Mechanical Technician Job in Kenya

Position: Mechanical Technician – Vegetable Oil Extraction Plant

Industry: Manufacturing

Reports to: Maintenance SPT

Location: Wote in Makueni

Our client in vegetable oil extraction, is seeking to recruit a Mechanical Technician.

Successful candidates will be responsible for hands-on maintenance of all production assets including equipment and machines with an aim to reduce the MTTR (Mean Time To Repair) and increase the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure).

Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities

·  Establishing & Optimizing plant operations and process improvement initiatives and activities in terms of plant maintenance functions; – Leading innovation management efforts, directing initiatives towards value creation opportunities both internally (operations efficiency / productivity driven) and external to our client

·  Developing and executing plant maintenance procedures and processes to support GMP, GPP and the quality management system; Developing electrical 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;

·  Establish and ensure standard operating procedures, documentation and work instructions as far as plant maintenance and related functions are concerned.

·  Identifying, Developing, recommending and Executing key plant maintenance efficiency drivers;-

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

·  Hands-on maintenance of machinery within the Hub

·  Train operators on Autonomous and Preventive Maintenance

·  Ensure operators conduct Autonomous Maintenance as specified

·  Conduct Preventive Maintenance as specified

·  Respond to breakdowns and resolve them in the shortest time

·  Record breakdown data

·  Record and maintain up-to-date maintenance spare part inventory, plan for replacement of all used parts.

·  ensure maximum plant / machine / equipment uptime.

·  Ensure that Balances and measuring equipment are available and of appropriate range and precision with proper calibration and routine checks at defined intervals.

·  Ensure repair and maintenance operations should not present any hazard to the people quality of the products.

·  Complete regular inspection of equipment to help identify mechanical issues or concerns and disassemble, repair, replace bearings, seals, gears, etc. as needed.

·  Maintain records as per GMP

·  Ensure proper utilization of spares used to get the optimum life from them.

·  Work within specifications and drawings, responsible for ensuring completion, minimizing waste within set dates and times.

·  Maximize the utilization of equipment by maintaining the machinery to run at available capacity and speed.

Qualifications and Experience

·  BSC/Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

·  Firefighting & HSE basic courses (preferred)

·  Fluent knowledge of English

·  3-5 years experience in manufacturing \ production plant, preferably vegetable oil extraction plant.

·  Familiar with maintenance methodology and working method, maintenance optimization and industry safety procedure.

Required competencies

·  Commissioning – Start Up: Commissioning and start-up

·  Production Operations: Predictive Maintenance, Oper/Mant Advising

·  Maintenance Operations: Mechanical Maintenance, Telecommunication Maintenance, Instrumentation Maintenance, Troubleshooting techniques knowledge

·  Maintenance Engineering:, Maintenance Engineering, , Maintenance. Advising in Project Phase, Reliability/availability analysis technique knowledge, Maintenance systems and policies knowledge
Specialist Knowledge: Engineering knowledge in the specialist activity

·  Organization Processes: Internal Standard, Feed-back development and diffusion, Technical audit and Design Review, Documentation management

·  Supports and technologies: Standard ISO, TQM and Quality system, Technical requirement, and Standard

·  Compliance: Local/National and International Standard and Codes, Health, Safety, Environment, Quality

Required Capabilities:

·  Problem Solving

·  Flexibility

·  Innovation

·  Planning target control

·  Decision Making

·  Spirit of Enterprise

·  Excellence orientation

·  Communication

·  Listening and reception

·  Relations management

·  Staff management and development

How to Apply

To apply, submit your application on our ATS at by 29th December 2022 under the Mechanical Technician 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