Job Description: Plant & Equipment Assistant
Role: Plant & Equipment Assistant Reporting to: Plant Manager Construction Project: Highway Construction
- Assist the Plant Manager in overseeing the operation, maintenance, and deployment of plant and equipment on the highway construction project.
- Monitor and coordinate the daily activities of plant and equipment, ensuring they are used efficiently and in accordance with project requirements.
- Conduct regular inspections of plant and equipment to ensure they are in proper working condition and comply with safety standards.
- Keep accurate records of plant and equipment usage, maintenance schedules, and repair history.
- Assist in preparing and implementing maintenance plans and schedules for all construction equipment.
- Collaborate with the procurement team to ensure timely availability of required plant and equipment for the construction site.
- Support the Plant Manager in identifying and addressing any issues related to plant and equipment performance and maintenance.
- Assist in managing the inventory of spare parts, tools, and materials required for plant and equipment maintenance and repairs.
- Coordinate with the maintenance team to ensure that all repairs and servicing of plant and equipment are carried out promptly and effectively.
- Implement and promote safety procedures and practices related to the operation and maintenance of plant and equipment.
- Support the Plant Manager in providing training to equipment operators and construction staff on proper equipment usage and safety protocols.
- Assist in monitoring fuel consumption and equipment utilization to optimize operational efficiency.
- Collaborate with the Plant Manager to develop and implement strategies to minimize downtime and maximize the lifespan of plant and equipment.
- Participate in meetings and communicate effectively with the Plant Manager and other project team members to provide updates on plant and equipment status.
- Maintain a clean and organized working environment for plant and equipment storage and maintenance activities.
- Report any accidents, incidents, or near misses involving plant and equipment to the Plant Manager and Safety Officer.
- High school diploma or equivalent qualification. Additional technical certifications in mechanics, equipment operation, or related fields are advantageous.
- Previous experience in a similar role, preferably in a construction project environment.
- Basic knowledge of construction plant and equipment, including bulldozers, excavators, loaders, graders, and other relevant machinery.
- Familiarity with safety regulations and best practices related to plant and equipment operation and maintenance.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced construction environment.
- Good organizational skills and attention to detail for maintaining accurate records and documentation.
- Effective communication and teamwork skills to interact with the Plant Manager, equipment operators, and other project personnel.
- Physical ability to inspect and move around the construction site to assess plant and equipment.
- Proficient in using computer applications and software for record-keeping and communication purposes.
Note: The job description provided above outlines the general responsibilities and qualifications for a Plant & Equipment Assistant in a highway construction project. The specific tasks and requirements may vary depending on the company and project scope.