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Refrigeration Technician


General Information
Location: Athi River, Kenya
Area of work: Engineering
Reporting to: Head of Engineering
Ideal Start Date: 1st November 2019
 Job Description
Our client is a leading multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer and the world’s leading provider of healthcare solutions today. They specialize in different product groups ranging from Dialysis, Surgical instrumentation, Clinical Nutrition, Stoma Care, Infection Prevention, Anesthesia and Intensive Care products among others. They recently acquired a plant in Kenya and are seeking to fill the position of a Refrigeration Technician.
The Refrigeration Mechanics will repair, install and troubleshoot refrigeration systems.
Responsibilities
·         Install New Refrigeration Systems.
·         Repair and Upgrade Refrigeration Systems
·         Troubleshooting, replace parts and run tests to ensure the systems is working properly following repairs
·         Maintain Existing Refrigeration Systems
·         Performing preventive maintenance on refrigeration systems
Qualifications
·         Diploma/Certificate in Refrigeration
·         2-5 years’ experience in installation, maintenance and repair of Refrigeration systems.
·         Technical understanding, troubleshooting and safety management.
·         30 min MTTR and recording data for MTBF detection.
·         100%Refrigeration plants availability
·         Zero accidents in section/department.
·         100% maintenance of all refrigeration systems as per SOP.
·         Good written and oral communication skills.
·         Computer literate

Production Chemist

General Information
Location: Athi River, Kenya
Area of work: Production Department
Reporting to: Production Manager
Ideal Start Date: 1st November 2019
Job Description
Our client is a leading multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer and the world’s leading provider of healthcare solutions today. They specialize in different product groups ranging from Dialysis, Surgical instrumentation, Clinical Nutrition, Stoma Care, Infection Prevention, Anesthesia and Intensive Care products among others. They recently acquired a plant in Kenya and are seeking to fill the position of a Production Chemist.
The Production Chemist is involved in running water treatment plant, dispensing required quantities of chemical raw materials and preparation of pharmaceutical products.
Responsibilities
·         Running water treatment plant
·         Requisition of materials in liaison with QA and Stores.
·         Preparation of formulations
·         Analysis of process deviation.
·         Receive and execute production plans.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or Biotechnology.
·         2-5 Years of experience in a similar role in a busy manufacturing company.
·         Good knowledge of GMP & GDP
·         Good written and oral communication skills.

Quality Control Microbiology Analyst

General Information
Location: Athi River, Kenya
Area of work: Quality Control Department
Reporting to: Quality Control Manager
Ideal Start Date: 1st November 2019
Job Description
 Our client is a leading multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer and the world’s leading provider of healthcare solutions today. They specialize in different product groups ranging from Dialysis, Surgical instrumentation, Clinical Nutrition, Stoma Care, Infection Prevention, Anesthesia and Intensive Care products among others. They recently acquired a plant in Kenya and are seeking to fill the position of a Quality Control Microbiology Analyst.
The analyst will be involved in activities related to microbiology analysis for starting materials and finished products.
 Responsibilities
·         Observation of laboratory safety.
·         Receipt, quarantine and release of raw materials, packaging materials and finished pharmaceutical products.
·         Sampling and analysis of raw materials, packaging materials, in process samples and finished pharmaceutical product samples.
·         Documentation of all laboratory activities and results.
·         Review of Laboratory out-of-specifications (OOS) and failure investigations.
·         Generation of operating and testing procedures.
·         Qualification, operation, maintenance, calibration and performance monitoring of lab equipment and instruments.
·         Verification and validation of microbiological test procedures
·         Stability studies for finished pharmaceutical products.
·         Disinfectant – evaluation and monitoring.
·         Environmental monitoring.
·         Sterilizing of production garments.
·         Media preparation and handling of reference organisms.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or Biotechnology.
·         2-5 years of experience in a similar role.
·         Good understanding of GLP & GMP

Quality Control Chemistry Analyst

General Information
Location: Athi River, Kenya
Area of work: Quality Control Department
Reporting to: Quality Control Manager
Ideal Start Date: 1st November 2019
Job Description
Our client is a leading multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer and the world’s leading provider of healthcare solutions today. They specialize in different product groups ranging from Dialysis, Surgical instrumentation, Clinical Nutrition, Stoma Care, Infection Prevention, Anesthesia and Intensive Care products among others. They recently acquired a plant in Kenya and are seeking to fill the position of a Quality Control Chemistry Analyst.
The analyst will be involved in activities related to chemistry analysis.
Responsibilities
·         Observation of laboratory safety.
·         Receipt, quarantine and release of raw materials, packaging materials and finished pharmaceutical products.
·         Sampling and analysis of raw materials, packaging materials, in process samples and finished pharmaceutical product samples.
·         Documentation of all laboratory activities and results.
·         Review of Laboratory out-of-specifications (OOS) and failure investigations.
·         Generation of operating and testing procedures.
·         Qualification, operation, maintenance, calibration and performance monitoring of lab equipment and instruments.
·         Instrumental analysis including chromatography, spectrophotometry, amongst others.
·         Verification and validation of chemical analytical test procedures.
·         Stability studies for finished pharmaceutical products.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or Biochemistry.
·         2-5 Years of experience in a similar role
·         Good knowledge of GMP & GLP

