18 Sep 2020

Plant Technician / Operator – Blow Molding at Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania

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Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited

Plant Technician / Operator – Blow Molding


Pyxus International, of which Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited is a subsidiary, is a global agricultural company united behind a common purpose – to transform people’s lives so that together we can grow a better world. With 145 years’experience delivering value-added products and services to businesses and customers, we are a trusted provider of responsibly-sourced, independently- verified, sustainable and traceable products and ingredients.

Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited is in the process of acquiring an Edible Oil mill and Refinery in Dodoma as part of its diversification strategy and is now recruiting for key positions for this venture. The successful applicants will be sitting in the engine of growth as we shape our future together.

Job Summary:

The job provides information to oversee and manage the full PET bottle production process, to monitor equipment to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the Air compressors, Air receivers, Air Driers, Chillers, 3 & 5kgs blowers, 1 kg blowers and conveyors to minimize the losses hence achieve the expected yield. Also responsible for the safe operation, basic maintenance, hygiene of the plant and troubleshooting of the facility’s equipment and instruments in compliance with TFDA, TBS and international Standards for food packaging process; To carryout basic electrical maintenance, troubleshooting and modifications of electrical and electrical systems.

What you will do:

  • To Manage bottle Production to achieve and intended targets in line with packaging Sstandard Operating Procedures
  • To Monitor the bottle production processes and ensure the quality of bottle produced achieve optimal rate of production.
  • Implementation of the off season and on season maintenance plan, reduces down time, coordinates installation and repairs of all electrical equipment and machinery.

Who you are and what you’ve done

NTA Level 5 in Electrical Engineering / Diploma in Electrical Engineering Graduate Degree in Electrical Engineering and/or Instrumentation


  • PET bottle blowing experience in similar environment with 4 to 6 years in a senior position 2 to 3years
  • Air Compressors, Chillers, in-line bottle filling operational and maintenance 1 to 2 years
  • PLC experience in similar environment                                                                                                                –

Knowledge Areas

  • Electrical engineering, PLC and hydraulics and pneumatics
  • PLC and electrical maintenance
  • Budget control
  • Technical drawing and project management
  • Computer literacy
  • Health, Safety and Security


  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage work teams and achieve objectives
  • Verbal and written English and Swahili and ability to prepare and present relatively complex situations
  • Ability to plan the work program and identify critical objectives and issues for the on and off season
  • Quality control and Troubleshooting skills
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      Method of Application

Please send your Curriculum Vitae (CV) with names of three referees to the below address.

The Human Resources Director

Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited

P.O. Box 1595




The deadline for submitting the application is September 30, 2020

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