IOI Loders Croklaan

Process Engineer - Tema

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Active since 14-07-2017 Job category Production (Operators)
Location Tema Level Professional
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Permanent contract
Hours 40 Salary -
Summary of Position

Directs and coordinates activities of production team to ensure smooth and optimal running of the production process. To ensure all products are produced to agreed specification and targeted quantity and to ensure all direct staff comply strictly with food safety and environmental regulations as well as maintenance of the plant. The process engineer is responsible for process improvement and optimization of the plant

1. General Duties:
  • Directly coordinates the activities of shift supervisors to ensure optimal running of the plant
  • Directly coordinates with relevant departments to ensure all materials needed for optimal plant operation are available for day to day running of the plant.
  • Lead production team in controlling and correction of production parameters for effective and efficient running of plant to produce targeted quantity and quality.
  • Optimize process conditions to improve output performances.
  • Monitor and ensure production KPI are achieved
  • Coordinating with QC for daily transfer of products from production intermediate tanks to storage tanks
  • Initiate, create and implement work instructions
  • Ensure work orders and permit for maintenance jobs are strictly followed
  • Strictly monitoring and recording accurately production downtime for plant reliability improvement program
  • Ensure maintenance team adhere strictly to safety regulations before, during and after maintenance.
  • Analyze the training needs of production personal for training programs
  • Routine check of plant and storage tank condition ensuring tanks are always within accepted level and temperature
  • Supervise on-job training of production personnel
  • Maintain plant cleanliness and housekeeping.
  • Prepare for call back during plant commissioning and breakdown.
  • Lead the production team in the implementation of QA programs (eg HACCP), ensuring proper documentation
  • Coordinate with Production Planning Department on production schedule to make sure all product meet the shipment schedule.
  • Collect, record, monitor and analyze (daily) production and quality data
  • Compilation of summaries and explanations of production results / reports
  • Laisse with P/M manager in preparation of daily and monthly production reports for management
  • Initiate, elaborate supervise plant start up and shutdowns
  • Perform (improve) projects and enhancements within the department, related to operational goals (productivity, efficiency, quality, safety) within the given operational budget.

2. Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises shift supervisors in production department
  • Planning, assigning and directing production work
  • Addressing compliant and resolving problems
  • Appraising performance of team members
  • Motivating as well as disciplining production team
  • Motivating as well as maintain discipline among team members

3. Other Duties

  • Performs any other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time.

4. Departmental Relations

  • Maintain contacts with all departments especially maintenance and logistics team on matters concerning the optimal operation of the plant.

5. External Relations

  • Laisse with maintenance team in supervision of the work of external contractors during maintenance.

6. Responsibility for Company Asset

  • Has responsibility to ensure proper control, operation, cleanliness and maintenance of all process equipment.


1. Educational Qualification

  •  BSc degree in Chemical Engineering

2. Previous Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar role

3. Technical Skills

  • Understand equipment functionality in relation to operation and production
  • In-depth knowledge in process control and operations
  • Ability to monitor, control and make relevant changes to process parameters to achieve required targets
  • Able to initiate necessary modification when needed to improve production
  • Knowledge in the use of SAP

4. Personality

  • Attention to detail
  • Persistence
  • Openness to experience
  • High level integrity
  • Can do attitude

Company profile

The Choice for Shea and IOI Loders Croklaan

Shea grows in West-Africa only and IOI Loders Croklaan, with offices in Ghana and Burkina Faso, is active in eight countries in West-Africa.

IOI Loders Croklaan, part of the Malaysian IOI Group, is a global producer of oils, fats and nutritional ingredients. The core business is currently focused on palm oil, palm- and Shea-based fractions for applications in the food industry worldwide.

Manufacturing facilities are based in the Netherlands, United States, Canada and Malaysia and sales offices are located worldwide.

More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Production (Operators)
Industry / Industries Manufacturing
Region Ghana
Keywords Process Engineer

Contact information

Name Zachariah Adomako