Vacancies in United Millers Limited, Kenya

United Millers Limited

Nakuru Bakery
A. General Information
Position Title:  Electrical Artisan
Department:  Nakuru Bakery
Reports to:  Maintenance Supervisor
No. direct Reports:  0
Work Schedule:  6 days per week (Mon-Sat)

Work Location:  Nakuru, Kenya
Domestic Travel:  <=20%
Status:  Kenyan Citizen
Relationship:  Contract Employment
Remuneration:  Competitive
Other Provisions:  TBD
B. Summary of Role
The Electrical Artisan for the Bakery helps to install, maintain and repair the electronic components and equipment used in manufacturing equipment or device that involves electricity. They can sometimes work with Mechanical Artisans on larger repair or maintenance jobs.
The Electrical Artisan keeps all specialty bakery equipment running correctly. Employs specialized measuring and diagnostic devices to evaluate how electrical equipment is working, building or calibrating instrumentation, build electronic devices based on reading schematics, inspect for problems, replace old equipment and install new equipment, and much more.
C. Key Job Responsibilities
Installation of New Electrical Systems
·          The Electrical Artisan assists with the installation of new or refurbished electrical components for bakery production equipment.
·          Runs tests to ensure that serviced or repaired electrical components are ready to be implemented and work out any issues before the equipment is used on a daily basis.
Troubleshoot Problems with Electrical Equipment
·          The Electrical Artisan troubleshoots and determines the causes of problems with electrical components in the Bakery.
·          The Electrical Artisan must be knowledgeable in troubleshooting problems with various types of electrical components and understand why electrical equipment may not be working properly.
Repair and Maintain Existing Equipment
·          Once a problem has been identified, the Electrical Artisan must then use tools and replacement parts to carry out repairs to electrical components.
·          The Electrical Artisan also conduct regularly-scheduled maintenance on electrical components to keep the production plant running as intended and to avoid any down-time due to break-downs or improper operations.
Maintain Repair and Maintenance Logs and Records
·          It is important for the Electrical Artisan to log details pertaining to the repair and maintenance of industrial equipment.
·          This is crucial information for the Maintenance Supervisor to know in the event that machines need to be upgraded or replaced, there is a record of ongoing issues or proof that machines have been properly maintained.
C. Candidate Selection Criteria
General Qualifications
·          The Electrical Artisan should have at least 5-7 years’ experience working with manufacturing and production equipment electrical components. Demonstrating participation in on-the-job training or apprenticeship programs are an added advantage.
·          Preference will be given to individuals who have Electrical Artisan experience in one or more of the following:
·          Milling and Baking plant equipment
·          Fast Moving Consumer Goods production equipment
·          Food and Beverage manufacturing equipment
·          A candidate possessing a technical diploma or associate’s degree in electrical technology is an added advantage.
Competency Requirements
·          Deductive Reasoning – Electrical Artisans need to be able to look for problems in complicated electrical grids, isolate the issue and solve it.
·          Logic – Electrical Artisans need to be able to look at electrical blueprints and scan them for issues, making sure that they work before installed.
·          Manual Dexterity – Working with wires, using hand tools and handling small components requires manual dexterity.
·          Mathematical Knowledge – Electrical Artisans must have a good command of mathematics. Math is needed to analyze and create schematics.
·          Observation – Electrical Artisans need to be able to look at electrical grids and evaluate them for any problems, to make sure they are being installed correctly
·          Problem-Solving – Electrical Artisans need to be able to identify issues and make corrective measures to fix problems with electrical components

Position Title:  Mechanical Artisan
Department:  Nakuru Bakery
Reports to:  Maintenance Supervisor

No. direct Reports:  0
Work Schedule:  6 days per week (Mon-Sat)
Work Location:  Nakuru, Kenya
Domestic Travel:  <=20%
Status:  Kenyan Citizen
Relationship:  Contract Employment
Remuneration:  Competitive
Other Provisions:  TBD
B. Summary of Role
The Mechanical Artisan for the Bakery is involved in equipment repair and preventive maintenance services on sophisticated mechanical components of bakery equipment to ensure continuous operation of machinery and production processes..
C. Key Job Responsibilities
Ad Hoc Repairs
·          The Mechanical Artisan responds immediately to equipment-related problems and installs, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs across all equipment in the business area to ensure minimal downtime.
Scheduled Servicing
·          The Mechanical Artisan manages and schedules repairs on operating equipment in the processing and/or packaging operations, whenever possible, and remains cognizant of quality standards as product quality can be easily compromised. Observes and tests operation of sophisticated hydraulic, pneumatic and/or mechanical as well as basic electrical devices to evaluate, identify and resolve operating problems.
·          The Mechanical Artisan dismantles equipment and machinery to identify, remove, repair and/or replace damaged or deteriorated components and reassembles appropriately. Monitors equipment meters and makes adjustments as needed.
Continuous Improvement
·          The Mechanical Artisan recommends continuous improvement ideas to the Team Leader or the Shift Coordinator and provides information related to technical issues and equipment problems. Maintains an organized, clean and safe work area Observes all safety guidelines, company rules and regulations, and good manufacturing practices in the performance across outputs and deliverables.
Maintain Repair and Maintenance Logs and Records
·          The Mechanical Artisan performs preventive maintenance on equipment and machinery to include repair/replacement of bearings, valves, actuators, sensors, gearboxes, conveyors, lubrication of parts, cleaning of filters, recalibration of controls, changing line gaskets, adjusting components and/or cleaning of equipment.
·          Maintains maintenance logs and work order documentation on equipment repairs.
C. Candidate Selection Criteria
General Qualifications
·          The Mechanical Artisan should have at least 5-7 years’ experience working with manufacturing and production equipment mechanical components. Demonstrating participation in on-the-job training or apprenticeship programs are an added advantage.
·          Preference will be given to individuals who have Mechanical Artisan experience in one or more of the following:
·          Milling and Baking plant equipment
·          Fast Moving Consumer Goods production equipment
·          Food and Beverage manufacturing equipment
·          A candidate possessing a technical diploma or associate’s degree in mechanical technology is an added advantage.
Competency Requirements
·          Deductive Reasoning – Mechanical Artisans need to be able to look for problems in complicated mechanical settings, isolate the issue and solve it.
·          Logic – Mechanical Artisans need to be able to look at operating blueprints and scan them for issues, making sure that they work before installed.
·          Manual Dexterity – Working with heavy equipment, using hand tools and handling small components requires manual dexterity for the Mechanical Artisan.
·          Mathematical Knowledge – Mechanical Artisans must have a good command of mathematics. Math is needed to analyze and create mechanical schematics.
·          Observation – Mechanical Artisans need to be able to look at mechanical components and evaluate them for any problems, to make sure they are being installed correctly
·          Problem-Solving – Mechanical Artisans need to be able to identify issues and make corrective measures to fix problems with all mechanical components
How to Apply
Candidates who meet the above qualification should send their application attaching their CV, cover letter and send them via email to the human.resources@united.co.ke by 21st March 2019 at 5.00pm, indicating the position applied for as the subject matter.
Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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