2 New Job Vacancies at Biotan Group Limited – Various Posts

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About BIOTAN
BIOTAN GROUP LIMITED is a processor and exporter of Organic Cashew Nuts. We are working with small holder farmers and groups as the supplier of cashew nuts to our processing facility.
Our farmers are certified organic according to EU and NOP regulation. Our processing facility is based in Dar es Salaam, Mbagala Industrial Area.

BIOTAN GROUP LIMITED is a company that is dedicated to organic and ethical business practices as well as to develop a sustainable enterprise that manages a value chain for organic farming products (cashew nuts) from Tanzania.

Food Processing Quality Control Technician
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.
Job Description
The Food processing quality control technician will be responsible for inspecting and testing the raw materials and products (before, in-process, and final) to make sure they meet with BIOTAN´s Quality and Food Safety Specifications which are oriented along international food standards. All our products are Organic certified according to European and North American regulations.

People in these positions need to be detail oriented, willing to keep excellent records, and have good communication skills.
The Quality Control Technician enables conformance to specification through the verification of quality control protocols and/or monitoring of sampling and testing plans applied to packaging and product.

You will work in close cooperation with the Supervisors to collect production related information.
Your strong software skills in MS Excel will help you to ensure proper data documentation and records keeping as well as to make in-depth data analyses and prepare daily/weekly/monthly and seasonal reports.

You are responsible for the reduction of food safety incidents and non-quality costs by the immediate escalation of any out of conformance condition detected during verification activities.
Also, in this role you will support the maintenance of quality knowledge and skills required through training of Production Team Members.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment and/or previous quality control experience in a food-related industry.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes from hot to cold, dust

Responsibilities

  • Data collection and analyses of production data from different departments
  • Responsible for shift-based quality verification or monitoring activities for packaging and finished product
  • Verify conformance of finished product and/or in-process for sensory attributes and participate in site sensory panels
  • Verify conformance of finished product attributes and product defects following quality approved standards and procedures (UNECE, AFI)
  • Verify proper execution of packaging and labeling to ensure correct packaging is used and product traceability is not compromised
  • Verify scale calibration accuracy
  • Provides quality related information to operators to enable quality control activities.
  • Escalate to process areas any out of conformance incidents and collaborate in trouble shooting providing all information needed on product quality attributes until process and product are back in control and this will include sending out daily report on quality verification checks
  • Identify and isolate out-of-specification materials, including placing product on hold, initiating non-conformances and escalating to the correct associates.
  • They are expected to collaborate closely with material handling area to ensure all non-conforming products are captured in house
  • Support/lead calibration program activities to ensure overall QMP compliance.
  • Verifies that procedures to complete quality related documentation are properly executed and information in the records is complete
  • Provides coaching and training to associates to ensure proper QMP understanding, execution of quality control protocols, data accuracy and proper record management controlD
  • Developa HACCP team and Internal Auditors group to support quality and food safety continuous improvement program
  • Develop and conduct programs of sampling and analysis
  • Assist in developing and conducting sampling and analysis
  • Assist in development of standards, health and safety measures (HACCP, BRC)
  • Compile records and interpret experimental or analytical results

Key skills:

  • Accurate and attention to detailJ
  • Judgement
  • Organized
  • Ability to understand quality control functions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with production teams, quality departments of our clients and external analyses labs
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Ability to work in a high stress and pressure environment
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment and workloads
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and multitask while performing under time constraints
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Able to work with and calibrate tools such as scales, pressure testers and thermometers
  • General understanding of Food Safety

Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to determine colors

Mechanical Technician
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.
– Qualification Level: Technical diploma
– Experience Level: Mid-level
– Experience Length: 5 years
Job Description
As a Mechanical Technician you will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of our processing machines. You should know the ins and outs of our machines and you will be the first one called when a machine starts to malfunction.

In close collaboration with our Electrical Technician, you will be responsible for diagnosing the issue and making the corresponding repairs. You will work in close cooperation with the manufacturers of our machines and external service providers.

Requirements:

  • Strong mechanical repair/troubleshooting and metal working skills.
  • Must be able to satisfactorily demonstrate proficiency in Machine Repair, Machine Tool Operations, Pipefitting and Welding.
  • Functional knowledge of mechanical components (valves, pipe fittings, bearings,motors, gearboxes, compressors etc.)
  • Ability to read and/or interpret mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic blueprints or schematics.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all levels of the organization both written and verbal; includes building relationships with Supervisors and Management.
  • Be able to perform basic reading and arithmetic problems involving addition,subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, job related internet research and ability to learn Maintenance software for daily usage.
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and problem solving skills with focus on attention to detail.
  • Be able to work both in independently and in a team environment completing objectives efficiently with a sense of responsibility.
  • Be able to safely complete the physical tasks associated with the essential job functions. These tasks include extensive climbing, walking, lifting, bending, standing, carrying and squatting.
  • Be able and willing to work in non-ideal environments such as: confined spaces, working at heights, dusty/dirty and around chemicals.
  • Understand, practice and enforce safe work practices related to the following: respiratory protection, elevated work platforms, fall protection, control of hazardous energy (Lockout/Tagout procedure), fire protection systems, electrical safety, forklift/hoist operation, welding, cutting, brazing, confined space entry, PPE and employee Right to Know.
  • Language skills in English and Kiswahili both verbal and written

Responsibilities

  • The Mechanical Technician works in close cooperation with the supervisors and the machines operators
  • Responsibilities of the job include:
  • Identify, troubleshoot and repair mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and simple electrical problems on plant facilities and production equipment.
  • Check equipment and operating systems and correct wherever necessary.
  • Ensure mechanical operations, standards and controls are maintained at high quality.
  • Resolve motor, pump, conveyor and hydraulic problems.
  • Ensure high level technical support to lower level technicians.
  • Show expertise in working with team and independently.
  • Comply with company safety guidelines and procedures.

MODE OF APPLICATION:
Apply before Friday, December 24th, 2021.
Please send your CV and Application to: office@biotan.co.tz

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