Knocked Down Planner – Thika

Our client, a global bus and truck Manufacturing Company in the Automotive sector are making their grand entrance in Kenya. They are seeking to recruit a Knocked Down planner to join their team. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of proven experience as a Knocked Down Engineering unit leader in the automotive industry. He/she will be required to receive and analyze documents from CKD vehicles kit suppliers and supervising jig manufacturing of new CKD models.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receive and analyse documents from CKD vehicles kit suppliers.
  • Create/update data in the system for CKD vehicle models.
  • Order for new special tools and auxiliary materials for new CKD models.
  • Assemble and file the process sheets (manuals) for production use.
  • Train the operators on how to interpret the manuals and drawings.
  • Participate and sign off jigs tuning where applicable every time a new pack is started in BIW.
  • Sign-off the first unit in every batch by assisting the operators through the process.
  • Carry out vehicle audit on the first finished unit of a new CKD model.
  • Update both master and line manuals using received engineering change notes/bulletins.
  • Receive and study advance packing list/EHA data from CKD kit suppliers.
  • Compare advance packing list/EHA data with the updated bill of material for a model.
  • Communicate to the kit supplier for any variance between advance packing lists/EHA data and BOM and/or raise claims as may be necessary.
  • Draft addition/deletion or KD change requests and forward to the local franchise holder for approval.
  • Create/update parts pick lists to be used in unpacking, BIW, paint plant and assembly.
  • Receive reports of failures or misfits from the operating areas and attend to them as necessary.
  • Liaise with both local and overseas suppliers on kit and documentation issues.
  • Support management elaborating a quality control plan suitable for automotive assembly.
  • Following an inspection on special tools in assembly line reporting all relevant incompliances.


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a relevant field.
  • Must have to experience in the automotive sector i.e. Heavy commercial Vehicles.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years proven experience as a Knocked Down Engineering unit leader in the automotive industry.
  • Proven experience and knowledge in advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Must have a driving licence BCE.
  • Must be open to relocating.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, in English.
  • Must be organized, pro-active and autonomous and enjoy teamwork.
  • Must have the capacity to lead a team.

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  • Education:Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Career Level:Lower Mid-Level.
  • Salary:Ksh.100,000 – 200,000 (Approx. 1000 – 2000 USD) depending on individual skills and experience.
  • Deadline:5th September 2019.