Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Technical Operators

The Client
MARS Incorporated is one of the largest food manufacturers in the world which operates in six business segments: Petcare, Chocolate, Food, Wrigley Gum and Confections, Drinks and Symbioscience. Mars is the world's leading confectionery company, following the acquisition of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in 2008 adding to its existing  brands M&M'S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE® and MARS®, the world famous EXTRA® and ORBIT®. Mars is also the world's leading Petcare Company, with Petcare brands such as PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN® and WHISKAS®. Please visit our website http://rd.mars.com/GCC/en/Home.htm for more information.

 Job Purpose
We are looking for vibrant, passionate and self driven individuals who possess excellent communication and presentation skills to fill the position of Technical Operators. The position holder will perform first level of operation & maintenance of equipment and the manual movement of material in the production area. This will entail preparation of equipment before starting up the line, raw materials as per recipe, escalating quality/food safety issues to machine technicians, cleaning production lines, machine checks & preventive maintenance etc. Basic mechanical knowledge is required on use of mechanical tools and reading basic drawings. An understanding of safety, quality and SOPs is also necessary

 Key Responsibilities
• Perform preventive maintenance tasks as assigned by the Machine Technicians per standard PM schedule
• Prepare materials and equipment before starting up the line equipment  and adjusts minor  parameters as per the standard process parameters
• Escalate any process that does not conform to safety, food safety, quality issues to machine technicians and line technicians
• Responsible for batch making and line preparation. This includes but not limited to; caramel batch preparation; egg batch preparation; base & caramel blending; checking raw material weight as per recipe; base blending, Lecithin loading, vanillin dosing, mixing and feeding among others
• Critical cleaning tasks that include; milk hose dismantling and cleaning; powder filter cleaning, cleaning of depositors; die plate opening and cleaning; cleaning during changeovers; handling hazardous chemicals as per  food safety guidelines, cleaning at heights; chocolate jacketing pipe lines  dismantling and cleaning among others
• Perform manual movement of materials and cleaning within the production area; this includes; loading glucose drums; chemicals movement and storage; material ordering etc
• Responsible for checking product quality, labeling of pallets; rejected show boxes ,weighing & emptying bins etc
• Promote sustainability and environment practices e.g. mminimize and optimize rework generation and usage as per the procedures; minimize the scrap generation; segregated of wastes as per the waste management procedure; optimize the usage of water, energy etc. 

Minimum Qualifications 
• 0 Level + Certificate course in Mechanical Engineering or related field- Artisan Level 1 (Trade Test 1)
• 1-2 years SIMILAR experience in a food manufacturing set up where GMP, TPM, HACCP or ISO is in place
• Excellent command of English language
• Ability to read and implement Safety , food safety and operational procedures
• Basic mechanical knowledge on tools and reading basic mechanical drawings;
• An understanding of safety, quality, audits and operational procedures
• Understands manufacturing standards and escalation procedures

How to apply: 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client and a detailed CVhighlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday, 12th July 2013

Adept Systems
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke
Web: www.adeptsys.biz

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.