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Lake Operations Mechanical Engineer

Yalelo is seeking a highly analytical, meticulous and hands-on Lake Operations Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in Diesel and Outboard Petrol Marine Engines.

This position is open to Zambians only.

Location: The role will be primarily based at the Yalelo farm in Siavonga but may require occasional travel to Lusaka.

The Right-Fit candidate will:

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of the condition of all Lake operations equipment on a continuous basis.
  • Ensure the planned inspection of all Boats, Cranes, Floating vessels and lighting are performed and initiate work orders based on inspection results.
  • Organize Major Maintenance Turnaround and Operations inspection schedules
  • Monitor and co-ordinate condition predictors, for all critical unit.
  • Validate and update equipment specification files as well as history files in CMMS.
  • Evaluate and improve the preventive maintenance job plans & create and update specific inspection job plans.
  • Ensure systematic review, application and optimization of Proactive Maintenance program in the Mechanical section
  • Assist the Engineering Manager with the preparation and control of the Water Craft CAPEX and Activity based (OPEX) Engineering budgets
  • Participate in the daily/Weekly work order/Project milestone review and weekly scheduling debrief with Engineering Manager and Lake Operations Production Manager

Our Lake Operations Mechanical Engineer should have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electromechanical or other relevant qualification
  • Industry Experience: At least Three (3) years’ work experience, preferably in aquaculture/ offshore industry.
  • Certifiable technical training in Marine Engines will be added advantage
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to work a schedule outside business hours and/or flexible shifts.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to work in a team.
  • Be detail-oriented and meticulous.

Technical Skills/Competencies

  • Knowledge of work and safety rules & regulations
  • Local Statutory Safety and Environment regulations and procedures
  • Problem solving methods and tools (Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Risk Analysis (FMEA)).
  • Strong computer knowledge, Fiix or CMMS, Microsoft Project, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Strong technical knowledge of maintenance operations
  • Knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic, refrigeration, Marine Engines and HMEs
  • Knowledge in Electricity/Mechanical /PLCs/ (Control Systems) and Instrumentation/Electronics

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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