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Vacancies

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the positions described below:

Locomotive maintenance engineer | Team leader — Locomotive maintenance | Executive personal assistant to the managing director (MD) | Management accountant | Safety officer | Team leader Magadi sports club

Locomotive maintenance engineer

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for providing effective and efficient locomotive maintenance services to agreed standards, budgets and timelines.

The key responsibilities of the job holder will be to:
Carry out day-to-day running of locomotive maintenance workshops.
Coordinate the locomotive maintenance activities to ensure target availability and reliability are met.
Lead locomotive maintenance team in fault diagnosis, root cause analysis and corrective and preventive maintenance.
Prepare and implement the locomotive maintenance budget.
Liaise with the relevant departments to ensure procurement of required materials.
Promote safety at the locomotive workshops.
Develop training needs for technicians.
Ensure harmony and discipline among staff is upheld.
Liaise with locomotive supplier for engineering support, including unit exchanges, overhauls and upgrades.
   
Required qualifications
Five years of experience in engine maintenance, experience in the railway sector is an added advantage. A degree in engineering preferably Mechatronics Engineering.
Proficiency in IT skills, including MS Office packages.
Well-developed managerial and administrative skills.
Working knowledge of workshop and fleet management systems.
Excellent interpersonal skills and unquestionable integrity.
BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
Minimum ten years of experience in the heavy manufacturing industry, of which at least five years would be at a managerial level.
Exposure to electrical and instrumentation maintenance, mechanical maintenance and major projects is essential.
Registration with Engineers Registration Board.
Commercial exposure
Effective leadership, communication, interpersonal, organisation and planning skills

 

Team leader Locomotive maintenance

 
Reporting to the Locomotive maintenance engineer, the duties and responsibilities will be to:
Supervise maintenance activities and ensure quality workmanship.
Liaise with depot planner to ensure availability of spares.
Lead technicians in loco failure troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
Ensure adherence to maintenance schedules and procedures.
Liaise with rail control office for optimal locomotive operations.
Organise for out of depot loco failure attendance.
Promote safety and housekeeping at maintenance depot.
Ensure depot equipment maintenance is up to date.
Allocate duties to technicians.
Required qualifications
At least 10 years of experience in diesel electric locomotive maintenance in a busy workshop.
Class one certificate in loco maintenance.
Supervisory and computer skills.

Executive personal assistant to the managing director (MD)

 
Reporting to the managing director, the duties and responsibilities of this role will be to:
Schedule and co-ordinate MD's diary, daily seamlessly.
Respond to MD's office letters of query to customers and file in a timely way on 'e-filing' or manual filing.
Negotiate good travel related costs in view of flights, hotels and transfers for the entire company.
Monitor and manage stationery and office costs for administration / MD's office.
Work in tandem with the HR to ensure that the MD attends other activities with staff.
Ensure that MD attends scheduled internal and external meetings on time.
Circulation of MD's messages on email to all staff.
Co-ordinate with the PR / communications office on functions to do with office of the MD (OMD)
Circulation of board dates and minutes to the board members.
Close liaison with board members for continued success of the OMD and the entire company.
   
Required qualifications
A university degree in Social Sciences.
At least five years relevant experience in a similar role.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership and planning skills.

Management accountant

The candidate with this job position reports to the chief accountant and is responsible for provision of financial and management reports.

Job Responsibilities
Preparation and circulation of accurate and timely financial reports on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis in IFRS, UKGAAP and Indian GAAP to the company senior management and the group.
Ensure monthly closing with proper provisioning and allocation of costs and revenue.
Preparation and circulation of monthly MIS reports, fixed costs analysis and overdue debtor reports to parent company and local management.
Preparation of audit schedules, and participates in the execution of quarterly and year end audits.
Monitor and circulate the monthly exchange rate movements as per the CBK and the company group rates.
Preparation and circulation of the statistical reports to the Kenya Government bodies and prepare royalty payments.
Preparation of director of finance monthly report.
Assist in preparation of annual business plan.
Assist in EBITDA forecasts.
Assist in preparation of quarterly board presentation papers.
Analysis of results and reasons for variances.
Prepare ad-hoc or special reports on need basis from time to time.
Minimum qualifications and experience
Should be a CPA / ACCA finalist or equivalent and hold an accounting degree.
Exposure in computerised accounting systems and sound knowledge of MS Office. Knowledge of SAP will be an added advantage.
Five years of experience in management and financial reporting, especially in a large manufacturing concern.

Safety officer

The main purpose of the job is to minimise risks and hazards in the workplace, prevent accidents and incidents, as well as injuries to workers, improve preparedness to emergencies and disaster management, as well as ensure compliance to national legislation (safety act).

Reporting to the SHEQ and strategy coordination manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
Managing the safety committee to fulfil their statutory mandate.
Providing SHE improvement proposals stating the non-conformance, proposed corrective action, required resources for corrective action and plan of implementation.
Investigating the root cause of safety complaints put forward by staff members, customers, clients and contractors and reporting the result to the SHEQ manager.
Following up to ensure that corrective actions are implemented where necessary and ensuring that any certification requirements are complied with
Ensuring that audit work being performed with ''safe work permit".
Assist with the implementation of job safety analysis and inspect job site activities during particularly difficult or hazardous work situations.
Assist local management in the preparation and presentation of field SHE meetings.
Coordinating and participating in the investigation of accidents and near misses; reviewing and analysing accidents and near miss incidents; and making corrective action recommendations.
Ensuring regular emergency response exercises and drills are conducted to ensure the highest level of preparedness in any emergency. Maintains records of such drills, providing recommendations for emergency response improvements.
Supervising the regular inspection of fire fighting, safety and emergency response equipment.
Assisting in developing and implementing field location emergency response procedures and evacuation plans.
Ensuring that operations employees, contractors and site visitors receive SHE inductions for field operations.
Preparing written weekly and monthly SHE reports, statistics and presentations related to SHE performance.
   
Requirements
A degree in safety, industrial hygiene / environmental sciences / related field.
Qualified in implementation of EMS and OHSAS.
Trainer / facilitation certification.
Three years of work experience in a similar role.
Strong communication and advocacy skil
Excellent analytical skills.
Facilitation or training skills.
Able to provide detailed audit reports with relevant preventive and corrective measures.
Good report writing skills.
Good planning and organisation skills.

Team leader Magadi sports club

The key responsibilities will be providing excellent customer service to club members, visitors and various clients. The role will also include sales and marketing of the club and the various tourist attractions related to the club.

Other duties will include producing tourist information, such as guides including utilising the internet, setting up and attending exhibitions and holiday shows, organising special and seasonal events and festivals, devising and planning tours and arranging itineraries, liaising with other operators and local community partners, managing staff, budgets and staff training needs.

The job includes ordering products and services, developing e-tourism platforms, including websites and constructing business databases, writing and presenting reports, planning and writing funding applications, product development, giving talks to local parties, community groups and schools.

Required qualifications
A first degree in hospitality management or related discipline. Diploma holders with appropriate track records will be considered.
At least three years of experience in a similar role within a very reputable hospitality organisation.
Demonstration of excellent skills in flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness, the ability to produce or deliver a quality product or service on a limited budget, ICT, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
The candidate is also expected to be flexible, have passion for the sector and stamina required to work under pressure and cope with long hours and on occasion, physically demanding work.
   

How to apply
Applications are strictly online and paper applications will not be considered.

Applications are to be submitted by posting the resume through the link on 'Life @ Tata Chemicals' on this page to reach by February 14, 2014.

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