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Sohar Aluminium is a state-of-the-art primary aluminium smelter with a dedicated 1,000 MP Power Plant. Our vision is to “Be the Best” in our industry through our world-class standards in safety, health and a minimised environmental footprint. At Sohar Aluminium, we are proud to have achieved more than 70% Omanisation. We consider our people our most valuable asset and are looking for talented individuals who strive for excellence to join our team.

You may send your CV and details to the following email address: recruitment@sohar-aluminium.com Please ensure to write in the subject the job announcement reference number and the job title of the announced position.

Latest Job vacancies

Job Reference no:  SA-002/2018

Department

Information Technology

Position

SAP Finance and Controlling (FICO) Senior Engineer

Job Purpose

To apply well-developed SAP FICO Functional skills and business knowledge to ensure the system meets the business requirements and to Optimize system usability, reliability, availability and performance

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor in computer systems, industrial engineering or business management with 6 years of relevant experience

OR

  • Diploma in computer systems, industrial engineering or business management with 8 years of relevant experience

The role requires the Job Holder to operate independently and to apply deep technical knowledge and skill.

  • Business and processes knowledge and experience of the supported departments
  • Technical knowledge and experience of the SAP domains
  • Understanding of how the SAP modules interact with each other and of general SAP concepts like workflow, transports and the SAP landscape
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to apply in complex problem-solving exercises
  • Understanding of general IT concepts and standards

Responsibilities:

Lead and be responsible for all  FICO Functional and Basis aspects of the supported SAP

domains

  • Lead all enhancements and the roadmap for the supported {SAP FICO} domains
  • Apply skills to ensure that the company gains the optimum business benefit for the supported system
  • Lead all user interactions
  • Perform the role of   FICO Functional lead for the {SAP} teams and all relevant tasks
  • Manage external support service providers
  • Support all activities related to audits
  • Manage the licensing aspects of the system

 

Apply well-developed {SAP} FICO Functional knowledge and skills together with business

processes knowledge to:

  • Align the system with business requirements
  • Maximize usability, reliability, availability and performance of the supported system

Business Processes:

  • Apply good understanding of all business processes in supported departments to: (1) ensure the technology meets the changing business needs, and, (2) the business extracts full value from the system
  • Propose and implement sound system solutions to meet changing business requirements
  • Link business processes to system functionalities and capabilities
  • Enhance business processes by the utilization of technology
  • Translate business requirements into system specification documents
  • Propose solutions that meet general auditing requirements

System Configuration:

  • Execute routine configuration of the system to meet changing business requirements
  • Apply best practices and industry standards to system configurations
  • Develop comprehensive test scripts
  • Conduct unit testing and integration testing for system configurations
  • Ensure that changes are actioned within company approved policies and procedures
  • Ensure system configuration is actioned in a manner that meets general auditing requirements
  • Escalate complex and time-consuming configuration activities to external support vendor when applicable

System Administration:

  • Address and resolve system malfunctions and problems
  • Monitor, report on and improve the system performance in relation to the business process
  • Develop and maintain all system relevant documentation including the required standard operating procedures
  • Log detailed specifications of issues in tickets for external support vendor
  • Track and comprehensively test all external support vendor tickets
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation for all system and configuration changes
  • Develop and maintain the required authorization aspects of the system as per business requirements
  • Implement system administration recommendation from application vendor
  • Administer the system in a manner that meets auditing requirements

Users Support:

  • Address and resolve issues raised in tickets from users
  • Provide users with assistance in solving system-related problems
  • Provide assistance to users who have difficulties operating the system
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive user training material
  • Maintain a key-users network
  • Train key users in a “train-the-trainer” manner

Analyze problems:

  • Conduct systematic and structured analyses to identify the cause of system failures
  • Determine whether the problem arises from user error, programming bugs, configuration or problems with the master data
  • Conduct complex problem-solving techniques that involve both business and system knowledge
  • Escalate complex and/or time-consuming tasks to external support vendor when applicable
  • Utilize application vendor knowledge base

Analyze recurring problems:

  • Extract and analyze data on system failures; recommend and implement actions to reduce failure and improve the system
  • Ensure the appropriate system modifications are actioned to maximize the system’s usability, reliability, availability and performance

