Maintenance Manager


Job Location

Diamond, East Bank Demerara, Guyana


Demerara Distillers Limited & Subsidiaries (DDL) seeks applications from highly motivated, skilled, dynamic, and dedicated persons for the position of Maintenance Manager, to lead the maintenance team in our manufacturing plants to ensure smooth, efficient, and reliable operation of our production facility. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in industrial maintenance, a strategic mindset, and excellent leadership skills.


1.     Bachelor's degree in an Engineering field, with at least five (5) years’ experience in maintenance management in a manufacturing environment.

2.     Strong technical knowledge of production machinery, utilities, and maintenance best practices.

3.     Leadership and team management skills, to motivate and guide a diverse maintenance team.

4.     Familiarity with safety regulations, environmental standards, and compliance requirements in a manufacturing setting.

5.     Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

6.     Proficiency in using CMMS software for maintenance planning, tracking, analysis, and reporting.

7.     Strong communication skills for effective collaboration with cross-functional teams.


1.     Develop and oversee the implementation of maintenance management strategies, utilizing the principles of total productive maintenance, to optimize the performance, uptime availability, reliability, and life cycle of production machinery and utilities.

2.     Plan and manage the implementation, accurate and up-to-date recording, and periodic analysis of maintenance activities, as determined based on equipment requirements, specifications, performance, maintenance schedules, engineering codes and best practices.

3.     Exercise oversight and control of the maintenance management team in executing all planned, preventive, and corrective maintenance activities, ensuring the computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) are updated on a real-time basis to track and document maintenance outcomes to meet key performance indicators (KPIs) to minimize equipment downtime and maximize availability, reliability, and performance.

4.     Ensure an effective system is in place and is followed for regular inspections of machines, identifying potential issues to prevent breakdowns, or otherwise to troubleshoot malfunctions and breakdowns, and implement proactive measures to address them, including coordinating with external vendors for spares and services as required for equipment repair, and preventive or corrective maintenance.

5.     Plan and manage the maintenance budget and the inventory of spares and equipment, ensuring timely availability and cost-effectiveness.

6.     Collaborate with engineering and project management teams to identify, plan, design, and implement equipment upgrades, modifications, replacements, and new installations based on analysis of equipment performance, downtime, or the capacity and capability needs of the production operations.

7.     Develop and enforce safety protocols for maintenance activities, ensuring compliance with industry standards, regulations, and company policies.

8.     Train and mentor maintenance staff, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and skill development.

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Demerara Distillers Limited


Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) is a public company with shares traded on the Guyana Stock Exchange. Delivering a diverse range of products and services, the company operates with a social conscience and a deep commitment to environmental sustainability. For three centuries, the core business of the company has been the production of Demerara Rum.  Exclusively owning and operating the only remaining distillery in Guyana, the Diamond Distillery at Plantation Diamond on the East Bank of Demerara, the company is celebrated for producing the award-wining El Dorado rums and is the largest supplier of bulk rums and alcohols from the Caribbean to brand owners in Europe and North America. 
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