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QHSE Officer

Closing: Apr 4, 2024

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Published: Mar 21, 2024 (22 days ago)

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  • Reporting to the production manager, you will oversee the safety, health environment, and quality assurance side of Lesaffre Kenya.
  • You will develop, manage, supervise, and coordinate work systems to ensure that the production and services of the company meet Lesaffre Group safety and quality standards
  • You will report and document all instances of non-compliance.

Qualifications

  • After a bachelor's degree in food processing or agro-industrial technology, you worked 2 to 5 years in production/industry, which gave you extensive knowledge of quality management and food safety including preparation, handling, and storage of food.
  • Our future QHSE Officer must have the following skills :

Soft skills:

  • Hands on
  • Problem-solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork
  • Communication and interpersonal skills (feedback …)
  • Self-motivated with a results-driven approach
  • Organizational and leadership abilities
  • Time-management abilities

Competences:

  • Experience in using various types of manufacturing machinery and tools
  • Ability to choose an alternative course of action when necessary
  • Ability to evaluate, discipline and motivate employees
  • Fluent in English


Responsibilities
  • Reporting to the production manager, you will oversee the safety, health environment, and quality assurance side of Lesaffre Kenya.
  • You will develop, manage, supervise, and coordinate work systems to ensure that the production and services of the company meet Lesaffre Group safety and quality standards
  • You will report and document all instances of non-compliance.

Qualifications

  • After a bachelor's degree in food processing or agro-industrial technology, you worked 2 to 5 years in production/industry, which gave you extensive knowledge of quality management and food safety including preparation, handling, and storage of food.
  • Our future QHSE Officer must have the following skills :

Soft skills:

  • Hands on
  • Problem-solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork
  • Communication and interpersonal skills (feedback …)
  • Self-motivated with a results-driven approach
  • Organizational and leadership abilities
  • Time-management abilities

Competences:

  • Experience in using various types of manufacturing machinery and tools
  • Ability to choose an alternative course of action when necessary
  • Ability to evaluate, discipline and motivate employees
  • Fluent in English


HEALTH & SAFETY

  • Incident management, investigation and documentation
  • Managing the implementation and Sustenance of Management Systems
  • Managing the maintenance of the legal register through engagement of local authorities (KEBS, DOSH, NEMA, and County Government) on permits, licenses and analysis reporting.
  • Serve as the management representative to communicate all requirements and any changes of management systems.
  • Ensure required standards of health and safety are always maintained in the company premises.
  • Monitor compliance with LK safety requirements through effective management of plant maintenance/monitoring, emergency responses, product stewardship, Permit To Work.

QUALITY

Control

  • Perform the quality control tests on raw materials, environment, final product according to the control plan.
  • Readjust with production, after validation with the formulator.

Assurance

  • Follow- up on calibration schedules of machines and equipment with the production responsible and in the laboratory.
  • Act as a custodian of the organisation management systems - related documented and retained information.
  • Act as a liaison between LK and certification bodies, regulatory bodies, other interested parties in matters related to certification audits, statutory audits/inspections and customer audits.
  • Perform daily field presence to ensure hygiene, food safety and quality standards are met.
  • Participate in a validation of new raw materials/packaging supplier.
  • Assist to handle all requests about non-conformities and deviations from suppliers.
  • Manage consumer/customer complaint and customer satisfaction program.
  • Establish corrective action plans and enforce implementation to reduce the number of customer and consumer complaints.
  • Perform supplier audits
  • Perform internal quality audits

MANAGEMENT 

  • Represent LK in sector bodies and technical committees KEPSA, KAM, KEBS, NEMA, DOSH etc
  • Develop Quality and Food safety culture within the organisation, with training and awareness.

REPORTING

  • Daily record & report to line manager every occurrence of quality control deviations or any remarkable event.
  • Identify issues and submit reports to the line manager on performance and progress.
  • Monthly report to functional Africa Quality Manager and whenever it’s necessary.


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