15 Oct 2020

Site Mechanical Engineer at Diageo

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Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company, a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of our industry.

Reports To: Engineering and Packaging Manager

Kenya Breweries Limited operates within a multi-cultural, multinational, multi-currency environment. KBL operates within the East African region and currently has a significant market share in beverages business. The Role is based in KBL Kisumu brewery. This role works directly with the Engineering and packaging Manager and indirectly with Brewing and Quality manager, capex team, Site electrical and instruments engineer, site Utilities & facilities manager, stores manager, Logistics managers and the Technical operators. This role also has regular contacts with Contractors, Equipment suppliers, consultants and Site safety.


  • Site Mechanical Maintenance.
  • ISO 9001, HACCP, ISO 14001,ISO 22000 & OHSAS 18001 management systems maintenance as per scope of registration.
  • Legal and other requirements compliance as applicable to mechanical Engineering/maintenance.


  • Maintenance budget of Site Mechanical maintenance for a Plant with capacity of 1Million Hectoliters per year.

Market Complexity:

KBL operates in a liberalized and competitive but shrinking beer market with a depressed and diminishing disposable income.  The consumer is now more discerning, and demands both quality and value for money.

The company seeks to perform all its activities in ways that prevent environmental pollution and ensure the occupational health and safety of its employees, contractors, suppliers and visitors.

Leadership Responsibilities:

Decision Making Authority

  • Develop Mechanical and process maintenance plans, weekly, monthly & annual in liason with planner, operators, Shift engineering specialist, Site Utilities and facilities manager, Engineering specialists, site Electrical engineer and Engineering Lead.
  • Determination and management of mechanical maintenance budget for the site.
  • Review and management of SLA’s for mechanical 3pp
  • Capex liaison for site installation activities and quality checks
  • Work with OEM and engineering in resolving plant design/BAU challenges.
  • Spearhead continuous improvement activities.
  • Implementation of engineering and maintenance activities within agreed standards.
  • Engaging OEMs and contractors on servicing of Mechanical equipment’s on need basis.
  • Evaluation of the quality of spares supplied.
  • Recommend stocking of non-stock items.
  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations
  • Develops mechanical and electromechanical products by studying user requirements; researching and testing fabricating and assembly methods and materials; soliciting observations from operators


  • Packaging, Engineering, Brewing and Quality manager administratively and on day-to-day activities in brewing, packaging process, Utilities, site electrical facilities and laboratory for direction.
  • Stores manager on receipt of ordered services stock and non-stock.
  • Engineering lead, Site Electrical engineer, site utilities and facilities Manager in relation to shutdowns, maintenance, plant availability, breakdown maintenance and modifications.
  • Procurement on supplier reviews, spares acquisition and resolving TQ
  • Brewing and Quality Lead on Calibration and maintenance of online equipment, laboratory and on the quality system requirements.
  • EISC section lead, Day engineering specialists and technical operators on day-to-day activities on Site.
  • Spares suppliers on orders and specifications.

Purpose of Role:

Site Mechanical maintenance – Covering all site Mechanical aspects and equipment’s, brewing, packaging and logistics equipment and machinery.

Key responsibilities on above equipment:

  • Safety and compliance for all mechanical works on site.
  • Contract manager for all mechanical vendors/suppliers to site.
  • Development of capex papers such as URS for mechanical installations on site including quality checks.
  • To manage and coordinate maintenance services to mechanical aspects and equipment’s on site as per standards.
  • Determination of annual specified and periodic maintenance budgetary requirements.
  • Ensure records are maintained for all works carried out.
  • Ensure safety and emergency systems are operational.
  • Inventory control for engineering spares.
  • Responsible for Review & Action Maintenance Requests.
  • Update the PM order with technical details.
  • Ensure Maintenance plans are adhered to.
  • Prepare malfunction reports.
  • Track spares availability.
  • Design/Implementation of modifications to the existing mechanical systems and equipment to suit user requirements.
  • Ensure availability of documented Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Plans for all automation systems site-wide.
  • Provide interface between Operations and Technicians on issues related to MIS for Plant Automated systems
  • Train and coach operators, Technicians, and contractors on mechanical/process systems. Determine training requirements from time to time.
  • Lead the asset care teams in developing SOPs.
  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations
  • Maintain formal environmental and Occupational Health & Safety management systems that shall ensure effective management and continual improvement in brewing
  • Drive process and mechanical systems CI and ways of working improvements within his portfolio.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • University Degree in Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering with a 5 years experience in FMCG Operations and maintenance.
  • Or Higher National  Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with a 7 years’ experience in FMCG operations and maintenance.
  • At least 5 years working experience in FMCG operations and maintenance.
  • Hands-on working on process control and Mechanical design.
  • Knowledge on electrical and control will be an added advantage.


  • Thorough knowledge in safe systems of work, permitting and SFIP Protocols.
  • NEBOSH Certified.
  • Certified in energy management is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing SAP application
  • Thorough knowledge of SCADA operations and interface of mechanical and electrical systems on industrial controls.
  • Thorough knowledge in mechanical designs and equipment sizing.
  • Computerized Maintenance management techniques.
  • Ability to read and interpret Mechanical and civil drawing and Electrical/control listing.
  • Knowledge of generators, fuel distribution and pumping operations and related interlock Systems.
  • Mechanical equipment (functions, configuration, calibration, testing and fault finding).
  • Thorough knowledge in Computer hardware and applications.
  • Thorough knowledge in local and international legislation and standards on mechanical/civil engineering
  • Understanding of process control and performance measurements.
  • Understand Brewing process, packaging, and utility operations.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001, HACCP, ISO 14001,ISO 22000 & OHSAS 18001 standards plus any other management systems that may apply.

For Success in Role:

  • Highly motivated and self-driven.
  • Has business thinking in executing his tasks.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Change oriented.
  • Able to plan, organize and prioritize.
  • Flexible and Result oriented.
  • Quality oriented.
  • Team player
  • Good provider of direction.
  • Analytical in problem solving.
  • Creative.
  • Service oriented.
  • Competitive.


  • Adapt effectively to changing needs.
  • Generates insights about what internal customers need in terms of technical training and development.
  • Lives the values
  • Understands links between own role and overall Diageo asset care strategy

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 14th November, 2020

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