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TOR for Production and Maintenance Engineer – Hargeisa, Somaliland

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Job Description

Address: North of Haleya, off Berbera Road, Hargeisa, Somaliland

Email: info@tayoplastic.com

Subject: TOR for Production and Maintenance Engineer

Short Introduction of Tayo Plastic Factory

Tayo Plastic Factory is a private company located in Hargeisa and specialized in the manufacturing of plastic items which are needed in the local market. Such business uses plastic injection and blow machines to manufacture its products. The post holder will supervise the work force of the factory to ensure the smooth operation of both technical and production aspects.

Key areas of Work

  1. Ensuring all machines are running in good condition all the time.
  2. Ensuring products are in acceptable qualities with systems in place to recognize and separate defects
  3. Put in place a system to economically manage raw materials.
  4. Ensure all production plans are updated in consultation with sales people and management.
  5. Ensure all staff in the factory are well-trained on key factory technical issues.
  6. Good work behavior and flexibility.

 

  1. Ensuring all machines are running in good condition all the time
  • Conduct major maintenance works of all the machines and plan progressive delegation of minor/major repairs in the long run. Please note there other technical people to assist in this regard but having a background to understand technical aspects of the machines is very important.
  • Ensure all critical risks to the machines are strictly avoided and/or addressed (g. ensuring all crushed materials are magnetized before they go to the machines or enough magnets are available in the right location for all machines).
  • Present a clear plan ensuring a preventive maintenance is regulated versus firefighting emergency repairs.
  • Ensure sufficient lubrication is maintained all the time for all respective machine parts.
  • Recommend sound remedies to all technical issues which may require better focus/attention.
  • Ensure enough spare parts are available mainly for parts which are expected to wear off quickly.
  • Ensure maintenance practices conform to ISO standards.
  • Put in a place a better mold management strategies (mold storage, mold maintenance, mold change, etc).
  • Be able to know or learn “the lean production systems” or “six sigma procedures” in order to lead continuous improvement in the factory.
  1. Ensuring products are in acceptable qualities with systems in place to recognize and separate defects

As a supervisor of all the workshop employees, the production manager is expected to

  • Put in place a system that does not allow defected items to leak into the market.
  • Make necessary efforts to achieve best quality for Tayo products and put in place a mechanism to ensure such quality standards are always maintained and/or further improved.
  • In collaboration with subject expert networks, recommend and implement improved quality standards for Tayo products at all times.
  • Ensure inventory control mechanism are improved and streamlined.
  1. Put in place a system to economically manage raw materials (polymers, packaging, stockpiling).
  • Ensure all crushed materials are used in appropriate ratios with virgin raw materials and putting in place a system to maintain such ratios.
  • Building on the current min-max stock strategies, notify management on any shortage of materials in advance (raw material, packaging material, color materials, etc)
  • Ensure inventory storage is maintained in a way that allow maneuvering within the warehouse.
  • Build on the current inventory management practices while recommending and implementing improved ways
  1. Ensure all production plans are updated in consultation with sales people and management.
  • Building on the current production plans, recommend and implement better and improved production plans.
  • Ensure that any such production plans optimize better use of the raw materials while ensuring timely consultation with the market requirements.
  1. Ensure all staff in the factory are well-trained on key factory technical issues.
  • Present a detailed plan for Tayo employees with clear indicators
  • Ensure such training plan is continually implemented to ensure Tayo Plastic has effective work force.
  • Submit monthly progress reports with regard to staff training and issues related to their wellbeing.
  1. Good work behavior and flexibility.
  • Due to over changing circumstances of the work situation and challenges that a new factory is facing, the production manager is expected to be flexible and endure stress. This includes working in any of the different work shifts (e.g. night shifts).
  • Tayo Plastic factory encourages delegation and discourages any “it is all about me” attitude. This means the post holder will put more emphasis on putting systems for most routine activities with delegated persons being responsible for each category of work within the factory.
  • Attend to resolve any conflicts amicably with colleagues and avoid from participating any conflict of interest.
  • Know that best interest of Tayo Plastic is observed all times and this becomes the benchmark for decision making.
  • Avoid anything that may cause negligence of duties.

Qualifications needed:

Please note that the post holder will have technical staff working under him but a technical background in one or more of the engineering areas below is recommended

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Hydraulic/Pneumatic Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Any experience of managing previous factories or experiences to sales are plus.

Address: North of Haleya, off Berbera Road, Hargeisa, Somaliland

Email: info@tayoplastic.com

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