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Plant Engineer at Lilongwe Water Board

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
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Lilongwe Water Board

The Lilongwe Water Board (Board) is a Statutory Corporation established in 1947 and reconstituted in 1995 under the Water Works Act (cap 72). It is responsible for the provision of water supply services to the City of Lilongwe and other surrounding areas designated as its supply area. In its quest for innovations and reforms in the water supply within Lilongwe City, in line with its strategic vision for growth and service delivery mandate, the Board has conceptualized the production of bottled water as one of the Government approved reform areas for Water Boards in Malawi. It is from this background that the Board invites applications from suitable, qualified, and experienced persons to fill the following vacant positions that exist at the Bottling Plant Unit within the Lilongwe Water Board Establishment:

Job Title: Plant Engineer

Grade: LWB 5
Department: Finance
Reporting to: Bottling Unit Manager
Responsible for: Plant Technician (General Fitting), Plant Technician (Instrumentation) and Water Quality Technician

Purpose of the Job

The Plant Engineer will be responsible for the provision of technical support to management and technicians while ensuring adherence to quality control, best practices, and workplace safety procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing technical support to technicians and management
  • Developing and implementing procedures to ensure quality control, best practices, and workplace safety.
  • Preparing product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • In liaison with the manager, designing and improving workspace layouts space requirements, and line layouts.
  • Conducting tests throughout all stages of production to determine control over applicable variables and troubleshooting/solving production problems.
  • Developing monitoring systems that will evaluate the health of process equipment.
  • Overseeing daily operations, machine set-ups and troubleshooting
  • Generating and executing continuous improvement projects targeted to reduce waste, improve product quality, and reduce manufacturing cycle time.
  • Maintaining documented standards systems
  • Assisting in the preparation of yearly cost and production budgets
  • Assist in the preparation of yearly cost and production budgets.
  • Providing instructions for the operation of equipment and process flows
  • Providing technical and engineering support necessary for manufacturing operations and personnel
  • Coordinating activities for and/or execution of Operator Training and compilation of training manuals
  • Resolving customer quality issues related to manufacturing process issues.

Minimum Academic and Professional qualifications and experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • At least 5 years of industrial experience, covering elements of operations. Engineering, projects.
  • In-depth understanding of Process Engineering, Cell Culture, Purification, Equipment preparation systems
  • Ability to upgrade or direct technical aspects of equipment installation, start-up, troubleshooting, and repair.

Method Of Application

LWB is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, both male and female persons who meet the prerequisite qualifications and experience are encouraged to apply.

Interested persons should submit their application with up-to-date detailed curriculum vitae, to reach the undersigned not later than the 30th April, 2024.

The Chief Executive Officer,
Lilongwe Water Board
P. O BOX 96

All late applications shall not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.