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Micro - Biology & Sensory Analyst

Closing: Apr 9, 2024

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Published: Mar 27, 2024 (29 days ago)

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Job Summary

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Qualifications:

  • A holder of BSc. in food science and technology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry or microbiology

Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 - 3 years relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of Quality, Safety and Environmental Management systems.
  • Working Knowledge in Microbiology/ hygiene, Brewing and Packaging process


Responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • A holder of BSc. in food science and technology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry or microbiology

Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 - 3 years relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of Quality, Safety and Environmental Management systems.
  • Working Knowledge in Microbiology/ hygiene, Brewing and Packaging process


EABL operates within a multi-site, multi -cultural, multi-national environment geared to leverage diversity for strong business outcomes.

The business is a leading value, mainstream and premium drinks company in the EABL Group producing 1.1m of keg products annually from this site. The Kisumu Site operates brewing and kegging operations for beer and is a regional warehouse for Western Kenya for all products within the KBL portfolio To deliver its ambition of being the leading beverage industry and to ensure consistent growth in a challenging business environment ,  it is important that the  site focuses on its technical operations and  capacity building ensuring stakeholder and customer value is consistently managed and improved while  ensuring brands innovation and renovations implementation are supported and protected and people have the right technical  capability to deliver stretch and ambitious goals in a sustainable operating environment. 

This role works closely with:

  • Raw materials supplier for grain
  •  Shift Quality Lead for measurement of analytical parameters
  •  Brewhouse teams for understanding the Brewhouse plan and expected raw materials.
  • Fermentation team for understanding of fermentation plan.
  • Filtration team for understanding of filtration plan.
  • Keg line team for understanding end to end operations.
  •  Asset care team for CILT, CI, PMs
  • 3rd party contractors for waste disposal
  • 3rd party contractors process and hygiene minders and cleaning

Purpose of Role

  • To provide timely microbiological measurement activities to operations team to guarantee Quality assurance at every stage and on the finished product while meeting the production targets.
  • To provide quality technical support in problem solving in operations and carry out training on quality assurance processes for micro sterility at all processing stages for operators.
  • Provide training to operators for microbiological quality assurance.
  • To run and maintain the sensory panel to enable in process and finished product sensory release.

TOP 3-5 Accountabilities

  • Adherence to all company safety regulations including operating equipment in adherence to the safety guidelines to ensure all safety requirements for self and those working around the machines are met.
  • Ensuring that chemical reagents and equipment are well calibrated. Ensure that processes are accurate and checking the performance of measuring systems.
  • Preparation and certification of reagents for use by operator and third-party chemical providers.
  • Carry out microbiological sampling and analysis as per the sampling schedule and in accordance with the SOPs and ensure 100% results reliability.
  • Routine in process and finished product profiling.
  • Finished product beer release.
  • Training for in process and finished product sensory analysts.
  • Train operators on online meters calibration and accuracy check.
  • Develop and participate in inter lab ring scheme programme to guarantee lab accuracy and certification.
  • Analysis and coordination of monthly samples. Ensuring that actions arising from samples are handled. To monitor process critical control points and data generation.
  • Recording, processing and reporting of in process quality data and IPQI and raising actions for improvement.
  • Leading RCPs and 5whys for microbiological related failures.
  • Champion process microbiological quality assurance activities to minimise measurement and quality control work.
  • Conduct measurement and data surveys aimed at process control improvements.
  • Sustaining the hygiene state of the laboratories plants in accordance to the food safety standard by ensuring cleaning schedule is adhered to and CI activities are carried out to eliminate sources of dirt.
  • Participate in internal audits as pre-requisite for external certification audits.
  • Participate in ISO and food safety audits.
  • Keep and updated lab inventory file and ensures consumables are available in the lab.
  • Participate in scheduled deep/technical cleaning activities to guarantee microbiological sterility.
  • Champion hygiene and 5S activities in the process to ensure high level awareness in the entire team.
  • Attendance and participation in management control and reporting systems meetings and activities (Eg MMS, EISC, DMAIC, 5Why & RCPS,etc)
  • Documentation of all operational activities in accordance with company procedures and policies.
  • Ensure Implementation of Food safety, Quality, Environment and Safety Management Systems according to FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, ISO14001 and BS 18001 requirements respectively
  • Complies with flexi deployment on shift to deliver improvement targets.


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