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Key Machine Operator- Vegetable oil extraction plant

FullTime Kenya, Makueni Posted 11/05/2022, 2 years ago

Industry: Oil

Role: Engineering

Salary Range: Confidential

Closing: 23/05/2022

Client: Confidential

Reports to: Shift Supervisor

Location: Makueni

Our client in oil industry, is seeking to recruit a Key Machine Operator. They will be responsible for operating the plant and maintain system parameters to ensure product quality is maintained and ensure zero undetectable deviation.


Main accountabilities and Responsibilities

- leading a team

Follow 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.

-Follows 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.
  • 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 capabilities

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