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o Supervise production lines in accordance with operational policies and procedures,
including effective coordination of production startups, shutdowns, and changeovers.
o Responsible for attaining production targets, quality specifications and customer
o To develop and maintain strong production supervisory/management teams.
o Responsible for manpower allocation to ensure production efficiency.
o Monitor and assure that ISO quality management guidelines and procedures are adhered
to in the production processes.
o Assure safe work through application of the Company's safety regulations.
o Coordinates preventative maintenance programs with the Engineering Manager to ensure
optimum machine capacity.
o Liaises with other Heads of Departments from production planning to product despatch to
ensure that customer requirements are consistently met
o Actively participates in the Company's recruitment, appraisal, and training programs.
o Participates in grievance and disciplinary enquiries and investigations.
o Extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes, procedures, and machinery.
o Knowledge of Industrial Relations Laws of Trinidad & Tobago
o Working knowledge of OSH Regulations
o Proven track record of efficient use of energy, production resources and manpower
o Advanced analytical, problem-solving and decision making skills.
o Highly computer literate.
o Excellent interpersonal skills and written communication skills.
o A Relevant BSc Degree and At least five (5) years previous working experience in a fast
paced manufacturing environment OR an equivalent combination of skills and 10 years
similar working experience.
This is a senior management position which requires the job incumbent to work on a 2 shift
system and occasional weekends. The shifts are 6:00 am to 2:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The Kaiso Blues entertainment
venue in Newtown presented a sub-
dued version of jazz composer/musi-
cian David Boothman on May 21.
Everyone is entitled to an off-night.
It happens. A string bursts. Song
selection is not quite right. The audi-
ence is not connecting. The sheet music
falls to the floor in a hopeless mess.
The band isn t clicking, for some
None of that on Boothman s watch,
but his kaiso jazz fare might have per-
haps been meant for another kind of
audience. Fact is, regulars at the Carl
Jacobs run establishment are made of
much sterner stuff. When blues band,
Tabanca, played a few weeks ago for
example there was no kidding around
with the genre.
It all started off well. Words to the
effect that people were somehow
becoming confused whenever mention
was made of the word "jazz."
This was easy and perfectly under-
standable reference to the rank con-
fusion surrounding the numerous "jazz"
events at which soca, R&B and a variety
of disposable pop music are offered up
as having some abstruse connection
with a genre known for a high level of
musical skill, unfettered creative inter-
pretation and novel improvisation.
"Kaiso jazz," he explained, "is a lan-
guage unique to us."
For certain, Clive Zanda, Raf Robert-
son, Chantal Esdelle, Boothman himself
and other noted keyboardists have long
entrenched the genre as a valid progeny
of the musical form born of the African
American experience in at the turn of
the 19th Century. The point, perhaps,
still needs to be made.
First up on the night came Booth-
man s Dancing with the Elements, a
dreamy ballad of his own. Percussionist
Kenneth Clarke and pan player Mikhail
Salcedo offered support. Perhaps it was
the monotonous, simulated electronic
drum and bass patterns or the constant
fiddling on the keyboard controls but
the small audience did not appear to
be getting too far with this.
South Trouble and a clichéd version
of Gershwin s Summertime were fol-
lowed by an upbeat interpretation of
Miles Davis All Blues from the amazing
album Kind of Blue. Unlike the band s
rendition of Duke Ellington s Caravan,
Boothman seemed to fall off the racing
bike with All Blues---a song famously
framed by a haunting bassline and with
tenor sax interludes by none other than
For certain, no one expects a cover,
but nobody s going to dance a waltz
to Black Stalin s Black Man Feeling to
Party, in much the same way you won t
see a flag-woman limbo to the sound
of Wynton Kelly s original rendition of
his Kind of Blues piano solo.
It might be that "blues/jazz purist"
is the ultimate musical oxymoron. Point
taken. But Miles Davis did not expect
anyone to wine. All Blues is one of the
quintessential blues tunes of all time.
Back to Caravan. This was the high-
light of the night, following a pleasant
interpretation of Ain t No Sunshine
and a somnolent version of karaoke
favourite The Shadow of Your Smile.
Caravan brought out the best in the
three musicians on show. Boothman
knows what he is doing on the key-
board, Salcedo is capable of great things
and Clarke is an accomplished and
respected percussionist. This was clear
at that point in the programme.
This Kaiso Jazz offering slipped off
the tracks somewhat but kept on mov-
ing on the strength of a superb venue
with excellent service and, hopefully,
a fruitful future offering bright, new
and old musical talent.
David Boothman, left, is joined by percussionist Kenneth Clarke and pan player Mikhail Salcedo.
PHOTO: WESLEY GIBBINGS
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