Massive Recruitment in Olivado EPZ, Kenya

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Olivado EPZ Limited is an agribusiness company involved in the processing of avocado oil and also export of fresh avocados from contracted farmers.
We are looking for a qualified technician who will be engaged on a contract basis.
The ideal candidates should meet the following qualifications and be ready for the specified tasks.
Qualification Requirements
·         Minimum Diploma in Agriculture engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
·         At least 1 year working experience in plant maintenance.
·         Knowledge of HACCP, GMP, BRC, FSSC, ISO 22000-2005, GG and other food management systems.
·         Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to work with minimal supervision on daily tasks, keen and articulate on details.
·         Experience in avocado packaging will be an added advantage.
Key Tasks
·         In charge of supervising the routine and corrective maintenance of the factory / pack house machines and entire production machines.
·         Advise other staff on maintenance requirements.
·         Trains newly recruited staff and conduct refresher trainings for workers involved in the factory maintenance works and consequently maintains training attendance records.
·         Reports any anomaly in the factory (Civil, mechanical/ electrical) to the Packhouse manager.
·         Ensure that effective correction and corrective action arising due to non-compliances observed in the maintenance works are conducted.
·         Maintenance of corrective action and preventive maintenance records for all engineering works.
·         Supervision of engineering contractors while on site.
·         Other duties assigned by the Packhouse manager.


We are looking for a qualified Quality Control Assistant who will be engaged on a contract basis.
The ideal candidates should meet the following qualifications and be ready for the specified tasks.
Qualification Requirements
·         A Diploma / Degree in Agriculture / Horticulture / Food Science or related discipline.
·         At least 1 year working experience in quality management in a food industry.
·         Knowledge of HACCP, GMP, BRC, FSSC, ISO 22000-2005, GG and other food management systems.
·         Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to work with minimal supervision on daily tasks, keen and articulate on details.
·         Experience in avocado packaging will be an added advantage.
Key Tasks
·         Checking the efficiency of the mass size sorting machine and the weight of the packed cartons.
·         Ensuring that the daily intake, rejects and waste register is completed.
·         Conduct sampling as per protocol for avocado shipping sample testing.
·         Complete the shipping sample book.
·         Randomly verify carton weights and complete the packing random weight check form.
·         Verify the output from the random mass size sorters and complete Mass size sorter form.
·         Regularly determine the plant operating capacity.


We are looking for a qualified Fruit Reception Attendantwho will be engaged on a contract basis.
The ideal candidates should meet the following qualifications and be ready for the specified tasks.
Qualification Requirements
·         Minimum Diploma in Agriculture / Horticulture / Food Science or related discipline.
·         At least 1 year working experience in quality management in a food industry.
·         Knowledge of HACCP, GMP, BRC, FSSC, ISO 22000-2005, GG and other food management systems.
·         Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to work with minimal supervision on daily tasks, keen and articulate on details.
·         Experience in avocado packaging will be an added advantage.
Key Tasks
·         To ensure that all personnel working in the avocado receiving area and those feeding packing lines know their responsibility and are fully trained.
·         To oversee the smooth running and repairs of all machinery in the fruit receiving area of the Packhouse.
·         To participate in quality control including raw material assessment and sampling.
·         To ensure that all fruits received have attained the clear to pick time and that they are mature as per quality specification.
·         To train workers involved in produce reception on hygiene requirements and raw material reception and handling procedures.
·         To complete Transport vehicle inspection and maintenance checklist.
·         Maintenance of pest control record/ book.
·         Ensuring that hygiene instructions and procedures are implemented at the reception area.
·         Inspection of weighing balances and trolleys before use to ascertain that they are in good working order.
·         Weighing of received fruits from each consignment and preparation of good received note.
·         Maintenance of clean working environment by ensuring all waste is appropriately disposed in good time.
·         Other duties allocated by the pack house manager.


We are looking for a qualified Grading / Packing Assistant who will be engaged on a contract basis.
The ideal candidates should meet the following qualifications and be ready for the specified tasks.
Qualification Requirements
·         Minimum Diploma in Agriculture / Horticulture / Food Science or related discipline.

