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Factory Manager and Technical Assistant Jobs in Sotik, Kenya

A leading public agribusiness company is seeking to recruit qualified, dedicated and self-motivated persons to fill the following positions, to be based at its Tea Division in Sotik, Kenya.


Factory Manager
Reporting to the Deputy General Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the operations of a large tea factory.
Key responsibilities
  • Independently manage all the operations in the Factory
  • Manage labour within the factory
  • Plan and coordinate manufacture of tea (CTC process)
  • Preparation and monitoring of the factory budgets/ operational accounting
  • Ensure conformity with occupational safety and health standards within the factory
  • Ensure quality control in liaison with tea brokers and buyers
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Sciences or Food Sciences
  • At least 8 to 10 years experience in a large tea factory
  • Exposure to ISO 22000 / HACCP/Rain Forest Alliance will be desirable
  • Computer Literate
  • High levels of integrity, strong management/interpersonal skills and analytical skills.
Technical Assistant
Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination of all technical issues and project activities in a tea manufacturing environment as well as management of the maintenance team.
Key Responsibilities
  • Operation and maintenance of tea machinery
  • Operation and maintenance of boilers
  • Operation and maintenance of generators & power house equipment
  • Project management
  • Preventive maintenance (planning and implementation)
  • Fleet management
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Holder of Bachelor degree in Engineering/ Technology
  • At least 3 years relevant experience, preferably in the tea industry
  • Computer Literate
  • High levels of integrity, Innovative and a Team Player
Qualified and interested candidates should send their applications and CVs stating daytime telephone contact to to be received by 18th January 2013.

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