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Wrigley Maintenance Supervisor Job in Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Mar 25, 2014

Maintenance Supervisor
The Wrigley Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of chewing gum.  A subsidiary of the MARS Incorporated Company, a global leader in the chocolate and pet-food categories and one of the largest privately owned businesses.
At Wrigley, we love what we do and are passionate about our people. People in over 150 countries enjoy our brands everyday.
Our secret to success is ensuring our associates treat the business as if it were their own and ensuring that we harness the individual strengths of our people. We also place great emphasis on being a responsible company with an eye on the future.

We are seeking to recruit a Maintenance Supervisor, reporting to the Production Manager. For more information on Mars Incorporated and its affiliates, please visit

Job Purpose

The position holder shall be responsible for organizing, monitoring and supervising plant maintenance operations providing technical assistance to the Production department.
The holder shall also be responsible for sound people management, engineering problem solving and project management related to improvements and safety to ensure the availability and reliability of all machinery so as to meet the production requirement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Effectively participate and offer engineering support and solutions to Weekly reliability and weekly operations meetings to deliver on set targets.
  • Identify and lead continuous improvement activities in the plant to reduce wastage, water consumption and other types of energy.
  • Lead and facilitate team to deploy the relevant LEAN/TPM tools leading to long term sustainable performance improvement.
  • Design or modify line bottlenecks to improve flow and productivity of machines in the factory.
  • Responsible for management and development of Mechanics, and technical expertise in the area through coaching, mentorship and motivation of team and conducting performance appraisals.
  • Lead the maintenance team in identification and evaluation of safety risks and take action to mitigate risks associated with all maintenance activities and electrical/electronic areas.
  • Manage the execution of projects within maintenance area and ensure that company machinery under service contract are properly serviced and maintained.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology (Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic) or Equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing plant working in an engineering   leadership position.
  • Working knowledge of ISO systems and TPM as well as knowledge of local OHS Act requirements.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities.
How to apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by end of day Monday 7th April 2014 to:

Email: [email protected]

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

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