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Lathe Machine Operator

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260 Brands

Position: Lathe Machine Operator
Business: Zambia
Work-level: Junior Management (J4)
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Reports to: Operations Manager

Company Overview

260 Brands is a newly incorporated entity, currently part of an integrated
value chain that supports smallholder farmers. Its existing operations include
milling white maize as well as bio-fortified Vitamin A maize to produce maize
grits and breakfast meals. The name 260 originates from Zambia’s telephone
code domain, with a vision to support Zambia and Zambian agricultural value
chains by promoting regional trade.

Job purpose

Reporting to the Operations Manager, he/she will play a critical role to
ensure that Sets up and operates numerically controlled horizontal lathe to
perform machining operations

Key responsibilities

Prepare Lathes for Operation

> Before they start the manufacturing process, lathe operators prepare the machines to process the raw materials. To prepare machines, lathe operators adjust specific settings, such as height and width.

Prepare Materials for Fabrication

> Lathe operators prepare the raw materials for parts manufacturing. This includes ensuring the materials used are the right size. Lathe operators look at blueprints and parts plan to ensure the correct materials are being used.

Operate the Lathe

> After the machine and materials have been prepared for fabrication, lathe operators run the lathe and other machines in a safe and efficient manner. They are responsible for the proper operation of the machine so parts are manufactured correctly.

Perform Quality Control on Finished Parts

> Lathe operators perform quality control inspections on all parts and components they fabricate. This includes comparing the finished parts to blueprints and other plans. If parts don’t meet quality standards, lathe operators typically need to re-manufacture them.

Oversee Routine Maintenance

> Lathe operators are responsible for maintaining all the lathes and other industrial machines they operate. This includes monitoring the lathe’s performance to ensure it is operating properly. If the lathe operator finds any problems with their machines, they are responsible for scheduling maintenance.

Key Qualifications & Requirements

1\. High school diploma or equivalent GCE completion
2\. Lathe machine operator must possess certification in Lathe machine &
turning tools.
3\. Two years of manufacturing or machine operation experience
4\. Industry experience in food processing, distribution, or manufacturing is
a plus
5\. At least two years of experience in a production workspace
6\. Able to read measurements
7\. Well-organized and history of showing initiative
8\. Knowledge of current OSHA safety rules and regulations

Solving Problems and Getting Results

1\. Accept responsibility for resolving a problem to its final conclusion
2\. Assist in the achievement and the on-going improvement of business results
3\. Show dissatisfaction with poor performance and drive processes to achieve
business goals
4\. Strive to achieve agreed deadlines and standards, especially when the
going gets tough or the anticipated situation changes
5\. Apply a systematic problem-solving approach to identify causes, explore
alternatives and recommend the best course of action to resolve the problem
now and into the future

Functional expertise

1\. Remain up to date in your area of specialty or expertise
2\. Apply a body of knowledge and experience to current business situations in
order to add value and improve business efficiencies and profitability
3\. Apply technical or specialist expertise and experience for the benefit of
the organization and consider the context in which these are applied
4\. Ensure that your functional expertise supports that of other experts,
rather than being in competition with them (e.g. colleagues)
5\. Persuade or negotiate with others by relying on technical or specialist
knowledge and experience;
6\. Present documented material or proposals in a credible and professional
manner
7\. Share the technical implications of a situation with non-specialists, or
explain it to them

Interpersonal skills

The ideal candidate must be able to:

1\. Speak English clearly and confidently i.e. must be articulate;
2\. Listen actively to fully understand the other person’s view or
perspective;
3\. Tailor feedback to the specific needs and communication styles of others;
4\. Prepare effective presentations and where required, concisely
present/communicate a complete and accurate picture of the current situation
or of the company’s products and services;
5\. Develop and maintain two-way communication with a variety of people at
different levels both within and outside the organization;
6\. Suggest proposals to address vital concerns and important business issues;
and
7\. Build a network of relevant role-players both within and outside the
organization.

Team leadership

1\. Influence others to achieve the organization’s human resources mission and
goals;
2\. Organise the work and allocate roles and responsibilities to self and
staff members;
3\. Provide ongoing direction to individuals/teams in terms of roles, goal
setting, and performance standards;
4\. Coach and assign/delegate tasks to develop the capabilities of others and
find satisfaction in knowing the impact made on an individual’s work and
career;
5\. Lead from a position of influence, not merely authority;
6\. Create and reinforce a culture of teamwork and cooperation amongst all
stakeholders;
7\. Create a climate of sustainable motivation at work that empowers people to
want to do their best;
8\. Provide the information and other resources needed for staff to perform
their tasks well;
9\. Communicate results achieved on a regular basis, and realign focus and
standards when needed;
10\. Complete face-to-face staff evaluations and written appraisals where
appropriate;
11\. Resolve conflict between and among employees constructively and fairly;
12\. Manage poor performance decisively and in good time;
13\. Implement disciplinary procedures where necessary ensuring alignment with
organizational policies & governing labor legislation.

Strategic Orientation

1\. Use complex strategic thinking skills and incorporate conceptual,
analytical, and intuitive abilities;
2\. Disseminate and communicate the vision for the future;
3\. Develop clear, step-by-step Human Resource strategies aligned to the
Vertical’s overall Strategic intent and timelines; and understand the
organization’s inherent strengths & weaknesses in relation to human capital;
4\. Understand and keep abreast of competitors’ strengths and weaknesses;
5\. Formulate policies and procedures to support the business;
6\. Plan and implement fact-based changes and innovations within the business;
7\. Identify and verify critical information and intelligence for formulating
goals;
8\. Set long-term objectives for the business;
9\. Build an appropriate image for the company and broader organization.

Entrepreneurship and profitable growth

1\. Proactively seek opportunities to grow the current business and identify
new business opportunities;
2\. Identify opportunities in clients’ businesses to promote relevant
solutions in your own business;
3\. Determine, as soon as possible, the costs and benefits of a business
proposition;
4\. Understand the key performance indicators/influencers driving the market
(externally & internally);
5\. Understand and manage the market dynamics (competition, the rules of the
game, and regulations);
6\. Understand financial terms and conditions in the business process,
including cash flow, discounts, credit terms, implementation costs, project
funding, foreign exchange, taxation, et al:
7\. Formulate a budget and understand and work closely to deliver that budget.

Solving Problems and Getting Results

1\. Accept responsibility for resolving a problem to its final conclusion;
2\. Drive achievement and the on-going improvement of business results;
3\. Show dissatisfaction with poor performance and drive processes to achieve
business goals;
4\. Strive to achieve agreed deadlines and standards, especially when the
going gets tough or the anticipated situation changes;
5\. Review and evaluate proposals in line with broader business strategies;
6\. Know when to move on to the next opportunity and not invest too much time
in “spent” business opportunities;
7\. Apply a systematic problem-solving approach to identify causes, explore
alternatives and decide on the best course of action to resolve the problem
now and into the future.

Contact

For all interested candidates, please email a cover letter, and resume as well
as any other relevant supporting documents to jobs@260brands.com.

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