Indigenous Kenyans were barred by law from growing tea until the dawn of independence when the legislation was repealed for the indigenous people to commence on tea growing. In 1960, the colonial government created the Special Crops Development Authority (SCDA) to promote growing of tea by Africans under the auspices of the ministry of Agriculture. After Independence , Kenya Tea Development Authority was formed through legal notice No.42 of 1964 and took over the liabilities and functions of the SCDA to promote and foster the growing of tea in small farms, which were previously said to be unviable in view of the expertise and costs required, as witnessed in the plantation sector. Since then the growing of tea by the small-scale sub-sector in Kenya has carved a niche for itself in the global tea trade. Kenya Tea Development Agency Limited was incorporated on 15th June 2000 as a private company under (CAP 486) of the laws of Kenya, becoming one of the largest private tea management agencies. The Agency currently manages 67 factories in the small-scale tea sub-sector in Kenya
Overseeing factory machinery maintenance and installations;
Assisting in the installation and commissioning of new machinery and equipment;
Advising the Plant Technician and management on machinery breakdowns and highlighting possible corrective measures;
Diagnosing of factory mechanical faults;
Participating in the machinery preventive maintenance programs;
Participating in machinery start up, change over and shut down;
Setting machinery to meet product quality standards;
Fabricating machinery components as and when required;
Sharpening CTC rollers to the set standards;
Observing and complying with environmental, health and safety measures and regulations.
Artisan Job Qualifications
O’ Level Division II or KCSE “C” – minus
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option) or Technician III certificate in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized institution;
At least three (3) years working experience in a busy manufacturing plant.
Method of Application
Interested candidates who meet the minimum requirements for these jobs are requested to send their applications accompanied with detailed C.V. copies of testimonials/certificates, names and addresses of at least three (3) referees to the address below to reach not later than 30th December 2016.
The Factory Unit Manager, Momul Tea Factory Co. Ltd, P.O. Box 2032, KERICHO Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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