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Production Manager at East African Portland Cement Company Limited (EAPCC)

Recours 4 Kenya
Full Time


Organization Name:East African Portland Cement Company Limited (EAPCC)

Job Title:Production Manager

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: Production

  • Principle Responsibilities and Duties
  • An unwavering commitment to the highest standards for workplace safety, environmental compliance, and manufacturing of high-quality products.
  • Actively train and develop the production team to ensure safe, environmentally compliant operations that pursues the maximum efficient operations producing quality products for our customers.
  • Work closely with the maintenance team to prioritize and formulate course of action to take in correcting equipment problems and scheduling preventative maintenance.
  • Implement and direct plan and work schedules of assigned areas to achieve the maximum effective utilization of employees, production, fuel, equipment and materials to meet quality standards, and monthly/yearly production and cost goals.
  • Responsible for refractory maintenance within the pyro-processing systems, with ability to coordinate seamlessly with the mechanical and electrical sections.
  • Ensure close coordination between Production, Maintenance, and Quality departments. Manage all production contractors and monitor, reduce, and control costs associated with those contractors.
  • Ensure the development of standard operating procedures and implementation of such procedures to increase process efficiency, equipment performance, product quality and productivity.
  • Develop both fixed and operating budgets consistent with the annual operating plan, track financial / production performance, and prepare various reports for Company utilization. Develop a maintenance budget for kiln, mill systems and grinding media consumption.
  • Possess a working proficiency with JDE system for purchasing, production and maintenance procedures as well as other relevant ICT packages.
  • Champion for safety programs and continuous improvement programs/ LEAN systems.
  • Champion for improved quality / reductions in standard deviation of our products
  • Monitor the production process on a regular basis to ensure that production standards are maintained and takes corrective action as necessary when deficiencies are noted in rate or reliability.
  • Understand all operational and maintenance issues in the department and able to accurately report information directly and via formalized

    reporting procedures.

  • Conduct annual Performance Evaluations with direct reports and ensures all employees under the reporting structure have their performance reviewed at least annually.
  • Support, motivate, and coach workforce to maintain a productive work environment.

    EAPCC desires to discuss this position with interested but qualified candidates who satisfy the following minimum qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, Chemical and Mechanical Engineering discipline
  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Finance related field
  • High level of analytical, detailed, sceptical and performance management skills.
  • 6-8 years of cement plant experience with an emphasis ¡n operations and management
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
    Technical and managerial experience in cement production or related manufacturing plants.
  • Experience in cement plant preheater, pre-calciner will be an added advantage
  • Computer skills including the use of e-mail, reporting and entering shift and production data, and Microsoft Office, working knowledge of JDE and other ICT packages
  • Ability to physically inspect plant equipment which requires climbing steps and the ability to walk extended distances over unpaved terrain in all weather conditions
  • Ability to navigate effectively in situations with stakeholders of varying and conflicting interests
  • Excellent negotiation skills, good attitude, persistence and willingness to learn;
  • Experience in ERP environment JDE or equivalent) and excellent ability in use of Microsoft office applications
  • Experience in the Building materials sector (especially Cement/Aggregates/Concrete)
  • Unquestionable character and integrity.

    How to Apply

  • If your background, experience and competencies match the above specifications, please send your application with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV), testimonials, current remuneration package and full contact details of 3 professional referees none of whom should be a relative.
  • Applications should be sent to the address below quoting the position reference.

    Head of Human Resources
    East African Portland Cement Company
    P.O. Box 20-00204 Athi River

  • Or email to
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


  • Qualified ladies & persons with disabilities and minority interests groups are encouraged to apply
  • Canvassing or lobbying of any sort shall lead to automatic disqualifications


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