Quality Assurance Officer

General Information
Location: Athi River, Kenya
Area of work: Quality Assurance Department
Reporting to: Quality Operations Manager
Ideal Start Date: 1st November 2019
Job Description
Our client is a leading multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer and the world’s leading provider of healthcare solutions today. They specialize in different product groups ranging from Dialysis, Surgical instrumentation, Clinical Nutrition, Stoma Care, Infection Prevention, Anesthesia and Intensive Care products among others. They recently acquired a plant in Kenya and are seeking to fill the position of a Quality Assurance Officer.
The QA Officer will play a crucial role in the Manufacturing process by averting non conforming activities thus guaranteeing products in terms of safety and efficacy.
 Responsibilities
1.   Enforcement of cGMP.
2.   Identify gaps in GMP implementation and appropriate mitigations.
3.   Interpret and enforce implementation of quality assurance standards.
4.   Evaluate the effectiveness of laid down procedures and identify the need to review them.
5.   Monitor production process, and inspection of materials and products to ensure finished pharmaceutical product quality
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology.
·         3-5 Years of experience in a similar role in the Pharmaceutical Industry
·         Good knowledge of Pharmaceutical Quality Management Systems &GLP
·         Conversant with WHO –GMP
·         Computer literate
·         Good written and oral communication skills

Machine Operator

General Information 
Location: Athi River, Kenya
Area of work: Engineering
Reporting to: Production Manager
Ideal Start Date: 1st November 2019
Job Description
Our client is a leading multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer and the world’s leading provider of healthcare solutions today. They specialize in different product groups ranging from Dialysis, Surgical instrumentation, Clinical Nutrition, Stoma Care, Infection Prevention, Anesthesia and Intensive Care products among others. They recently acquired a plant in Kenya and are seeking to fill the position of a Machine Operator.
Monitor and operate the production machines to ensure product quality is maintained.
Operate and keep Material handling and preparation section machines/equipment in clean condition
Responsibilities
·         Operate and monitor all systems in an efficient manner ensuring that all work is undertaken in compliance with the operating procedures, legislation and the codes of practice.
·         Logging accurate incidents/events via the electronic daily log.
·         Deal effectively & efficiently with emergencies;
·         Ensure that the duty shift is run smoothly.
·         Report equipment failure to maximize operation of the system.
·         Report all events and actions taken in a clear, legible and accurate written format.
·         Ensure completion of daily reporting documents.
·         Consistently update own technical knowledge.
·         Carry out operations in as directed by the production manager;
·         Continuous monitoring and physical check of machines and the production line.
·         Ensure machine cleanliness and all floors are free from trip hazards.
·         Ensure continuous and smooth feed of materials in order to attain shift targets set by company.
·         Ensure good material utilization to minimize wastage and cost of production.
·         Report any production anomaly or machine malfunction to the engineering team for further action to be taken.
·         Ensure high moral standards and a team player
·         Ensure personal safety and the safety of other workers.
·         Ensure proper use of PPEs
·         Handle any other duties assigned by management from time to time
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production Option) or Electrical Engineering.
·         2-5 years of experience in a similar role in a busy food or pharmaceutical manufacturing company will be an added advantage.
·         Previous experience working with BFS & FFS Machines will be an added advantage
·         Zero undetected process deviation.
·         Zero accidents in section/department
·         Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a wide range of people.
·         Be prepared to work with minimum supervision or part of a team.
·         Ability to work under pressure and with shifts as may be required from time to time
·         Good written and oral communication skills.
·         Computer literate

Certified Boiler Operator

General Information
Location: Athi River, Kenya
Area of work: Engineering
Reporting to: Head of Engineering
Ideal Start Date: 1st November 2019
 Job Description 
Our client is a leading multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer and the world’s leading provider of healthcare solutions today. They specialize in different product groups ranging from Dialysis, Surgical instrumentation, Clinical Nutrition, Stoma Care, Infection Prevention, Anesthesia and Intensive Care products among others. They recently acquired a plant in Kenya and are seeking to fill the position of a Certified Boiler Operator.
Ensure proper operation of boiler, supply of steam to process plant and running, repairing and maintaining boilers systems.
 Responsibilities
·         Operate and monitor the boilers in an efficient manner ensuring that all work is undertaken in compliance with the operating procedures, legislation and the codes of practice.
·         Ensure standard operating procedures for boiler startup and boiler shutdown are duly followed and adhered to.
·         Ensure proper operation of boiler and supply of steam to process plant.
·         Ensure good fuel utilization to minimize wastage and cost of production
·         Maintenance of Boiler as per established schedules
·         Conduct troubleshoot & repair malfunction of Boiler.
·         Responsible for all, regulatory compliance and any other pertinent operations requirements for the boiler systems.
·         Ensure boiler is in good safe working condition at all times.
·         Ensure Shift logbook is duly filled and signed off at end of shift.
·         Continuous check of boiler operations to ensure smooth and balanced running of boiler parameters.
·         Ensure to carry out boiler blow downs as stipulated in boiler operating manual/SOP.
·         Immediately report faulty electrical/mechanical/instrumentation systems to relevant personnel.
·         Keep track of boiler steam production and boiler fuel utilization.
·         Keep clear inventory of fuel usage and ensure proper utilization of the same.
·         Ability to work under pressure and with shifts as may be required from time to time
·         Ensure high moral standards and be a team player
·         Ensure personal safety and the safety of other workers.
·         Ensure proper use of PPEs
·         Review of operational and maintenance procedures.
·         The duties can be changed or added at the discretion of the management.
·         Keep good reporting channel, and avoid over communication.
·         Handle any other duties assigned by management from time to time
Qualifications
·         Certificate in Boiler Operation and Maintenance
·         2-5 years of experience in boiler operation
·         Previous experience with wood fired boiler is an added advantage.
·         Able to maintain legible and accurate records/paperwork as required.
·         A working knowledge of safety guidelines and problem solving abilities.

