Job Summary

In charge of the quality assurance aspects of briquettes production located in Bungoma; manages the materials preparation machinery and sundrying

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Job Overview:

·       In charge of the quality assurance aspects of briquettes production, specifically managing the materials preparation of dry and appropriately sized bagasse fibers as well as quality control of the final product.

·       Responsible for daily management and operations of our mechanical drier plant and hammermill machine as well as sun drying team to ensure briquettes meet quality, cost, and efficiency standards.

·       Involved with planning for the factory production and quality management with support from the Factory Engineer, Administrator and Departmental Head.

·       This role strictly requires a versatile, hands-on doer with excellent technical skills as well as communication and teamwork abilities.


Job Roles and Responsibilities:

Oversee Sun-Drying Team

·       Manage the supervisors of 100+ contracted drying personnel; ensure all bagasse drying workers are using proper drying techniques to maximize output.

·       Ensure bagasse is dried to the required moisture content and is free of foreign material.

·       Direct transporters to bring required amounts of raw bagasse to the drying fields to meet production requirements.

Manage Daily Operations of Mechanical Drier and Hammermill

·       Direct the operations of mechanical drier and hammermill, including managing staff and equipment schedules and ensuring inputs and consumables are in place.

·       Conduct continuing trainings for machine operators to improve performance.

·       Ensure all processes are followed regarding to quality management.

·       Manage proper utilization of all available resources and machines for increased efficiencies. 

Perform Quality Control of Final Products and Supervise Health and Safety Requirements

·       Guarantee that only products which meet our quality standards are packaged through training and supervision of the packing team.

·       Implement occupational health and safety requirements across the factory and field operations.

Participate in Factory Planning and Improvements

·       Work closely with the Head of Operations to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for each process and ensure adherence.

·       Design and execute quality improvement plans while providing daily and periodical reports.

·       Proactively participate in scheduled meetings and freely interact with the team with new ideas for improvement.

·       Understand, implement, and enforce policies and regulations, including ensuring a safe working environment across all areas of your jurisdiction.

·       Handle other projects/improvements as assigned from time to time.

Requirements:

·       Engineering Advanced Diploma/Degree (Mechanical/Mechatronics/Electrical).

·       Over 2 years’ experience handing quality management and supervising heavy machinery operations.

·       Able to study and understand concentric column drier and hammermill machines.

·       Experience in briquetting industry and specifically Ronak/Radhe machines is preferred, but not required

·       Excellent and professional verbal and written communication abilities

·       Fluent in spoken and written English and Kiswahili

To Apply:Submit

·       Cover letter explaining your relevant experience and interest in this position

·       1 or 2-page CV

·       Relevant Diplomas or Certificates

Hard copies of the application will not be accepted at the office. 

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