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Mechanical Engineer

Paperbags Limited
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary range: KSh80,000 - KSh120,000 | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Mechanical Engineering comprises designing, developing, building and testing mechanical and thermal devises including tools, engines and machines (Mechanical Components and Systems). The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for minimizing machine downtime and ensuring availability of machines for production (i.e. to maximise machine efficiency and output).
Qualifications and Requirements:
 A minimum Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent.
 Average 6 to 10 years hands on experience in relevant field. Preferable packing industry.
 Candidates with basic Electrical Engineering skills will highly be considered.
 Competent in computer applications, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access etc.
 Job requires one with good problem-solving skills and creativity.


To keep machines operational by co-ordinating maintenance and repair services in line with set instructions and established procedures.
 Develop and schedule preventive maintenance programs for all machines and equipment to ensure continuous production process.
 To train and guide Machine Operators on product size and design changeovers, typesetting and effective operation of machines.
 Plan, develop and implement new methods and procedures designed to improve operations / minimise operational costs.
 Put to safe custody and maintain stocks (in and out) of working tools and equipment like stereo, gears, machine tools etc.
 To oversee and maintain Quality Management Systems i.e. GEMBA KAIZEN, FSSC , OSH by managing documentation, conducting internal audits and keeping records as required.
 To undertake regularly servicing and maintaining of ancillary machines i.e. compressors, generators, air receivers, machine motors etc.
 Assign and supervisor daily work schedules of all respective maintenance team members. 
 Work closely with line managers to implement and enforce company policies and goals.
 To review workers performance; identify training needs and motivate staff.  Any other duties assign by management from time to time.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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