Current Vacancies at Raino Tech4Impact – May 2024

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Quality Assurance and Production-Fish Value Chain

Job Overview

As a Quality Assurance and Production-Fish value chain, you will be responsible for overseeing all activities and processes related to the fish value chain from the lake all the way to the plate. This includes ensuring that all fish products meet the required quality, safety

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensuring compliance with regulations and standards: The quality assurance manager must stay updated on food safety regulations and industry standards to ensure that the company’s processes and products meet all legal requirements.
  • HACCP Compliance- review and maintain accurate records for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
  • Conducting quality audits: Regularly auditing the production facilities, processes, and products to identify any non-conformities and areas for improvement.
  • Training staff: Providing training to production and quality control staff on quality assurance procedures, best practices, and regulatory requirements.
  • Investigating quality issues: Addressing and resolving any quality-related issues that arise during the production process, including customer complaints and non-compliance with quality standards. Order quality verification
  • Implementing corrective and preventive actions: Developing and implementing corrective and preventive actions to address any quality deficiencies and prevent them from reoccurring in the future
  • Managing quality control documentation: Maintaining accurate records of quality control tests, procedures, and results to ensure traceability and compliance with audit requirements.
  •  Developing policies, Policy review and updates, Certificates of compliance tracking for renewals
  • Product Development – Collaborating with cross-functional teams to develop new products and improve existing ones. Lead research to support product development and improvement initiatives.
  • Cold room management – Ensuring the cold rooms are well maintained and meet the required hygiene standards. Possess knowledge of required cold room temperatures for various meat products.
  • Employee management and production oversight -Plan and coordinate production operations to ensure targets are met.
  • Incident/Accident Management -Act as the health and safety chairperson, hence overseeing the implementation of the health and safety policy and procedures.
  • Daily, Weekly and Monthly QA Reporting

QUALIFICATIONS, KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  •  Diploma/Bachelor’s degree in Meat technology, Animal science, Food science and biochemistry.
  •  Certification in HACCP, ISO certification, FSMS or any other relevant quality certification will be an added advantage.
  •  Minimum of 2 years relevant experience as a quality assurance.
  •  Experience working in an FMCG industry.
  •  Demonstrated experience in general oversight of the quality management and the production process especially in the meat industry.
  •  Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  •  Ability to lead a team.

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Poultry Production and Packaging Expert

Position Overview:

are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Poultry Production and Packaging expert to join our team. The Poultry production and Packaging expert will play a key role in planning and setting up our chicken processing facility. The ideal candidate must have extensive experience in the chicken production industry, with a focus on compliance, equipment procurement, waste management, hygiene, and sanitation

Responsibilities:

Compliance and Permits:

  •  Identify and secure the necessary permits and approvals required for constructing and operating a chicken processing plant in the chosen location, specifically from Kiambu County.
  •  Ensure compliance with environmental regulations and National Construction Authority regulations.

Equipment Procurement:

  •  Identify and procure specific equipment and machinery required for the chicken processing plant, considering factors such as processing capacity, automation, and sanitation standards.
  •  Source equipment from reputable suppliers, ensuring compliance with industry regulations.

Waste Management:

  •  Develop a comprehensive waste management plan for by-products offals and effluent .
  •  Oversee the installation of appropriate waste disposal systems in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Hygiene and Sanitation:

  •  Plan for sanitation stations throughout the facility.
  •  Supervise the installation of proper drainage systems to facilitate effective and thorough cleaning.

Emergency Procedures:

  •  Develop and communicate emergency evacuation plans.
  •  Oversee the installation of necessary safety equipment, including fire extinguishers and first aid kits.

Training Programs:

  •  Plan and implement employee training programs, ensuring that all staff is educated on safety protocols and hygiene practices.
  •  Train and supervise a team of farm and facility workers, ensuring that they follow safety protocols and best practices in chicken production.
  •  Train on how to Implement and enforce biosecurity protocols to minimize the risk of disease outbreaks and contamination.

Farmers Productivity Program:

  •  Design a farmers’ feed access program in collaboration with a fintech inventory  financing program.
  •  Develop and implement strategies to optimize production efficiency and achieve production targets, while ensuring the welfare and health of the chickens

Testing and Commissioning:

  •  Conduct thorough testing of all equipment and systems before full operation.
  •  Oversee the commissioning of the facility in stages to identify and rectify any issues that may arise.

Documentation:

  •  Maintain comprehensive documentation of construction plans, permits, and compliance certificates.
  •  Train in house staff on maintenance of accurate records of machinery and equipment performance
  •  Keep records of equipment manuals and warranties for future reference.

Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Animal production and health, Animal science, Veterinary, or any other course in the relevant field.
  •  Proven ten years experience in chicken production, processing, and packaging with a strong understanding of poultry husbandry, nutrition, health, and welfare.
  •  Experience in providing extension services to poultry farmers.
  •  In-depth knowledge of compliance, permits, and regulations in the poultry industry.
  •  Good understanding of farm economics and cost management
  •  Strong project management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and budgets.
  •  Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  •  Familiarity with waste management and environmental sustainability practices.
  •  Willingness to work irregular hours and be available on-call in case of emergencies.

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