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Engineer (Admin and Planning)

Yalelo is seeking a highly aYalelo is seeking a highly analytical, meticulous and hands-on Admin & Planning Engineer with extensive experience in Proactive Maintenance, Project Management, Spare parts procurement, and material coordination.

Location: The role will be primarily based in LUSAKA but may require occasional travel to Siavonga.

The Right-Fit candidate will:

  • Own computer maintenance management system (CMMS FIIX)
  • Increase Global Completion of planned work in FIIX
  • Positively IMPACT work schedule compliance
  • Reduce Overdue preventive maintenance work orders
  • Improve the quality and content of information on plant units
  • Receive and process work orders after planning
  • Define clearly the scope of work to be performed
  • Develop a detailed job plan with all work sequences involved to adequately complete the repairs, including equipment downtime and man-hours required
  • Determine and list all safety procedures associated with the work to be performed
  • Provide a parts list with reference numbers and exact locations for every work order and ensure that all required parts are in stock before job scheduling
  • Positively impact MTBF – Mean Time Between Failures
  • Determine the cost involved for parts and supplies for each work order
  • Ensure proper management of project scope change and deliverables
  • Order all non-stock spare parts and materials as required by the job plan.
  • Participate in the /Weekly work order/Project milestone review and weekly scheduling debrief with Engineering Manager

Our Admin & Planning Engineer should have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electro-mechanical, Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Industry Experience: At least three (3) years’ work experience maintenance

  • Certifiable technical training in Project Management 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


  • 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 refrigeration
  • Knowledge in Electricity/Mechanical /PLCs/ (Control Systems) and Instrumentation/Electronics
  • This is a full-time position and the successful candidate must be available to work weekdays and weekends including rotational shifts.
  • If this is YOU, Yalelo wants to hear from you today!!!

How to apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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