Factory Crew Lead

Date Posted: June 14, 2021, 9:37 a.m.

Job Description

Sanergy is an awardwinning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya. We undertake three exciting lines of work:

We provide safe, sustainable sanitation services to residents living in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu using endtoend nonsewered sanitation solutions. Watch here!

We implement a  circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed inhouse, we upcycle the waste into insectbased protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!

We partner with cities to develop and deliver safe sanitation and waste management for urban residents. Using a systematic methodology, we match cities’ sanitation and waste management needs with technology and service delivery models, and then offer clear guidance on the steps that governments, funders, service providers and technology developers can take to develop and implement integrated service delivery systems. 

Operational since 2011, Sanergy serves over 140,000 urban residents with safe sanitation services every day. Sanergy collects and treats over 12,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural endproducts to farmers in over 20 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. At the same time, we have built a team of over 400 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals. For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accelerator; by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, and the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.


We currently seek to recruit a Factory Crew Lead. Please note that the role will be based in Kinanie, Athi River Machakos County


Duties and Responsibilities

Follow weekly shift plans and daily set production schedules to execute all assigned tasks as per the work instructions.

Performing Autonomous Maintenance tasks on the assigned equipment. These are industrial filling machines, greenhouses, motors, chainbelts, hoppers.

Attend scrum meetings and other sessions called by the line manager to discuss and resolve work challenges

Lead scrum meetings in your sections.

Proactively propose to your supervisor possible solutions to challenges affecting productivity, quality, health & safety in your work area

Lead workmen at your section to resolve agreed issues

Actively support and be involved in maintenance activities related to equipment in your assigned factory section

Meet biweekly with your line manager to review and set expectations for your performance

Meet biweekly with your reports to review and the set expectations for their performance

Report your sections performance against set production schedules to your supervisor on a daily basis on the established platforms

Training new or existing operators on equipment operations and execution of daily tasks

Work with other section supervisors to ensure that processes run in sync as per the production schedule

Lead your teammates in your section to execute daily production schedules

Attend and actively participate all team meetings

Maintain effective working relationships through treating your colleagues with respect

Resolved misunderstandings and report unresolved issues with suggestions to your Supervisor or talent partner

Have cordial interactions with the community as you do your work

Report any complaints or concerns raised by existing customers or any other member of the community

Adhere to set shift plans and work orders.

Proactively ask or seek clarification from your Supervisor on any areas of work that are unclear

Openly share ideas during scrum and team meetings on how current processes can be improved

Participate in new improvements initiatives as assigned by your supervisor

Use resources assigned to you sparingly as per the resource plan shared by your Supervisor

Use and handle assigned company assets as per set policy

Conduct scheduled Gemba/factory walks in your area/section to identify opportunities for process improvement

Coach fellow workmen and support them to understand the process and equip them to detect and/or challenges/variances in the line of their day to day duties



Experience in leading line staff/factory staff (2 years)

At least 2 years experience in operation of factory machinery with motors and hydraulic systems

Diploma or degree in technical field or biological science related disciplin


How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to Sanergy via the link Jobs at sanergy

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