Job position: Concentrator Maintenance Manager

Location: Yekepa, Nimba, Liberia
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Primary Functions:

  • To develop and implement a comprehensive maintenance strategy that aligns with AML’s operational goals and safety standards.
  • To manage and optimize plant maintenance operations, ensuring maximum efficiency, reliability, and compliance with environmental regulations.
  • To foster a culture of continuous improvement, safety, and professional development within the maintenance team.

Major Duties:

Core Accountabilities 

 Environment, Health, and Safety 

  • Comply with all aspects of ArcelorMittal and ArcelorMittal Liberia policies and values including the AML Code of Conduct, and when required provide leadership and direction of safety management across all facets of the position.
  • Actively contribute to project site safety policy and new initiatives and implement change as directed by the Deputy Project Director and / or Senior Construction Manager
  • Ensures adherence and compliance to EHS policies, procedures, programs, practices, and campaigns across the concentrator.
  • Ensures risk assessments are conducted on critical equipment, systems, procedures, and tasks within his/her responsibility areas.
  • Conducts regular health and safety talks with subordinates to reinforce EHS and related messages and decisions.
  • Ensures safety and lock-out procedures applicable to the section are understood and complied with.
  • Ensures appropriate PPE and safety equipment is used and worn within the section.
  • Ensure all incidents are reported and investigated according to Company and statutory requirements and all recommended corrective actions are completed.

Pre-Commissioning Phase/ Project Specific Accountabilities 

  • Collaborate with the construction and engineering teams to understand equipment specifications and installation processes.
  • Develop a comprehensive maintenance strategy for the concentrator plant, including predictive, preventive, and corrective maintenance plans.
  • Establish a maintenance management system, including the implementation of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Participate in the selection and procurement of maintenance tools, equipment, and inventory management systems.
  • Coordinate with vendors and contractors for the setup of maintenance contracts and service level agreements.

Commissioning and Operation phase 

  • Lead the transition from construction to operations maintenance, ensuring a seamless handover and integration of maintenance systems and processes.
  • Manage the maintenance team by actively recruiting, training, and developing staff. Create a culture of continuous improvement and learning, ensuring team members are proficient in the latest maintenance technologies and practices.
  • Oversee daily maintenance activities, ensuring compliance with safety, quality, and environmental standards. Implement regular reviews to enhance procedures and safety protocols.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve the maintenance management system (CMS) to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. Implement advanced maintenance technologies, such as predictive analytics and IoT (Internet of Things) devices, for real-time monitoring and maintenance optimization.
  • Implement and refine a preventive maintenance program to minimize unplanned downtime and extend the lifespan of equipment. Regularly review and adjust the maintenance schedules based on equipment performance and data analysis.
  • Champion a reliability-centered maintenance strategy that focuses on maintaining system function, identifying, and managing equipment risks, and optimizing maintenance tasks to improve reliability and performance.
  • Monitor and report on maintenance key performance indicators (KPIs), adjusting strategies as needed to improve efficiency and equipment reliability. Use data analytics to inform decision-making and demonstrate the value of maintenance activities.
  • Liaise with the operations team to prioritize maintenance activities and minimize downtime. Foster a collaborative environment between maintenance and operations to ensure alignment on objectives and maximize plant performance.
  • Ensure continuous improvement of maintenance processes through the adoption of industry best practices, technological advancements, and feedback from maintenance teams and operations.

Training and Development 

  • Develop and maintain a Concentrator Maintenance and engineering departmental structure that adheres to ArcelorMittal policies, enables teamwork and personal development while focusing on the achievement of results.
  • Develop a comprehensive training program for all maintenance personnel, emphasizing skill development, safety practices, and team collaboration. Encourage and facilitate professional development opportunities, including certifications, workshops, and courses, to build a highly skilled and motivated team.
  • Ensure all members of the Concentrator Maintenance and engineering department have clearly defined accountabilities and roles and that individual development plans are in place to enable goals to be achieved.
  • Ensure all members of the Concentrator Maintenance and engineering department receive feedback on their performance and participate in a formal GEDP and performance review processes.
  • Develop a succession plan for future Concentrator Maintenance and engineering direct reports.


  • Develop and manage the maintenance budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources and cost-effective procurement of tools, parts, and services. Regularly review expenditure against the budget, adjusting as necessary to meet financial objectives.
  • Review capital requirements for Concentrator Maintenance and engineering functions operational readiness items, to meet the long-term objectives of the Company.
  • Identify specific areas for cost improvement for the Concentrator Maintenance and engineering functions during the operational readiness phase and ensure the development and implementation of action plans to achieve these gains.