·         At least 1 year working experience in quality management in a food industry.
·         Knowledge of HACCP, GMP, BRC, FSSC, ISO 22000-2005, GG and other food management systems.
·         Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to work with minimal supervision on daily tasks, keen and articulate on details.
·         Experience in avocado packaging will be an added advantage.
Key Tasks
·         Visual Inspection of fruits before placing them in boxes to ensure they are of sound quality.
·         To maintain a record of packing date, number of boxes and fruit counts packed.
·         To record supplier traceability number (batch codes) and number of boxes per each code.
·         To ensure workers wash and dry their hands before commencing duty.
·         Checking establishments and workplaces to ensure that the place is safe and is not hazardous for the workers and for ensuring production of safe food.
·         Inspects the buildings and such to ensure that the place is free from pest or dirt.
·         Inform the workers about the condition and how to maintain cleanliness in the area.
·         Ensuring correctness of stock inventory for materials within the store.
·         Supervising reception and issuing of all stored materials.
·         Ensuring Occupational Health and Safety measures are functional and adhered to at the stores.
·         To ensure that only quality fruits are allowed to proceed for packing process.
·         Visual inspection of fruits moving on a conveyor belt.
·         To sort all out of specification fruits as per sorting procedure.
·         To ensure that the sorting line is well maintained.


We are looking for a qualified Laboratory Assistant to fill for a vacant position.
The ideal candidates should meet the following qualifications and be ready for the specified tasks.
Qualification Requirements
·         Possess a minimum of a certificate in food science or any science related course.
·         At least 1 year working experience in quality in the food industry.
·         Have knowledge of HACCP, GMP, ISO 22000-2005 and other food management systems.
·         Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to work with minimal supervision on daily tasks, Keen and articulate on details.
·         Experience in oil processing will be an added advantage.
Key Tasks
·         Sample and analyse all raw materials & advice accordingly.
·         Inspect the finished product before transferred to finished product room, packed, labelled and coded.
·         Conduct a pre-operative inspection prior to start of activities in the production area.
1) Cleanliness of the area, equipment and personnel.
2) Availability of hygiene consumables [ soap/sanitizers, water etc]
·         Machine and equipment calibration [temperatures/ weights].
·         Ensure all staff adheres to hygiene code during processing and handling of final products e.g. hand washing, mouth masks etc.
·         Ensure cold rooms/cool stores temperature are monitored 3 times daily and recorded.
·         Randomly check the arrangement of products inside the cold rooms/cool stores to ensure it can facilitate air circulation and ensure good housekeeping.
·         Assist in documentation, especially in traceability records
·         Active participation in food safety system and actively participate in Audits.
·         Participate in sensory evaluation of the products
·         Carry out systematic checks, line quality analysis of the products Organoleptic.
·         Any other duty as may be allocated by your supervisor from time to time.


We are looking for a qualified Coldroom / Palletizing Assistant who will be engaged on a contract basis.
The ideal candidates should meet the following qualifications and be ready for the specified tasks.
Qualification Requirements
·         A minimum of diploma in a food related discipline
·         At least one years’ experience in the packing and export of avocado fruits.
·         Training in hygiene, food safety and quality management systems.
·         Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to work with minimal supervision on daily tasks, keen and articulate on details.
·         A certificate in a discipline related to food technology will be an added advantage.
Key Tasks
·         Inspect the cold room for its general state of hygiene.
·         Inspect glass and fluorescent light to confirm their sound status.
·         Ensure used cleaning and sanitizing chemicals used are compatible with food safety requirements.
·         Monitor temperature measuring equipment (thermometer) and ensure that the readings are within the allowable range as per monitoring procedure and ensure proper records are maintained.
·         Train workers involved in cold room storage operation on all the requirements of the Olivado Fresh Internal Management System and food safety and Quality requirements.
·         Ensure cartons are stacked neatly, labels are attached, and strapping carried out as per the requirement.
·         Ensure quantity packed is as per the instruction of the Packhouse Management.
·         Other duties allocated by the Packhouse Manager or the food safety team.


We are looking for a qualified Packhouse Administrative Assistant who will be engaged on a contract basis.
The ideal candidates should meet the following qualifications and be ready for the specified tasks.
Qualification Requirements
·         Diploma or above qualification in a discipline related to office administration and or procurement.
·         Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
·         Excellent organizational and leadership skills
·         Familiarity with office management procedures and basic accounting principles
·         Excellent knowledge of computer packaging
·         Qualifications in secretarial studies will be an advantage
Key Tasks
·         Coordinate office activities and operations to ensure efficiency and compliance to company policies.
·         Supervise staff and divide responsibilities to ensure optimal performance.
·         Manage agendas/travel arrangements/appointments etc. for staff, visitors and contractors.
·         Manage phone calls and correspondence (e-mail, letters, packages etc.)
·         Support budgeting and bookkeeping procedures.
·         Create and update workers records and databases.
·         Track stocks of supplies and place orders when necessary.
·         Submit timely reports and prepare presentations/proposals as assigned.
·         Keep an update register of Packhouse workers.
·         Liaise with Olivado EPZ accounts department to ensure all financial related matters including workers payments and payment to suppliers is completed on schedule.

Suitably qualified individuals should submit their application together with scanned copies of qualification certificates and testimonials to dennis@olivado.com before 29th January 2018.

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