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Sep 1, 2017

Harvesting Foreman Job in Kwale County, Kenya

Position: Harvesting Foreman
 
Duty Station: Kwale County   
 
A company in Kwale is seeking a highly qualified and suitable candidate to engage in a six months contract for the aforementioned position.

Job Summary: Cane Harvesting Foreman is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, managing and controlling timely harvesting of mature cane; and executing decisions, policies, plans and programs by coordinating subordinates.

 
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Planning, organizing, directing coordinating, managing, monitoring and controlling the cutting of mature cane timely;
  • Ensuring the availability of required facilities such as tools, protective devices, water, and other materials;
  • Supervising and ensuring the proper functioning of chopper harvesters and trucks/tractors, and timely reporting problems for remedial action.
  • Checking and approving pay rolls, pay sheet, and payment requests.
  • Controlling the attendance of the operators, drivers, headman, supervisors, and field clerks under his/her supervision.
  • Receiving information and instruction from superior about next day cane harvesting program.
  • Prioritizing and recording the work to be performed.
  • Assigning tasks among each headman based on the number of cane cutters they manage.
  • Directing,  advising and assisting headmen in handling assigned tasks
  • Checking the quality and volume of work performed by harvesting crew under each headmen, and supervisors.
  • Participating in reviewing and adjusting the estimated cane yield at the time of harvesting; and determining the amount of cane to be harvested daily considering the factory capacity, road and field conditions, and distance of fields to be harvested.
  • Participating in scheduling and undertaking the timely harvesting of cane as per the annual production plan and factory crushing capacity;
  • Checking and communicating to Civil Works Section and Agricultural Workshop Department to ensure the timely maintenance of roads and machines, respectively.
  • Inspecting chopper harvesters conditions and, if any problem observed, reporting immediately to concerned department for remedial actions.
  • Checking and controlling that all essential data are collected, recorded, and maintained to be used any time as needed.
  • Checking and controlling the recording and evaluation of machines performance and productivity and compiling findings for management decision-making.
  • Ensuring the proper use of protective devices by workers and maintenance of safety rules and precautions;
  • Communicating with relevant departments for availability of transport facilities for cane cutters, operators and other workers.
  • Creating and maintaining conducive working environment in which employees can fully involve in achieving organizational objectives;
  • Ensuring prompt handling of labor cases in conjunction with Section Manager to maintain amicable labor-Company relationships.
  • Directing, monitoring and controlling the implementation of operational standards of harvesting (proper bottoming, proper topping, and trash cleaning), and stacking.
  • Implementing cost reduction methods by efficient utilization of all types of resource and timely execution of assignments;
  • Owning responsibility for proper handling and management of all resources under custody.
  • Appraising performance of the subordinates.
  • Preparing and reviewing periodic performance reports.
  • Performing other tasks as required
Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in Agriculture
  • At least three years’ experience as a Supervisor.
  • Experience in Sugar industry is highly desirable.
This challenging position will require a candidate with proven ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision, high level communication skills, ability to prioritize workload, attention to detail and excellent organization and managerial skills. 

They should display professional demeanor with qualities such as strong work ethics, trustworthiness, and embrace teamwork.

How to Apply

Qualified individuals are invited to send their application along with detailed CV ONLY to [email protected] the Position as the Subject of the email.

CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

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