Brown’s Food Company Plant Technician Job in Kenya


Our client, Brown’s Food Company, is the umbrella brand for Brown’s Cheese, Delia’s Ice Cream and The Cracker Shack.

They make a range of high-quality natural cheeses, fast moving commodities e.g. cheddar and mozzarella as well as butter and yoghurt.

They sell the products in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan.

The company is seeking to recruit a highly talented individual to fill in the following position:

Plant Technician

The Plant Technician will be responsible for providing mechanical and electrical service to all the plant machinery. He /she will also be required to diagnose and rectify any mechanical and/or
electrical problems, monitor the efficiency of all machinery, install new machinery and upgrades as need may arise. The expected end results are to have minimum equipment breakdowns thus
ensuring smooth operation of the manufacturing process with reduced maintenance costs.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Attend to all equipment breakdowns as reported and ensure that equipment is back in operation in the shortest time possible and handed over to production procedurally.
  • Document all the work done and keep the mean time to repair (MTTR) and mean time between failures (MTBF) within the set targets.
  • Carry out all scheduled preventative maintenance as per documented schedules and document all the work done as required.
  • Detect faulty operations or defective equipment and apply corrective measures and adjustments.
  • Read and correctly interpret available equipment manuals and work orders in order to effectively perform required maintenance.
  • Compile accurate daily reports on all maintenance activities as per the maintenance procedure.
  • Ensure correct operation and maintenance of all utility equipment such as; Air compressor, Water system (Borehole pump, water reservoirs etc.), Standby power generator, Boiler, Refrigeration systems, Pasteurizer, Vacuum packers, Oven, Milk Separating machine & Mechanical ventilation system.
  • Guide, supervise and assign tasks to subordinates.
  • Observe all the safety requirements while working and ensure all equipment operate within the safety guidelines in place.
  • Observe high standards of personal hygiene and always work clean as expected in a food processing set up.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering (Plant or Production Option).
  • Minimum 5yrs working experience in a food manufacturing or processing industry as a technician.
  • Conversant with automatic equipment controls including PLCs.
  • Ability to identify areas of improvement on Equipment operation and maintenance processes.
  • Be a self-directed, motivated and a smart worker.
  • Have solid analytical and structured problem-solving skills.
  • Have the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrate good knowledge in the operation and maintenance of utility equipment’s e.g. Air Compressors, Standby Generators etc.
  • Demonstrate good troubleshooting skills.
  • Conversant with safe engineering work practices, correct usage of tools and maintenance equipment.
  • Be proficient in communication.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to with the subject PLANT TECHNICIAN by 26th April 2019 before close of business stating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Tigoni, Kenya

Kiambu County

Engineering and Technical
Updated: April 24, 2019 — 6:50 pm