Kizilay - Mechanical Engineer - Istanbul, Turkey

Munir Kizilay

Istanbul, Turkey


Mechanical Engineer

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


-maintenance management in cement plants
- site management in green field projects and cement plant projects
- consulatncy of cement plants in mechanical engineering

Work History

Senior Mechanical Engineer-Consultant


June 2014 - July 2014

I worked as consultant senior mechanical engineer for swiss consultant company, PEG S.A. in order to supervise the sub-contractor in its performance of mechanical, electrical and automation improvement and to give the consultancy service to the Libyan owner during re-commissioning of the plant after the civil war,

The Project was planned for 9 months and scheduled to be ended on February'15.
Due to unsafe conditions (civil war occurred in western Libya), all expats have been evacuated and the Project had been suspending.

Site Manager


March 2014 - May 2014

As Site Manager, I worked for TASLUJA CEMENT PLANT, based on north-est of Iraq, in Kurdistan Region, subsidiary of LAFARGE Group, reporting to Projects Manager at LEC Office in Cairo. I was responsible of the project "Cooler ESP Filter Erection". Target of the project was to reduce the dust emission to keep the environment and to comply with the local regulation requirements. The Project had two steps which the second would be the modification of ESP into the bag filter system. Project was scheduled to be terminated on November 2014.
I had been transferred as the consultant to Libya-Zliten Cement Plant by my recruitment agency.

Site Manager


August 2013 - November 2013

As Site Manager, I worked for ASHAKACEM PLC, based on north-est of Nigeria, subsidiary of LAFARGE Group, reporting to General Manager-Projects. I was responsible for the project "Increase of Lignite Substitution Rate" which was the main project that Ashaka invested for improvement & reliability of plant production and capacity increase. Project was completed on November 2013 before its schedule.

Maintenance Manager


May 2010 - June 2012

Al Badia Cement is the first private cement plant established in Damascus Countryside of Syria, with capacity of 3.6 mtons cement/year. Plant has been started to be erected in 2009 and erection has been achieved in 2010 with a capacity of 5.000 tons clinker/day. The company is the subsidiary of multinational group.
I was responsible of plant maintenance management (mechanical, electrical, automation, civil engineering).

Scope of job:
- during erection period: civil engineering steel construction, mechanical , electrical ,
automation&instrumentation systems installation supervision; spare parts management;
sub-contractor contract preparation by reporting to the Technical Director ; maintenance
management organization
- during commissioning period: test and control of all systems ; maintenance coordination and plant commissioning
- S.A.P./ PM & PS modules implementation as maintenance group team leader
- recruitment: interviews with candidates for maintenance chiefs, engineers, technicians
- maintenance management: planning and application control of all maintenance activities ;
cost analysis; weekly maintenance activities preparation and reporting ; stock material
tracking and needed spare parts list preparation.

Departments under Maintenance Management:
- Method and Planning (method and planning engineers, preparators, visitors/inspectors, draftsman)
- Mechanical Maintenance (site mechanical maintenance, maintenance workshop, garage for heavy vehicles maintenance, compressors and water treatment system maintenance, water wells operation, lubrication)
- Electrical Maintenance and Automation (site electrical maintenance, electrical maintenance workshop, process automation system maintenance, Power Plant management )
- Civil Engineering

Power Plant: plant energy was supplied by 6 Wartsila diesel generators (50 MW in total).

I should leave the country on June account for starting of the the civil war on March.

Site Manager

Istanbul Subway Project

January 2009 - December 2009

Rhomberg-Kalebozan Co. located in Ankara/Turkey is a subsidiary of european railway constructor Rhomberg Bahntechnik GmbH - Austria, experienced in railway, light railway and subway tracks projects.

scope of job:
management of the project , concreting under railway construction, track & power rail installation surveying and control, planning and management of weekly and monthly construction activities, cost control (responsibility of project budget (>2,6m€)), monitoring weekly& monthly activities to management board, preparation of agreements for sub-contractors


RHOMBERG-KALEBOZAN Railway Construction Co

October 2008 - December 2009

- representative of European railway&subway eqpts producers in Turkey
- site management in subway system : Istanbul Metro Project-Levent Hacıosman district


October 2008 - January 2009

scope of job:
marketing of railway civil works equipments, representation of railway, light railway, subway transportation system equipment , light railway track equipments, power rail equipments, technical support to Metropolitan Municipality/Transport Division, preparation of tender documents.

Maintenance Manager


July 2007 - October 2008

Shymkent Cement Plant (SCC), Kazakhs cement producer located in Shymkent -Kazakhstan is the subsidiary of worldwide cement producer Italcementi Group located in Bergamo-Italy.

scope of job:
management of maintenance activities in the plant, preparing maintenance budget, planning&control of periodical and preventive maintenance, technical assistance to purchasing department, support of SAP/PM&PS modules implementation as PM&PS maintenance modules team leader, representation of SCC/maintenance department at ITC level.


SET Group Head Office/Cement Operation Division

consulting maintenance activities of SET Group cement plants, ensuring technical assistance and realization of the special maintenance activities (measurement & alignment of the kilns, driving equipments control, loss prevention (insurance) activities tracking), maintenance budget control, planning common maintenance activities, common spare parts, implementation of SAP/PM (maintenance) module (in 2000), S.A.P./PM maintenance module responsible at head office, representation of SET/maintenance department at ITC

Head Office - Cement Operations Maintenance Specialist


August 1998 - July 2007

SET Group Holding located in Istanbul-Turkey was the subsidiary of worldwide cement producer Italcementi Group-Italy. SET Group was the Turkish producer of cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and admixtures for concrete and masonry mortars.

scope of job:

Maintenance Manager


January 1998 - August 1998

scope of job:
managing maintenance activities of two cement plants located in two different locations (Kartal and Ambarli), planning and control of periodical maintenance activities, preventive maintenance management, maintenance budget preparation and control, 3 years plan preparation, preparation of sub-contracting.

Head Office - Cement Operations Maintenance Specialist


October 1996 - January 1998

scope of job:
consulting maintenance activities of Group cement plants, ensuring technical assistance, realization of special maintenance activities (measurement & alignment of the kilns, driving equipments control, loss prevention activities tracking), representation of SET/maintenance department at ITC level, assistance to 3 years plan preparation in the plants and maintenance cost control

Method and Planning Chief


February 1994 - October 1996

scope of job:
maintenance activities planning and feed-back tracking, preventive maintenance planning, condition monitoring, investment projects preparation, plant reliability projects tracking and control, sub-contractor's proposal and activities control;
implementation of COSMAN: team leading of implementation of the computerised maintenance program (Afyon Cement Plant was the pilot project plant in Group Plants)



May 1992 - October 2008

- maintenance management in SHymkent Cement Plant-Kazakhstan

Production Shift Engineer


May 1992 - February 1994

scope of job:
engineering in cement production process, responsibility of total plant during night shift as a night manager

Draftsman - Site Engineer

A.G.M. Engineering and Subcontracting Co

August 1990 - February 1992

scope of job:
sanitary water systems, HVAC systems project preparation and sub-contracting of textile plants, hotels-residence, industrial buildings as a Draftsman and application at site as a Site Chief

Qualifications & Certifications



Istanbul Technical University / Faculty of Mechanics / Mechanical Engineering

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