Head of Technical at APM Terminals

  • 9 months ago

Job Description

Ref.: AT-241258

Key responsibilities:
Health Safety & Environmental:

  • Lead by example, ensuring compliance with local HSSE policies & procedures, enforcing safe working practices and promoting a safe workplace.
  • Promotes the delivery of continuous improvement and constant drive towards incident free operations.
  • Ensures the development and adoption of best practices and ways of working developed through controlled Management of Change.
  • Preserve energy efficiency by using natural resources effectively and efficiently, protecting the natural environment.


  • Provide leadership and strategy to Equipment Managers and specialists.
  • Consistently ensure that service of the highest quality is delivered to customers.
  • Define and track global and local KPIs and targets whilst reporting deviations from targets, developing improvement actions where necessary.
  • Deploy the machinery, procedures and workforce needed to support the operational plan, working closely with all support functions to ensure stability and high productivity levels.
  • Encourage the use of new processes, procedures and technology to enhance operational performance and efficiency.


    • Develop and manage 5-year Asset Maintenance business plan for the terminal.
    • Implement global maintenance strategies for all terminal and facilities maintenance, considering local legislation and variances.
  • Perform medium and long-term planning for asset purchase, refurbishment and disposal to maintain overall asset integrity and ensure achievement of operational targets, considering total cost of ownership.

Asset Integrity:

  • Accountable for the integrity of all terminal assets, facilities and infrastructure.
  • Ensure inspections, surveys and audits are performed as required on all assets.
  • Ensure all operational and technical risks are identified, reviewed and suitable mitigations are put in place.
  • Ensure inspections, surveys and audits are performed as required on all assets.

Resource Management:

  • Identify and manage Asset Maintenance resource requirements for the next 5 years, aligned with operational and commercial forecasts.
  • Responsible for efficiently deploying the equipment, procedures and human resources necessary to accomplish local operational plans.
  • Work closely with the APMT global and local Human Resources Department to obtain clarification, direction, and consultation regarding employee related matters.


  • Build a strong team by attracting and retaining talent.
  • Provide effective overall management, supervision, coaching, mentoring and support for all direct reports.
  • Create and sustain an environment that is supportive of learning, training and development, whilst facilitating open dialogue and communications so that terminal operations and activities can run effectively and efficiently.
  • Reinforce APM Group culture, values & reputation and ensure compliance with APM Group policies, standards and procedures.
  • Support Global Asset Maintenance Operating System and maintain regular contact with peers from other APMT terminals.

Cost Management:

  • Manage local budgets and develop business cases, and technical equipment reports, as required.
  • Approve and authorise local expenditures and develop cost estimations pertaining to technical equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Develop and annually review ‘total cost of ownership’ model for all terminal equipment.
  • Assist the Global Head of Asset Maintenance to develop and manage the Maintenance & Repair Department budget in accordance with APMT company business strategy.

We are looking for:

  • Minimum university degree in engineering or relevant field.
  • Requires five years’ experience leading maintenance and repair departments.
  • Requires excellent organization skills, including planning, directing and monitoring activities.
  • Requires good problem-solving skills, with an ability to define the problem, identify solutions and select the best solution.
  • Experience in productivity optimization through process optimization.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to empower others to take action.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate across the local organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills able to build relationships and manage multiple stakeholders’ interests toward a common business benefit.
  • Able to exercise discretion and good judgment, with an ability to understand the overall effect of decisions taken, both locally and company-wide.
  • Able to handle confidential company and employee information with complete discretion.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, including the ability to consider complex and ambiguous situations objectively, whilst applying full consideration of causes, implications on business and stakeholders.
  • Fluent in English and local language (where applicable).
  • Knowledge of local Safety, Health and Environment workplace regulations.
  • Strong knowledge in computer skills and professional programs (i.e.: Microsoft Office, Database, EPR/CMMS systems).
  • Knowledge and experience in quality management and customer satisfaction principles.

We Offer:

  • APM Terminals Apapa Ltd. offers tremendous growth, career and leadership opportunities for those with the ambition, drive and dedication to become one of the best.
  • If you see yourself being part of a team that helps the global economy grow through our worldwide network of customers and terminals, then we definitely want to hear from you!
  • Working at APM Terminals brings a unique blend of being part of an exuberant, enthusiastic and fast-paced logistics company.
  • You will have the opportunity to be exposed to various fields of expertise, from operations to customer service that will accelerate your development. We believe in encouraging our employees to learn, take risks, and grow their careers.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to APM Terminals on jobsearch.maersk.com to apply
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