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Processing Plant Assistant Manager Job in Kenya

Processing Plant Assistant Manager

Company Description

Sanergy is a social venture that builds a sustainable sanitation network throughout Nairobi's slums, by creating a network of local entrepreneurs who run small-scale sanitation centers. 

We provide affordable, accessible and hygienic sanitation services to individuals, thereby making a valuable contribution to their communities. 

We collect and convert the waste from our network of toilets into valuable by-products such as fertilizer and energy.

Role & Responsibilities

The Processing Plant Assistant Manager is in charge with overseeing and operating the treatment plant for organic waste. 

This includes work planning/ performance management, human resource and facility management, inventory and budget management, process improvement as well as cross-team communication and collaboration. 

The Processing Plant Assistant Manager reports directly to the Engineering Operaitons Manager and is in charge of the Processing Team Supervisors.

Key Accountabilities

Work planning/ performance management
  • Develop shift plans on a monthly basis and work plans on a weekly basis and ensure that they are adhered to and tasks are performed satisfactorily and on time
  • Provide instructions to the Team Supervisor during weekly work plan meetings
  • Evaluate and complete performance appraisals of Waste Processing Team employees
Human resource and facility management
  • Ensure that all waste is processed using appropriate means in the most safe and efficient manner possible
  • Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate occupational and environmental health and safety regulations
  • Develop, implement, continuously evaluate and update work instructions
  • Responsible for striving for and meeting Key Performance Indicators developed for Waste Processing
  • Interview, hire and train new staff required for waste processing
  • Maintain discipline, high morale and good personnel relations among the team
  • Interpret monitoring data, troubleshoot problems and develop and implement solutions to improve current treatment process
  • Interpret laboratory data for compost boxes and windrows
  • Establish and conduct quality control of finished product
  • Support Processing Team Supervisor in treatment of waste, ordering and provision of equipment and manpower needed
  • Focus on continuous improvement process  through most effective usage of manpower and equipment
  • Implement research experiments
Plant inspection
  • Oversee waste treatment plant staff as well as development of the site and its operations
  • Prepare and complete routine maintenance inspections of plant facility and equipment and  ensure that the facility is kept in good order
  • Ensure malfunctioning equipment is repaired in order to provide a safe working environment.
Inventory and budget management
  • Track and record expenses daily and submit budget on time
  • Ensure requests for MPESA payments are submitted for approval on time
  • Bi-weekly submission of petty cash expenses
Cross- team communication and collaboration
  • Provide assistance to other teams in hosting trainings and site visits
  • Attend all scheduled meetings and company functions as required
  • Undertake other assigned duties and projects as required
Requirements
  • Computer skills: MS office, Email, Internet  and preferably, Salesforce
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Strong in problem solving and analytical thinking
  • Detail and results oriented
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering or Equivalent, with a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience as a supervisor or manager

 If you are interested and believe that you possess the necessary skills and background, please submit your application online

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