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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.
Take charge of your health, gents.
The sooner you do it, the better.
"It s not cool for a guy to wait until
he s 50 to see a doctor," says Steven
Lamm, MD, the medical director of
NYU Langone Medical Center s Preston
Robert Tisch Center for Men s Health.
"Men need to care about their health
above the waistline as well as below."
Here are his top 10 tips.
1 Find a doctor. Choose one you re
comfortable with, so you can "openly
discuss all aspects of your health, from
your mental state to your sexual func-
tion to your overall wellness," Lamm
2 See that doctor. "Just because you
are feeling well doesn t mean you are
well. Have a tendency toward denial?
Don t ignore things like black stools,
vision loss, or chest pain. Unfortunately,
men have a tendency to do just that."
3 Get informed. "You do want to be
knowledgeable and understand that
you shouldn t ignore symptoms or
complaints, but you don t want to self-
4 Vary your workouts. "The body
gets very comfortable when you always
do the same workout. You have got to
keep varying your exercises, and they
aerobics, muscle training, and stretch-
5 Eat to thrive. Getting enough
nutrition is crucial. "It s more impor-
tant than anything else except maybe
sleep," Lamm says. "Focus on nutrients
rather than calories," and eat a variety
of healthy foods. "You can t achieve
optimum nutrition with limited choic-
6 Prioritise sleep. "Get at least seven
hours. That s not something you should
compromise. Men think they can over-
come sleep deprivation by exercising
or whatever," but that s a bad idea, he
7 Check your head. "Mental health
is really, really important. Think about
several things: Are you drinking too
much? Are you paying attention to
signs of depression or bipolar disorder,
which often get missed? If you have
a family history of mental illness, sui-
cide, and/or substance abuse, you really
need someone to help you review the
signs and symptoms."
Top 10 health tips for men
Being overweight in adolescence
is linked to a greater risk of bowel
cancer later in life, a study suggests.
Researchers followed nearly
240,000 Swedish men for 35 years.
The analysis, published in the jour-
nal Gut, showed overweight teenagers
went on to have twice the risk of
bowel cancer. The figures were even
higher in obese teens.
The World Cancer Research Fund
said the link between obesity and
cancer was "strong."
Bowel cancer is the third most
common cancer in the world, with
nearly 1.4 million new cases each year.
Processed red meat and abdominal
fat have been linked to the disease.
The participants in the study were
aged between 16 and 20 at the start.
The overwhelming majority were
a normal weight, but 6.5 per cent
were overweight and one per cent
There were 855 cases of colorectal
cancer in the study.
However, the results showed not
all weights were affected equally.
Those who were obese were 2.38
times more likely to have developed
a bowel tumour.
The study, led by Orebro University
Hospital in Sweden and Harvard Uni-
versity, said: "Late adolescence marks
the transition from childhood to
adulthood and is a period of accel-
erated growth, especially among men,
thus this period may represent a crit-
"It is important that we understand
the role of exposures in childhood
and adolescence in the development
of colorectal cancer.
"In fact, the strong association
observed between adolescent obesity
and early-to-mid-life colorectal can-
cer, coupled with the increasing preva-
lence of adolescent obesity, may shed
light on the increase in colorectal can-
cer incidence among young adults,"
Rachel Thompson, from the World
Cancer Research Fund, said the evi-
dence suggested that obesity was a
risk factor for bowel cancer.
"This finding is interesting because
it gives an indication that bowel can-
cer risk might be affected by our
lifestyle habits throughout the life
course," she said.
"In some ways, research into the
relationship between factors like obe-
sity and cancer risk is still in its infan-
"It will be interesting to see if fur-
ther research emerges in the future
to back up the apparent relationship
between body fatness in youth and
later-life cancer risk."
Teen obesity link
to bowel cancer
Good health is a habit men must develop as early as possible.
YOUR DAILY HEALTH
News and Advice
8 Stay ready for sex. "When you re
stressed out, not sleeping, or drinking
too much, you can t get an erection
on demand, and a man s erection is a
barometer for overall health. Exercising,
eating well, and sleeping well are the
best ways to be sure you re a stud in
9 Care for your prostate. "The
prostate grows as you get older. You ll
almost certainly have symptoms, like
A really healthy, low-fat diet will
reduce the likelihood of prostate growth
and may reduce the risk of prostate
10 Enjoy yourself. "Look forward to
every day, to doing something for your-
self every day, whether it s a run or
listening to an audiobook or practicing
meditation or yoga. Don t save up all
of your fun for vacation."
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