About This Job:

Q-Sourcing Limited trading as Q-Sourcing Servtec is a manpower management solutions firm operating in the East African Region in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and South Sudan.

On behalf of our client, we are looking for a competent, skilled, and experienced Mechanical Engineer reporting to the operations director to work in Nairobi Kenya.

Job summary:

Lead the site Maintenance function in providing both a reactive and proactive, multi-skilled maintenance service on all operational equipment, facilities and infrastructure. Responsible for planned maintenance creation and overseeing the adherence and timely completion of work carried out.



  • Effectively delegate any maintenance issues to be resolved on each shift and small projects to the right skills in the team, planning and managing effective works.
  • Adhere to daily and weekly checks to ensure smooth operation at the factory.
  • Develop a Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedule, ensure full preventative maintenance is carried out, plan in missed maintenance activities, and lead the team to deliver effectively.
  • Schedule both internal and external work(s) maximising planned down time and reducing unplanned downtime.
  • Manage the team to ensure machine availability, reactively managing dysfunctional machinery with proper shift management.
  • Optimise equipment according to standard procedure, enhancing performance and product quality, ensuring the achievement of all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Ensure routine calibration and maintenance requirements of a variety of electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems are undertaken.
  • Develop clear accountability for maintenance material spend combined with a strategy to manage expenditure.
  • Manage systems and equipment data storage and maintain high levels of standards and accuracy.
  • Manage the process of the introduction of new machinery, plant and equipment from drawing up the specification, to managing suppliers through to full installation in collaboration with all relevant parties.
  • Manage the process of disposal of obsolete machinery, plant and equipment from the factory
  • Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions / action required for continuous improvement.
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems that arise.
  • Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources where required.
  • Ensure KPIs are met by working to the overall plan, including management of, and reporting.
  • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department.
  • Manage contractors on site to ensure they meet legal and company requirements.
  • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and visitors.

People Management

  1. Monitor/Supervise the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems.
  1. Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.
  1. Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess the ongoing performance of direct reports.
  1. Report on the achievement of targets and identify any actions required.
  1. Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviour expected of them.
  1. Ensure the delivery of the People Strategy within the area of accountability Manage and lead the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels.
  1. Motivate and coach the team to operational success.

Financial and Budget Control

  1. Input and hold responsibility for maintenance budgets
  1. Work as part of the Management team to share ideas and improve operation, recommending, supporting and implementing continuous improvement activities
  1. Prepare the annual Maintenance budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with legal standards. Manage the budget from identification to completion of projects
  1. Work towards reducing the maintenance cost.


  1. A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent in an Engineering discipline from a reputable institution of higher learning
  1. At least 3 years in a managerial position and 8 years in a technical position. Added advantage, if having worked in a plastic products manufacturing factory.


  • Excellent leadership and man management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage a variety of cross-functional team members
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills
  • Competent in problem-solving, team building, planning and decision making
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Accurate analytical thinking, result oriented and a good team player


  1. Machine Downtime not more than 2 hrs per week per machine. This includes scheduled downtime for maintenance, setups and unscheduled downtime and can include machine changeover.
  1. Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  1. Overall Operations Effectiveness (OOE)
  1. Total Effective Equipment Performance (TEEP)
  1. Proper manpower management

Application procedure:

Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications through the link below.


Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.



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