 

Plan and execute SAP projects to align the system with business requirements and to maximize the usability, reliability, availability and performance of the system

  • Articulate the project brief, the scope of work and the requirements
  • Prepare the Appropriation Request and see it through to its final stage
  • Develop general and detailed FICO Functional and technical specifications
  • Conduct and action risk analyses
  • Evaluate and accept vendor proposals
  • Manage vendors and all aspects of their outputs
  • Manage the users and the relevant project expectations in terms of functionalities, cost and schedule
  • Manage and conduct user acceptance testing
  • Develop the necessary internal procedures to support the new system or the system enhancement and train others on the new procedures
  • Maintain complete and accurate project records

 

Action the SA Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) procedures to ensure safety and compliance

  • Continuously action the SA EHS procedures
  • Know and apply the SA housekeeping principles and procedures (5S) to maintain the work area and storage in a safe and efficient condition

 

Note:

  • The closing date for sending your application is 25th April 2018
  • Only successful candidates will be contacted
  • Please send your application with the job reference number in the subject line to recruitment@sohar-aluminium.com
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Job Reference no:  SA-003/2018

Department

Central Maintenance

Position

Lead Technician-Utilities Maintenance

Job Purpose

  • To repair heavy industrial electrical equipment to deliver safe, efficient, high-quality production outcomes
  • To deliver electrical technical advice, coaching and support to the team to build capability and increase performance
  • To support the supervisor to drive team performance

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Diploma in Auto Electrics and 2 years of relevant work experience

OR

 

 

 

  • High school + NVQ National Vocational qualification in Auto Electrics with 8 years of relevant experience

Responsibilities:

Action the SA Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) procedures to ensure safety and compliance Continuously action the SA EHS Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and lead coach and motivate others to do the same, including:

  • Wearing correct PPE
  • Applying the 5S principles; ensuring a clean and tidy work area
  • Maintaining the work areas and tool storages in a safe, efficient condition, cleaning the equipment, generating equipment notifications
  • Actively participate in the daily safe-start meetings and the weekly safety meetings. Attend all EHS training
  • Conserve resources (eg; small tools) to minimize waste
  • Know and apply the SA authorisation and isolation procedures, for example:
    • Inform the Supervisor immediately of any accidents or unforeseen problems
    • Be aware of the protected work areas and those who have authority to enter these areas
  • Attend incident report investigations
  • Use of job safe analysis tools

 

Repair and maintain the equipment to maximize operational reliability at the optimum cost. Troubleshoot problems. Action the more complex tasks

  • Perform work to Sohar Aluminum’s standard work procedures and practices, obey Plant and Department rules; coach lead and motivate others to do the same. Analyse risks before taking action
  • Analyse, diagnose and correct equipment faults, implement appropriate controls, including complex tasks that require the experience level of a Lead Technician
  • Perform root cause analysis (RCA)and implement actions as per the RCA
  • Execute preventive and predictive maintenance to optimize availability and reliability and quickly return under-performing equipment to design specification
  • Action emergency breakdown repairs to minimize downtime
  • Input information to the SAP Plant Maintenance module (eg: create reservations/spending, raise requisitions to procure materials, create closure)
  • Operate and maintain equipment as per SOP, where applicable
  • Think about ways to improve practices and procedures as well as streamline processes. Recommend improvements to the leadership

 

Deliver technical advice, coaching and support to the team to build capability and increase performance. Support the supervisor to drive team performance. Be an agent for change

  • Coach, lead, motivate and develop the Technicians to work to a higher level of performance and ensure safe, high-quality maintenance outcomes (ie: maintain the high SA standards).
  • Role-model the SA leadership, technical and team behaviours. Motivate others to do the same
  • Support the Technicians on complex problem-solving and troubleshooting. Develop their skills in this area
  • Coach the Technicians on operating procedures and streamline the process. Gather information from the team concerning ideas for improving operating procedure. Recommend changes to procedures to the leadership
  • Analyse the team’s training needs. Deliver on the job training to increase capability and performance

 

Actively participate in training and development activities to enhance own development and to ensure a safe and productive workplace

  • Develop own skills and knowledge by reading, participating in HRD training activities and by practicing new skills

