Job title: Shift leader
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: Lindi
Job published: 14-03-2019
Job ID: 32154

Job Description


  • Manage his/her team, lead the shift towards achieving factory targets.
  • Ensure a clean and safe work area.
  • Supervise production line operations in accordance with plant policies and procedures.
  • Responds quickly and practically to emergencies, crises, or unexpected problems during the shift.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources for appropriate staffing levels.
  • Train and coach shift employees; Conduct employee performance reviews.
  • Schedule and conduct shift meetings.
  • Responsible for shift schedule, including: employee training, vacations, breaks, overtime assignment, back-up for absent employees.
  • Coordinate production startups, shutdowns, and changeovers.
  • Responsible to meet shift production goals.
  • Responsible for quality control, together with Plant’s Micro-Biologist. Makes adjustments as necessary during shift to produce product within specifications.
  • Communicate with Plant Manager.
  • Complete shift paperwork; Produce daily/weekly reports for management review and action taking
  • Assist in production as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualification & Experience

  • Fluent in English, both speaking and writing
  • At least 5 years of experience in Production management with proven achievements and experience of leading staff and achieve high team performance.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Is capable of disciplining or reprimanding employees when necessary.
  • Demonstrates ability to multitasking
  • Manual dexterity required for operating machinery and computers.
  • Experience in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering is an added advantage