Head Of Maintenance at KTDA

Work with NGOs Starting Salary- Ksh 200k
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Reporting to the Group General Manager- Technical Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking maintenance and continuous improvement of equipment and plant at KTDA Factories.


  • Monitoring energy utilization – thermal and electrical to ensure efficient and effective energy use.
  • Overseeing the installation, maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment and electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Ensuring all regions have developed and implemented sound and strategic annual maintenance programs.
  • Ensuring technical audits are carried out periodically to establish the actual status of plant and equipment in the factories.
  • Participating in ensuring statutory inspections are carried out as required by proper selection of service providers.
  • Ensuring continuous upgrading of machines and equipment to keep pace with changing technology.
  • Participating in preparation of budget and adherence to approved levels.
  • Ensuring observation and compliance to environmental, health and safety measures and regulations.
  • Conducting training activities for maintenance staff and other personnel as and when required.
  • Developing and implementing schedules and procedures for safety inspections and preventive maintenance program.
  • Conducting monthly inspections in the subsidiaries.


The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies: –

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.
  • Master’s degree in a business related field;
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience, 3 of which should be at a senior management level;
  • Be registered by the Engineering Board;
  • Must have demonstrated ability to handle departmental budgets, resources, processes, projects and relationships;
  • Should have thorough knowledge of the relevant industry/sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the relevant sector;
  • Must have ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate departmental goals;
  • Must demonstrate ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines;
  • Should have strong analytical and be result oriented;
  • Must have high standards of integrity and ethical practice;
  • Must have management and Leadership skills;
  • Must have ability to accurately plan work assignments, prioritize tasks and deliver deadlines;
  • Should have problem solving and decision making abilities;
  • Should be an effective communicator with the ability to handle both internal and external communication;
  • Should demonstrate ability to identify and respond to risk areas within the department;
  • Should have effective people management and conflict resolution skills;

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