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Plant Operator 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 Operator

Grade: LWB 8
Department: Finance
Reporting to: Water Quality Technician (Assistant Water Quality Officer)

Purpose of the Job

The Plant Operator will be responsible for the safe operation of the bottling plant equipment and manage the working area.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operating and controlling of machines and equipment
  • Keeping records and logging off data by completing daily/weekly and monthly inventory reporting, documenting bottled water produced and associated chemicals, raw water volumes, and power used.
  • Inspecting all plant equipment and reporting faults to relevant officers
  • Ensuring the optimization of the plant by monitoring production unit processes and ensuring adequate stock levels of production materials, e.g., bottles, raw water, and other additives
  • Implementing and adhering to standard operating procedures in line with organizational policies and strategies, and regulatory body requirements
  • Managing the daily shutdown and clean-up of the production area
  • Demonstrating outstanding commitment to service delivery programs of the Board by personally identifying and reporting water bursts/leakages to customer care division of which verifiable repair records shall be tendered to be used as one of the components for assessment
    during one’s performance appraisal time.

Minimum Academic and Professional Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of a Food Handler’s Certificate, a HACCP certificate is an added advantage.
  • Must possess a Malawi School Certificate of Education
  • At least 2 years of work experience in a similar field
  • Ability to operate carts/ dollies, and forklifts.
  • Must demonstrate flexibility to work various shifts, including day or night, and be available on all days of the week as required.

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.