Management of Departmental Resources 

  • Organizes departmental resources to meet sectional objectives.
  • Co-ordinates the activities of direct subordinates via planning and report back meetings.
  • Maintains and encourages cohesiveness, teamwork, and morale.
  • Ensures the correct manning levels with appropriate competencies and skills are in place for the section.
  • Manages budgets (requested and allocated) and thereby costs, for the achievement of planned activities and objectives.
  • Performance manages subordinates to ensure outputs are met.
  • Takes corrective action timeously to correct performance levels of subordinates.
  • Adopts and addresses the continuous improvement of all aspects of the operations.

Requirements for this Position:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum 15 years’ proven experience in maintenance management, preferably in the mining sector or heavy industries.
  • Strong knowledge of maintenance strategies (predictive, preventive, and corrective) and best practices.
  • Experience with CMMS and inventory management systems.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment, adapting to evolving project phases.
  • Commitment to safety, environmental compliance, and continuous improvement.

Personal Attributes:


  • Professional: The ability to act within the code of conduct and always maintain a professional image.
  • Analytical: Strategic thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Organizing: Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Conceptualization: The ability to arrive at a concept or generalization because of things seen, experienced, or believe.
  • Ethical: Consistent with agreed principles of correct moral conduct.
  • Motivational: the act of giving somebody a reason or incentive to do something.

Specific Skills required for this Position:


  • Comprehensive Knowledge of Maintenance Strategies: expertise in preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance practices, as well as reliability-centered maintenance principles.
  • Proficiency with Maintenance Management Systems: familiarity with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and the ability to leverage technology for maintenance planning and execution.
  • Engineering and Technical Understanding: deep understanding of mechanical and electrical systems, especially those specific to mining operations and ore processing plants.
  • Team Leadership: strong leadership abilities to manage, motivate, and develop a high-performing maintenance team.
  • Strategic Planning: capability to develop and implement maintenance strategies that align with the organization’s goals.
  • Problem-Solving: ability to identify issues quickly and develop effective solutions to prevent equipment failure and downtime.
  • Project Management: skills in managing budgets, resources, and timelines effectively, ensuring projects and maintenance activities are completed within scope.
  • Communication: the ability to communicate effectively across all levels in the organization, including senior management and external stakeholders.
  • Adaptability: flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and challenges, especially important during the transition from construction to full operation.
  • Safety Management: a strong commitment to safety, with the ability to develop and enforce safety protocols and standards.
  • Data Analysis: skills in analyzing maintenance data and KPIs to inform decision-making and improve operational efficiency.
  • Continuous Improvement: a proactive approach to continuous improvement, utilizing feedback, data, and industry best practices to optimize maintenance processes.

Person Specification to fulfill requirements of position:


  • Be physically fit and be able to pass a pre-employment medical examination.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner.
  • Able to step back from direct control of “hands on” work.
  • Manages interacting projects.

Level of Work:

Diagnostic Judgement: Day-to-day oversight of the production of goods and services

Tactical Strategy: Making day-to-day operations excellent, i.e., creating and refining best practices.

Parallel Processing: Translators between the conceptual strategy and current operations

Pure Strategic: Keeps eyes on the industry and environment and conceives of the strategy – i.e., who we are and where are we going.


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ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and primary steelmaking facilities in 16 countries. In 2022, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $79.8 billion and crude steel production of 59.0 million metric tonnes, while iron ore production reached 45.3 million metric tonnes. Our purpose is to produce ever smarter steels that have a positive benefit for people and planet. Steels made using innovative processes which use less energy, emit significantly less carbon and reduce costs. Steels that are cleaner, stronger and reusable. Steels for electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure that will support societies as they transform through this century. With steel at our core, our inventive people and an entrepreneurial culture at heart, we will support the world in making that change. This is what we believe it takes to be the steel company of the future. ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).
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ArcelorMittal Liberia (AML) is operating inside Liberia since 2006, where we are employing approximately 1600 employees and about 1000 contractors mainly in the area of security as well as in transactional manual work like Bush cutting keeping the railway and our concession area free of natural overgrowth, as well as putting tarpaulins on the railcars etc.
In Liberia we are running operations, spread over three locations, our harbour, and our Main offices in Buchanan, and the Nimba region the mines, existing of multiple mining locations at Tokadeh, Gangar and Yuelliton and a Crushing plant and rail loading facility, serviced by our own accommodation settlement in Yekepa.
These locations are all connected with a 260 km Railroad, operated, and managed by AML, as per the MDA between ArcelorMittal and the government of Liberia.
Currently 5 mtpa iron ore (DSO -Direct Shipping Ore) are produced, which will be phased out in the next few years and replaced with Iron Ore Concentrate. The Phase 2 project aims to increase export of Iron Ore to 15 mtpa (concentrate). This was restarted end 2020 after it was put on hold in 2014 due to Ebola outbreak in. Significant civil construction work was already well advanced when the project was put on hold. Phase 2 of the project consist of an iron ore concentrator at the mine, rehabilitation and upgrade of Rail line, and a new iron ore bulk handling terminal in the port.