Edible Oils Refinary Operator
Anonymous Employer
4d ago
source : BrighterMonday Kenya

Job Summary

The Refinery Operator is responsible for assisting the manufacturing and production process by refining and deodorizing fats and edible oils.

  • Minimum Qualification : Diploma
  • Experience Level : Mid level
  • Experience Length : 3 years
  • Job Description


  • Operate refining equipment including centrifuges, filtration systems, deodorizers and dryers, to ensure oil is properly processed and ready for packaging and delivery.
  • Monitor receipt of crude oil from holding tanks to refining equipment by setting lines using knowledge of pipelines, valve manifolds, pumps, and tankage.
  • Monitor refining process by observing gauges and meters on equipment. Requires physical observation of refining equipment located on four floors of plant : holding tank (inlet);
  • scrubber tank, feed tank, filters, de-aerator tank, high temp heater; centrifuges / separators, deodorizers, stripping column and heat exchanger.

  • Utilize computerized monitoring and adjust refining process per product specifications.
  • Pull sample product at various stages of refining for analysis; pours sample into receptacle and delivers to laboratory.
  • Maintain logs on meter readings, gauge readings (such as water temperature and air pressure) and physical checks to system.
  • Complete adjustments to system to optimize refining process including adjusting speed of pumps, stop / start oil inflow, recirculate flow, change raw product inflow percentages.
  • Completes minor repairs to equipment such as recalibration of gauges; contacts maintenance team to complete major repairs to system.
  • Facilitate and ensure Occupational Safety and Health rules and regulations are adhered to.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Thoroughness
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork Orientation and Leadership
  • Problem Solving Analysis
  • Communication Proficiency

    Education and Experience

    Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically :

  • 3-5 years related experience and / or training in related field
  • Experience as a refinery operator preferably within the Edible Oils FMCG industry will be of added advantage.
  • Diploma / Degree in Chemical Engineering will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Self-motivated and able to work well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to maintain regular and consistent attendance.
  • Ability to work holidays, nights, weekends, or different shifts / work overtime.
  • Ability to operate machinery.
  • Ability to work in an environment with moderate to high noise level.
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