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Nov 6, 2017

Production Line Supervisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy: Production Line Supervisor

Department:  Production

Job Location: Nairobi

Nature of Job: Full time

Summary: Our client is a manufacturer of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), they seek to fill the position of a line supervisor with previous relevant experience in a busy food manufacturing factory. 

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

Reports to: Shift Manager

Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Working hand in hand with the production shift manager in Planning, coordinating and implementation of the production schedules to ensure that production targets are met, including waste reduction.
  • Focusing on factory Operational efficiencies, OEE including measuring all processes and process inputs and outputs.
  • Documenting all non-conformities.
  • Training all shop floor associates on Good manufacturing practices, SOPs and other systems.
  • Accountable for efficiency, quality, safety and engagement of the team
  • Supervise Cleaning, Inspection and Lubrication of all machines and their records and any other assignment as directed by superior.
  • Learn the job, influence logistics, maintenance, to prioritize and design work for the team.
  • Report any product non-conformities as a result of machine failure to the production shift manager, and isolate any affected product to prevent unintended use.
  • Systems audits.
  • Initiate programs/processes that will lead to improved product quality, less waste and overall efficiency.
  • Proper supervision of staff, delegation of responsibilities and appropriate authority to operators and junior staff to achieve maximum efficiency through proper use of skills, man-hours, machines and equipment.
  • Ensure adherence to ISO: 22000:2005 standards and ensure the hygiene standards are maintained.
  • Develop initiatives in improvement of production standards and reduction of costs
  • Facilitate improvement of facilities and processes in order to meet customer demands and expectations
  • Inspection of all the incoming materials to ensure that only materials that conform to the company specifications are accepted.
  • Carrying out any required analysis on raw materials and finished products as per the laid down operational procedures.
  • Sensory evaluation of all products being packed to ensure quality and consistency.
Key skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Food Science Technology or any other related field
  • 5 plus years’ experience as a Production Supervisor in a busy food manufacturing company
  • Knowledge and experience in production and manufacturing processes and techniques
  • Knowledge of raw materials
  • Computer skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of quality systems and standards
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards and compliance
  • Knowledge of process improvement techniques
  • Knowledge of machines and tools
Qualified candidates should send CV quoting relevant skills and experience to [email protected]

Kindly include your current and expected salary, names of three referees and a daytime telephone contact.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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