29 May 2017

Machine Operator Job Vacancy

Duma Works is recruiting a Machine Operator for one of our clients on Nairobi; a manufacturer of Decoroof / Decoglaze UPVC and PC plastic extruded products such as corrugated roofing profiles.

Job Description:

  • Operates one or more manufacturing machines under in-direct supervision of the Production Lead.
  • The Machine Operator is responsible for the safe and accurate operation of all major pieces of production equipment.
  • The primary responsibility of the Machine Operator is to operate the extrusion line and its associated equipment.
  • Machine Operators may be tasked to operate other production or supporting machinery.

Position Standards:

  • Basic training in machine operations, safety, and quality control.
  • Regularly lift reasonable loads unassisted using proper body mechanics and some with assistance.
  • Prolonged periods of walking and standing on concrete surface.
  • Accurately completing standardized production forms.
  • Utilize basic measuring and observation equipment.
  • Determine between good product and scrap by interpreting basic test results using visual work instructions and independent judgment. Reading and understanding semi-complex work instructions.
  • Understanding cause and effect of machine adjustments.
  • Knowledge of operation of the extruder screw and barrel, heaters, T die, Die interface, Vacuum, Haul off saw etc.
  • Filling in the required production tickets and end of day reporting, other reports as and when required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Load and process plastic raw material to the extrusion lines.
  • Make minor adjustments to line controls under direct supervision from a Lead or a Supervisor.
  • Test completed product for pass/fail product quality and provide proper documentation.
  • Monitor line supply systems to ensure raw material for continuous production.
  • Often load the product on to trolleys to move to finished goods store / clients vehicles.

Physical Requirements:

  • The position requires the operator to monitor the controls of a production line of up to 24 meters in length for an eight hour shift.
  • The operator is responsible for unloading plastic extruded products at the haul off.
  • The operator works in a manufacturing environment without climate control and is subject to temperatures similar to the outside environment.
  • The noise level within the environment is average and personal protective equipment is provided, but applicant is required to maintain and upkeep the same.


  • High School diploma or Vocational training minimum preferred.
  • Previous experience operating machinery is required –Minimum 2 years.
  • Previous experience in plastics, extrusion or molding is highly preferred, minimum 2 years.

Knowledge of operation of the extruder screw and barrel, heaters, T die, Die interface, Vacuum, Haul off saw, electrical controls, Hopper system, basic plant maintenance etc.

How to Apply
Send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to marking the subject as “2846”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2846 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: Friday, 09 June 2017

* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

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