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Graduate Trainee Engineering

Company Description

Syngenta is a Global Agribusiness Company with its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. We are a market leader in the breeding and production of Seeds and Cuttings for high quality pot and bedding plants. In Kenya, we have two production Sites; Kenya Cuttings Limited based in Thika and Pollen Limited based in Ruiru.

Job Description

Role Purpose

To support various engineering operations in the farm including planning for scheduled maintenance for farm equipment and facilities, manage workshop processes and supervision of projects .


  • You will ensure HSE procedures are followed during actualization of works
  • You will ensure Phytosanitary rules and regulations are always adhered to 
  • You will prepare sketched and AutoCAD blueprints for construction projects, plant layout and irrigation networks
  •  You will support all processes for learning and exposure
  • You will create and review standard operating procedures
  • You will track uptime, MTTR, MTBF of equipment  
  • You will coordinate engineering staff throughout the production cycle
  • You will lead root cause analyses to develop and implement preventive maintenance strategy
  • You will prepare bill of quantities for materials needed for repairs and new projects.
  • You will lead technical teams in capacity building based on skill matrix analysis


Knowledge, experience & capabilities

Critical knowledge

  • Degree in Civil and structural engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Ability to analyse blueprints and drawings
  • Strong knowledge of building and construction, machines and equipment.

Critical experience

  • At least 1 year experience in handling construction and building works
  • Must be a team player and works with minimum or no supervision
  • Promote continuous improvement of workplace safety and ensure proper care, usage, and maintenance of equipment and tools assigned to the technicians
  • Flexibility to attend on emergencies on short notice.


Critical technical, professional, and personal capabilities

  •  Team player and good at time management
  •  Exceptional communication and organisational skills
  •  Good data analytics knowledge 
  •   Display accountability, proactive behaviour, and strong attention to detail

Additional Information

Benefits Overview

Some of the benefits for this role include:

  • Medical Cover for self 
  • Lunch and tea

  • Transport to and from Thika town among others

Equal Opportunities Statement

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, tribe or any other legally protected status.





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