Ordinance Factories Corporation Chief Quality Control Officer Jobs in Kenya

Ordinance Factories Corporation Chief Quality Control Officer Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Ordinance Factories Corporation is a State Corporation established under the State Corporation Act (Cap 446) Legal Notice No. 125 of 1997. The core mandate of the Organization is manufacture of Small Arms Ammunition and related hardware.

The Mission of KOFC is to enhance National Security though guaranteed production of small arms ammunition and related auxiliary products for the nation.

To achieve this mandate, the Corporation seeks to recruit a dynamic and competent person in the following position:

Chief Quality Control Officer

Job Scale: 6B Chief

1 Post

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Chief Quality Control Officer is responsible to the Quality Control, Research and Development Manager for supervision and effective Management of Quality Assurance Division.

Specific duties and responsibilities are as follows;

  • Formulate and implement KOFC policies regarding standards, procedures and quality management in compliance with National and International quality standards and management systems within the agreed budget and timescales.
  • Manage, control and coordinate all aspects of KOFC quality programs and activities including documentation, controls, inspections, testing measuring calibration as well as modifications in compliance with Corporation’s quality policy and standards, and within the agreed budget and timescales. This will entail close liaison with production Department to ensure continuous quality control services at every stage of production process.
  • Develop and maintain quality control systems to measure performance against established standards, including NATO Mil standards, Non – NATO standards, ISO standards, Kenya Bureaus of standards, FN standards and procedures and general ammunition industry standards within the agreed budget and timescales.
  • Formulate, implement and maintain quality standards for all products manufactured by KOFC and devise mechanisms for ensuring feedback on whether the standards are adhered to or not and taking corrective action in conformance with the Corporation quality policy, procedures and timescales.
  • Monitor standards created and maintained by external bodies, and integrate within the internal quality management systems in compliance with KOFC quality policy and procedures and within the agreed budget and timescales.
  • Monitor and report as necessary, changes in standards both internally and externally initiated for performance improvement of KOFC products.
  • Liaise and cooperate with quality management and standards bodies (e.g BSI, KBS, NATO Mil standards, Non-NATO mil standards, ISO, Government Departments, and other Quality Management Institutions).
  • Formulate review and implement KOFC Research & Development programs and activities including continuous product research and development, product improvement, new product development, new production design within KOFC set budget and time scales.
  • Prepare negotiate and sign performance contract with the Quality Assurance Research and Development Manager and Cascade to employees within the Quality Assurance Division.
  • Training,
    Appraisal, motivation and resolving of personnel grievances within Quality Assurance Division.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    The applicant must have the following:

  • B Sc. degree in Chemical, Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Served satisfactorily for a minimum of Three (3) years in the grade of Senior Production/Quality Control Officer or comparable senior position in a busy Production/Engineering Organization.
  • Must be a registered member of Engineers Registration Board of Kenya.
  • Must be corporate Member of the Institution of Professional Engineers of Kenya or be a Corporate Member of a professional engineering body recognized by this institution.
  • Meet the provision of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

    The candidate must possess the following skills and competencies;

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • Proven Technical, leadership and management skills
  • Sense of urgency to manage work within tight time scales.
  • Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence, administrative capability required for effective planning, direction, control and coordination of Quality Assurance Division.

    In addition, Interested candidates must obtain clearance from the following Institutions:-

  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Ethics and Ant-Corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct).
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    Terms of Service and Remuneration

  • Basic Salary: Kshs. 75,264.00
  • House Allowance: Kshs. 30,000.00
  • Medical Allowance: Ksh. 9,500.00
  • Risk Allowance: Kshs. 9,500.00
  • Responsibility Allowance: Kshs 6,000.00
  • Transport Allowance; Kshs 31,000.00
  • Leave Allowance: Equivalent to Basic Salary (Paid yearly)

    Terms of Service:

  • Permanent, subject to a maximum Probation period of 12 months, effective performance and delivery of set targets.

    How to Apply

  • Candidates who meet the above requirements are requested to make their applications by completing One Application Form available online
  • Completed Application Form together with certified copies of Certificates and National ID Card/Passport can be sent to:

    The Managing Director
    Kenya Ordnance Factories Corporation
    P.O Box 6634 – 30100,

  • OR hand delivered to KOFC Headquarters along Eldoret-Kitale Road, on or before 3rd January 2019 clearly stating the vacancy applied for on the envelope
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

  • For more information and job application details, see; Ordinance Factories Corporation Chief Quality Control Officer Jobs in Kenya

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