Plant Engineer Job in Kenya

Position: Plant Engineer

Job Ref.: PPKL-262175

Reports To:

Line: Engineering Manager

Function: Site Engineer

The client is a leading Kenyan consumer goods company. 

They manufacture and distribute snack food and personal care products. Founded in 1996, the company is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. They are looking for a plant engineer.


Purpose of Job: To manage the maintenance of the plant and all equipment, to significantly improve plant performance and reliability through the management and coordination of all maintenance and engineering activities within a large scale, complex, defined area.

To define, implement and manage a risk based maintenance strategy for area of control in order to meet the business, Safety, Environmental, Financial and Operational objectives at minimum cost and in the safest manner.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Manage, coordinate and control all aspects of engineering in order to meet agreed departmental objectives.
  • Develop the maintenance strategy for a defined area in conjunction with the Engineering Manager.
  • Manage and control the maintenance strategy on a day-to-day basis, including routine, special and stop period maintenance, and to develop and implement capital activities.
  • Ensure Health & Safety and Environmental standards and targets are met and maintained within defined company procedures and legislative requirements.
  • Identify areas for engineering and financial improvement and enable their inception whilst maintaining an appropriate level of availability and reliability of equipment.
  • Ensure the safe and effective introduction of new equipment and process improvement technologies.
  • Determine training requirements and prepare training plans.
  • Deputise in an equivalent position as required (competence permitting). 
  • Undertake any other reasonable task as required (competence permitting)
Knowledge & Experience

The job holder:

Requires an expert understanding of maintenance and engineering processes and strategies.

Will be qualified to degree level with a minimum of 3 years’ experience (or a minimum of 5 years’ experience) in a process, technical or engineering discipline.

Will be able to demonstrate previous success in introducing risk based maintenance techniques into industrial/manufacturing organisations.

Will be familiar with computerised maintenance management systems, and a knowledge of SAP would be advantageous

Will ideally be a professionally chartered engineer, with significant experience in risk-based maintenance engineering and man-management.


Will ideally be a professionally chartered engineer, with significant experience in risk-based maintenance engineering and man-management.

How to Apply

If you meet the above criteria, send your CV and a cover letter that clearly explains your suitability for the role; with 3 referees to (Subject of the email should be the title of the POSITION APPLIED FOR + JOB REF)

If you are not interested in this opportunity today, please refer any friend or colleague you know that might suit the required profile.

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Updated: January 15, 2016 — 2:10 pm