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Project Engineer – Mechanical & Production Engineering

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  • Posted 7 years ago

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Nationality: Kenyan
Highest Formal Qualification: Mechanical Engineering (B.Eng. Mechanical & Production Engineering)
Total years experience: 5 Years

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering (B.Eng. Mechanical & Production Engineering) (Degree, Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK)/ Institute of Engineers in Kenya/SPE).

Industry in: 1 year FMCG as Maintenance Lead; 2+ years oilfield service (oil & gas tools and equipment) as Field Service Engineer Co-ordinate on well completions operations providing specialized tools, filtration services and completion fluids; 1 year automotive (assembly process & industrial equipment); 1 year manufacturing, beverage ( first two positions as an intern).

Has had regional responsibilities working within Africa and global exposure through UK, UAE. His experience includes Project Management, Account Management, Marketing Strategy, Tenders and Service, among other competencies. Some of his key passions are assimilating new technologies, new technology deployment and roll-out. He has Successfully led different teams within his career path. Having exposed to both developed and emerging regions has equipped him with the skills to meet the diverse needs of different markets, and to also apply best practices from one market to another.

Candidate location: Kenya

Home & other languages: English, Swahili, ,

Designation: Maintenance and Engineering Manager

Highest qualification type: f. Degree

University: Other / International Institution

Company size: ‘10001 +

Division: General and Operations Management

Seniority level: Degreed Engineer – Junior / Lead / Senior / Principal / Chief

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 African/Black

Nationality:                              Kenyan

Highest Formal Qualification:  B.Eng Mechanical & Production Engineering

University in another country: Moi University, Kenya

Other Formal Qualification:    Economics for Engineers

Current / most recent job title?

Maintenance Lead

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Plan, schedule and execute planned maintenance activities with continuous improvement for all factory equipment in order to deliver reliability of assets for manufacturing

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Supply chain process. The equipment, tools and parts/materials suppliers and the ordering system taking into account the lead times should be coherent with the delivery timelines.
The logistics team to guarantee timely delivery of shipments to the site.
Operational System tools. Client relationship through effective and efficient service delivery thereby ensuring expected revenue logging monthly

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
I am flexible, with strong interpersonal skills and able to produce quality work to tight deadlines. My education background in Mechanical Engineering combined with industrial experiences have provided me with invaluable hands on skills and knowledge; an excellent preparation for a professional. My ability to work as part of a team, the drive to learn coupled with acquired technical and leadership skills enables me to diligently execute responsibilities.

Ideal business title:

Operations Lead, Field Service Manager, Service Delivery Manager, Account Manager, Technical Sales Support Manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Manage client services/account
Co-ordinate service teams
Client relations
Providing technical support
Design and write service programs
Sign off operational Reports
Draw service growth strategies

Skill area of competence:

Mechanical Engineering
Product and service offering account management
New technology roll out
Equipment efficiency and reliability improvement
Equipment MTBF improvement plans and MDT reduction
Factory Facility safety and Q&FS reviews
ISO 22000:2005 FSMS
ISO 9001:2008
OHSAS 18001:2007
Go-Fast Facilitator
Oracle based applications, SAP etc

Career summary:

1+ years FMCG
2+ years oilfield service
1 year automotive
1 year manufacturing, beverage


Successfully managing the maintenance team to reduce downtime from 5.8% to 5.2% within six months hence improving OEE from 68.9% to 70.4%
Part of the team that delivered JF chunk (new product, scale brand) within budget
Obtaining a ready underutilized tool from another location instead of ordering a new manufacture as the lead time would have affected service quality. Saved on the cost of buying a costly new tools as well as providing the expected solution in time. Delivering on a long time slow moving project as a Process Engineer in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry by putting together a team an synergizing to see through a set up that greatly improved on assembly throughput. Leading professional and international students’ associations representative as the Chairman of Consortium of International & Professional Association in Moi University and organizing and delivering various events to equip students with the necessary professional and relationship skills for the market as well as the society at large.

What do you absolutely love doing?

Sharing a solution with my team before finally presenting to the client and meeting their satisfaction.

Ideal company (culture and values):

My ideal company should have an open mindset with a lot of opportunities to grow as well as propose new solutions to the current client issues.
Professionalism should be key to its operations to spur growth.
Should promote team delivery as well as accountability

Motivation to move (please select): New opportunities

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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