Industrial Automation Engineer Jobs, Engineering Jobs, Jobs In Nairobi

Purpose of the Job

The Automation Engineer will analyze high-labor content activities across the company and design automation to improve operational efficiency and deliver fast Return on Investment (ROI) and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). The Engineer will also lead process improvement of moderate complexities focused around automation.


  • Design, plan, source and implement automation solutions including robotics, conveyors, sorters, scanners, vision systems and PLCs
  • Conduct root cause analyses of labor and/or process inefficiencies through operational data analysis, Pareto charts, process reviews, time studies, statistics reviews, simulation and discussions with operational leadership
  • Develop automation design and equipment specifications for the implementation of automation solutions including identifying facility design requirements based on activity levels, product envelope, product flow and transportation methods
  • Build layouts and power requirements to accept automation designs; specify material handling and storage equipment solutions
  • Design startup and ongoing personnel requirements for automation solutions based on product profile and activity levels; identify management and supervisory requirements for operations personnel; determine special skills needed and provide job descriptions for hiring
  • Determine required maintenance support positions for each site depending on equipment functionality and service level requirements for on-site operations; develop preventive maintenance tasks and schedules to mitigate less than 100% uptime operations
  • Identify changes to existing functionality and test IT solutions and functionality; partner with IT team to identify and document new functionality not currently available
  • Specify packing methods to be used based on mode/method of transportation and product profile; specify containers/cartons and packing (void fill) medium requirements
  • Identify outbound labeling/documentation requirements; provide annual cost estimates for packing materials and create cartonization tables
  • Develop processes and procedures for human interface functionality with automation equipment, along with supporting validation techniques and metrics to ensure successful project completion
  • Ensure transition of all processes, procedures, metrics and maintenance requirements to local operations

Job Qualifications & Competencies

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering with a focus in Robotics/Automation Engineering
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Mini Tab and Six Sigma analysis tools

 Skills and Knowledge

  • 3 years of experience in high-volume operations and distribution-related work
  • Experience with PLCs, electrical controls of motors, switches, diverters, spirals and conveyors
  • Experience with simulation software, 3D modeling, drawing/design of components and system parts
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD
  • Solid knowledge of project management principles with ability to use discernment within defined practices and procedures

How To Apply

Interested candidates who meet the qualifications mentioned above are encouraged to apply by sending an updated CV to [email protected] clearly indicating the Job Position in the SUBJECT line not later than 3rd August 2019

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