Lafarge Cement

Lafarge Africa Plc is a leading Sub-Saharan Africa building solutions Company and member of the LafargeHolcim group.

The vision of Lafarge Africa Plc is to be the most trusted and preferred partner of African construction professionals and home builders by delivering cement, concrete, aggregates and other building solutions that are best in quality, environmentally sustainable and nationwide available at affordable cost.

Making urbanization a success is one of the challenges of this century and at LafargeHolcim, our ambition is to contribute to Building Better Cities. As a world leader in building materials, LafargeHolcim supports the metamorphosis of cities with innovative solutions that provide cities with more housing, making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected.

For many years, Lafarge Africa Plc has been committed to a deliberate strategy of sustainable development that combines industrial know-how with performance, value creation, respect for employees and local cultures, environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources and energy.

We put certain values at the forefront of the way we do business viz: health and safety, environmental protection, corporate governance (Ethics) and social responsibility (in the areas of education, health, youth empowerment, and shelter). We develop a highly competent workforce to operate our plants and businesses, through intensive training and exchange programmes.

The company is committed to progress and attentive to the ever- changing needs of local communities. This is demonstrated by contributing to the improvement of their quality of lives in a sustainable manner through setting up local development programmes in key areas that have direct impacts on socio-economic well being of the people and their environment.

More importantly, Lafarge Africa Plc endeavors to create more value for our customers, providing them with innovative and high quality products and solutions. Our well-known brands – Ashaka Portland Limestone Cement, Elephant Cement, Powermax Cement, Supaset Cement, UniCem Cement as well as Readymix Concrete and Aggregates – all stand for quality, consistency and long term strength which help deliver solutions that contribute to more housing for people, more compact buildings, better connected communities, more beautiful structures and more durable construction.

For our concrete operations, we leverage on the Group’s 50 years of experience in innovative concrete solutions and this puts us in the position to provide quality solutions that are designed to meet the specific needs of today’s builders. Today, Lafarge Readymix operations have a production capacity of 3.5 cubic million metric tonnes in Nigeria.
Building solutions
Lafarge works with all actors in the building industry of Nigeria, from do-it-yourself builders to large construction companies, architects and local artisans. Whether supplying high-quality cement to a craftsman or helping leading architects explore and deliver creative possibilities, Lafarge Africa Plc is committed to providing solutions that fit the needs of all its clients.

Lafarge Africa Plc’s clients benefit from the technical expertise and product innovation that are the hallmark of LafargeHolcim, an international leader in building materials with a global presence in 90 countries and decades of experience. In Nigeria, LafargeHolcim offers a range of innovative and high-performance products.JOB SUMMARY

The Mechanical Inspector primary objective is to coordinate and control execution of iinspections, analyze all process and auxiliary equipment so that the condition of each piece of equipment can be monitored and maintained at a high level of operating performance.


The Inspector communicates regularly with the operations personnel to gain information on any problems or concerns they may have about the equipment and the way it is affecting the process.
The incumbent also analyses situations to determine whether it is a mechanical, electrical or operating problem and recommends solutions to correctly utilize all resources available.
Studies equipment problems and recommends modifications or replacements of it.
Investigates repetitive problems and initiates corrective maintenance procedures.
Continually informs Production, Process and Maintenance of the operating condition of equipment and advises those responsible when a piece of equipment should be shut down in order to prevent damage to said equipment or injury to any of the plant personnel.
The Incumbent coordinates all Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Inspections performed on plant equipment.
The incumbent will ensure compliance with safety practices and procedures, availability of safety equipment and that first aid treatment is provided when required.
Ensures that there has been a work order entered in CMMS to cover adjustments or repairs to equipment, checks for the proper equipment number, adequate description of the request, appropriate priority code and workshop or plant code.
Assist in the planning of systematic overhauls of major equipment
Systematic inspection and data recording of all plant equipment with follow up to appropriate people.
Carry out specific and precision duties as drive alignment, open gear inspection as checking of root clearances, wobble, eccentricity checks, institute balancing of new installation monitoring stop checks on bearings, basic NDT inspections etc.
Preparation of the daily work schedule for the PMR tasks in accordance with equipment needs while utilizing CMMS to document and monitor equipment history files.
Record all temperatures, pressures and any relevant information, which may be used for analysis from CCR.
The incumbent is also the plant person in charge of the mechanical integrity of the plant’s machinery
The incumbent is responsible and should have data pertaining to reliability so that he can analyze, and advise departments on the information needed to perform RCFA (i.e. vibrations, temperatures, hours, causes, Pareto charts etc.)
Ensure regular participation and engagement of the team for RCA/RCM process as and when required for assign machines performs other duties such as maintaining work records and maintenance repair history logs, attending regular meetings with maintenance engineers.
Participate in the Maintenance Supervisor On-Call Program.


List of direct reports:
Key interfaces, stakeholders and relationships:

Mechanical Planner
Mechanical Execution
Area Manager & Shift Leader


Maintenance Cost
PMR ratio
Scheduling compliance
Planning accuracy
Mayor Shutdown evaluation
Call out
Outstanding work (13w)
Schedule Ratio 3
PMR efficiency
PMR not performed
BOM mat PRequest ratio
Spare parts inventory value (NWC)
PM02 manual call ratio
Aging maint request
PM01 w/out maint request
Material reservation usage
Aging work order


B.ENG Mechanical, Electrical or any other related Engineering field
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in Mechanical Engineering, including 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, Raw mill, Belt Conveyors & Aux. Equipment)
Good knowledge of Machinery Condition Monitoring technologies and maintenance philosophies.
Ability to trouble shoot problems and propose corrective actions.
Excellent knowledge of vibration analysis, oil analysis, wear measurement, thermography, liquid penetrant, ultrasonic, magnetic particle, radiography, etc. Technical / Functional Skills:
Knowledge of safety rules and regulations.
Good knowledge of plant equipment.
Knowledge of the Cement process is essential.
Strong knowledge of various simple measuring tools.
Computer literacy.

Behavioral Competences:

Effective team player

Leadership and Managerial Abilities:

Effective communication skills
Ability to foresee the situation.


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