Role: Technical Machine Operator


Reporting to: Production Supervisor


Department: Manufacturing, Operations & Warehouse


Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya.


Industry: Plastic Manufacturing


Job Objective:

  • The Machine Operator will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of machines to ensure production volumes, and quality standards are achieved in accordance with all safety provisions.


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Follow safe operating procedures, support safety programs, and policies to safeguard personal safety, product safety, company property, environmental and team safety.
  • Ensure that machines are producing quality products by managing periodic checks on output.
  • Monitors machine performance and operating parameters to ensure product quality and volumes are achieved in line with the production plan.
  • To set process parameters after loading the Mould. Maintain the process parameter sheets for each Mould loaded on the machine. Take the trials for new molds & do the PPAP. 
  • Performs Autonomous maintenance (CLIRT) on machines to ensure machine availability, High performance, and reduced downtime. Support in preventive maintenance activities.
  • Attend to breakdowns and repair machines to ensure the machine is made available for production with minimum downtime.
  • To analyze production data, breakdowns & prepare action plans to improve the OEE.
  • Checks and maintains utilities (cooling tower, chilling plant, air compressor, and generators) to ensure availability and performance of all utilities in order to support production.

Makes proactive suggestions about operation methods, processes, and increasing performance.


Key Deliverables:

  • Zero LTI
  • Zero customer complaints and Rejection rate less than 0.5%
  • Machine output is maximized/Product quality/Safe working conditions.
  • Production Efficiency/Process Parameter sheet
  • OEE 85% min, Rejection rate 0.5% max
  • Machine Availability/OEE Improvement 
  • Adherence to procedures/ Work is completed timeously/utility availability and performance.
  • Machine Availability /100% Production Targets.


Academic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent.
  • You have at least 1-2 years of experience in operations and maintenance



  • Basic knowledge of electrical/ hydraulic/bench work,
  • Knowledge of  fitting work,  
  • Procedural  knowledge of material usage, 
  • Production processes and standards, 
  • Safety requirements and procedures, 
  • Good Manufacturing Practices and hygiene, 
  • Machine operation procedures (Multi Skilled Operator)
  • TPM


Functional Skills:

  • Ability to take decisions within company procedures and policies as well the accountability that comes with it.
  • Multiskilled with the ability to work across the other roles in operations
  • Willingness to take on additional responsibilities as and when required
  • Ability and willingness to continuously learn and improve personal competence is essential 


Personal Qualities:

  • Be flexible and open-minded
  • The best attitude towards work
  • Problem solver
  • Flexible to working shift hours



Job Details

Level : Mid level
Industry : Engineering
Salary : Confidential
Experience : 2 Years
Applications : 55
Locality : Nairobi, Kenya
Eligibility : Diploma
Company : Nft consult
Posted By Nft consult / 29 Mar 2021

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