Fitting Shop Head (Mechanical Engineer) Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Fitting Shop Head (Mechanical Engineer)

1.1 Responsibilities

  • Planning, budget and manage the operations of fitting shop Department.
  • Installation and alignment of equipment on to marine vessels
  • Mechanics of overhaul and repairing of gearboxes, engines and pumps of vessels
  • Operate, and test completed products to verify functioning, machine capabilities, or conformance to customer specifications
  • Propulsion system inspection, testing and repair: removal of propeller blades for inspection and repair, uncoupling & removal of shaft for testing and repair
  • Re-install propeller blades, shafts and other mechanical equipment on board after testing and repair
  • Accurately interpret drawings and designs of parts and equipment.
  • Optimum production.
  • Good cooperation with the other departments.
  • Customer interactions.
  • Quality, Health Safety and Environment of fitting shop.
  • Ensure optimal utilization of equipment and ensure equipment availability to meet production demands.
  • Employee training and skill development.

1.2 Reporting to: GM Engineering Services – Civil & Mechanical Engineering

1.3 Project or general employment: General Employment

2 Tasks

2.1 General description of work and conditions

  • Oversee scheduling of all production activities.
  • Conversant with Engineering drawings and interpretations.
  • Provide accurate daily, weekly and monthly management reporting information.
  • Manage costs and expenses optimally.
  • Plan, coordinate and direct activities of the Fitting Shop section/department.
  • Lead and motivate the fitting shop team.

3 Education and Experience

3.1 Education

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • A very competent Diploma Holder with at least 8 years of similar experience shall be considered.
  • Registered Engineer with Engineering Board of Kenya (EBK) or equivalent.

3.2 Experience

  • A thorough understanding of fitting processes, equipment technology, shop procedures and how to read mechanical and electrical drawings.
  • Over 5 years hands on experience working in a fitting shop, working with machine tools or handling similar work in a manufacturing environment and leading people in an interdependent middle man position.
  • Experience of marine engines fitting and overhaul is key.

3.3 Competencies

  • Production analysis.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Quality awareness; guardian and stimulator for high quality and production.
  • Team work – mobilizing and strengthening junior engineers and designers.
  • Decision making from objective analysis to implementation.
  • Leadership – lead by example but also show direction.
  • Guide the technical component of company.

3.4 Personality features

  • Extraverted thinker.
  • Open mind, sharp and detailed.
  • Clear and alert.
  • Alertness and availability.
  • Cultural differences awareness.
  • Disciplined in work approach.
  • Trustworthy.

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements please send your CV to

We only contact shortlisted candidates.

Engineering and Technical
Updated: August 16, 2018 — 7:50 am