Machine Shop Production Manager (Engineering) Job in Mombasa, Kenya

Job Vacancy: Machine Shop Production Manager – Engineering

Our client is a Marine and Offshore Engineering Company involved in ship repair, machining and steel fabrication services.

They seek to hire a competent and detail oriented Machine Shop Manager.

She/ He will be tasked with scheduling of all production activities by planning of annual works, ensure availability of materials and manpower, manage costs and expenses via process efficiencies.

Industry: Engineering

Location: Mombasa

Salary: Competitive based on experience

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Planning, budget for the operations of the Machine shop and people working there.
  • Installation and alignment of equipment on to marine vessels
  • Oversee operations of the lathe or turning machines to ensure that specifications are met.
  • Study blueprints, layouts or charts, and job orders for information on specifications and tooling instructions, and to determine material requirements and operational sequences
  • Measure, examine, and test completed units in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as micrometres.
  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as micrometres and Vernier callipers.
  • Compute unspecified dimensions and machine settings, using knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics.
  • Monitor all activities including cutting, shaping and forming parts and articles from various materials, to make a complete product according to customer specifications.
  • Ensures quality and optimal production.
  • Responsible for quality, Health Safety and Environment of machine shop.
  • Employee training, skill development and customer interactions.
  • Scheduling of all production activities to include planning of annual works and maintenance.
  • Ensure material and manpower are available as required for operations whilst managing costs and expenses through process efficiencies.
  • Plan, coordinate and direct activities of the Machine Shop section/department.

Skills and Qualifications  

  • Degree in Mechanical / Civil Engineering.
  • Registered Engineer with Engineering Board of Kenya (EBK) or equivalent.
  • Over 5 years’ hands on experience working in a machine shop, working with machine tools or doing similar work in a manufacturing environment.
  • A thorough understanding of machining processes, equipment technology, shop procedures and how to read mechanical and electrical drawings.
  • Great communication, Interpersonal and excellent time management skills.
  • Alertness and availability to employees and customers.
  • Extraverted thinker with a disciplined approach to work.
  • Work planning- scheduling machines, man hours and workshop occupation on jobs.
  • Machine occupancy management – optimizing machine use and maintenance.
  • Reporting – write progress reports making analyses of production data, time costing.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Machine Shop Manager – Engineering) to before Monday 20th August 2018

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

The Recruiting Manager

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Engineering and Technical
Updated: August 6, 2018 — 5:58 pm