Engineering & Technology Production Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Engineering & Technology Production Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

  • Agro-Chemical and Food Company Limited is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Spirits, Bakers’ Yeast and CO2 located in Muhoroni in Western Kenya.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Active Yeast Dryers

  • Operating dryers to dry yeast;

  • Monitoring closely the drying and control parameters;

  • Monitoring the performance of the shaking device;

  • Keeping a close watch on steam control and product temperature;

  • Cleaning and washing dryer carts;

  • Operating the hoisting device for ADY sieving unit;

  • Operating the moisture meter;

  • Taking dried ADY samples to the Laboratory for final moisture and activity testing;

  • Assisting the filtration operator in salting and starch recoating;

  • Cleaning the dryers as required;

  • Cleaning and changing the product filters as required;

  • Assisting the operators in running the dryers;

  • Ensuring process work instructions are followed;

  • Keeping all the machines in the section clean; and

  • Taking and handing over at your work station.


  • Carrying out alcohol separation at the correct rates;

  • Operating the chilling water pumps to filtration, distillation and acidification tank;

  • Assisting in taking temperatures of chilled water every hour;

  • Changing over alcohol separators as required;

  • Carrying out CIP cleaning of both alcohol and ADY separators after 8 to 16 hours of running for the former and just before the seed for the latter;

  • Carrying out CIP cleaning for ADY, separators before and after each separation;

  • Monitoring the operations of pumps at OCC – 04;

  • Maintaining constant supply of mash to distillery;

  • Monitoring closely the operations of separators;

  • Keeping an hourly record of yeast cream brix, the current and flow rates;

  • Reporting any breakdowns or abnormally to the Process operator I separators for the correct action;

  • Coordinating with ADY fermentation, driers, distillery fodder yeast and alcohol fermentation operators;

  • Ensuring process work instructions are followed;

  • Takes yeast cream samples to the Laboratory for analysis;

  • Carrying out manual cleaning of separators dishes;

  • Helping in preparing nutrients and chemicals at molasses preparation;

  • Cleaning yeast cream tanks;

  • Carrying out manual cleaning of yeast cream PHE;

  • Keeping all the
    machines in the section clean; and

  • Taking and handing over at your workstation.

    Carbon Dioxide

  • Cleaning working area/floor every morning;

  • Operating Carbon dioxide plant as per process work instructions (PWIs) issued and recording parameters observed in log sheets at set time intervals;

  • Informing senior process operator CO2 plant on in-puts/material required for work daily at 0800 a.m.;

  • Reporting to Senior process operator CO2 plant on any machine/equipment breakdown or malfunction for quick repair/correction/corrective action;

  • Executing work in safe way to human, equipment and products at the time;

  • Liaising with other staff to ensure desired work goals are achieved;

  • Writing shift work report at end of the shift; and

  • Taking/handing over work at start/end of shift at the workstation.

    Person Specification

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Diploma in any of the following fields: Food Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution

  • Proficiency in computer applications, and

  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

    Key Competencies and Skills

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Strategic and innovative thinking.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

    How to Apply

  • Applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names, and addresses of at least three referees, two coloured passport size photos and a copy of National Identity Card should be sent to the undersigned on or before October 15, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Resident Director & Chief Executive
    Agro Chemical & Food Company Limited
    P.O Box 18-40107

  • Acfc Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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