KWAL Software Technician

  • Full Time
  • Kenya

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KWAL Software Technician

KWAL Software Technician

Hiring Organization: Kenya Wine Agencies Ltd – KWAL 

Job Reference: HR/SC/ST 2022 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya 

Application Deadline: 25th January 2022 


Job Summary 

Kenya Wine Agencies Limited is currently seeking a suitable candidate for the following position: KWAL Software Technician.  

The job holder is responsible for maintenance of plant machines electronics, software and control systems for effective operation of manufacturing unit.,  


updated inventory (Electrical Spare parts)

  • Maintain an updated inventory of all plant controls, PLCS and HMI’s, Drives, programming language, programming language, Ethernet addresses and communication cables. 
  • Ensure that all the machine software backups are safely stored in the designated server location. 
  • Manage access to software systems through password protection and version control software available. 
  • Coordinate maintenance and update of machine software, electronics and controls

Problem Solving

  • Manage the implementation of modifications on automation, controls and software, conducting the acceptance test and documenting the modifications. 
  • Maintain and troubleshoot all PLC, Drives and Control systems in the Plant 
  • Rewrite and test multiple machine PLC code and automation for safety, operability, reliability and ease of trouble shooting. 
  • Work with OEM to develop platform for controls and data acquisition of plant machinery system. 
  • Edit HMI screens to aid in engineering and production tasks. 
  • Assist maintenance teams on the breakdowns to minimize downtime. 
  • Perform regular inspections of software systems status and spares to identify defects and replacements. 
  • Determining machine automation test criteria before the final installation 
  • Overseeing the successful installation of PLC programs in all new machines. 
  • Developing and installing machine programs using automation software and custom coding languages. 
  • Ensure update information for all control and software drawing and manuals for all machines. 
  • Lead the fault-finding on electronic, software, automation and control systems by building a comprehensive knowledge base on complex equipment and liaising with original equipment suppliers to provide support. 
  • Coordinate maintenance of plant SCADA system in conjunction with IT. 
  • Assist production personnel with data acquisition and reporting during fault-finding exercises. 
  • Monitor equipment / process quality performance and availability and document downtime events, duration and reasons. 
  • Adhere to all relevant policies, procedures, work instruction and SOPs at all times including risk, health and safety procedures and statutory requirements.


  • Ensure that COC’s (Certificate of compliance) are in place for all automation, software and electronics installations.




  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering or Diploma in Electronics Engineering or Diploma in Instrumentation, Automation and Controls 
  • At least five (5) year experience in Automation and Controls maintenance within a manufacturing organization. 
  • Experience in a FMCG organization.

Job Closing Date, 25/01/2022 


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