Manufacturing Engineer

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JOB TITLE:  Manufacturing Engineer

JOB FUNCTION: Manufacturing/Production

JOB LEVEL: Mid Level

INDUSTRY: Manufacturing

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Full-time (three month probationary period)

REPORTS TO:  Manufacturing Manager

LOCATION:  Kumasi, Ghana

START DATE: June 2021

Summary and Corporate Profile:

A Ghanaian-owned animal feed company located in Kumasi seeks a dynamic and experienced Manufacturing Engineer for its factory.


The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for operating the factory’s PLC-based manufacturing control system and work in a team with plant management and staff to ensure a smooth and efficient manufacturing process and timely delivery of finished product that meets the company’s high standards.

Role Description and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the activities of the maintenance, tooling, and engineering departments, facilitating efficient manufacturing operations across the organization.

  • Collaborates with manufacturing supervisors to set and assess priorities across teams.

  • Works with a team to respond to breakdowns, assist with factory equipment repairs, investigate production problems and maintain an effective preventive maintenance program and system for plant machinery.

  • Assesses cost effectiveness and feasibility of manufacturing processes; makes and implements recommendations to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

  • Supervises tooling operations, ensuring all work is performed accurately and according to quality and safety standards.

  • Provides guidance and oversight in development and execution of plant renovations and expansions; coordinates outside contractors and vendors.

  • Assists the Production Supervisor and/or other appropriate leadership with programs, activities, and responsibilities of the manufacturing department and process.

  • Ensures compliance with health and safety laws, regulations, and guidelines.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Person Specification

Experience and Education:

  • HND or BS/MS in an engineering area such as mechanical, chemical, electrical, manufacturing, computer science, or natural science (ie, physics, chemistry, mathematics), along with relevant factory and computer experience.)

  • Three to Five (3-5) years minimum work experience in a progressive manufacturing environment.


  • Must have a good knowledge of use of computer-based control in manufacturing

  • Basic knowledge of a range of engineering functions; a practical and logical approach to problem solving.

  • Interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.

  • Team-working skills.

  • Ability to work well under pressure and take on new challenges.

  • Organization and time management skills.

  • The ability to work to tight deadlines.

  • Commercial awareness.

  • Must be a self-driven and fast learner

  • Willing and motivated to contribute to the success of the company.

Interacts with:


  • Manufacturing Manager

  • Manufacturing and Production departments

  • Maintenance and Engineering departments

  • Factory workers

  • All other functions and departments


  • Consultants and Contractors

  • 3rd Party Organizations

  • Government ministries, departments and agencies

  • All other external correspondence



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Salary and Other Benefits




Please e-mail your CV & Cover Letter to us at with the subject 'Manufacturing Engineer'. Please ensure that your CV demonstrates how your experience‚ skills and abilities meet the selection criteria set out above. We will ONLY contact candidates who meet our criteria for the above role description.