Machine Operator Job in Kenya

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Machine Operator Job in Kenya

Position: Machine Operator – Vegetable Oil Extraction Plant

Industry: Manufacturing

Reports to: Shift Supervisor

Location: Wote – Makueni

Our client in vegetable oil extraction, is seeking to recruit a Machine 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

·  Leading a team following standard operating procedures for safe start up and shutdown of oil extraction machines.

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

·  Ensure cleanliness of the working area.

·  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.

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

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

·  Ensure smooth transition of position during shift operations.

·  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 or mechatronics Engineering 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 shift report writing

·  Experience with filling appropriate plant operation log sheets.

Required Competencies

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

·  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

Required personal 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 Machine 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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