Control Room Operator Job in Kenya

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Control Room Operator Job in Kenya

Position: Control Room Operator – Vegetable Oil Extraction Plant

Industry: Manufacturing

Reports to: Shift Supervisor

Location: Wote in Makueni

Our client in vegetable oil extraction, is seeking to recruit a Control Room Operator.

Successful candidates will be responsible for operating the plant and maintaining system parameters to ensure product quality is maintained and ensure zero undetectable deviation.

Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities

·  Under minimal supervision, monitors electrical transmission and distribution systems as well as the entire Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)system for proper oil extraction operation.

·  Follow standard operating procedures for safe start up and shutdown of oil extraction plant.

·  Ensure pre-start up, start up, operational and shut down checklists are completed before plant operations commence


·  Utilize SCADA data to co-ordinate field fault diagnostics and manual operations.

·  Ensure cleanliness of the working area

·  Answers emergency trouble calls and other types of after-hours phone-calls and determines appropriate actions.

·  Recalls on–call maintenance team to facilitate repairs on emergency trouble calls occurring outside of normal working hours, weekends, or holidays

·  Maintains various operational records and logs and produces operational reports.

·  Oversees the flow of information and reports, coordinates actions when necessary, and ensures response plans are followed during emergencies and natural disasters.

·  Interfaces closely with the operations In-charge and maintenance to ensure key operational matters are performed, communicated and documented.

·  Monitors and oversees the primary electrical system, using SCADA, receives system alarms to locates trouble areas.

·  Maintains a log of operations to reflect any/all system concerns, and operational actions taken.

·  Identifies SCADA operational malfunctions, request corrective actions, and reports uncorrected malfunctions.

·  Follows standard procedures and switching orders in accordance with standard operating and safe switching practices.

·  Ensure smooth transition of position during shift operations.

·  Using drawings, traces and determines facilities affected by outages, and then notifies the shift in-charge.

·  Complies with all HSE safety regulations and adheres to proper codes and standards with a thorough understanding of safety procedures related to Electrical Systems.

·  Handle any other duties assigned by management from time to time

Qualifications and Experience

·  Degree in Electrical Engineering or mechatronics engineering Preferred or equivalent experience and minimum 3 years related work experience

·  Fluent knowledge of English

·  2 years operator experience in vegetable oil extraction plant.

·  Firefighting & HSE basic courses (preferred)

·  Experience with troubleshooting of plant upsets and taking corrective action.

·  Experience with reading and logging SCADA information

·  Experience with shift report writing

·  Experience with filling appropriate plant operation log sheets.

Required Competencies

·  Commissioning – Start Up: Commissioning and start-up, Decommissioning

·  Land Transportation Mgmt.: Land Transportation Management

·  HSEQ General (Generic)

·  Organization Processes: Internal Standard, Site Management

·  Supports and technologies: Standard ISO, TQM and Quality system, technical requirement and Standard

·  Compliance: Local/National and International Standard and Codes, Health, Safety, Environment, Quality

·  Ability to read and interpret P&IDs and PFDs

Required Capabilities

·  Problem Solving; Flexibility; Planning target control; Decision Making; Spirit of Enterprise; Communication; Listening and reception; Staff management and development

How to Apply

To apply, submit your application on our ATS at ats.flexi-personnel.com by 29th December 2022 under the Control Room Operator job posting.

All applicants are advised to adhere to application guidelines for consideration.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: Flexi Personnel does not charge candidates for job placement.

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