Plant Manager (m/f)
Keyword: 01PTEC_20170410
Grafik Primetec has been established in 2017 and focuses on global operation and maintenance projects within the cement industry.

Primetec’s mission statement is to become a reliable and suitable partner in cement plant optimization. Primetec takes over complete responsibility of daily production businesses and ensure long-term added value for our customers through highly capable, efficient, and responsible plant management.

Primetec`s scope of work will includes the following activities

• Audit of cement plants and grinding terminals
• Operations of grinding terminals and complete cement plants
• Preventive maintenance and planning
• Management of required spare parts
• Recruitment, management and training of employees
• Management of operational stability and improvement-process, product quality, performance
• Ensuring health & safety and environmental regulations

As a member of the Loesche Group Primetec has access to 111 years of experience within the cement industry and especially in the field of vertical roller mills.

Loesche Group sells worldwide dry grinding plants for the cement, power and mineral industry. The core competence of the company consist of developing and designing state-of-the-art vertical roller mills as well as planning, project management, transport, shipping, installation and commissioning of complete plants with a high content of process engineering technology. This is augmented by service business including maintenance, repair, modernisation of grinding plant and spare parts activities.
Therefore, Primetec is looking to fill the following vacancy:

Role & Responsibility:

  • Lead all production related aspects at the plant site including safety, environment, operations, performance, quality, maintenance, costs, human resources, plant image and community relations
  • Ensure optimal operation and maintenance of the assigned grinding terminals for achieving the agreed targets  
  • In charge of the achievement of key performance indicators in the field of safety, productivity and cost related agreed targets for the overall plants’ performance
  • Ensure a successful and efficient operation of the customer’s plant
  • Responsible for the continuous increase of productivity and profitability 
  • Control the plant’s performance and output
  • Provide the necessary guidance to the Managers to carry out the required production processes
  • Coordinate the production requirements to maximize plant efficiency and availability
  • Cost controlling to meet budgets and cost savings
  • Review of cost reports to locate excessive expenses and decision making of necessary corrective actions
  • Ensure a high-end operation and maintenance of the assigned plant
  • Take care of technical audits and their conclusions
  • Approve spare parts requests and their specifications
  • Solve all technical requests from customers
  • Prepare short and long range development plans for plant improvement
  • Assurance of an environmental compliance and clean plant operations
  • Safeguard Human resources by adherence to Health & Safety regulations
  • Manage the utilization of manpower, mobile equipment, fixed assets and contractors
  • Guide plant staff by setting clear performance objectives, providing regular feedback and providing development through training
  • Control and guide the daily work
  • Ensure a well-organised communication of decisions and current developments
  • Implement standardized operating procedures (SOPs), reporting functions, and work instructions for optimising the process chains
  • Carry out annual performance reviews of employees
  • Comply with all relevant company and statutory environmental, health and safety procedures and guidelines


  • University degree in process or mechanical engineering
  • Several years’ experience in the cement industry as Plant Manager
  • Profound experience in leading and guiding Managers at production plants
  • Sound knowledge of the cement production process including cement chemistry and cement microscopy
  • Strong knowledge of modern maintenance management, technologies, and methods
  • Outstanding knowledge of plant process optimizations
  • Very good understanding of safety and environmental regulations
  • Strategic, organisation and planning skills
  • Confident manner in dealing with customers and plant staff
  • Profound knowledge in financial controlling and contract management
  • Sound communication skills, and outstanding ability to work in a team
  • Business-fluent spoken and written English and French as a must criteria
  • Very good MS-Office and SAP knowledge
  • Valid work and residence permit for Ivory Coast


PRIMETEC – a Member of the LOESCHE Group
LOESCHE GmbH • Hansaallee 243 • D-40549 Düsseldorf •

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Ivory Coast

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