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EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PLASTICS MANUFACTURING

Our client is a leading Quality PVC Pipes and fittings manufacturer based in Nairobi. Due to business growth and operational needs, they seek to recruit qualified, experienced, dynamic, results oriented, energetic and self driven individuals for the positions of Assistant Maintenance Manager, Electrical Supervisor and Specialised Welder cum Workshop Technician.

1. ASSISTANT MAINTENANCE MANAGER

Position Summary

Reporting to: Maintenance Manager

Level: Management

Department: Production

Salary Range: 80,000-120,000

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Number of Positions: One (1) Position

Placement: Immediate

Role Overview

The role exists to ensure seamless factory operations by ensuring availability, reliability and efficiency of plant, equipment, utilities and motor vehicles for optimum operations.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES)

  • Managing manufacturing plants/equipment, utilities & facilities installation, commissioning, operations and maintenance relative to ISO standards;
  • Establishing & Optimizing plant operations and productivity/process improvement initiatives and activities;
  • Measuring and monitoring effectiveness & efficiency of operational processes both internally and externally and advising the production team on areas of improvement;
  • Providing guidance to the development of a manufacturing process plan, including personnel requirements, material needs, subcontract requirements and facility; as well as forecasting production capacity for future orders;
  • Identifying, Developing, recommending and Executing key engineering/maintenance efficiency drivers;
  • Developing and executing procedures and processes to support GMP, GPP and the quality management system;
  • Developing strategies to enable the Company to grow in process and product with the end goal of Leading and continuously driving a LEAN manufacturing & improvement culture with the vision to exceed customers’ expectations, and to reduce cycle time and quality outcomes within the operations processes; Foster a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate governance in the Factory;
  • Proactive Quality by design approach to all products, services, and premises
  • Preventive Systematic avoidance of problems and variability through inspection, maintenance, and controls, at all points in the value chain from suppliers to internal processes to customer; e.g., Supplier Support: - Work closely with contract manufacturing partners to understand quality related issues and issues related to material.
  • Reactive Rapid corrective actions focused on identification and rectification of root causes, rapidly mobilizing Cross-functional teams to analyze and resolve problems
  • Train/develop and coordinate a focused and effective operations and Quality team to Work Cross functionally with all departments to coordinate, Coach and implement tools to achieve strategic goals and take responsibility for supporting the business needs: Develop protocols; - cleaning validation studies and reports to thoroughly document all activities.
  • Projects/facility management;- Developing & monitoring contract/projects procurement documents & scope of work (i.e. feasibility studies, EIA, written scope of work, architectural  & engineering drawings/plans, bill of materials/quantity, cost estimates/budgeting, quality control inspections/tests, tender documents/bids, punch lists, project reports, etc.);
  • Overall equipment efficiency to ensure availability, reliability & efficiency of plant & equipment by; -Evaluating and implementing operational excellence system such as kaizen, six sigma and lean manufacturing; Propose improvement in terms of machinery, cost cutting, factory lay out and overall performance of the production activity etc;
  • Develop cost saving proposals; - conduct operational costing and efficiency; Monitor usage of utilities and implement improvement initiatives, daily manage and reduce overall maintenance & production cost by monitoring and tracking related expenses, as well as Implementation of quality requirements and regulatory requirements on maintenance & production activities to eliminate negative impact on material quality.
  • Skill inventory: Development and coordinating effective & efficient team & department;
  • Formulate and establish preventive maintenance master plan for all plant, equipment, utilities and vehicles,
  • To schedule, coordinate and control all maintenance activities, ensure effective planning and execution
  • Improve on the Maintenance procedures and effectiveness of maintenance activities, and hence maintenance cost;
  • To design and/or make AutoCAD drawings for all systems as may be required: this includes mechanical, structural, electrical, plumbing and civil drawings and schematic diagrams.
  • Project management from initiation to commissioning
  • Hand-on handling of all workshop processes including tool room, moulds, dies, precision fitting, machining, etc.
  • Handling, coordination, supervision and working with a team to produce desired results.
  • Handle specialised welding of Alloys, cast iron, aluminium, etc. and able to use TIG, MIG, ARC and other submerged arc welding techniques.
  • Handling of main power distribution system in terms of installation and maintenance for both High voltage and low voltage. And address the observed electrical risks and hazards
  • Handling all occupational health and safety functions including equipment statutory inspection. And mitigate all the observed health & safety risks and hazards;
  • Handling all mechanical transmission systems, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems and heating systems are required;
  • Energy management; Reduce Electricity consumption(kwh/FG), improve electrical safety;
  • Preparation of maintenance budget/estimates and budgetary monitoring and controls;
  • Assess the maintenance cost for each machine & act accordingly
  • Use of maintenance management software to enhance maintenance functions
  • Reducing Equipment breakdowns and prolong the equipment life span thus improving the overall equipment efficiency and reduce power consumption
  • Setting target /performance objectives for employees & appraisals.
  • Monitoring the quality of work(maintenance/production) and follow-up
  • Training employees on their tasks & having the right skills.
  • Ensuring Maintenance documentation and records
  • Practice equipment routine checks and monitoring to track anomalies and Monitoring & controlling process parameters accordingly;
  • Reduce mould related process challenges and increase mould life span & productivity
  • Address air quality and pollution issues in work-place as a statutory compliance.
  • Ensure ISO compliance, maintain all procedures, documents and QMS compliance
  • Address the water supply /reticulation challenges
  • Ensure timely, efficient and reliable service contractor (including proper supervision and guidance) to avoid undue down time
  • Complete cooperation and mutual understanding between maintenance and production departments (team work),
  • Progressive effort to reduce or eliminate breakdowns, progressive outlook of the engineering department, employing latest techniques to keep pace with advancement in production/maintenance technology,
  • Establish and ensure standard operating procedures and work instructions as far as maintenance and related functions are concerned.

Person Specification (Qualifications, Experience and Skills)

  • A holder of Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or Mechatronic Engineering from a reputable institution;
  • Must be conversant with injection moulding, blow moulding and extrusion machines maintenance, repair and overhaul;
  • Over 7 years of sound continuous and detailed experience in manufacturing relative to engineering /maintenance functions to ISO/QMS;
  • Conversant with Kaizen, Six sigma and lean manufacturing systems.
  • Conversant with SAP system ERP.
  • Conversant with Project management tools and methodologies.
  • Conversant with Air compressors, Emergency power generators, power distribution systems, heating systems, process cooling systems, water supply and treatment systems.

Application Procedure

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in making a meaningful career move in any of the above three roles in the ever growing plastics manufacturing sector, apply by submitting your CV in confidence to:

Talent Acquisition Lead,
Esquire Consultants Limited
P.O. Box 76883-00620,
Nairobi.

Via our placement email recruit@esquireconsultants.co.ke

Applicant Notes:

  • Do not attach certificates and testimonials in your application.
  • Indicate the title of the role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.
  • Closing date for applications is Friday 14th January 2022.
  • Shortlisting will be carried on a rolling basis as applications stream in.
  • Our client is an equal opportunities employer.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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