consultation with executors.
  • Defines the specifications of the work contracted with electrical and mechanical heads.
  • Maintains updates information on SAP.
  • Generate specifications for the purchase of parts required.
  • Updates work plans (Job plans)
  • Support periodically reviews on the minimum stock of spare parts.
  • Coordination of resources according to plant strategy.
  • Maintains close communication with planning and mechanical execution areas.
  • Assist Method Manager to Manages general and specific technical documentation
  • Assists with analysis of plant/ Equipment defects with view to ensuring that maintenance practices comply with MSD/ Quality Assurance Standards.
  • Assists with preparation of maintenance budgets and follows them up.
  • Keeps himself/herself informed of general practices so as to ensure “on call-duty”.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by N+1 not listed in this job description but which by its nature is found to have an impact on the overall performance of the department or the company.

Education and Work Experience

  • Graduate in Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc. or is equivalent in Mechanical engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years’ experience in manufacturing industries as a Planner/ Executor.
  • Basic knowledge of Electrical system

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong technical knowledge of mechanical/ electrical equipment
  • Technical knowledge of preventive, predictive and systematic maintenance (databases, SAP).
  • Basic awareness of local safety rules and regulations.
  • Local safety rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of quality management methods is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of cement process is desirable

Behavioural and managerial competencies

  • Results driven (reliability, cost)
  • Accuracy and precision,
  • Analytical capability.
  • Good aptitude for organisation and communication, able to do specific assignment.
  • Initiative and innovative
  • Leadership in managing small projects

Key Requirements

  • Advanced working knowledge of fire protection and prevention methods, rescue procedures and safety procedures.
  • Adequate knowledge of fire safety regulations and functionalities of various firefighting equipment.
  • Knowledge of fire suppression techniques.
  • Ability to champion fire prevention initiatives.
  • Strong level of mental alertness to ensure safety of others.
  • Ability to maintain calm and respond swiftly in an emergency situation.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • High sense of responsibility and accountability.

7. Manager- Mechanical (2)

Job Summary

Ensure safe work environment near the equipment related to Cement Plant. Equipment maintenance job execution as per plan and schedules. Follows safety procedures and communication with other departments for maintenance related activities are the key performance indicators while working at different section of Cement Plant

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Safety of all personnel at his command as well as other personnel working for achieving targeted production.
  • Job/work management for Maintenance activities and ensuring record keeping.
  • Delivering safety talks, hard identifications and preventive measures required during work execution.
  • Execution of maintenance activities through systematic management of tools & consumables availability. Control of consumables used for Mechanical maintenance activities.
  • Corrective and preventive actions execution for identified plans/ actions.
  • Coordination and ensure for cleaning and housekeeping of work site before and after job execution process.
  • Monitoring of equipment during operation with the objective of achieving high availability and incidental stoppages.
  • Subordinate development through on-site work training and instruction during job executions.

Education and Work Experience

  • Graduate in Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc. or is equivalent in Mechanical engineering.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience Maintenance, erection and commissioning of equipment in manufacturing industry. Major part should be in maintenance execution.
  • Basic knowledge of Electrical system

Skills and Competencies

  • Resource plan & effective utilization. Spares, Consumables & Manpower.
  • Working Knowledge related to cement manufacturing process & equipment maintenance.
  • Ensure availability of spares through SAP and related follow up with methods/ Procurement team.
  • Diagnose the problem & effective solution
  • Cost consciousness to control the expenses within budget.

Behavioural and managerial competencies

  • Effective communication & good interpersonal skills.
  • Coordination with engineers for effective PMS execution.
  • Ability to lead section engineers, crew members & development of their skill while on job.

Key Requirements

  • Advanced working knowledge of fire protection and prevention methods, rescue procedures and safety procedures.
  • Adequate knowledge of fire safety regulations and functionalities of various firefighting equipment.
  • Knowledge of fire suppression techniques.
  • Ability to champion fire prevention initiatives.
  • Strong level of mental alertness to ensure safety of others.
  • Ability to maintain calm and respond swiftly in an emergency situation.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • High sense of responsibility and accountability.
  • The holder of this position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.

Candidates meeting the above requirements should send their applications to:
The Head HR& Admin and send them to [email protected]

Please note that you are to attach an Application Letter & Latest CV ONLY in Microsoft word format as ONE document.

Closing date for receiving applications is 30th October, 2020. Position should be clearly mentioned in the subject line e.g. “Manager Mechanical”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.