KWAL Machine Operator - Winery Jobs in Kenya

KWAL Machine Operator - Winery Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

Under the guidance of a Blender, the Job holder offers support in blending of spirits, wines, juices , RTD, receipt of raw materials, offloading of bulk cream/Spirit/Wine, and operation of cellar equipment .

The position follows standard work methods and practices safe work habits to ensure Primary Production is as efficient and safe as possible.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Area 1: Cellar Operations

• Under moderate supervision, performs basic, routine wine making and blending tasks including but not limited to: cleaning and sanitizing Cellar fittings, hoses, fixed process lines, tanks, pumps, filters and water processing equipment;

• Bulk liquid movements including pumping, racking, filtration, tank to tank liquid transfer and bulk liquid offloading

• Operate pumps, plate and frame filters, centrifuge, Tetra Pak Processing unit, and water processing equipment. Carry out daily autonomous maintenance of machines, monitor and report operational malfunction

• Participate and deliver on E2 & MDWT requirements

• Measure and calculate routine workplace data.

• Keep confidentiality on product related formulations and information

• Responsible for compliance with the requirements of SOPs, policies and corporate operational efficiency/environmental measures cascaded to this position.

• Proper identification of product in tanks

• Retain necessary process documents for all tasks undertaken at different process steps

Area 2: RO Machine Operation

• Operate and Maintain Reverse osmosis Plant to produce optimum Quality and Quantity of potable water

• Inspect, service and repair components of the water treatment plant including water intakes, pipes, water storage vessels, chemical treatment equipment controls, circulation pumps and valves

• Maintain general administration of Ro Operations to ensure adequacy of water supply for Blending and CIP Processes

• Prepare Job cards for servicing and repairs

• Inspect the RO Plant on a continuous basis to ensure effective operations

• Establish & Implement CIP and Autonomous Maintenance Plans

• Ensure conformance
to Preventive Maintenance Plans

• Maintain Operational logs and Maintenance reports and provide the same to Line Manager/Engineering on a daily basis

• Management of RO Inventory

Area 3: Reports

• Cleaning logs

• Raw material & Chemical reconciliation reports

• Pasteurization logs

• Fermentation logs

• Machine Operation logs

• Material Receipt Reports

• MDWT reports

• 5s reports

• Safety reports

• Equipment Maintenance Reports

• Processed Water Quality Reports

Area 4: Safety

• Work in line with the requirements of the Best Safety, Occupational, Health and Good Manufacturing

• Identify work place hazards for permanent removal

Minimum Requirements

• Diploma in Food Science and Technology, Industrial Chemistry, or related field

• At least one (1) years’ experience in Syrup room operations, Tetra Pak processing unit operations or Alcoholic beverage blending operations

• Practical experience in use of MS packages and ERP systems.


• In-depth knowledge of production processes related to the manufacture of Wines/spirits/RTD and operation of Cellar equipment

• Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

• Strong attention to detail and the ability to determine the root cause of a problem.

• Excellent analytical skills

• Ability to carry out blending calculations and interpretation of formulations

• Ability to set priorities and work independently within set guidelines.

• High level of Integrity.

How to Apply

For more information and job application details, see; KWAL Machine Operator - Winery Jobs in Kenya

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