Site Lead and Utilities Engineer Job in Kisumu, Kenya

Job Title: Site Lead and Utilities Engineer

Position Function

This role works directly with the Facilities & Utilities Manager and with the other Departmental Heads.

The candidate should be ready to work in any part of the Country preferably Kisumu


  • To execute the asset care strategy with a view to driving continuous improvement in equipment reliability, performance, availability and maintenance cost effectiveness
  • To provide leadership in ensuring asset care excellence, providing functional asset care advice, driving World Class Asset Care Ways of Working, managing SAP based asset care system and driving asset care capability/competencies development
  • Actively initiate preventative maintenance planning, ensuring that all maintenance work is risk assessed, appropriate resources made available and utilized effectively and all maintenance tasks are executed without conflicting with production requirements
  • Minimize and eliminate where possible, losses associated with machine down time through timely resolution of machine breakdowns and driving a zero loss mind-set through engineering work order initiation and completion.
  • In liaison with the SHEQ Manager, participate in regular inspections/audits for good housekeeping and machine safety and ensure agreed actions are completed.
  • In consultation with the Site Leadership Team (SLT), coordinate setup of plant equipment in accordance with Company policy and procedures in order to achieve product quality targets at minimal waste levels.
  • Proactively rectify issues that have a negative impact on quality, complete plant improvement activities prioritized by the SLT to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
  • In liaison with the Production and Plant Productivity Managers, initiate and sustain the Autonomous Maintenance activities (e.g. tagging, lubricating, cleaning, team meetings, step audits and board updating, elimination of contamination sources and elimination of hard to access areas).
  • Ensure availability of quality information on breakdowns resolution and that engineering work orders are raised in a timely manner.
  • Pro-actively supporting Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Operating Practices (GOPs) activities and providing feedback and promoting its application in the factory.
  • In liaison with the Plant Productivity Manager, proactively identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Formulate and implement maintenance procedures for planned and corrective activities
  • Ensure that the utilities plant is running efficiently at all times.
  • Carry out regular inspections of the utilities plant and resolve issues as well as planning and overseeing all repair and installation activities.
  • Ensure that environment, health and safety procedures are complied with at all times.
  • Coordinate and supervise various third party Utilities area service providers ensuring quality of service in their scope of delivery.
  • Develop a clear plan on transfer of knowledge to those appointed to operate the equipment, supervise the process and coach and mentor assigned staff.
  • Formulate and implement training programs and on the job mentorship for all Utility employees.
  • Develop and implement maintenance program to meet production requirements of plant availability, safety, and product quality.
  • Management of spare parts & materials stocking and usage to ensure the effective maintenance of plant.
  • Plan for and facilitate statutory inspections of plant & equipment to ensure their use is in compliance with all legal requirements.
  • Identify and Implement energy management program to attain and sustain economic/efficient usage of fuel and electricity in the plant.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in engineering in Plant or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a busy manufacturing environment, three of which should be at management level. Candidates with experience in the beverage industry will have an added advantage.
  • Must be registerable by the Engineers Board of Kenya.
  • Excellent team leadership skills, communication, organization and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to read, analyses, interpret technical data.
  • Ability to effectively present information and answer queries.
  • Computer Literate

How to Apply

In case  you believe your  career objective match this exciting position, please forward your application and detailed c.v  stating your current position, remuneration, contact details by 5pm on 28th  June  2018 .

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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Kisumu, Kenya

Kisumu County

Engineering and Technical
Updated: June 23, 2018 — 7:38 am