Factory Maintenance Engineer

Anonymous Employer

Job Summary

Responsible for high-volume production of briquettes made of sugarcane bagasse in Bungoma; supervises machine operators and performances maintenance

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Job Overview:

·       Responsible for high-volume production of briquettes made of sugarcane bagasse; supervises machine operators of briquettes production lines and accountable for ensuring production requirements are met as per the schedule.

·       Proactively maintains and repairs all factory machinery and mechanical equipment (briquetting machines, mechanical drier, hammermill, etc.); able to use hand and power tools including welding machine and gas cutter.

·       This role strictly requires a versatile, hands-on doer with excellent technical and mechanical skills as well as communication and teamwork abilities.

Job Roles and Responsibilities:

Supervise Briquettes Production

·       Supervise briquetting machine operators; monitor and ensure a steady flow of work in the production room.

·       Ensure all scheduled production volumes are met with minimal supervision.

·       Manage staff and equipment schedules, downtime, training, and maintenance.

·       Implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for each stage of production in his/her area of work and ensure staff follows them.

·       Understand, implement, and enforce policies and regulations, including ensuring a safe working environment.

Perform Preventative Maintenance and Repairs

·       Ensure all machines (briquetting machines, hammermill, mechanical drier) are operating in their optimal conditions; attentively listen to machines sounds to locate causes of trouble and subsequent troubleshooting.

·       Draw and implement routine/preventive maintenance schedules alongside repairing all machinery and equipment to minimize downtime, increase reliability, and improve machine availability.

·       Test and adjust equipment to meet performance specifications.

·       Ensure breakdowns are immediately resolved.

·       Train machine operators on how to lubricate and clean parts, equipment, and machinery and assist where necessary.

·       Set up and operate other machines and tools to make and repair parts where necessary.

·       Supervise the installation of new production lines.

·       Maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate variable shifts depending on maintenance workload.

·       Any other Engineering duties as assigned from time to time.

Participate in Factory Planning

·       Participate in planning production schedule for the team; shares ideas on the human resources and material required for the operations to be running smoothly.

·       Proactively participate in scheduled meetings and freely interact with the team with new ideas for improvement.

·       Track spare parts usage and analyze effectiveness.

·       Provide guidelines on the best quality and specifications for procurement purposes.

·       Handle projects as assigned from time to time


·       Engineering Advanced Diploma/Degree (Mechanical/Mechatronics/Electrical)

·       Over 2 years’ experience working with heavy screw driven compacting machines

·       Excellent welding skills

·       Trained in mechanical principles for motors, crank shafts, dies, rams, pistons, and screw driven mechanisms.

·       Able to study and understand the machines, dismantle to repair, repair or replace defective parts, and subsequently assemble/install the machines to normalcy.

·       Experience in briquetting industry and specifically Ronak/Radhe machines is preferred, but not required

·       Excellent and professional verbal and written communication abilities

·       Fluent in spoken and written English and Kiswahili

To Apply: Submit

·          Cover letter explaining your relevant experience and interest in this position

·         1 or 2-page CV

·        Relevant diplomas and certificates

Hard copies of the application will not be accepted at the office. 

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