Maintenance Engineer (Plastics Manufacturing) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Vacant Position: Maintenance Engineer – Plastics Manufacturing

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Industry: Manufacturing

Our client, a successful and leading plastics manufacturing company is urgently looking to recruit a versatile, enthusiastic and well organized Maintenance Engineer with a plastic injection moulding machine background.

The successful candidate will directly be responsible for the preventative maintenance and repair of production and/or facilities equipment by performing the following duties;

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

 Lead various technical tasks associated with molding machines, ancillary equipment, tooling, vision systems and measurement equipment, providing tactical support for day-to-day manufacturing operations

 Identify, initiate, and lead projects to improve: process safety, quality, service, cost, capacity, and productivity through Lean Six Sigma methodologies

 Work closely with division personnel to validate new processes with high process capability

 Collaborate with production and maintenance teams to resolve and improve equipment downtime issues

 Create and update standard work, operating procedures, and test methods

 Respond to quality issues and audit findings with thorough root cause analysis and highly effective corrective actions

 Consults with outside vendors regarding replacement components and repairs needed to equipment and machines

 Maintain and supports the Preventative Maintenance programs for all types of machines and equipment, including program design and approval, schedule, meeting manufacturing schedules and equipment specifications

 Read blue prints, ladder logic, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics to trouble shoot machines. Make modifications to prints when needed

 Willingness to be on-call

 Any other duties as assigned

Key Competencies & Qualifications:

 Bachelors in Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Moulding Engineering or any other related field from a recognized institution

 Minimum 8 – 10 years of experience in Plastic Manufacturing Industry, 5 years of which must be managerial capacity

 Experience performing corrective and preventive maintenance on plastic injection machines and associated equipment in an industrial manufacturing production setting

 Experience reading and interpreting electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics and blueprints

 Track record of successful hands-on involvement with manufacturing and support team members

 Motivated to excel in a fast paced environment

 Able to troubleshoot and problem solve independently

 Ability to learn new skills and expand technical knowledge

 Able to function effectively in a team based environment

 Ability to prioritize, multi-task and remain flexible to changes; responds with a sense of urgency

 Ability to conceptualize and implement solutions to basic manufacturing problems

If you’re up to the challenge, kindly send CV and cover letter only to recruitment@linkarkconsultants.com before close of business 10th August 2019.

Clearly indicate the position applied for and expected salary on the subject line.


Engineering and Technical
Updated: August 2, 2019 — 10:05 am