Job Vacancy – Factory Team Leader in Limuru

  Kevyn Wainaina wrote this on
April 7, 2016 | 1 Comment


Duma Works is recruiting a Factory team leader for one of our clients; a leading supplier of fresh additive-free cheese in Kenya. 

Specific Expectations:

  • The primary purpose of the position is to lead the cheese team in maintaining excellent quality standards and to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • The cheese maker is expected to behave in a manner that will not compromise food safety.
  • The team leader is supposed to teach their team how to maintain controls over the cheese making process.


  • Ensure the cleaning and sanitization of all machinery and equipment is per the standards set in the factory.
  • Ensure the team members have designated tasks to follow throughout the day.
  • Supervise the packing and labeling of the cheese to ensure the dates are correct and the vacuum’s are well-sealed
  • Assist in managing early morning and Sunday cleaning based on the team leader rotating schedule.
  • Getting of all ingredients and raw materials required for the specific cheese processing.
  • Conduct analysis testing; e.g. pH, TA, flocculation time.
  • Care for the cheese during maturation or until it has been released to dispatch team.
  • Make sure all cheese is released correctly to dispatch assisting the factory manager with stock take.
  • Assist factory manager with any wastage recording.
  • Train any new team leaders in the same standards as you make cheese to.
  • Report any quality and food safety issues to the team leader.
  • Ensure proper storage and use of ingredients and raw materials, i.e. packaging materials, labels, etc.
  • Preparation of starter culture as scheduled where necessary.
  • Ensure brine tanks are correctly maintained.
  • Ensure manufacturing sheets are timely, accurately and neatly filled and signed off before leaving daily.
  • Ensure that a control sample of each batch produced is submitted to the QA assistant.
  • Assist in any trials for new cheeses in your cheese type where and when necessary.


  • Daily manufacturing sheets
  • Starter production sheet
  • Early morning cleaning checklists
  • Waste disposal form.



Team Leader Cheese Making

Reports to:

Factory floor supervisor, factory manager & QA manager


To make the highest standard of excellence of a specific cheese type both in hygiene and cheese quality.


 All job descriptions are subject to a periodic review.  Other duties will be assigned occasionally by management. Changes will be discussed prior to or at the time of amendment. 


Applications letters (maximum 2 pages) and detailed CV are to be sent by email to [email protected] marking the subject as “ 2156”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 2156, Barack Obama, 07xxxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through

Deadline for receiving applications: 20th April 2016


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