LIPTON Teas and Infusions Field Maintenance Supervisor Jobs in Kenya

LIPTON Teas and Infusions Field Maintenance Supervisor Jobs in Kenya

LIPTON Teas and Infusions is the world's largest tea business with a remarkable portfolio of over 30 world-class brands, including iconic names like Lipton, PG Tips, TAZO, Brooke Bond, and B-Corp certified Pukka and T2. Based in the Netherlands and operating in more than 100 countries, we pioneer innovative, premium and sustainable teas and infusions to delight our consumers daily.

Our commitment is to drive the entire tea industry upwards and create value for all and the planet, from farmers to consumers, retailers, team members, partners, and shareholders. We take a long-term approach, investing in innovative and sustainable practices that deliver responsible growth, with a keen focus on meeting the needs of our customers and consumers, protecting the environment, and making a positive impact on people's lives.

LIPTON Teas and Infusions Kenya PLC is LIPTON Teas and Infusions' largest Tea entity in Africa. We create wealth both directly through our operations and indirectly through our broader value chains where we support development and growth in partnership with businesses and communities.

Lipton has been growing tea in Kenya since 1924. The estate in Kericho covers over 8,700 hectares and is Rainforest Alliance certified. The Company employs more than 5,500 permanent workers with several thousand temporary workers joining them in peak season. LIPTON Teas and Infusions Kenya PLC is thus at the heart of LIPTON Teas and Infusions' Operations.

At LIPTON Teas & Infusions, we put consumer love at the heart of every decision. We celebrate diverse thinkers who take personal ownership to connect ideas and make impactful things happen; people who share our values around humanity and courage and give their commitment to nurturing the wellbeing of all. In return, we offer a working culture that gives our people freedom and flexibility, and where they can grow both personally and professionally to master their field.

Be part of our amazing blend. Come and grow yourself and, in turn, help us to grow a world of wellbeing

Purpose of the Role

The role is responsible and accountable for proper professional maintenance of the Mechanical Tea Harvesting (MTH) machines and other powered Field Technology equipment for grass cutting, pruning, weeding, auging and others, as and when they are introduced in the field to ensure
highest agricultural standards and quality of tea and productivity is maximized.


  • To develop a service schedule, plan the Autonomous and preventive maintenance (AM/PM )of all MTH machines and other Field Technology equipment in the company under them, ensuring full adherence to outlined guidelines as per manufacturer’s recommendation.

  • Identify skills gaps of the SPH Technical Operators, Estate and Field Mechanics and work with Field Technology Officer with the support of HR to develop a skills plan on annual basis for continuous skills improvement.

  • To carry out required repairs to all MTH machines under him/her for use in the field and closely monitor availability of spares required for continuous operation and availability of MTH machines.

  • Oversee the maintenance teams in all departments under him/her and ensure that standard procedures and instructions for repairs are implemented.

  • Ascertain proper repairs, necessary testing and adjustments to control quality of repair work to accomplishment.

  • Carry out fabrication of gliders, frameworks and any other parts as may be required for operational or safety purposes for fitting to MTH and other field technology machines.

  • Assembly and testing of newly acquired MTH and other field technology machines.

  • Visiting of MTH estate workshops at the units to check adherence to maintenance, proper use and safety. Advise on proper operation and maintenance to units under them.

  • Participate in new designs for modifications and accurately maintain all project details drawings / designs and specification for regularly updating and quality assurance.

    Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Automotive Engineering or related field from a recognized institution

  • Minimum 3 Years’ relevant experience.

  • Agronomy - Crop Production and Field Operations

  • Sourcing – Raw materials of agricultural origin

  • Field Infrastructure Management

  • Project Management

  • Industrial Relations/Employee Relations

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; LIPTON Teas and Infusions Field Maintenance Supervisor Jobs in Kenya

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