Maintenance Planner Job in Kenya

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Maintenance Planner Job in Kenya

Position: Maintenance Planner – Vegetable Oil Extraction Plant

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Wote in Makueni

Our client in vegetable oil extraction, is seeking to recruit a Maintenance planner.

Successful candidates will be responsible for all maintenance planning & execution functions in the Manufacturing plants / equipment, utilities & facilities including installation, commissioning, operations and maintenance relative to ISO standards.

Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities

·  Establishing, Planning & Optimizing plant operations and process improvement initiatives and activities;

·  Leading innovation management efforts, directing initiatives towards value creation opportunities both internally (operations efficiency / productivity driven) and external to our contractors/client

·  Measuring and monitoring effectiveness & efficiency of operational processes and maintenance processes, and advising on areas of improvement both internally and externally;


·  Identifying, planning, Developing, recommending and Executing key maintenance efficiency drivers;- Supports the establishment & optimization of day to day operational activities, including planning, directing and overseeing the maintenance operational policies, rules, Long/short-term strategies/directives, initiatives, programs, maintenance plans, goals, and annual operating budgets for maintenance functions by making decisions that influence people, process and technology and ensure continuous achievement of set goals and objectives.

·  Planning, Developing and executing maintenance procedures and processes to support GMP, GPP and the quality management system; Developing maintenance systems & strategies to enable the Company to grow in process and product with the end goal of Leading and continuously driving a LEAN manufacturing & improvement culture with the vision to exceed customers’ expectations, and to reduce cycle time and quality outcomes within the operations processes;

·  Proactive Quality by design approach to all manufacturing and maintenance process, services, and premises

·  Preventive Systematic avoidance of problems and variability through inspection, maintenance, and controls, at all points in the value chain.

·  Reactive Rapid corrective actions focused on identification and rectification of problems root causes, rapidly mobilizing Cross-functional teams to analyse and resolve problems

·  Train/develop, supervise and coordinate a focused and effective maintenance team to Work Cross functionally with all departments to coordinate, Coach and implement tools to achieve strategic goals and take responsibility for supporting the business needs: Develop protocols and reports to thoroughly document all maintenance activities.

·  Ensure Overall equipment efficiency in terms of all equipment & systems to ensure availability, reliability & efficiency of plant & equipment.

·  Develop cost saving proposals; – conduct maintenance & operational costing and efficiency;

·  Monitor usage of utilities and implement improvement initiatives, daily manage and reduce overall maintenance & production cost by monitoring and tracking related expenses, as well as

·  Implementation of quality requirements and regulatory requirements on maintenance & production activities to eliminate negative impact on quality.

·  Formulate and establish preventive maintenance masterplan for all plant, equipment, utilities and systems,

·  Schedule, coordinate and control all maintenance activities, ensure effective planning and execution

·  Improve on the Maintenance procedures and effectiveness of maintenance activities, and hence maintenance cost; – Establish and ensure standard operating procedures, documentation and work instructions as far as maintenance and related functions are concerned

·  Use of maintenance management software to enhance maintenance functions

·  Reducing Equipment breakdowns and prolong the equipment life span thus improving the overall equipment efficiency and reduce power consumption
practice equipment routine checks and monitoring to track related anomalies and Monitoring & controlling process parameters accordingly

·  Progressive effort to reduce or eliminate breakdowns, progressive outlook of maintenance department, employing latest techniques to keep pace with advancement in production/maintenance technology

Qualifications and Experience

·  Bachelor of science in Mechanical, electrical/electronic engineering or mechatronic engineering with a bias in project planning from a reputable institution.

·  Over 5 years of sound continuous and detailed experience in manufacturing as a maintenance/engineering planner.

How to Apply

To apply, submit your application on our ATS at ats.flexi-personnel.com by 29th December 2022 under the Maintenance Planner job posting.

All applicants are advised to adhere to application guidelines for consideration.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: Flexi Personnel does not charge candidates for job placement.

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