Head Of Engineering (Mechanical) | Bio Food Products Ltd

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi, Kenya Hybrid
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Bio Food Products Ltd

Reporting to the Manufacturing Director this role will be a critical link within the operations leadership team in a fast paced, high quality manufacturing environment. This role will require someone with both strategic and operational leadership experience in a comparable environment, used to leading a cross functional team.


Key responsibilities include:

-Ensuring standards and procedures are in place and regularly updated to govern all site engineering activities including aspects of new asset realisation, safe working practices, management of contractors and assessment of competencies within the teams

-Ensuring continued improvement in engineering skills through a structured development and training programme, matching skill levels to the requirement of the site operation

-Creating, implementing and managing both maintenance, staffing and capital expenditure budgets to achieve factory and business targets including supplier optimisation and minimal inventories

-Ensuring management of the asset register and asset disposal

-Managing site utilities suppliers to ensure that the factory is provided with adequate, timely resources for emergency, accident, disaster or outage situation especially in crisis situation

-Undertaking planned maintenance programme with consideration to optimising production

-Supporting the integration of the engineering function into the manufacturing with a one-team mind-set

-Coordinating section activities through planning with key stakeholders within engineering and across production to ensure objectives are accomplished

-Ensuring systems for engineering stores to minimise inventory levels and working capital

-Managing and ensuring effective implementation of mechanical engineering and maintenance functional policies, procedures and controls covering all areas of assigned department activity

-Ensuring that the productive capability of the plant is optimised and improved for the needs of the business, including the provision and use of utilities (gas, water, electricity, compressed air) while complying with environment legislation

-Planning, prioritizing, assigning, supervising, reviewing, and participating in the work of staff responsible for plant maintenance

-Providing advisory assistance in regard to equipment and equipment needs and conditions, identifying staff development needs and training the maintenance personnel in plant equipment maintenance and safety methods, procedures, and techniques for maximum productivity

-Maintaining all equipment manuals, equipment warranties, and tool inventories

-Supervision of installation and commissioning of plant equipment

-Maintaining records, preparing reports, and composing correspondence relative to the work

-Driving and ensuring full compliance with best manufacturing practices

-Ensuring all activities relating to mechanical engineering are fully captured and transacted

-Planning for Preventive maintenance of all equipment to confirm the highest performance

-Recruiting, managing and motivating staff via coaching, regular appraisal, mentoring, training, leadership-by-example and setting and monitoring team targets

-Any other projects, as assigned to improve business performance


Core Competencies and Traits include:

-Excellent leadership skills and people management experience

-Strong and effective communicator

-Decisive individual with strong judgement

-Excellent Project management skills

-Excellent problem-solving skills

-Highly organized with outstanding prioritization skills

-Result oriented and self-driven individual

-Strategic thinker with flexibility to adjust in line with changing circumstances


Education and Experience Levels:

-Bachelors’ degree in Engineering or related field

-At least 10 years’ experience working in a busy engineering function

-At least 5 years’ experience working in the FMCG industry

-At least 5 years in an Engineering leadership role

-Registered by the Engineering Board of Kenya

To apply for this job email your details to talent@biofoods.co.ke.