Expat Maintenance Manager, Folding Cartons & Corrugated Packaging (Corrugated Cartons 3 ply and 5 ply) – Accra, Ghana, West Africa – Ref: 1196400-13


Ref: 1196400-13

Job Description:

We are currently looking for an Expat Maintenance Manager with experience in Folding Cartons & Corrugated Packaging (Corrugated Cartons 3 ply and 5 ply) to go work in Ghana.

Requirements: 8 – 10 years of working experience in the Packaging Industry specific to Corrugated Cartons as Maintenance Manager. Degree or Diploma in Engineering / Packaging. Africa experience preferred.

Position details:
Type: 12 – 24 Month Contract
Reports to: General Manager
Primary purpose: Prolong life of machines and minimise machine down time.
Principal accountabilities:


  • Carry out inspections of the facilities on a regular basis to identify and resolve issues on the factory floor
  • Plan and oversee all repair and installation activities
  • Monitor equipment/parts inventory and place orders when necessary
  • Monitor expenses and control the budget for maintenance
  • Allocation of the manpower as budgeted and planned for each section
  • Ensuring optimum utilization of the plant capacity
  • Organizing maintenance team meeting & reviews
  • Manage relationships with contractors and service providers
  • Keep maintenance logs and report on daily activities

Service & Maintenance

  • Ensuring timely execution of the preventive maintenance
  • Ensure availability of the spares as required for each sections
  • Identification & coordination with the external vendors for maintenance
  • Having proactive approach in identifying the maintenance need and thus reducing the downtime for the equipment
  • Ensuring maintenance costs are in line with the maintenance budgets
  • Having cost controlling approach

Quality & Hygiene

  • Ensuring machines are up and running for production is as per the agreed quality norms
  • Ensuring minimum machine waste
  • Ensuring proper housekeeping, cleanliness and hygiene on the shopfloor/workshop

EHS & Statutory Compliances

  • Ensuring Building of the factory, drive way, pathways, are safe and maintained in good condition
  • Ensuring safety and health of employees at all times
  • Ensuring all safety norms are followed at all times
  • Ensuring statutory compliances are met as per the local laws and government regulatory authorities

People Management & Resource Utilization

  • Ensuring effective utilization of all resources including the human resources
  • All machineries are well maintained and utilized as per the set normal
  • Manpower planning & budgeting as per the agreed maintenance cost
  • Ensuring Interdepartmental workflow is smooth and well-coordinated

Location (country, city): Accra, Ghana, West Africa

Job Qualification & Experience:

Qualifications & Experience

  • 8 – 10 years of working experience in the packaging industry specific to corrugated cartons as Maintenance Manager
  • Degree or Diploma in Engineering / Packaging
  • Africa experience preferred

Competencies & Skills

  • Technical or functional competencies
  • Good experience as maintenance manager or other managerial role
  • Experience in planning maintenance operations
  • Solid understanding of technical aspects of plumbing, carpentry, electrical systems etc
  • Ability to keep track of and report on activities
  • Vendor management & negotiation skills
  • Good computer & MS Office skills
  • Analytical skills

Managerial Competencies

  • Planning & organizing skills
  • Leadership (taking charge)
  • Good execution & delegation skills
  • Decision making

Human Competencies

  • Communication, teamwork, interpersonal skills
  • Networking ability
  • Achievement orientation, driving team & assign tasks

Conceptual Competencies

  • Creative thinking – thinking out of box
  • Strategic thinking
  • Tolerance

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Expat Maintenance Manager, Folding Cartons & Corrugated Packaging (Corrugated Cartons 3 ply and 5 ply) – Accra, Ghana, West Africa – Ref: 1196400-13

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