[Vacancy]: Electrical Engineer Needed at Lafarge Cement (Ewekoro)

March 14, 2024

Job Description

Job Summary

Improvement of the reliability factor of plant electrical equipment and supply of the electrical energy required by the company with the highest level of safety, quality, and effectiveness at minimum cost to maximize equipment availability.
Apply preventive and predictive maintenance practices, and contribute to their improvement.


  • Supervise and inspect the installation, modification, testing, and operation of plant electrical  systems and equipment
  • Investigate electrical failures, document and communicate RCFA findings
  • Analyze the results performance of electrical maintenance (time spent to perform the jobs, frequency of the job, spares, and consumables utilized during the job in order to propose ways for optimizing efficiency.
  • Control the isolation procedure and safety points during plant isolation and other activities in the sub-station using the LOTOTO work instruction
  • Read and interpret Electrical drawings, manuals, codes, and specifications to determine the layout of plant equipment installations, write procedures or troubleshoot equipment failure.
  • Install, inspect, replace or repair electrical wiring, switch boxes, feeders, lighting fixtures, and other electrical components
  • Test electrical equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage, and resistance using a Multi-meter, Insulation resistance tester or PDMA machine
  • Maintain, repair, install, and test breakers, switchgear, transformers, and their accessories.
  • Maintain, repair, test, and install electrical motors, Substation UPS & their batteries, and pneumatic electrical control systems
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair plant electrical & control systems and other related devices
  • Develop maintenance and standard operating procedures for electrical systems and equipment
  • Come up with a design if required to modify or upgrade electrical equipment for improvement
  • Start up or shut down the plant from the main substation and communicate with system power plant operators to coordinate transmission loads, frequency, and line voltages.
  • Operate plant emergency generator to provide power for lighting and air-conditioning systems in the plant in the event of a total power outage
  • Control the switching of power on Medium & Low voltage switchgear in respective MCCs and ensure distribution of power downstream in respective shops, estates, and buildings.
  • Analyze and record instrument readings and equipment malfunctions and also observe relevant information for all actions involving switchgear and switchboard.
  • Monitor and carry out work by inspection (WBI) and send daily reports for plant equipment, switch gears, pumps, compressors, valves, gauges, alarms, meters, and other instruments to measure temperature, flow, or other equipment malfunctions and to ensure plant equipment is operating at maximum efficiency.
  • Carry out periodic calibration and validation of instruments as per schedule or as required to enhance equipment performance and document results.
  • Troubleshoot and perform corrective action and minor repairs to prevent equipment or system failure
  • Carry out assessment of the section to ensure the safety and clean conditions of the areas during and after every intervention.
  • To control the execution of electrical interventions defined on the work orders and maintenance schedule and update all maintenance records
  • Defining specifications for purchasing of spare parts and appraising the quality of spares and suppliers
  • Prepare material cost, timing estimates, reports, and design specifications for electrical systems and equipment
  • Prepare job scope, and contract documents and evaluate tenders for maintenance with the procurement team.
  • Guides, trains subordinates (Technicians & Craftsmen) in electrical activities, control the efficiency and effectiveness of, and appraise the subordinates once a year.
  • Attend daily core team meetings and give the Electrical Manager feedback every morning at the departmental meetings.


  • Ensure all transformer pens and Sub-stations are always locked
  • Ensure all pull switches and cords on conveyors are tested periodically for efficient use
  • Ensure all site electrical panel doors are closed always
  • Ensure adequate closure of all safety-related reports by subordinates.


  • Comply with EMS Electrical activities
  • Ensure involvement in the implementation and maintenance of an integrated management system in the plant.


  • Maintenance Management Software: CMMS (SAP), ADAP, etc.
  • Best practices: Maintenance inspections & job plans..
  • Methods and tools for safety management.
  • Root cause analysis.

Performance Criteria

Financial performance:

  • Actual costs versus budgeted costs
  • Technical performance:
  • Reliability, especially raw mills, burning lines, and cement mills, as well as equipment failure rate. (ADAP)
  • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF).

Maintenance Practices:

  • Compliance to maintenance processes indicators.
  • Frequency and severity rate of accidents of maintenance personnel and on-site contractors.


  • The job position has direct subordinates and 4 other similar engineers as shown in the chart above.



  • Electrical Manager
  • Production Manager/ coordinator/ Shift leader
  • Instrumentation & Automation Engineers.
  • Instrumentation & Automation Technicians.
  • Methods department for scheduled maintenance shutdown and other jobs
  • Warehouse manager for spare stock issues.
  • The Plant Controller – to establish a budget for cash advances, remunerations, cash claims, and reimbursements.
  • The Safety Manager/ Coordinator for risk assessment and all safety issues.
  • Environmental Manager – for issues relating to the Environmental Management System.


  • Suppliers of Electrical Equipment.
  • Wartsila Power plant
  • Nigerian Gas Company metering station staff
  • TC Experts.
  • Colleagues within Lafarge Group.
  • Others as may be necessary and approved by any of the Superior Managers.

Education & Qualification

  • Good knowledge of cement manufacturing processes. 
  • Commitment to the highest standards of safe work habits
  • Good knowledge of safety laws and regulations.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  •  B.Sc or equivalent in Electrical engineering/Electronics as main subjects.
  • 5 years of postgraduate experience.

Technical competencies:

  • Strong technical knowledge of electrical maintenance operations 
  • Knowledge of instrumentation and control systems
  • Knowledge of electricity and electronics.
  • Local Safety rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of quality management methods
  • Knowledge of the cement process is desirable.
  • Computer literacy

Behavioral competencies

  • Result driven (reliability, cost)
  • Accuracy and precision
  • Good aptitude for organization and communication
  • Good interpersonal relationship
  • Must have the ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Leadership in managing projects

Managerial Competencies

  • Team player.
  • Good aptitude for organization and communication
  • Anticipative

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