Process Artisan Mechanical Job in Kenya

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Process Artisan Mechanical Job in Kenya

Process Artisan Mechanical


Key Purpose Statement

The primary role of the Process Artisan Mechanical is operation of the process area according to work instructions, the execution of non-destructive quality checks and carrying out of routine maintenance. The process artisan Mechanical has a primary focus on the asset care activities of the team.

Key Duties & Responsibilities    

Operational Support

  • Providing support to the shift based teams during operations.
  • Attending SBT and SBU meetings and ensures that the previous day’s actions have been actioned.
  • Assisting shift based teams with situational problem solving.
  • Coaching the shift based teams on machine operation, machine fault finding and correct responses to machine failure modes.
  • Providing coaching, mentoring and knowledge transfer of machine operation and maintenance to shift based teams.
  • Reviewing SIC’s and address deviations regularly.
  • Developing work instructions related to equipment.
  • Monitoring and managing performance of equipment.
  • Verifying and ensuring that machines are running at rated speed.
  • Preparing and communicating shift handover reports to ensure production continuity.
  • Participating in technical meetings and escalating issues that could not be resolved during the shift and following up to ensure gap closure.
  • Standing in for the Production Team Leader where required.

Planned Maintenance

  • Carrying out work during the planned maintenance window in accordance with the planned maintenance schedule issued by the Planner.
  • Assisting fellow team members in the execution of their tasks during planned maintenance windows.
  • Where required, partaking in maintenance post mortems to feedback problems, opportunities and learning’s from maintenance activities.
  • Optimising of the maintenance schedules.
  • Coaching and training operators on autonomous maintenance tasks.
  • Reviewing line KPI’s to ensure that maintenance work is yielding the right results.

Routine Maintenance

  • Partaking in cleaning, lubrication and inspection in accordance with the maintenance schedule issued by the Maintenance Planner.
  • Carrying out routine maintenance activities in accordance with the maintenance schedule.
  • Where problems have been uncovered during routine maintenance, these must be resolved using the appropriate problem solving techniques.
  • Where problems have been uncovered, and it is required to include the work in the planned maintenance schedule, this must be communicated to the maintenance planner.

Running Repairs

  • Carrying out running repairs on plant and equipment.
  • When carrying out repairs, assess the problem and determine a course of action.
  • Where running repairs cannot be carried out, communicates this to the Team Leader / Maintenance Planner to ensure the work is planned into the next planned maintenance window.

Problem Solving

  • Applying the correct problem solving methodologies to resolve problems.
  • Coaching operators on situational problem solving.
  • Soliciting support for problems solving or escalate to the Team for direction.
  • Where required, partake in systemic problem solving.

Housekeeping and safety

  • Working in a safe manner at all times, and to identify and highlight unsafe work practices so that these may be corrected.
  • Adhering to appropriate CCBA policies and procedures.
  • Carrying out housekeeping tasks, and apply 5S principles during the execution of duties.

Support NPD implementation and trials:

  • Supporting NPD trials to be able to run on assets.
  • Ensuring adherence to NPD procedures.
  • Ensuring all changes on assets are well documented as per the Engineering Change Management business processes.

Training and Development

  • Training and coaching operators on asset care and autonomous maintenance practices.
  • Where required; signing-off operators on autonomous maintenance tasks.
  • Developing operational and technical standards and work instructions.

Skills, Experience & Education    

Minimum Requirement

  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Work Experience

  • Minimum 2 years in an FMCG, bottling or food processing plant.
  • PLC experience will be an added advantage.

Specific Experience

  • Minimum 2 years in a similar role or Machine Operator role.


  • All aspects of packaging operations and process controls.
  • General


  • Ability to be a creative problem solver.
  • Innovative.
  • Diagnostic ability.
  • Coaching skills.
  • Teamwork.
  • Result and execution Driven.
  • Resilient and energetic.
  • Customer focused.
  • Contribute to self and Operator development.
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work under the pressures.
  • Must have an appreciation for quality and technical standards.
  • Must be able to carry out mechanical and electrical maintenance work.
  • Must have good ‘trouble shooting’ skills.

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