Wheel Loader/Tractor Operator -Kakamega

Regen Organics is an industry leader in regenerating agriculture, cities and communities. We implement a circular economy model to sustainably manufacture regenerative insect feed for animals, various organic fertilizers and ecofuels for use in fast growing emerging markets. Our technologies and professional logistics network are developed in-house to safely collect and transport residual organics generated in cities and their environs for upcycling into various regenerative products. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!

Operational since 2011, Regen Organics collects and treats over 50,000T of residual organics per year, and successfully sells its agri-inputs to farmers in over 40 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. To date, nearly 6,000 farms have adopted regenerative farming. Our work is also pioneering climate action in Africa - we offset nearly 50,000T of carbon per year and we have big expansion plans to scale this impact. Our goal is to expand across Africa and Asia, safely processing 1,000,000T a year of waste and more than 1,000,000T of carbon emissions offsets per year in the next decade.

For our work, we have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, by Earthshot Prize as a Finalist building a waste free world, and by the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

Regen Organics (a rebrand of Sanergy) is seeking a Wheel Loader/Tractor Operator to join our team in Kakamega. The successful candidate will be responsible for operating heavy equipment, including wheel loaders and tractors, to load and move materials as required. The Wheel Loader/Tractor Operator will work closely with the Operations team to ensure efficient and safe handling of materials and adherence to safety regulations.

  • Follow weekly shift plans and daily set production schedules to execute all assigned tasks as per the work instructions. 

  • Performing Autonomous Maintenance tasks on the wheel loader daily

  • Performing Autonomous Maintenance checks on all vehicles on site as well as attachments which include windrow turners, front-loaders, forklifts and other site vehicles

  • Attend scrum meetings and other sessions called by the line manager to discuss and resolve work challenges

  • Proactively propose to your supervisor possible solutions to challenges affecting productivity, quality, health & safety in your work area

  • Lead workmen (turnboys or juniors) at your section to resolve agreed issues

  • Actively support and be involved in maintenance activities related to all site vehicles i.e wheel loader, tractors, forklifts and associated attachments"

  • Meet biweekly with your supervisor to review and set expectations for your performance

  • Meet biweekly with your reports to review and the set expectations for their performance

  • Report your sections performance against set production schedules to your supervisor on a daily basis on the established platforms  

  • Training new or existing wheel loader /vehicle drivers on the operation of all vehicles (tractor/forklift/wheel loader) and attachments

  • Work with other section leads to ensure that processes run in sync as per the production schedule

  • Lead your teammates in your section to execute daily production schedules

  • Attend and actively participate all team meetings

  • Maintain effective working relationships through treating your colleagues with respect

  • Resolved misunderstandings and report unresolved issues with suggestions to your Supervisor or talent partner

  • Report any complaints or concerns raised by existing customers or any other member of the community

  • Adhere to set shift plans and work orders. 

  • Proactively ask or seek clarification from your Supervisor on any areas of work that are unclear

  • Openly share ideas during scrum and team meetings on how current processes can be improved

  • Participate in new improvements initiatives as assigned by your supervisor

  • Use resources assigned to you sparingly as per the resource plan shared by your Supervisor

  •  Use and handle assigned company assets as per set policy

  •  Conduct scheduled Gemba walks in your area/section to identify opportunities for process improvement 

  • Coach fellow workmen and support them to understand the process and equip them to detect and/or challenges/variances in the line of their day to day duties

  • Conduct scrum meetings at your section

  • Valid driver's license with appropriate vehicle class qualifications to operate forklifts, tractors and  wheel loaders including attachments

  • At least 2 years experience in the operation of wheel loader and its  attachments (e.g. windrow turners, crawlers, trailers, wagons)

  • A diploma will be an added advantage

  • Experience in basic wheel loader maintenance will be an added advantage 

  • Knowledge related to heavy equipment operation





Regen Organics/FreshLife is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.