Jobs and Vacancies in Watervale Investments, Kenya

About Watervale Investments: Watervale Investments is a young and quickly-growing company serving Kenya’s furniture industry.
Backed by European and American investment, our mission is to make quality furniture more available and affordable to millions of Kenyans. We believe in being a fair and honest employer and providing our employees with opportunity based on performance and merit.
About the Position: We are seeking a Production Officer to work in mattress production. This is a key role that ensures that all the goods that are manufactured meet specifications. The ideal production officer has in manufacturing and has some experience in the furniture industry
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Deliver products to the logistics and distribution team on time
·         Monitor production and adjust schedules to ensure our clients’ needs are met
·         Liaise with other departments (e.g. distribution and logistics, management, administration)
·         Set production targets and ensure they are met
·         Ensure efficient management of raw material inventory and determine optimum stock and re-order levels
·         Identify the resources needed in production and advise management.
Manage the production team
·         Draw the work schedule for the production team
·         Evaluate the performance of production staff
·         Assist in the hiring and training of production staff
·         Ensure health and safety guidelines are followed
·         Ensure enforcement of all organizational SOP’s as relates to production is done.
·         Make sure all personnel on the floor are trained
·         Together with maintenance ensure all the equipment on the floor is serviced regularly and is in working condition.
·         Ensure good are produced efficiently at an optimum cost, striving towards continuous improvement.
Quality assurance
·         Implement quality-control programs
·         Monitor product standards at various levels of production and at the point of release
·         Troubleshoot on any quality issues that arise
·         Ensure proper maintenance of equipment and machines
·         Conduct regular quality training for the production team
QUALIFICATIONS
At Watervale Investments, we seek new team members who are first and foremost eager to learn and grow in their roles. We put less of an emphasis on formal qualifications and look carefully at candidates’ abilities, experience and character.
Any candidate who feels they can undertake the responsibilities above to a high standard is welcome to apply.
Candidates should demonstrate the following in their application materials:
·         Strong organizational and record keeping skills, including the ability to develop operational tools in Microsoft Excel
·         Strong attention to details and ability to deliver on assigned tasks with independence and little supervision
·         Strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to relate well with direct reports, customers and colleagues.
·         Candidates with at least 2 years management experience managing a team of at least 10 preferable.
·         Strong professional references demonstrating professional accomplishment and trustworthiness
·         Eagerness to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team
·         Knowledge of good manufacturing practices and and lean manufacturing policies and procedures.
·         Technical background (process, chemical, mechanical or production engineering have an advantage) with 3-5 years experience.
·         Experience in the furniture experience preferred but not required.
Competitive salary for junior management position, participation in a private pension scheme, opportunity for advancement and coaching by the company’s senior management.
How to Apply
Click HERE to apply online.

About the Position: We are seeking a Quality Officer to help with planning and logistics within the company. This is a key role that ensures that all the goods that are manufactured meet specifications.
The ideal quality officer has worked in a well established company that has a quality management system.
Responsibilities:
·         Work with production and operations to develop and implement SOPs that will guide the quality department.
·         Ensure that no defective goods leave the warehouse
·         Approves incoming materials by confirming specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; rejecting and returning unacceptable materials.
·         Documents inspection results by completing reports and logs; summarizing re-work and waste; inputting data into quality database.
·         Works with production to ensure that we’re working on continuous improvement to increase efficiency and decrease waste
·         Perform tests on finished goods to ensure that we’re conforming to internal and external standards.
·         Create testing protocols across all production lines to troubleshoot processes in line.
·         Ensure all measuring equipment is well calibrated and working within their specifications.
·         Ensure that we’re conforming to both local and international quality standards.
·         Ensure that documents that relate to quality and controlled and only up to date version are accessible to other employees.
Qualifications
At Watervale Investments, we seek new team members who are first and foremost eager to learn and grow in their roles. We put less of an emphasis on formal qualifications and look carefully at candidates’ abilities, experience and character.
Any candidate who feels they can undertake the responsibilities above to a high standard is welcome to apply.
Candidates should demonstrate the following in their application materials:
·         At least 2 years working in quality control preferable.
·         Experience working in a company that has a well established quality management system.
·         Experience working with ISO, ASTM or KEBS standards
·         Eagerness to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team
·         Out of the box thinker
·         Multi-tasker who can think on their feet and work
Competitive salary for junior management position, participation in a private pension scheme, opportunity for advancement and coaching by the company’s senior management.
How to Apply
Click HERE to apply online

About the Position: We are seeking an Maintenance Officer to help with maintenance needs. This is a key role which will ensure that our equipment in the factory is well serviced and we are doing both preventive and corrective maintenance on time and correctly.
The ideal maintenance officer understands best practice when it comes to maintenance is able to recommend and implement policies and procedures that will guide maintenance of machines.
Responsibilities:
·         Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, compressors, pneumatic tools and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
·         Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance.
·         Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
·         Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
·         Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
·         Prepares mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Qualifications
At Watervale Investments, we seek new team members who are first and foremost eager to learn and grow in their roles. We put less of an emphasis on formal qualifications and look carefully at candidates’ abilities, experience and character.
Any candidate who feels they can undertake the responsibilities above to a high standard is welcome to apply.
Candidates should demonstrate the following in their application materials:
·         Preference for a diploma in electrical engineering. Experience will be considered in lieu of educational background.
·         3-5 years’ experience working in a maintenance position in an established company.
·         Ability to prepare and implement preventive maintenance plans.
·         Eagerness to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team
·         Experience managing other maintenance staff preferred.
·         Experience maintaining PLCs, motors and other factory equipment
Competitive salary for junior management position, participation in a private pension scheme, opportunity for advancement and coaching by the company’s senior management.
How to Apply
Click HERE to apply online.

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