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Company Chief Engineer Unilever – Kenya


Main Job Purpose

Lead Engineering team in accordance with laid down Company policies and procedures. Partner with line managers and individuals from Unilever Tea Kenya Limited (UTKL) in providing timely and high-quality delivery of engineering services/support in Electrical, mechanical, Civil, transport, Energy and projects areas and provide advice on asset procurement and replacement policies.

Job Summary

  • Day to day running of Central engineering function (mechanical/electrical/vehicle/civil). Ensure the garage & manage a time based planned maintenance system, provide technical support on all Company buildings, tarmac roads & bridges & all load bearing structures.
  • Engineering support to embedded technical resources across 8 tea processing factories embedded within 12,000 hectares for tea plantations.
  • Take charge of engineering requirement & maintenance of utility services, installation, inspection and repairs of all electric installations, power lines and machinery .
  • Manage power generation & distribution within the Unilever grid.
  • To ensure installation, maintenance, inspection and repairs of all civil infrastructure, motor vehicles, heavy plant, mechanical plant, installations and water pumps in UTKL.
  • Support the design, installation, commissioning, inspection, repairs and maintenance of all projects in UTKL.
  • Support installation of new processes & machinery Support the development of process controls in new tea technologies. designing, installing and commissioning new production units, monitoring modifications and upgrades, and troubleshooting existing processes.
  • Preparation of Department’s budgets & Capital Expenditure Proposals in line with the requirements and manage expenditure accordingly.
  • Take custody and maintain company assets within Engineering and other areas of operation.
  • Provide advice and guidance to units as in relation to improvements, technology changes and standardization of machinery.
  • Lead the Energy committee, devise a strategy for reducing energy costs and environmental impact and coordinate its activities.
  • Draw up all Contracts and ensure full achievement to the required quality standard.
  • Train & develop all engineering employee, implement the Company policies, Collective Bargain Agreement and labour laws at all times to ensure full compliance and promote good Industrial Relations, welfare and safety in Engineering
  • Responsible for the internal controls in all process areas within the unit e.g. payroll, cash, stores, procurement etc.

Key Requirements

  • Masters/Bachelors graduate in Mechanical, Engineering, Production Technology or Agricultural Engineering
  • At least 8 years’ experience practicing as a Registered with Engineers Board of Kenya as a professional Engineer with domain in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience within Production, Process and Packaging Expertise; including Project Management and Managing a large technical team
  • Experience in partnering with line managers and technical resources across to provide timely and high quality delivery of engineering services/support.


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