Sanergy Continous Improvement Engineer Jobs in Kilifi, Kenya

Sanergy Continous Improvement Engineer Jobs in Kilifi, Kenya


  • Sanergy is an award-winning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    We undertake three exciting lines of work:

  • We provide safe, sustainable sanitation services to residents living in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu using end-to-end non-sewered sanitation solutions.

  • We implement a circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed in-house, we upcycle the waste into insect-based protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa.

  • We partner with cities to develop and deliver safe sanitation and waste management for urban residents. Using a systematic methodology, we match cities’ sanitation and waste management needs with technology and service delivery models, and then offer clear guidance on the steps that governments, funders, service providers, and technology developers can take to develop and implement integrated service delivery systems.

  • Operational since 2011, Sanergy serves over 140,000 urban residents with safe sanitation services every day.

  • Sanergy collects and treats over 12,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural end-products to farmers in over 20 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes.

  • At the same time, we have built a team of over 400 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals.

  • For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accelerators; by Fast Company, one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, and the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

    About the role:

  • Sanergy is seeking to hire a Continuous Improvement (CI) Engineer to join the Operational Excellence team and take lead of Continuous Improvement projects.The role will be based in our facility in Kilifi.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop plans, schedules, and budgets for Continuous Improvement Projects

  • Develop systems to increase the execution of tasks as per the Operational Maturity Matrix

  • Use the Problem-solving toolkit or Lean Six Sigma or TPM Toolkit to find solutions to problems

  • Implement corrective and preventive actions assigned to you

  • Provide recommendations and lead projects on;

  • Improving cycle efficiencies

  • Reducing costs of poor quality

  • Improving mechanization, automation, and energy sustainability

  • Improving maintenance

  • Develop and implement structures for Continuous Improvement projects built around DMAIC

  • Develop structures to measure and analyse plant effectiveness

  • Develop structures to measure and analyse plant capacity and utilization

  • Analyse and report on;

  • Adherence to timelines for continuous improvement projects.

  • Adherence to timelines for short and medium-term corrective actions.

  • Process cycle efficiencies.

  • Costs of poor quality.

  • Losses due to lack of mechanization, automation, and energy sustainability.

  • Analyse and implement ICT tools to more efficiently implement and sustain the Factory Management Systems (Efficiencies, costs, utilization, etc).

  • Developing and implementing systems to automate data collection.

  • Implement lean manufacturing to continually improve the production process.

  • Facilitate the deployment of new and changed processes to provide improved results.

  • Work closely with support teams to analyse the impact of all issues and propose preventive actions.

  • Host Kaizen workshops.

  • Facilitate the deployment of new and changed processes to provide improved results.

  • Lead collaboration with existing vendors.

  • Build relationships with new vendors. Work with the internal teams to ensure new vendors are added to the system.

  • Develop plans and schedules for the next 1 month for all Continuous Improvement projects.

  • Take initiative to understand why variances in work plans exist and propose as well as implement solutions to ensure things go back on track.

  • Develop quarterly goals for the role.

  • Convert ambiguous tasks into tangible and actionable steps with clear outcomes.

  • Coach the teammates on continuous improvement methodologies through workshops.

  • Actively participate in problem-solving sessions unrelated to your work i.e. CAPA scrums and give input on innovative ideas to improve operations.

  • Take lead and ownership with regard to improvement projects. Be ready to take and act on the feedback in a timely manner.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering.

  • Advanced degree preferred.

  • Six Sigma certification is desirable.

  • 2-3 years experience working in a similar role.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Sanergy Continous Improvement Engineer Jobs in Kilifi, Kenya


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