Mechanical Engineer at Tomato Jos

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Jos is an agricultural production company that believes in the power of farming and processing local food products for local consumption. Our mission is to make tomato production a sustainable, profitable business for the farmers with whom we work.

Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
Experience: 2 – 10 years
Location: Kaduna

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the supervision of day-to-day maintenance and repairs of the production machine, equipment & tools (Mechanical).
  • To frequently liaise with the Processing engineering manager on maintenance and repair activities of the mechanical systems on the production plant.
  • To continuously improve the mechanical system of the plant to minimize or possibly eliminate total breakdown.
  • To plan for the various maintenance schedules (Preventive maintenance) of all equipment based on the anticipated and planned production.
  • To continuously carry out routine checks on all production pumps, valves and all mechanical parts of machines and ensure they are in good working conditions.
  • To frequently liaise with the processing engineering manager on the calibration of all the measuring and weighing equipment, and execute other related activities as defined by the Processing Engineering Manager.
  • To plan and optimize mechanical spares to guarantee uninterrupted operations.
  • To review the existing production facilities; modification of existing facilities in line with the reviewed processes and initiation of projects for improved productivity and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
  • To drive Plant Efficiency Improvement programs (TPM, OEE, etc.).
  • To comply with all Safety, and Quality regulations.
  • To read and interpret design schematics to ensure the proper installation of mechanical systems.
  • To have first-hand knowledge about coding machines (Ink & Video jets).

Minimum Qualification and Experience

  • Candidates should possess a B.Sc / HND in Mechanical Engineer or any other relevant courses
  • 2-10 years of relevant working experience in mechanical in an FMCG manufacturing setting, (special attention to installation and maintenance, interpretation of mechanical drawings).
  • Vast knowledge in the use of suits, intranet, Google sheet, and general computer appreciation. A critical thinker and a solution provider.
  • The ability to speak Hausa fluently is an added advantage.
  • Vast knowledge of power generation, fluid mechanism and refrigeration and cold room operation.
  • Good interpersonal and effective communication skills.
  • Stamina to work round the clock during the peak of season /project.

Other Qualities that Set you Apart:

  • Working with new materials or information to grasp its implication
  • Strong oral expression in communicating information and ideas clearly so that others will understand.
  • Strong directional and instructional comprehension in interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Strong management, coaching, and conflict-resolution skills
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to stick to a schedule.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a Cover Letter and current Resume to: using the Job Position as the subject of the email.

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