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Senior Factory Mechanic (Plant) at Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation

The Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation was established through a Legal Gazette Notice No. 265 of 1986 as a State Corporation with the aim of promoting forest conservation by providing buffer zones of tea and assorted tree species to check against human encroachment into the forestland.

The Corporation is mandated to protect the gazetted forests from human encroachment by establishing continuous belts of tea bushes and assorted tree species which acts as a buffer between forests and communities living adjacent to the forests. The tea zones not only help to protect the forests but also in the rehabilitation of ecologically fragile areas.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Plant Technician, the job holder will be responsible for repair and service of factory machinery and ensure safety of the machinery and equipment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to and Implement policies and strategies on machinery and equipment maintenance.
  • Develop Maintenance and servicing schedules for all factory machinery and equipment
  • Ensure timely Inspection, testing, repair, maintenance and service of factory machinery
  • Proper record keeping of all factory machinery and equipment
  • Provide guidelines and basic training on proper use and maintenance of factory equipment, boiler and machinery
  • Ensure adherence to Health safety and environmental regulations
  • Ensure provision of Safe working conditions within the factory and eliminate hazards and risks.
  • Prepare and avail information and reports on all activities

Person Specification:

Academic Qualifications

  • KCSE C (Plain) and above

Professional Qualification

  • Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (plant option)


  • Five(5) years’ in plant operations and maintenance.

Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Trouble shooting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate in MS Office and other office applications

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