Processing Officer

260 Brands (Seba Foods Zambia Ltd.)

Job purpose

Reporting to Process Manager, the Supervisor plays a critical role in day-to-day operations of the entire production line. This includes the control of manpower, machine-man power utilization, maintaining hygiene on the shop floor, quality of produce, sanitization and bulk loading and unloading of materials at shop floor

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for quality, food safety and product specifications.
  • Be a key operator in the blending of a range of products which includes milk, flavored milk, soymilk, fruit beverage
  • Accurate and timely interpretation of recipes and translating this into product by the weighing, measurement, calculation and combination of raw materials
  • Ensuring that there are no product losses by following in place processes and guidelines
    Performing quality control testing on ingredients and samples
  • Blending of fruit beverages, flavored milk blending, sugar syrup preparation and transfer on to products, Grinding and mixing of defatted soy flour.
  • Adapt to site needs, completing production and process work as required
    Monitor and control raw material usage and handling with the aim of minimizing ingredient losses
  • General cleaning of areas, tools, machinery, utensils – disposal of waste
    Communicating with co-workers and management verbally & by telephone
  • Troubleshooting issues as they arise and reporting anything out of the ordinary
  • Maintaining a safe work environment for yourself and your colleagues including the use of correct PPE always
  • Actively participating in any meetings and activities
  • Monitor blending equipment according to the specifications of components and blend amounts.
  • Control valves, pumps, speed and temperatures in accordance with industry standards for blending.
  • Must adhere to established testing procedures and provide required samples to the laboratory.
  • Must be able to assemble and disassemble equipment for proper cleaning/sanitizing and operating per manufacturer instructions.
  • Observe and test system operation, using gauges and instruments.
  • Engage in dismantling, assembling, and installing equipment.
  • Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.
  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information.
  • Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.
  • Analyze process data and equipment performance data to improve quality, throughput, and troubleshoot.
  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.
    Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.
  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.
  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications & Requirements Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years, preferably in the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) and beverage industry.
  • Education Level: Grade 12 certificates, Diploma and Degree courses
  • Qualifications: Diploma and/or degree in Production Management or relevant field
    Good knowledge of Microsoft office.
  • Good Command in English Language, Nyanja and Bemba
  • Abilities: proven abilities of a quality supervisor background.
  • Personality: Self-motivated, Completing tasks on Time.

For all interested candidates, please email a CV and relevant qualifications to [email protected] with “Processing Officer” in the subject line.

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