Job Opening – Shift Supervisor in Nairobi

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December 14, 2015 | No Comments

Shift Supervisor 2

Duma Works is recruiting a Shift Supervisor for one of our clients, a leading manufacturer of woven polypropylene (PP) laminated and unlaminated sacks and fabrics, serving numerous industries around the world and providing them with a strong, dependable and economical packaging solution.



  • Coordinate intervening activities from the receipt of raw material to dispatch of final product.
    To plan production activities including what bags to print; what to cut and also to ensure staff are performing to optimum levels and all personnel are not idle


  • Control raw material mixing and formulation to ensure high quality output at lowest cost possible
  • Coordinate the operation of production equipment to achieve the set output levels;
  • Monitor plant and staff performance so as to attain planned production output;
  • Ensure plant equipment are run in a safe and efficient way;
  • Liaise with the Engineering & Maintenance Manager for effective corrective and preventive maintenance of production equipment;
  • Lead the technical teams in identifying plant challenges and develop short and long term action plans to address these challenges;
  • Plan short term and involved in long term planning of production targets;
  • Ensuring the production area is clean;
  • Provide technical input in the procurement process;
  • Identify opportunities to make production process more efficient;


Academic Qualifications

  • Degree/Diploma in plastics engineering, Chemical engineering with focus on plastics or similar products
    -Must have correct technical skill set


  • 10 years or more relevant production and supervisory experience; must be familiar with the manufacture of extruded woven polypropylene bags;
  • Must have worked in MANUFACTURING environment;
  • Added benefit to have worked on Starlinger or Windmoeller & Holscher machines


  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and decision-making skills
  • Strong coaching and supervisory skills
  • Must have working knowledge of English language


  • Requires a valid passport

Department: Production
Direct report:Factory Manager
Supervises: Production staff


Application letters and detailed CV are to be sent by email to [email protected] marking the subject as “1981”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 1981, Barack Obama, 07xxxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through

Deadline for receiving applications: 5th February 2016


* When applying to any job through Duma Works, you can expect that after you apply, you will receive a confirmation email, and then an SMS alert asking you to take a basic screening test over SMS. The SMS with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test, and if you ever have any issues with the process, please reach out to 0702093793.

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