Machine Operator

Sylva Food Solutions Limited (SFSL) is an agro-processing company based in Lusaka. SFSL promotes to cultivation and consumption of indigenous fruits and vegetables by working with small-holder farmers country wide to promote economic activities across the value-chain. SFSL processes indigenous fruits, vegetables, soups and porridges for the local and export market. The company is seeking to hire a suitably qualified person for the following position:



  • Setting up machines to start a production cycle
  • Controlling and adjusting machine settings
  • Feeding raw material or parts to semi-automated machines
  • Inspect parts with precision and measuring tools
  • Test operation of machines periodically
  • Fix issues that might occur during the shift
  • Check output to spot any machine-related mistakes or flaws
  • Keep records of approved and defective units or final products
  • Maintain activity logs
  • Clean machinery after production

Qualifications and Skills

  • Technical Degree or Diploma
  • Proven experience as a machine operator, minimum 3 years
  • Working Knowledge of Agro-processing machinery such as extruders and multi –layer ovens
  • Working knowledge of diverse measurement tools
  • Understanding of production procedures
  • Adherence to health and safety regulations
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics and manuals
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Physical stamina and strength

Suitably qualified candidates are required to submit a copy of the Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and qualifications to Hardcopy applications will not be opened. Ensure that you mention as the source of this job advert.

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The Deadline for submission is 14 January 2018.

Applications received after this date will not be opened.

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