Maintenance Manager (m/f)
Keyword: 03PTEC_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 and guide all mechanical maintenance activities at the plant site including safety, costs, environmental aspects and equipment reliability
  • Ensure high standards in the provision of maintenance services in alignment with best maintenance practices
  • Ensure optimal availability and maintenance of all equipment for achieving the plant’s production targets
  • Develop preventive and predictive maintenance plans and strategies in cooperation with the production department
  • Manage and control a maintenance master plan and schedule in cooperation with the E,C & I Manager and the Process Manager
  • Plan and coordinate major maintenance shutdowns
  • Control the necessary purchasing requisitions for spare parts
  • Manage the necessary materials and services for plant development related to maintenance activities
  • Manage the inventories related to the maintenance department objectively
  • Coordinate with the other departments for smooth functioning of the maintenance department to achieve a high customer satisfaction
  • Implement recommendations by the Process Manager and Plant Manager to achieve optimized processes
  • In charge of the achievement of key performance indicators in the field of maintenance, plant availability, equipment reliability, maintenance and inventory costs related agreed targets for the overall plants’ performance
  • Prepare and control maintenance budgets and optimize maintenance related costs
  • Coordinate and analyse root cause analyses of equipment failure
  • Monitor and increase meantime between failures (MBTF)
  • Ensure proper lubrication practices are adhered in plant lubrication
  • Provide the necessary guidance to the Engineers and Technicians to carry out the maintenance processes timely and efficiently
  • Safeguard Human resources by adherence to Health & Safety regulations
  • Manage the utilization of manpower, mobile equipment and contractors
  • Guide maintenance staff by setting clear performance objectives, providing regular feedback and providing development through training
  • Identify specific developmental needs and gaps of the maintenance staff
  • Train and develop the maintenance staff to provide specific plant knowledge
  • Control and guide the daily work
  • Ensure a well-organised communication of decisions and current developments
  • Implement standardized reporting functions, work instructions for optimising the process chains
  • Comply with all relevant company and statutory environmental, health and safety procedures and guidelines



  • University degree in mechanical or industrial engineering
  • Several years’ experience in the cement industry as Maintenance Manager
  • Profound experience in leading and guiding a maintenance department
  • Sound knowledge of preventive and predictive maintenance planning and  best maintenance practices
  • Very good understanding of safety and environmental regulations
  • Strategic, organisation and planning skills
  • 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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