RENEW Investment Advisors Plc Production Operator and Technician Jobs in Ethiopia

RENEW Investment Advisors Plc Production Operator and Technician Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222961

Category: Manufacturing

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: Negotiable salary with appropriate benefits.

Job Description

KROTAJ Tahini Manufactures PLC is a young international company formed to produce world-class tahini from Ethiopia, the source of Humera sesame, some of the finest available.

By being close to the source and taking advantage of Ethiopia’s competitive advantages, including low-cost labor and cheap electricity, as well as using industry-leading equipment, KROTAJ intends to offer a product that leads the industry in quality at a competitive price.

At KROTAJ, we look for top talent in the food manufacturing industry that shares our vision. We look for candidates with a desire to play a long-term leadership role.

Currently, we are looking for a strong and disciplined Production Operator and Technician with a track record of successfully undertaking the role in a food manufacturing facility and with a solid understanding of the ins and outs of all facets of a food manufacturing business.

KROTAJ invites a driven and like-minded professional to apply and join us in pursuing this mission and vision.

Job Requirements

Overview of Role

The Production Operator and Technician are responsible for operating all the machinery in the line on the day-to-day operations of the factory on a full-time basis.

This position reports directly to the Production Supervisor, which will work with the Plant Manager to implement the factory’s standard operating procedures and food safety standards. The position is flexible in working night shifts and overtime shifts.


Accountable to the Production Supervisor of the company, the Production Operator and Technician’s responsibilities are:

  • Properly operate the machine and equipment in the line

  • Manage the operation and maintenance with fellow colleagues

  • Follow safety procedures and company policies for equipment operation.

  • Recommend process improvements to enhance operational efficiency and safety.

  • Identify and report unsafe operations to Supervisor immediately

  • Maintain the work area clean, safe and organized.

  • Set and Control all operation parameters such as temperature, pressure, feed rate, etc.

  • Making sure the production line has a regular supply of raw materials (sesame).

  • Wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as required by the food safety standards.

  • Proper utilization of safety equipment and uniforms.

  • Practice the food safety policy of the company (FSSC) by performing good manufacturing practice (GMP) and good hygienic practice (GHP) in the company

  • Quality assurance /food safety management of products and processes in compliance with ISO 22000:2005, IS0 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007, HACCP & BRC/IFS certifications and best practices

  • Performs and/or supervises the operation, maintenance, repair, and installation.

  • Monitors and inspects equipment and systems performance; perform tune-up preventative maintenance and repair

  • Diagnoses malfunctions in equipment and/or systems and ensures timely and efficient repair

  • Ensures the logging, recording, and reporting of data in accordance with operating procedures, operating licenses, provincial legislation and regulations

  • Maintains assigned tools, equipment, personal protection equipment, and reports repairs and/or deficiencies

  • Do training employees in areas such as operations, maintenance, repairs, construction, safety and operation of tools and equipment

  • Preparation of Safety Work Procedures


  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, food engineering or equivalent manufacturing managerial experience, or, Diploma in General Mechanics, Electricity with matching years of experience

  • 7+ years of increasing management responsibilities as an operator, preferably within a food manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge and certification of food safety procedures and standards such as ISO, HAACP (as stated above) and/or others

  • Experience working in similar factories would be favored

  • Excellent English communication skills; both verbal and written

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and internet communication

  • Team concept management style (employee empowerment and engagement)

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to measure and monitor production processes to create efficiency- reduce cost, waste, and downtime; eliminate material consumption variances

  • Develop, coach, train, and mentor personnel across all levels

  • Ability to analyze and formulate process flows, identify root cause process breakdowns, and implement process changes, improvements, and corrective actions

  • Develop goals and objectives; monitor and measure with key performance indicators

  • Strong leadership skills- providing clear expectations and responsibilities

    How to Apply

    Applicants can submit their CVs to with a cover letter describing their qualifications to the requirements of this position, their salary expectations and reasons for applying.

    Applicants should include degrees, two professional references and other material they deem relevant with their applications. Please include all of the above materials in order to provide a complete application.

    RENEW Investment Advisors Plc Production Operator and Technician Jobs in Ethiopia

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