Shift Production Supervisor

  • Full Time
  • Zambia

Website Aller Aqua Zambia Limited

Aller Aqua Zambia (AAZ) is a Zambian subsidiary of the global Al


Aller Aqua Zambia Limited invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Shift Production Supervisor. The role reports to the Production Manager and will be based in Siavonga.


To ensure smooth running of the plant, including the extruder, through efficient deployment of key resources of raw materials and labour while producing high quality products, and meeting legal, safety and regulatory standards.


  • Participate in daily, weekly & monthly stock takes and assist in variance investigation.
  • To operate all equipment including the extruder at the rated capacity in order to achieve the set throughput and efficiency targets.
  • Perform first line maintenance of all equipment and report all equipment malfunctions to the Production Manager/Maintenance Manager
  • Carry out all production activities of batching, mixing, grinding, extrusion, drying, coating, cooling, sifting and bagging off as well as supervise the shift.
  • Perform material reconciliations to keep track of material losses variances daily and report to the Production Manager.
  • Ensure that all products produced conform to AAZ standards through periodic sampling to establish output quality and adjust system parameters where necessary to meet the quality objective.
  • Prepare and submit daily reports of production operations, WEM, raw material stocks, down time and packing reports.
  • Maintain good Housekeeping and Safety standards at all times and report any incidents to the Production Manager/Safety Officer

Team Management:

  • Provide guidance and support to the engineering and production team, including Technicians, Operators and Maintenance staff.
  • Assist in training and evaluating team members.
  • Foster a positive work environment and promote teamwork and collaboration.
  • Identify training needs and facilitate professional development opportunities for team members.
  • Optimise process performance by participating in continuous improvement, problem solving and change management.


  • Full Grade Twelve School Certificate (GCE).
  • Diploma in Production/Operations Management/Engineering discipline preferably mechanical Engineering
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality feed.
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in a supervisory role
  • Ability to run a semi-automated factory and proven experience managing 30+ employees on a shift basis, including engineering team.
  • Ability to work effectively with and within a team requiring strong communication skills. Strong problem solving and root cause identification skills are critical for the job.
  • The role will liase actively with the Production Manager, Quality department and Maintenance teams in an effort to ensure efficient production of quality products.
  • The position requires an in-depth application of extrusion knowledge and hence technical challenges must be anticipated. This may require the incumbent to work extra hours which will be compensated by payment of overtime.


Candidates meeting these requirements should apply to the Human Resource Manager at  [email protected] enclosing a cover letter and their detailed resume by 29th April 2024. Aller Aqua Zambia (L) is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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