Diageo – Blending Technician.

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Purpose of Role

To efficiently operate process machines to produce high quality UDV products/services to meet both local and international standards in a safe environment and at the lowest cost.

The role reports into the Shift Manager

Top 3-5 Accountabilities

  • Offload Neutral Spirit supplied from the various sources through the intake process into the bulk holding tanks at 96% ABV
  • Offload the necessary concentrate and flavours into the relevant holding tanks and Project Trigger Requirements
  • Schedule destination tanks for the neutral spirit being offloaded to ensure trucks are offloaded at the shortest time possible
  • Schedule tanks for blending of products required guided by the packaging plan to meet the targeted finished goods volume by shift, day and week.
  • Blend the required brands as guided by the (BTMs) Brand Technical Manuals and Recipes to meet the necessary quality and brand attributes to service the packaging plan.
  • Operate the Charcoal filtration plant for Smirnoff Vodka and Kenyan vodkas to meet the BTM specification
  • Run the associated blending plant activities and operations to ensure plant objectives are met
  • Maintain the required documentation for the offloading and blending processes, materials consumed and residual materials to be used as entries into SAP by the Materials Team
  • Prepare operations reports in offloading, blending and materials handling for the period on duty to be circulated to relevant stakeholders for decision making
  • Operate the demineralised water plant and maintain the records in place for the plant in compliance with Food Safety requirements, given that it’s an OPRP
  • Liaise with the RTD blenders in service of the RTD production plan that’s packed in the Beer Packaging Plant
  • Run stock counts and reconciliation for the materials issued/in blending operation to ensure all established controls are adhered to.
  • Work in liaison with Materials Team to compute process losses and take action to eliminate the losses
  • Participate in team continuous improvement activities to achieve set outcomes for targeted KPIs
  • Participate in problem solving with focus on corrective and preventative action for Quality issues and Non-conformances.
  • Ensure Implementation of Food safety, Quality, Environment and Safety Management Systems according to FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, ISO14001 and BS 18001 requirements respectively
  • Maintain the plant hygiene standards for a food production facility in liaison with the cleaning service provider
  • Participate in CAPEX project implementation in the blending plant
  • Participate in trouble shooting product/equipment non-conformance/ breakdowns
  • Operate and maintain the sugar dissolving plant 4.
  • Operate and maintain Kenya cane syrup plant
  • Receive raw materials (flavours and sugar) from the Main stores
  • Participate in product release (tasting) of blends and finished goods

Qualifications and Experience Required

Min University degree Science & Food Technology

Experience in HACCP.