Poultry Production and Packaging Expert

NairobiKE

Other

Bachelor

about 2 months ago02/23/202403/24/2024

- Accepting Applications

Position Overview:

We 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 withregulatory 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.

Interested and qualified? Go to Raino Tech4Impact on airtable.com to apply

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