Kenya Wine Agencies Ltd – Software Technician.

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The job holder is responsible for maintenance of plant machines electronics, software and control systems for effective operation of manufacturing unit.

Job Functions Electrical Engineering,Electronic Engineering

Industries Fmcg (Fast Moving Consumer Goods Sector)


Area 1: updated inventory (Electrical Spare parts)

•Maintain an updated inventory of all plant controls, PLCS and HMI’s, Drives, programming language, programming language, Ethernet addresses and communication cables.
•Ensure that all the machine software backups are safely stored in the designated server location.
•Manage access to software systems through password protection and version control software available.
•Coordinate maintenance and update of machine software, electronics and controls

Area 2: Problem Solving

•Manage the implementation of modifications on automation, controls and software, conducting the acceptance test and documenting the modifications.
•Maintain and troubleshoot all PLC, Drives and Control systems in the Plant
•Rewrite and test multiple machine PLC code and automation for safety, operability, reliability and ease of trouble shooting.
•Work with OEM to develop platform for controls and data acquisition of plant machinery system.
•Edit HMI screens to aid in engineering and production tasks.
•Assist maintenance teams on the breakdowns to minimize downtime.
•Perform regular inspections of software systems status and spares to identify defects and replacements.
•Determining machine automation test criteria before the final installation
•Overseeing the successful installation of PLC programs in all new machines.
•Developing and installing machine programs using automation software and custom coding languages.
•Ensure update information for all control and software drawing and manuals for all machines.
•Lead the fault-finding on electronic, software, automation and control systems by building a comprehensive knowledge base on complex equipment and liaising with original equipment suppliers to provide support.
•Coordinate maintenance of plant SCADA system in conjunction with IT.
•Assist production personnel with data acquisition and reporting during fault-finding exercises.
•Monitor equipment / process quality performance and availability and document downtime events, duration and reasons.
•Adhere to all relevant policies, procedures, work instruction and SOPs at all times including risk, health and safety procedures and statutory requirements.

Area 3: Compliance

•Ensure that COC’s (Certificate of compliance) are in place for all automation, software and electronics installations.


•Diploma in Electrical Engineering or Diploma in Electronics Engineering or Diploma in Instrumentation, Automation and Controls
•At least five (5) year experience in Automation and Controls maintenance within a manufacturing organization.
•Experience in a FMCG organization.


Job Closing Date 25/01/2022




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