Unilever – Mechanization Tea Harvesting Maintenance Supervisor (Kericho).

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Mechanization Tea Harvesting (MTH) Maintenance Supervisor

Purpose of Role

The role is responsible and accountable for proper professional maintenance of the MTH machines and other powered field technology equipment for grass cutting, pruning, weeding and digging of holes and others as and when they are introduced in the field.

Key Responsibilities

  • To develop a service schedule, plan the AM/PM of all MTH machines and other field technology equipment in the company ensuring full adherence to outlined guidelines as per manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Identify skills gaps of the Estate Mechanics and work with Field Technology Officer with the support of HR to develop a skills plan on annualbasis for continuous skills improvement. 
  • To carry out required repairs to all MTH machines 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 units 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 workshopsat the units to check adherence to maintenance, proper use and safety. Advise on proper operation and maintenance to all units.
  • Participate in new designs for modifications and accurately maintain all project details drawings / designs and specification for regularly updating and quality assurance. 

Qualifications and Key Skills 

  • Diploma in mechanical engineering or related field from a recognized institution 
  • 3 Years’ relevant experience.
  • Planning Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Project Management
  • People Management
  • IT Skills


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