Head of Asset Maintenance

APM Terminals
Tangier, Morocco
Last application date


APM Terminals is a port infrastructure leader, uniquely positioned to help both shipping line and landside customers grow their business and achieve better supply chain efficiency, flexibility and dependability.

Part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, we leverage more than 100 years of industry experience to design and build high-quality container terminals.

APM Terminals MedPort Tangier is one of the most technologically advanced, efficient and safest terminals in the world. It’s ranked as a leading African port and amongst the world’s top 50 container ports worldwide. Located at Tangier Med 2 port complex, we have officially launched the operations on June the 28th, 2019, and we have been bringing experienced and young talents since 2016.

Joining us in lifting global trade, means being part of an exceptional field, where the right combination of experience, energy and ambition are given the opportunity to advance and develop throughout their careers!

We offer

- Lead and manage the Terminal Asset Maintenance team, ensuring all equipment and facilities operate at their optimum level of safety, reliability, availability & efficiency
- Implement equipment maintenance strategies based on Global Asset Maintenance requirements and local legislation
- Develop skills and competencies of local Asset Maintenance team

Key responsibilities

- 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

-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

-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

- 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
- Requires “walk the shop floor” approach to problem solving
- 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

Additional info

Ref. AT-307582
At APM Terminals, we are a team of over 20,000 employees spread across more than 60 countries united by a passion to provide our expertise in port operations and container management services. By providing the expertise and port infrastructure essential to world trade, we actively support the advancement of the societies around us, enabling local economies to unlock their potential and build an even stronger global community. Working with a team of talented professionals you will get a chance to experience different cultures and make friends all over the world. You’ll find a culturally diverse, stimulating environment at any of our offices, terminals or depots. When you join APM Terminals, the world is your workplace. APM Terminals is an independent business unit within the Danish Maersk Group – a Global Fortune 500 company with about 89,000 employees and offices in 130 countries with global growth opportunities in a range of fields from shipping and energy to our offshore and manufacturing industries - Join us to achieve even your most ambitious career goals!