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Maintenance Manager – Berbera, Somaliland

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Job Description

Maintenance Manager:

Dahabshiil Oil Terminal (DOST) (“DOST” or the “Company”) is the Oil Storage and Trade portfolio with headquarters in Berbera, Somaliland. DOST aims at addressing gaps in the provision of quality oil storage, logistics operations and service provision for the upstream oil and gas industry in the Horn of Africa Region. The company has an opening for Maintenance Manager to be based in its Head Office.

Job location: Berbera, Somaliland

Job Purpose: The maintenance engineer will be responsible and accountable for the smooth and continuous running of equipment and machinery at the terminal in order to reduce the incidence of costly breakdowns and develop strategies to improve overall reliability and safety of terminal, personnel and storage and processes to meet the efficiency needs, safety and regulatory standards of the Oil terminal.

ACTIVITY Technical & Operations
REPORTING TO: Terminal Operations Manager
THE ROLE: Maintenance Manager
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Key Responsibilities:
·  Working with Maintenance and Trouble shooting
team of the Centrifugal Pumps, Gear Pumps and
Screw Pumps.
·  Working with Maintenance and Trouble shooting
team of Air compressors, DG Sets, Fire Fighting
Engines and Booster pumps.
·  Inspection and Testing of Dock Pipelines, Tanks,
Internal pipelines, Hoses and Valves for safe

handling of Chemicals and Petroleum Products.

  • Inspection, Testing and Calibration of Weighbridge, Fire Extinguishers and Measuring Instruments.
  • Maintenance and Operation of Fire Fighting systems.
  • Maintenance and Operation of Effluent Treatment plant.
  • Well versed with Work Permit Procedures of installation and maintenance of Safety Equipment.
  • Preparation of Training Calendar and Training Needs for developing technical knowledge to Engineers, Supervisors, Workers and Trainees and arrange for the training programs.
  • Been prolific in up-keep of reports pertaining to ISO standards for maintenance, in line with meting to the surveillance audits being conducted by the certification body
  • Preparation of ISO documents related to Maintenance.
  • Preparation and follow the maintenance activities as per the Annual Maintenance Plan.
  • Making purchase requisitions for adequate spares of plant machines and other project works related to maintenance and safety.
  • In case of emergency the Maintenance Engineer will be have the role of ensuring all equipment are functioning at optimum.
  • Review emergency response programs with the Terminal Manager and participate in drill programs with the DOST staff on emergency response.


  • Identify training needs and initiate staff development programs for engineering staff in consultation with the Terminal Manager.


  • Attend to any other duties assigned to him by the Terminal Manager
EDUCATIONAL ·  Must be a holder Mechanical Engineering Degree
QUALIFICATION& or  a similar field from a recognized university in
EXPERIENCE ·  Should have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in
a similar job environment.
PERSONAL Key Competencies and Attributes
·  Demonstrable knowledge of Maintenance
management and EHS in oil terminals
·  Must be competent in computers, especially
Windows based  application programs.
·  Must be an effective team player.
·  An ability to work well under pressure
·  Good verbal and written communication skills
·  Problem-solving  skills
·  Efficiency and organisation

Qualified candidates with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document to recruitment@dahabshiil.com to be received on or before 5:00PM on 15th August 2020 with the subject line“ Maintenance Manager; DOST” 

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