Sanergy Maintenance Improvement Engineer Kilifi Jobs in Kenya

Sanergy Maintenance Improvement Engineer Kilifi Jobs in 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. Watch here!

  • 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. Watch here!

  • 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:

  • We currently seek a Maintenance Improvement Engineer -Kilifi, under the Operational excellence unit, to Influence continuous productivity improvement of the automotive unit through recognized productivity programs such as OE, TPM, etc. in East Africa’s largest organics recycling facility. The role is based in our facility in Kilifi.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Utilize best practice continuous improvement methodologies to drive effective training and development of these capabilities to ensure a sustainable continuous improvement culture through recognized productivity programs such as OE, TPM, and Six Sigma.

  • Influence continuous productivity improvement through recognized productivity programs such as OE, TPM, and Six Sigma.

  • Facilitating the production teams to achieve daily/hourly KPIsthrough problem solving, review of FMEAs, and preparation of OEE and other
    technical data aimed at exposing areas of improvement within the process.

  • Develop standard operating procedures and work instructions for asset usage and maintenance.

  • Provide support in the resolution of breakdowns.

  • Liaise with the supervisor in the implementation of the problem-solving tools.

  • Implement corrective and preventive actions within the allocated timelines.

  • Ensure all maintenance issues are logged.

  • Propose maintenance improvements to the manager.

  • Calculate and track MTBF and MTTR for all equipment.

  • Develop and refine AM and PM schedules to improve equipment reliability.

  • Coordinate with the requesting teams in conducting Preventive Maintenance, resolving Breakdowns, operator assessments, and training.

  • Proactively contributing to conflict resolution through open and honest discussions, reporting unresolved conflict to your Supervisor or Talent Partner.

  • Maintain a cordial working relationship with teammates.

  • Work with existing vendors within the established relationship.

  • Suggest new vendors to the manager or supervisor.

  • Develop a monthly and weekly schedule for operator and technician assessments and training.

  • Share ideas on how to standardize and improve maintenance data and processes.

  • Implement improvement ideas and share feedback.

  • Escalate in advance when facing blocks.

  • Keeping track of the maintenance expenses for all assets.

  • Ask questions and listen to items escalated by the operators in order to understand issues with the assets”- Provide feedback to operators on the usage of assets.

  • Ask for feedback from stakeholders (operators and managers) to improve the maintenance performance.

  • Execute tasks within the existing processes and policies.

  • Share a report of team failures and learning derived from them.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Mechatronic Engineering /Electrical & Electronics Engineering(with experience in mechanical Maintenance/Machinery) /Mechanical Engineering(with experience in Electrical Maintenance/Machinery).

  • Experience in handling both mechanical and electrical machinery.

  • Minimum 3 years experience in a similar role

  • Previous experience working with; vibro fluid bed dryer and cooler, electrical dryers, conveyors, boilers, climate control systems, motors, security systems, PLCs (Siemens and Delta), generators, transformers, power distribution systems, consumer units, control panels, switch gears, solar system, and inverters.

    How to Apply

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


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