Fitter at Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL)

Nairobi, Kenya
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationDiploma
  • Experience2 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldEngineering / Technical 

Job Purpose

  • The job holder will be responsible for maintaining all equipment, optimize availability and reliability of equipment and give assistance with the co-ordination of line activities to meet the production plan.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Area 1: Undertake preventive maintenance

  •  Perform all mechanical repairs as required to ensure the plant is operating optimally.
  •  Record and provide feedback on the causes and corrective action for all breakdown including analysing and interpreting the breakdown trends and history.
  •  Ensure that all specified preventive maintenance tasks are performed, including cleaning, inspections, lubrication and scheduled maintenance.
  •  Give feedback regarding the effectiveness of the preventive maintenance program in order to improve the effectiveness.
  •  Conduct regular (scheduled and un-scheduled) inspection of all equipment and initiate work orders if necessary.
  •  Participate in maintenance planning and provide feedback on maintenance performed in order to drive the development of effective Maintenance systems.
  •  Assist with upgrading of plant by mechanical parts, drawing machine parts and preparing reference files and documentation of machine manuals.
  •  Co-ordinate and perform repairs within level of competencies and assist with complex repairs in adherence to the trigger system regarding breakdown maintenance.
  •  Monitor equipment / process quality performance, availability, reliability and document downtime events, in detailed engineering reports
  •  Adhere to all relevant policies, procedures, work instruction and SOPs at all times including risk, health and safety procedures and statutory requirements.

Area 2: Health & Safety

  •  Identify, communicate all risks and implement measures to prevent injuries and ensure the health and safety of employees by conducting hazard analysis on an on-going basis.

Area 3: Job cards Reports

  •  Responsible for correct completion of job cards and daily shift report
  •  Machine condition and audit report
  •  Maintenance reports

Area 4: Inspection of equipment’s

  •  Conduct regular (scheduled and un-scheduled) inspection of all equipment and initiate work orders if necessary.

Minimum Requirements

  •  A qualified Technician with Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  •  At least two (2) year experience in equipment maintenance within a manufacturing organisation (Bottling preferable).


  •  Technical knowledge of equipment maintenance.
  •  Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  •  Experience in carrying out routine fixes and maintenance.
  •  Ability to do manual work over a long period of time.
  •  Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  •  Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  •  Good planning and organisational skills.
  •  High level of Integrity.
  •  Relationships and working contacts