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 ‘’ indicating the job title “ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER” on the subject line by 24th March 2017.

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