Production Foremen

Job Purpose

The job holder will be responsible for the day to day planning, work allocation and supervision of contractors and site maintenance staff to ensure proper maintenance of the manufacturing site, buildings and grounds at KWAL.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Area 1: Maintenance Plan

In collaboration with the Plant Engineer develop, execute and update the annual preventive site maintenance plan in order to ensure it is adhered to.
Plan and oversee site maintenance tasks and projects to ensure they are completed within the scheduled dates and within the approved budgets.
Ensure that site maintenance equipment and tools are in working order and correctly stored and decide on the repair of existing and purchasing of new equipment.
Create and monitor schedules for subordinates and general workers and ensure that their performance is in line with the service level agreement.
Advise on the feasibility of site maintenance projects, alternative options, duration and cost of the projects to the relevant Heads of Department/ Division.
Participate in the sourcing, engagement and evaluation of site maintenance contracts to ensure the anticipated value of the project is achieved within the approved cost.
Perform accurate machine audits on machines used on site to determine their condition and make appropriate recommendations.
Plan for all maintenance work by scheduling, determining the most economical approach and allocating a competent team.
Optimise utilities & equipment reliability to optimally deliver production utilities requirements.
Area 2: Site Maintenance

Supervise the site maintenance team to ensure they are engaged and their work contributes to the overall organisation effectiveness.
Coordinate the disposal of used materials / tools on site in line with the company policies and procedures.
Area 3: Reports

Prepare and submit site maintenance reports to the Plant Engineer to facilitate decision making.
Area 4: Safety, Health & Environment Standards

Drive compliance with all safety, health and environment standards, policies and procedures by own staff and contractors on site to minimise risks.


Minimum Requirements

A Diploma/Degree in Electrical or Mechanical engineering.
At least six (6) years’ experience in plant/site maintenance in a manufacturing organisation
Practical experience in utilities management
Practical experience in use of MS packages and ERP systems.
Knowledge in Procurement, Contract and Project Management


Experience in the management of technical staff.
Technical know of routine maintenance activities.
Good communication skills both written and oral.
A personal drive to the achievement of results.
High level of integrity.


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About Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL)

Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL) is the leading manufacturer and distributor of wines and spirits in Kenya , Eastern and Central Africa region.

Since 1969, when KWAL was incorporated with the objective of providing an avenue for importation and distribution of wines and spirits and enable indigenous Kenyans to participate significantly in this sector; we have delighted consumers across Eastern Africa with award winning and quality beverages.

As a beverage company dealing with both alcoholic drinks – wines and spirits – and non-alcoholic ones including grape juice and syrup, KWAL’s business includes manufacture, import, distribution, sale and export of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. We are continuously committed to quality in all aspects of our business.

Wine, is a flagship product of KWAL and has predominantly been enjoyed by our esteemed clientele, who cherish rewarding themselves and savour the good things in life. This is the delight, value and quality that KWAL brings to its valued clientele and stakeholders.