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Quality Assurance in charge- Vegetable Oil Extraction Plant

FullTime Kenya, Makueni Posted 19/05/2022, 2 years ago

Industry: Manufacturing

Role: Other

Salary Range: Confidential

Closing: 31/05/2022

Client: Confidential

Industry: Manufacturing 

Reports to: Production Superintendent 

Location: Wote in Makueni 


Our client in vegetable oil extraction, is seeking to recruit a Quality Assurance in charge. 

Successful candidate will be responsible for; 


  • Developing, directs, and coordinates a comprehensive quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program for staff involved in the collection and analysis of samples. 
  • Establishing, coordinates, and monitors the laboratory quality system; works closely with section supervisors to plan, schedule, and implement Quality Assurance. 

Ensure general compliance with all relevant procedures and systems relative to the agri-hub operations. 


Main accountabilities and Responsibilities 


-Coordinates laboratory performance testing using samples provided by commercial agencies. 

-Oversee collection of samples, analysis of product to determine quality compliance before they are received and stored.  

-Responsible for ensuring that products meet the established standards of quality set by the company. 

-Prepares reports, compiles and maintains records on product quality status, and all tests and inspections that have been conducted. 

-Perform testing in accordance with Standard General’s Quality Control System 

-Composes, reviews and follows up on external communications with the external laboratory service provider. 

-Provide recommendations on procedures, standards and equipment to maintain product quality of the product. 

-Ensure correct quality process is followed and ensure training given quickly where necessary. 

-Conduct monthly inventory of chemicals, reagents, solutions, and other supplies and equipment essential to laboratory operation. 

-Clean, sterilize, calibrate and maintain equipment and apparatus used in all tests and analysis. 

-Assist the Production Supervisor with hands on operational activities when needed, ensuring production requirements are met. 

-Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures 

-Analysis of test data and corrective action to prevent non-conforming products. 

-Help in documentation and Data Control. 

-Ensure Care and Maintenance of testing equipment including calibration. 

-In charge of the factory permits, compliance and certification. 

- Ensure general compliance with all procedures and systems related to general Agri-hub operations. 

-In charge of the audit management. 

-Any other duties that may be assigned his/her manager. 


Qualifications and Experience 


- BSC /Diploma In Analytical Chemistry, process/chemical engineering or any other relevant field. Fluent knowledge of English 

-3-5 yrs. experience as QA preferably in vegetable oil extraction plant. 

- knowledge in laboratory techniques, equipment, terminology, and procedures. 
- Firefighting & HSE basic courses (preferred) 

-project management 

-Quality control and assurance 



Required competencies 


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

- Maintenance Operations: Mechanical Maintenance, Instrumentation Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance, Troubleshooting techniques knowledge. 

- HSEQ General (Generic) 

-Process Implementation & Improvement: 

- 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 

-Strong computer skills are imperative 

-Demonstrate accountability on sense of ownership, resource optimization and analytical skills. 


Required capabilities 


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