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 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