Electrical Maintenance Technician

General Information
Location: Athi River, Kenya
Area of work: Engineering
Reporting to: Head of Engineering
Ideal Start Date: 1st November 2019
 Job Description
Our client is a leading multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer and the world’s leading provider of healthcare solutions today. They specialize in different product groups ranging from Dialysis, Surgical instrumentation, Clinical Nutrition, Stoma Care, Infection Prevention, Anesthesia and Intensive Care products among others. They recently acquired a plant in Kenya and are seeking to fill the position of a Electrical Technician.
Provides operational power by maintaining electrical systems, regular test check and modifies experimental and/or operational electrical control equipment, circuitry and components according to engineering specifications in industrial plants;
Diagnoses causes of malfunctions or failures, recommends modification or replacement of failed equipment and performs preventive/corrective maintenance.
 Responsibilities:
·         Ensure standard operating procedures are fully adhered to at all operations.
·         Ensure to tag all machines under maintenance and un-tag them for operation.
·         Timely fault diagnosis to minimize on critical down time.
·         Read, interpret and actualize electrical diagram on MCCs.
·         Control circuit installations for AC voltages up to 415Vac.
·         Motor installations, trial and testing in accordance with stipulated operating standards
·         Lighting installations indoors and outdoors and servicing of the same
·         Data collection on electrical equipment for the purpose of condition monitoring,
·         Performing preventive maintenance on electrical equipment including but not limited to; motors, lighting, generators, workshop equipment and hand operated equipment.
·         Daily report writing and hand over to next shift.
·         Maintains supplies inventory by checking electrical material stock to determine inventory levels; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for electrical material;
·         Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
·         Ensure personal safety and the safety of others while undertaking their duties.
·         Proper use of PPEs
·         Advice the company on areas of improvement to maximize output and reduce breakdowns
·         Participate in Energy Audit Report and its execution
Qualifications
·         Degree/Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
·         5 years’ experience in installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems.
·         Technical understanding, troubleshooting and safety management.
·         30 min MTTR and recording data for MTBF detection.
·         100% plant availability electrically.
·         95% availability of electrical test tools.
·         Zero accidents in section/department.
·         100% electrical machine maintenance as per SOP.
·         Good written and oral communication skills.
·         Computer literate
·         Good interpersonal relationship.

Lab Compliance Officer

General Information
Location: Athi River, Kenya
Area of work: Quality Assurance Department
Reporting to: Quality Operations Manager
Ideal Start Date: 1st November 2019
Job Description
Our client is a leading multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer and the world’s leading provider of healthcare solutions today. They specialize in different product groups ranging from Dialysis, Surgical instrumentation, Clinical Nutrition, Stoma Care, Infection Prevention, Anesthesia and Intensive Care products among others. They recently acquired a plant in Kenya and are seeking to fill the position of a Lab Compliance Officer.
The Lab Compliance Officer will play a crucial role in the Manufacturing process by averting non conforming activities thus guaranteeing products in terms of safety and efficacy.
 Responsibilities:
·         Enforcement of GMP.
·         Identify gaps in GMP implementation and appropriate mitigations.
·         Interpret and enforce implementation of quality assurance standards.
·         Evaluate the effectiveness of laid down procedures and identify the need to review them.
·         Monitor production process, and inspection of materials and products to ensure finished pharmaceutical product quality
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology.
·         3-5 Years of experience in a similar role in the Pharmaceutical Industry
·         Good knowledge of Pharmaceutical Quality Management Systems &GLP
·         Conversant with WHO –GMP
·         Computer literate
·         Good written and oral communication skills
How to Apply
Applicants can upload their CVs and application letters onto the website www.nftconsult.com as well as view the detailed Job description.
Deadline for receipt of applications is 15th October 2019.
Note that only applications in MS Word or PDF will be considered. We are an equal opportunity employer and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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