Machine Operators (U126)

Closing Date

Oct 15, 2017

Summary

East African Breweries Limited (EABL) is East and Central Africa’s leading branded alcohol beverage business. They have a wide and outstanding collection of brands that range from beer, spirits and adult non-alcoholic drinks (ANADs) reaffirming their standing as a total adult beverage (TAB) company.

EABL operates through the following subsidiaries: Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL), Uganda Breweries Limited, Serengeti Breweries Limited, UDV (Kenya) Limited, East African Beverages (South Sudan) Limited and East African Maltings Limited. EABL provides direct employment to over 1500 and indirect employment to over 2 million East Africans.

In July this year, KBL officially broke ground for a new plant in Kisumu as part of their expansion strategy to boost capacity. They are in the process of acquiring the talent they need to help operationalise this plant and are seeking qualified and passionate individuals to fill the positions of Machine Operators.

Job Purpose

The job holder will report to a Shift Manager and will be responsible in operating and maintaining plants in good working condition in order to meet production targets and consistently deliver high quality finished products.

The successful candidate will be assigned to the production process for which one's qualifications and abilities are best suited, either in the Brew House, Yeast & Fermentation, Maturation & CIP, Filtration or Kegline.

Key Responsibilities

·         Adherence to high standards of hygiene to ensure 100% sterility of products.
·         Sustaining the hygiene state of the plants in accordance to the food safety standard by ensuring cleaning schedule is adhered to and CI activities are carried out to eliminate sources of dirt.
·         Adherence to all company safety regulations including operating equipment in adherence to the safety guidelines to ensure all safety requirements for self and those working around the machines are met
·         Carry out quality monitoring and control activities and analysis of product parameters to ensure set standards and specifications are met
·         Carryout scheduled CILT activities in order to maintain the equipment in top working condition.
·         Carry out scheduled preventive and corrective maintenance tasks to ensure sustain plant reliability.
·         Raising of notifications in SAP for maintenance tasks and carrying out maintenance tasks and closing relevant work orders in SAP.
·         Carry out team based walkabout in the various plants and generate improvement tasks.
·         Attendance and participation in management control and reporting systems meetings and activities (Eg MMS, EISC, DMAIC, 5Why & RCPS,etc)
·         Documentation of all operational activities in accordance with company procedures and policies.
·         Ensure Implementation of Food safety, Quality, Environment and Safety Management Systems according to FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, ISO14001 and BS 18001 requirements respectively
·         Complies with flexi deployment on shift to deliver improvement targets
·         Operate the plant as per manufacturers and company operating procedures to ensure  products meet stated production targets and quality requirements as per specifications
·         Process control and monitoring to ensure product waste are within set limits
·         Carry out technical/deep cleaning activities for the various plant as per outlined procedures and schedule.

Job Qualifications

·         Degree, Higher National Diploma (HND) or Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Food Science & Technology, Process/Biochemical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent
·         One (1) to three (3) years experience in an FMCG under operations and maintenance
·         Minimum of ‘C’ grade in Mathematics in “O” levels
·         The freedom to take decisions within company procedures and policies as well the accountability that comes with it
·         The ability for multi-skilling across the other roles in operations
·         The ability to take on additional responsibilities as and when required
·         The ability to continuously learn and improve your competence is essential.   

Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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