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  • Posted: Nov 3, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 30, 2021
  • Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high...
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    Continous Improvement Engineer - Kilifi

    About the role:

    Sanergy is seeking to hire a Continuous Improvement (CI) Engineer to join the Operational Excellence team and take lead of Continuous Improvement projects.The role will be based in our facility in Kilifi

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Develop plans, schedules, and budgets for Continuous Improvement Projects
    • Develop systems to increase the execution of tasks as per the Operational Maturity Matrix
    • Use the Problem-solving toolkit or Lean Six Sigma or TPM Toolkit to find solutions to problems
    • Implement corrective and preventive actions assigned to you
    • Provide recommendations and lead projects on;
    •    Improving cycle efficiencies
    •    Reducing costs of poor quality
    •    Improving mechanization, automation, and energy sustainability 
    •    Improving maintenance
    • Develop and implement structures for Continuous Improvement projects built around DMAIC
    • Develop structures to measure and analyse plant effectiveness
    • Develop structures to measure and analyse plant capacity and utilization
    • Analyse and report on;
    •    Adherence to timelines for continuous improvement projects
    •    Adherence to timelines for short and medium-term corrective actions 
    •    Process cycle efficiencies 
    •    ZLosses due to lack of mechanization, automation, and energy sustainability 
    • Analyse and implement ICT tools to more efficiently implement and sustain the Factory Management Systems (Efficiencies, costs, utilization, etc)
    • Developing and implementing systems to automate data collection
    • Implement lean manufacturing to continually improve the production process
    • Facilitate the deployment of new and changed processes to provide improved results
    • Work closely with support teams to analyse the impact of all issues and propose preventive actions
    • Host Kaizen workshops
    • Facilitate the deployment of new and changed processes to provide improved results
    • Lead collaboration with existing vendors
    • Build relationships with new vendors. Work with the internal teams to ensure new vendors are added to the system
    • Develop plans and schedules for the next 1 month for all Continuous Improvement projects
    • Take initiative to understand why variances in work plans exist and propose as well as implement solutions to ensure things go back on track
    • Develop quarterly goals for the role 
    • Convert ambiguous tasks into tangible and actionable steps with clear outcomes. 
    • Coach the teammates on continuous improvement methodologies through workshops
    • Actively participate in problem-solving sessions unrelated to your work i.e. CAPA scrums and give input on innovative ideas to improve operations.
    • Take lead and ownership with regard to improvement projects. Be ready to take and act on the feedback in a timely manner.

    Qualifications and Experience

    1. Bachelor degree in Engineering
    2. Advanced degree preferred
    3. Six Sigma certification is desirable
    4. 2-3 years experience working in a similar role

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sanergy on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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