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Automation Technician-Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc OND / NCE Job

2024-05-27 05:25   Engineering / Technical   Lagos   31 views
Job Details

PURPOSE
To design, install, maintain, and improve industrial automation systems and equipment to optimize the manufacturing processes in Flour operations to increase productivity, efficiency, and quality. Troubleshoot faults and provide technical support to the plant technicians and engineers.
THE JOB

Ensure the design and Implementation of industrial automation systems to improve efficiency and productivity.
Troubleshoot and resolve issues with automation systems, including hardware and software components.
Conducting planned maintenance and upgrades of automation systems to ensure optimal performance.
Programming and configuring PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) and HMIs (Human Machine Interfaces) for automated processes.
Collate and record plant or machine parameters.
Monitoring and analyzing data from automation systems to identify areas for improvement and optimize performance.
Provision of Training and technical support to operators and maintenance personnel on automation systems.
Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement in automation processes and leads initiatives to implement changes.

THE PERSON MUST

Have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Be able to thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.
Technical & operational knowledge of milling & packaging machine.
Sound knowledge of electrical control systems and instrumentation.

QUALIFICATION

OND in Electrical/Electronics or related field.
Experience in System Engineering will be an added advantage.

EXPERIENCE

Good knowledge of programming and implementation of PLC, SCADA and HMI.
Knowledge and skills in designing and commissioning communication networks such as ProfiBus, Modbus, ASibus, CANbus, Ethernet, etc.
Minimum of 2 years engineering experience in FMGC.

Company Description
Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc was incorporated in September 1960 as a private limited liability company, and commenced operations in 1962 with an installed capacity of 600 metric tons per day. The Company was converted to a public limited liability company in 1978, and its shares were subsequently l... read moreisted on The Nigerian Stock Exchange. In its 54 year history, Flour Mills has remained at the forefront of wheat milling in Nigeria. The Company’s flagship brand, Golden Penny, remains one of the best known and the preferred brands amongst bakers, confectioneries and consumers in Nigeria. Flour Mills has invested over N25billion in milling infrastructure over the last seven years, to maintain its competitive advantage. Today, Flour Mills has a rated milling capacity of over 8,000 metric tons per day, making it one of the largest single site mills in the world. The Company’s flagship mill located in Apapa, Lagos comprises of 10 integrated mills. Each mill was designed as a multilevel operation in order to optimize the use of gravity in the sifting process, thereby reducing the energy requirements. In addition, the Company maintains dedicated mills to the processing of different wheat varieties to produce different flour types. This has ensured consistent quality of its products for 50 years. The Apapa Mill also boasts of modern silos with a storage capacity to 191,000 metric tons. Flour Mills has also made significant investments in power generation. The Company has 11 General Electric (GE) Jenbacher gas generators at its Apapa Mills, with a combined capacity of 30 megawatts. This has enabled the company to reduce the occurrence of production stoppages. In addition, the Company has a 30megawatt diesel plant at the same site to act as a backup in the event of any shortage of feedstock to the gas generators.