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14 Mar 2017

Assistant Production Manager Job in Nakuru

His/hers main function is to meet set production targets with the highest quality and the highest practicable efficiency as per the Company specifications.

Role Dimensions:

  • Organize the efficient processing of dairy products from raw materials through to the finished product ready for dispatch.
  • Coordinate and liaise with all service departments to ensure that all relevant information is communicated.
  • Monitor and control all efficiency associated with production.
  • Control and motivate personnel to operate within defined safety and quality standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Obtain an intimate knowledge of all operations to be carried out during the shift.
  • Design and implement production schedule in order to achieve daily sales allocation from production plan to coincide with product dispatch deadlines. Continuous review throughout shift.
  • Ensuring there is controlled and minimized wastage of raw materials throughout production process pertaining to all used commodities.
  • Supervise efficient and hygienic acceptance of raw materials.
  • Ensure production line operation with high efficiency and labour control.
  • Responsible for silo management including standardization, stock, rotation, CIP and identification of milk for specific product usage.
  • Observe and liaise to ensure that finished products meet all Company specifications. Provide workable solutions to associated problems.
  • Ensure that all aspects of good manufacturing practice are adhered to, so that personal hygiene and safety requirements within Company are complied with.
  • Control the efficient use of manpower and overtime. Organize personnel shifts to achieve maximum efficiencies of labour to coordinate rest days, sick leave, training requirements and holiday entitlement.
  • Provide guidance to the team of production e.g machine operators and assistants.
  • Ability to train personnel and provide direction.
  • R&D methods for improving performance and minimizing costs.
  • Ensure that all scheduled operations; preventative maintenance is completed according to procedures within determined time frames.
  • Collate and supply data to facilitate preparation of daily/monthly production and productivity reports.
  • Compile shift production log.
  • Provide accurate and timely information to Management.
  • Operate as part of the plant team to ensure the meeting of set production targets.
  • Maintain required standard of housekeeping in designated area.
  • Maintain personal hygiene standards.
  • He/she accepts responsibilities and agrees to work extended hours if required, which includes rest days and public holidays.
  • Any other duties assigned to him/her production manager

Qualification and Experience

  • Degree in Bsc – Food Science, Dairy Technology or equivalent qualifications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and discipline.
  • 10 years’ experience working in a UHT milk processing plant

How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their CV to ‘vacancies@jantakenya.com’ indicating the job title “ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER” on the subject line by 24th March 2017.

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