Technical Operator (Food Manufacturing) Job in Nairobi

Job Title: Technical Operator

Job Location: Nairobi

Nature of job: Full time

Summary: Our client a food manufacturing company in Nairobi is seeking to recruit a Technical Operator.

The aim of this job is asset care and to deliver finished products on time and in full consistent with intended Productivity, Quality, Delivery, Safety and Morale expectation.

General Responsibilities:

  • Observing all rules and regulations as stipulated in the company policies and regulations (Food safety policy, hygiene rules, and code of conduct).
  • Signing and following of SOPs and as directed by the supervisor.
  • Report to the supervisor any untoward activity or that which goes against the spirit of the food safety policy, hygiene rules and the code of conduct.
  • Responsible for housekeeping (Cleaning and arranging of items in an orderly manner) around the work area at all times during and after production.
  • Record keeping of all work including waste generated from work.

Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Focusing on factory operational efficiencies for lines allocated; OEE and OTIFEF
  • Full implementation of Kaizen concepts on lines allocated; 5S, SMED, AM Step 1 & 2
  • Writing daily production summary reports on time.
  • Updating weekly and monthly figures on the Continuous Improvement Board
  • Training machine attendants and operators on advanced settings and troubleshooting
  • Managing visual displays on allocated lines and machines
  • Maintaining and updating machine settings on site(machines) and Production Folder
  • Cleaning, Inspection and Lubrication of all machines and their records and any other assignment as directed by superior.
  • Calculate mean time between failures and mean time to repair and be part of root cause seeking thereof.
  • Participate in all problem solving sessions where machines are involved.
  • Ensure that process equipment are maintained clean all the time and update cleaning records.
  • Report any product non-conformities as a result of machine failure to the section supervisor, and isolate any affected product to prevent unintended use.
  • Maintain proper documentation of all the activities as stipulated in the various SOPs.
  • Should learn how to run and operate all machinery in production. (G1, G2,G4 & Grinding)

Job Qualifications

  • Degree / Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering or Equivalent
  • At least 3 years’ working experience in FMCG (Manufacturing)
  • In Depth knowledge in Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Training and working knowledge of HACCP and ISO 22000
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects
  • Strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills.

If you meet the above qualifications, skills and experience send a detailed CV to

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Engineering and Technical
Updated: September 26, 2017 — 9:08 pm