Plant Manager - LPG Gas Plant

  • Ethiopia-Other
  • 12-20 lakh
  • 9-14 years
  • 24 Apr 2016

  • Production/ Manufacturing/ Engineering

  • Oil/ Gas/ Petrochemicals / Refinery
Job Description


The company carries a range of proprietary Heating, Cooling, Ventilation and Power systems. .
The engineer is expected to work on ventilation and air conditioning systems in terms of design, installation, commissioning, maintenance, trouble shooting, and repairing these systems.
These include gas-fired absorption chillers, instantaneous gas fired water heaters; hydronic fan-coil systems; chilled water pumps and hydraulic systems calculations/balancing etc.

This role is pivotal to the companys new energy arm as it supports the business development arm in what is a new market sector in the country.

The candidate must be proactive and demonstrate lateral thinking in order to provide solutions and or comfort to many potential clients who are new to hydronic systems. In this regard the candidate must be able to communicate technical ideas in easy to understand language and instill confidence in clients. A key part of this job, therefore, will be customer facing

In addition, they will need to have leadership skills to manage the field workers/artisans at the core of the installation work.afely operate the companies filling plant under his/her control.
Maximise production output of same.
Minimise downtime of equipment and ensure optimal maintenance of plant equipment (all fixed and moveable assets)


Strategic & Operational
Planning of periodic plant maintenance (development of and adherence to daily, weekly, monthly and yearly routines)
Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly reporting on plan operations (Budget vs. Actual)
Manages and supervises installations and work on site and field workers. Assists in the developments of new markets.
Technical trouble shooting of installations to ensure customer satisfaction
Supports business development efforts of the GM
Design and plan HVAC systems
Overall responsibility for all inventory (gas, vehicles, equipment and assets) on the plantOversee the supply & distribution of equipment, spares and consumables.
Manages orders and re-stock planning for operations
items for proprietary equipment as well as consumables (e.g. absorprion chillers; chilled water pumps; fancoils; chilled water pipes, valves and fittings; hot water heaters etc.)
Plan regular training for staff on relevant areas such as HSE (specifically with relation to gas installations). Such training should be in the format of formal courses and tool box talks.
Manage the performance, career development, welfare and motivation of team members.
Manage project execution (on time; on budget)
Administrative and hands-on tasks
Manage regulatory permits and licences for all company assets (plants; storage tanks; weighing scales; building services; and, vehicles)Liaises with the appropriate authorities to ensure approvals are secured (e.g. building services permits where required)

Capacity utilization of LPG plants (measured by volumes throughput etc.)
Quantity of stock losses/overage
Penalty and fines from regulatory authorities
Zero HSE non-compliance issues
Equipment downtime
Zero stock outs
Project delivery on time and on budget
Customer Feedback / Satisfaction
Noticeable expansion of gas-fired equipment penetration in emerging market.
Adequacy, usefulness and timeliness of information/reports produced
Effectiveness of problem identification, analyses and solutions development efforts
Response time to customer issues / equipment downtime
variance from budget in plant operationsproject / department
reduction in maintenance cost

Mechanical/Electrical/BoilerHVAC engineering degree
Hydronic systems installation (experience on chilled water systems is a must)
Minimum of 5 years experience in Engineering function (prior hydrocarbon experience will be a plus)
HVAC systems installation
Absorption chiller experience
Boiler and hot water systems experience
HVAC systems commissioning & troubleshooting
Heat and cold lagging /insulation experience
Inspection and testing of control panels and electronic boards
Basic knowledge of electrics and electronics

LPG Product Knowledge Experience with hydronic / chilled water systems
Experience of Combined, Cooling Heating and Power (CCHP) concepts
Basic Accounting
Lagging (Insulation)
Interpersonal Skills
Basic computing skills (Microsoft packages Word, Excel and Power Point)
Basic HSE
Project Management