Assistant Manager Plant Engineer Job in Nakuru, Kenya

Job Title: Assistant Manager Plant Engineer

Location: Nakuru

Job Purpose: To assist in managing the maintenance of plant and equipments, 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 assist the plant engineer manager in defining, implementing and managing a risk based maintenance strategy for area of control in order to meet the business, safety, environmental, financial and operations objectives at minimum cost and in the safest manner.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in managing, coordinating and control all aspects of engineering in order to meet agreed departmental objectives.
  • Assist in developing the maintenance strategy for a defined area in conjunction with the plant engineer 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 control of hazards, 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, capital expenditure and process improvement technologies.
  • Determine training requirements and prepare training plans
  • Assist in preparing and managing engineering budgets, forecasts and plans.
  • Undertake any other reasonable task as required by the plant Engineer manager.

Knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with ideally a minimum of 8 years’ experience in process, technical or engineering discipline. 6 years must have been in a managerial role.
  • Must have worked in dairy or beverages industry
  • Requires an expert understanding of maintenance and engineering processes and strategies
  • Requires knowledge and understanding of OSHA and the requirements of a top tier site
  • Must demonstrate previous success in introducing risk based maintenance techniques into industrial / manufacturing organizations
  • Must be familiar with computerized maintenance management systems and working knowledge of SAP ERP would be an added advantage
  • Professionally chartered engineer, with significant experience in risk based maintenance engineering and people management.

If qualified kindly send your application letter and CV to vacancies@jantakenya.com clearly indicating ‘Assistant Plant Engineer’ by 24th March, 2017.

Do not attach any certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted


Engineering and Technical
Updated: March 19, 2017 — 8:00 am