 

Know and apply the utilities equipment operating procedures1 to ensure safe, efficient production outcomes and to maximize the life of the equipment

  • Learn to recognize the hazards associated with the operation of utilities equipment
  • Take action to mitigate risk and ensure safe operation of the equipment
  • Conduct daily checks on the utilities equipment which is assigned for use (apply standard checklist)
  • Participate in CI projects
  • Check the operation, adjust, replace, repair, configure, calibrate and maintain the Area equipment to ensure its efficient operation and availability
  • Repair breakdowns
  • Carry out the preventive and predictive, breakdown maintenance program (calibration, inspections, cleaning, adjustment)
  • Ensure high quality standards
  • The role requires:
    • The ability to read mechanical and electrical drawings related to utilities Strong troubleshooting skills on electrical controls and interlocks
    • Strong knowledge of electrical measuring instruments
    • Strong knowledge of air conditioning and electrical maintenance of utilities Knowledge of Electrical safety interlocks in utilities and testing of the same
  • Trouble shooting related with PLC operated electrical machines such as compressors, water pumps, potable water plant.
  • Trouble shooting related with Caterings  equipment’s, domestic apparatus controller modules.

 

  • Trouble shooting experience in all kind of HVAC system ( package air conditioner, chillers, crane air conditioners, VRV units)

 

Note:

  • The closing date for sending your application is 25th April 2018
  • Only successful candidates will be contacted
  • Please send your application with the job reference number in the subject line to recruitment@sohar-aluminium.com
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Job Reference no:  SA-004/2018

Department

Engineering

Position

Electrical/ Control and Instrumentation Lead Engineer

Job Purpose

To consult Area Superintendents to:

  • Design and project-manage the construction of buildings, equipment and facilities
  • Procure equipment to meet the Business needs

 

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor in Electrical/ Control and Instrumentation Engineering with a minimum of 5 years' engineering and projects related experience

OR

  • Diploma in Electrical/ Control and Instrumentation Engineering with a minimum of 7 years' engineering and projects related experience

Responsibilities:

Consult the Business on small-scale construction projects or equipment purchases to deliver tactical improvements or business solutions. OR, support the Senior Engineer to consult on large-scale projects or equipment purchases

Manage the Business (Client) relationship:

  • Engage the Client; understand the business, the business need and the business case
  • Articulate the project brief and scope of work
  • Manage the Client's expectations in relation to cost, timetable, constraints (resource, engineering, regulatory)

Plan and administer the project

  • Set objectives; plan the tasks and activities; determine the resource requirements; determine the timeline and the sequencing and determine project cost flows.
  • Implement the design process
  • Analyse EHS risks inherent in the project and structure the design to mitigate the risks
  • Establish control mechanisms
  • Apply the SAP project module and other tools for enhancing engineering design and delivery

Commission Consultants and Contractors; manage routine briefs involving one or two consultants or contractors

  • Know the Consultants and Contractors and their capabilities. Understand the Client needs; match the appropriate consulting skills and experience to the task
  • Brief Consultants and or Contractors
  • With support apply Methods of Procurement, including Bid and Evaluation processes to hire Contractors or Consultants
  • With support accept and evaluate proposals and quotations. Award the work. Notify Supply Chain who commits the work
  • Manage the Consultants, deliver the appropriate information and support to enable the Consultants to perform to the highest possible standards

Action engineering tasks:

  • Review, prepare or evaluate plans, specifications or prepare engineering documents
  • Perform calculations and review others' calculations
  • Analyse projects and tasks
  • Know and apply standards, procedures, statutes, codes, regulations. Resolve conflicting design constraints

Manage the budget:

  • Manage the schedule and costs
  • Prepare budget reports. Justify cost variations
  • Ensure process/procedures are followed on all capex projects Monitor

 

Action the SA Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) routines to maintain high EHS Standards

  • Deliver a safe work environment
  • Ensure that SA’s high EHS standards are embedded in Project Plans and designs

 

Apply technical skills to enable continuous improvement

  • Apply engineering knowledge and skills to review and update documents and procedures
  • Implement initiatives to address inconsistencies in practices and documentation

 

