Job Summary

The Machine Operator will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of machines to ensure production volumes, and quality standards are achieved in accordance with all safety provisions.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description/Requirements

Role: Technical Machine Operator
Reporting to: Production Supervisor
Department: Manufacturing, Operations & Warehouse
Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya.
Industry: Plastic Manufacturing

Job Objective:
•    The Machine Operator will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of machines to ensure production volumes, and quality standards are achieved in accordance with all safety provisions.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
•    Follow safe operating procedures, support safety programs and policies to safeguard personal safety, product safety, company property, environmental and team safety.
•    Ensure that machines are producing quality products by managing periodic checks on output.
•    Monitors machine performance and operating parameters to ensure production quality and volumes are achieved in line with the production plan.
•    To set process parameters after loading the Mould. Maintain the process parameter sheets for each Mould loaded on the machine. Take the trials for new moulds & do the PPAP.
•    Performs Autonomous maintenance (CLIRT) on machines to ensure machine availability, High performance and reduced down time. Support in preventive maintenance activities.
•    Attend to breakdowns and repairs machines to ensure the machine is made available for production with minimum down time.
•    To analyze production data, breakdowns & prepare action plans to improve the OEE.
•    Checks and maintains utilities (cooling tower, chilling plant, air compressor and generators) to ensure availability and performance of all utilities in order to support production.
•    Makes proactive suggestions about operation methods, processes and increasing performance.

Key Deliverables:
•    Zero LTI
•    Zero customer complaints and Rejection rate less than 0.5%
•    Machine output is maximized/Product quality/Safe working conditions.
•    Production Efficiency/Process Parameter sheet
•    OEE 85% min, Rejection rate 0.5% max
•    Machine Availability/OEE Improvement
•    Adherence to procedures/ Work is completed timeously/utility availability and performance.
•    Machine Availability /100% Production Targets.

Academic Qualifications:
•    Minimum of Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent.
•    You have at least 1-2 years’ experience in operations and maintenance

Professional:
•    Basic knowledge of electrical/ hydraulic/bench work,
•    Knowledge of  fitting work, 
•    Procedural  knowledge of material usage,
•    Production processes and standards,
•    Safety requirements and procedures,
•    Good Manufacturing Practices and hygiene,
•    Machine operation procedures (Multi Skilled Operator)
•    TPM

Functional Skills:
•    Ability to take decisions within company procedures and policies as well the accountability that comes with it.
•    Multiskilled with ability to work across the other roles in operations
•    Willingness to take on additional responsibilities as and when required
•    Ability and willingness to continuously learn and improve personal competence is essential 

Personal Qualities:
•    Be flexible and open minded
•    Best attitude towards work
•    Problem solver
•    Flexible to working shift hours

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