Engineering Services & Utilities Technician

Date Posted: Aug. 16, 2023, 7:20 a.m.

Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL)

Job Description

Job Purpose

The job holder will be responsible for the day to day planning, work allocation and supervision of contractors and site maintenance staff to ensure proper maintenance of the KWAL Sites, Facilities, Utilities and associated equipment.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities 

Area 1: Utilities Maintenance

Provide Leadership and Direct supervision to Utilities Machines Operators and Site Workers.

Coordinating Contractor Work on Site (Utilities, Fixtures Effluent Treatment Plant).

Supervise inspections, test-firing of redundant Equipment, cleaning of reservoirs, maintenance of all utility equipment, and their distribution systems while Ensuring Autonomous Maintenance is done on all Utility Equipment and systems.

Ensure compliance with all applicable legal requirements, as pertains to site Utilities and Engineering services.

Advise on the feasibility of Utility projects, alternative options, duration and cost of the projects to the relevant Heads of Department/ Division.

Evaluate utility maintenance contracts to ensure the anticipated value of the contracts are achieved within the approved cost. 

Perform accurate machine audits on machines used on site to determine their condition and correct all identified gaps

Make decisions in consultation with Production Teams to support production schedules & work prioritization.

Manage call-offs and monitoring stock levels of utilities consumables required to ensure continuous operations of all utilities

Ensure proper receipt and verification of all Utility Consumables.

Lead Root Cause Analysis and Problem-Solving initiatives within the utility environment and ensure the Corrective/Preventive actions and implemented


Area 2: Site/Facility Maintenance

Supervise the site maintenance team to ensure they are engaged and their work contributes to the overall organisation effectiveness.

Coordinate the disposal of solid waste; obsolete machines, tools & equipment on site in line with the company policies and procedures.

Work closely with the Site EHS officer to ensure proper road-marking, related safety signages well maintained building per the General Register Order.

Champion 5S initiatives across whole site and Ensure proper maintenance of the Red Tag Area

Proper maintenance and use of the Solar Farm to optimize energy mix on the Site


Area 3: Projects

Design and share working drawings with the artisans and other site workers

Supervise installation, modifications, repairs & renovations of Facilities, and Equipment

Monitor and Evaluate projects in own area to ensure the objectives of these projects are delivered within the constraints (quality, costs and time).

E2 responsibilities


Area 4: Quality, Safety, Health & Environment Standards

Drive compliance with all safety, health and environment standards, policies and procedures by own staff and contractors on site to minimise risks. 

Ensure adherence to the specified quality standards in the generation and supply of utilities & ETP discharges

Ensure all the environmental discharges and emissions are will the legal specifications

Innovate and implement strategies to reduce environmental footprint on energy (Power & Fuels), water, compressed air and other gases)


Area 5: Reports and Documentations

Prepare and submit site maintenance reports to the Plant Engineer to facilitate decision making.

Develop and ensure effective execution of Work instructions & Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Maintain and Update databases of electronic and hardcopy documents that support utilities and their supply infrastructure.

Analyse and Interpret the data collected to monitor trends and advise on the corrective interventions


Minimum Requirements

A Degree in Electrical or Mechanical engineering.

At least 6 years’ experience in plant/site maintenance in a manufacturing organisation.

Practical experience in utilities management

Practical experience in use of MS packages and ERP systems.

Knowledge in Procurement, Contract and Project Management



Experience in the management of technical staff.

Technical know of routine maintenance activities.

Good communication skills both written and oral.

A personal drive to the achievement of results.

High level of integrity.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications to KWAL via their job portal on Kenya Wine Agencies Ltd (KWAL) Jobs

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