Train and develop others to build the team’s technical capability and to deliver a step up in Departmental performance

  • Develop and deliver technical training modules on known concepts
  • Transfer technical knowledge to more junior staff through briefings and on-the-job coaching

 

Note:

  • The closing date for sending your application is 25th April 2018
  • Only successful candidates will be contacted
  • Please send your application with the job reference number in the subject line to recruitment@sohar-aluminium.com
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Job Reference no:  SA-005/2018

Department

Laboratory

Position

Lab Analyst

Job Purpose

  • To action specific technical sampling and analysis of different raw material like bath, petroleum coke,  and liquid Aluminium and cast iron as well as environmental samples

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor in Chemistry with a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience.

OR

  • Diploma in Chemistry with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience.

AND

  • Experience in raw and finished material analysis by wet chemical and instrumental methods is required
  • Working knowledge of XRD, XRF, OES, AAS etc and chemical analysis experience is required

Responsibilities:

Gather and analyse samples to inform leadership decision-making; report against KPIs

Sampling and Analysis:

  • Receive samples from port, carbon, pot room and cast house and undertake sample identification and preparation for analysis
  • Ensure samples are correctly labeled Code and label samples as suiting the ISO standard system of traceability (line item interchanged with below item)
  • Priorities the samples according to the production parameters criticality
  • Prepare samples and ensure that instruments are ready for reduction, carbon, environmental and special samples by checking the standards.
  • Prepare the chemical analysis set-up wherever chemical analysis required
  • Ensure that the results are accurate before transferring to Production system
  • Preserve and maintain the counter/reference samples form the bulk samples preparation following the right preservation method
  • Ensure instrument calibration and standard results are accurate
  • Report analyzed values in a timely manner
  • Preserve all analyzed material
  • Compare check standards and perform calibration to the specific needs
  • Prepare sampling equipment for environmental analysis and receive it correctly from environmental people
  • Ensure proper storage and maintenance of chemicals and glassware. Assist to Supervisor for the inventory control
  • Assist in equipment calibration and troubleshooting of equipment
  • Ensure all samples details are inputted into the LIMS system
  • Communicate abnormal results to the Chemist, Senior Chemist or Superintendent
  • Discard the unwanted material and maintain the red tag areas
  • Assist to Supervisor for the time to time additional analysis requirements from production sections for special samples
  • Transfer dry samples such as ore, crystals, power or granular material to containers, using shovel, hand scoop, sample stick or hand tool

Chemical Related Analysis

  • Prepare and use chemicals for analysis of samples (over 300 different chemicals)
  • Ensure proper chemicals and heating equipments are used
  • Use different instruments for chemical sampling such as XRF FXRD, AAS, UV-Spectro, HPLC, distillations, etc.

Action results

  • Communication of sample report, equipment status to Team Leader
  • Communicate abnormal results to the Chemist, Senior Chemist or Superintendent

Waste disposal

  • Ensure compliance with Omani regulations in meeting safe disposal of waste materials, hazardous items and effluent discharge
  • Ensure chemical hazards are eliminated

Documentation

  • Participate in accurate ISO documentation
  • Update SOP’s where necessary

Monitor

  • Laboratory equipment performance

 

Coach and develop others to build technical capability and to deliver an improvement in sampling performance

  • Provide expert support in the training of new employees
  • Coach and guide Laboratory Technicians in sampling, sample preparation, analysis and reporting of various samples
  • Operate and transfer knowledge of different testing methods and terminology to support Omanisation

 

Action the SA Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) procedures to ensure safety and compliance

  • Continuously action the SA EHS procedures
  • Ensure safe start checklist
  • Apply the SA authorisation and escalation procedures, for example:
    • Define the protected areas and work areas and issue authorization or work permits
    • Inform the department Supervisor immediately of any accidents or unforeseen problems
  • Learn and apply the SA housekeeping principles and procedures (5S) to maintain the work areas and tool storages in a safe, efficient condition
  • Present a weekly safety talk

 

Note:

  • The closing date for sending your application is 25th April 2018
  • This position is for Omanis Only
  • Only successful candidates will be contacted
  • Please send your application with the job reference number in the subject line to recruitment@sohar-aluminium.com
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