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Position Details: Production Supervisor

Location: Eldoret, Kenya
Openings: 1


Position / Designation : Production Supervisor 

Grade : V

Department : Production

Reporting Line Manager : Production Manager

Location : Eldoret, Kenya

Educational Qualification : Diploma/Degree in Biochemistry / Process Engineering /

    Analytical Chemistry or equivalent.

Work Experience : Over 5 years of experience in Chemical Manufacturing environment as supervisor /Management role.

Key Competencies:

·         Planning and organization skills to be able run and monitor the production process in detail to ensure high level of productivity;

·         Ability to act decisively and solve staff or equipment-related problems;

·         Capacity to grasp concepts easily;

·         Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively with team;

·         Ability to work under pressure and motivate others to meet tight deadlines;

·         Ability to supervise, coach and work in a logical / systematic manner.

·         Computer literate, with a good knowledge of MS office applications

·         Ability to lead and motivate a small team creating an inspired and ambitious environment. 

Job Responsibilities:

·         Plan, co-ordination and control all phases of production to achieve monthly production schedules.


·         Take prompt action to rectify and prevent any occurrence, which could affect health, safety, the environment, security or production. 

Job Duties:

·         Oversee the process of furfural production activities by allocating / supervising staff ,  organizing / monitoring work flow and liaise with line management in forecasting monthly production targets and agree monthly production schedules;

·         Work closely with the shift in charge and purchasing manager to ensure the production schedule and work flow is efficient and effective in utilizing both material and human resources; 

·         Monitor product quality-control standards, equipment and tools are run within the bench marked perimeters and in accordance with the company polices at all times; 

·         Encourage, motivate and train all production staff to achieve maximum performance efficiency within health and safety guidelines;

·         Liaise with engineering and technical departments on all aspects of operations to maximize production and minimize down time;

·         Maintain and streamline comprehensive operating processes across all activities in the department;

·         To monitor and record production build times accurately and ensure all records taken are accurate and in line with company policy;

·         Maintain and promote good quality workmanship throughout the production department;

·         Accomplishes manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.

·         Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.

·         Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.

·         Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests.

·         Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control, and budgetary and personnel requirements; implementing change.

·         Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.

·         Ensure that the flow of production activities should be continuous and devoid of any errors;

·         To keep an eye over the available resources, set processing variables and maintain quality of products being produced by adhering to the set standards of production;

·         Arranging for quick repair for when of machinery or equipment damage during the manufacturing process and servicing of the problematic machines;

·         Ensure quality of raw materials is good and continuous so that the output is, as per the industry standards;

·         Maintaining Housekeeping at a high level within the department through the involvement of all team members;

·         Monitors quality of incoming raw materials and finished products by reviewing lab data;

·         Daily monitor of previous shift production record and keeping of current production record;

·         Ensure plant supplies are adequate and requested from stores promptly

·         Ensure safety of the plant and workers in chemical process plant

·         Deliver daily written report to shift in charge at the end of shift.

·         Ensure machines in process plant are in proper working condition.

·         Ensure all engineering work being done in the process plant has dully signed work orders, necessary permits and that all jobs completed are dully signed off.

·         Coordinate with quality control section and ensure continuous quality of product is maintained.

·         Arrange for hourly sampling and ensure samples are correctly collected at right sample points

·         Schedules and or performs calibrations for plant measuring instruments;

·         Administration duties including time and attendance system, holiday planning, travel planning etc.

Key Performance Areas: 

·         90% production target on production of furfural.

·         100% process machines and equipment workability.

·         Zero accidents within department/section.

·         100% hazard free process Plant(Eliminate all possible hazards and hazardous acts)

·         70% plant utilities stocks to be maintained.

·         Develop/modify SOPs as needed.


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