Job Opportunities at Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL)

Job Opportunities at Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL).

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Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL) is the leading manufacturer and distributor of wines and spirits in Kenya , Eastern and Central Africa region.

Machine Operator

Job Purpose

  • The job holder will be responsible for ensuring that the assigned machine runs optimally in terms of quality and quantity within a safe working environment.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities 

  • Perform the adjustments and setting of the assigned machine to ensure quality output at their station and reduction of product wastage while upholding safety and product quality standards.
  • Prepare all necessary tools, equipment and materials required for the assigned machine in compliance with the approved processes and procedures.
  • Operate the assigned machine in accordance with the operating procedures to ensure proper operation of the machine and safe working environment.
  • Inspect inputs and outputs for quality to identify causes of defects and rectify to ensure product quality and minimise wastage.
  • Comply with all applicable quality, safety, health and environmental standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, BRC, IFS, HACCP, Organic, ISO 17025, SANS 1841) where applicable
  • Carry out minor/routine maintenance of the respective machine, ensure that cleaning is done before and after every production run, and comply with plant/equipment scheduled maintenance.
  • Liaise with maintenance for major breakdown and to ensure that the machines are serviced on time and routinely to reduce plant down time.
  • Participate in the actual change over process to ensure the product quality is upheld in the next shift.
  • Prepare and submit reports to the Line Controller of downtime and the product quality index at their station with the aim of driving enhanced performance.
  • Inspect the quality of dry goods to ensure conformance to the established standards for a high quality product index.
  • Minimize waste
  • Responsible for volume control on the process control (filler)
  • Record all breakdown
  • Inspect Quality of dry goods

Minimum Requirements

  • A Certificate in Electrical, Mechanical or Production Engineering
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in a production setting in a similar organisation.
  • Working technical knowledge on basic machine operations and maintenance is an added advantage.
  • Practical experience in use of MS packages.

Competencies/Attributes

  • An appreciation of system thinking and how actions impact on other systems.
  • Strong numerical aptitude and analytical abilities.
  • Have proven verbal and written communication skills
  • A good appreciation of safe working procedures.
  • Diligence and ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • High level of integrity.

 

Blender

Job Purpose

  • The job holder is responsible for planning, control and execution of all day to day aspects of wine making, spirit/ juice blending. This position directs, monitors daily winery operations, and oversees the operation of winery processing equipment, co- leading processes and manpower to deliver efficient output at the desired quality.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities 

  • Wine making-fermentation, fining, racking, filtration.
  • Co-lead temporary and machine operators to attain set goals.
  • Monitor Winery jobs in progress and provide leadership in execution.
  • System generation of Works orders as per production plan, Material issuance and system completion.
  • Plan and avail raw materials for blending.
  • Lead in blending of bulk for packaging at the desired quality, time and cost effectively.
  • Review and approve blended bulk for packaging.
  • Review and approve material reconciliation for completed Works orders.
  • Review processing equipment logs.
  • Taste and evaluate the final product to ensure the desired quality is achieved.
  • Work with warehousing department to ensure required inputs are available in good time and the reorder levels adhered to avoid stock outs.
  • Ensure all raw materials returned to inventory have the right quantity and containers are in good condition in line with the internal policies and procedures.
  • Perform weekly, monthly and quarterly stock takes and order consumables timeously to ensure continuity in winemaking practices.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Diploma in food science and technology
  • Certificate in winemaking is an added advantage
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in a manufacturing company, three of which must be in a winery department.
  • Practical experience in use of MS packages and ERP systems

Competencies/Attributes

  • FMCG
  • In-depth knowledge of production processes related to the manufacture of Wines/spirits/RTD.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to determine the root cause of a problem.
  • Ability to set priorities and work independently within set guidelines.
  • High level of Integrity.

Method of Application

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

Job Opportunities at Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL)

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