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Mechanization And Engineering Manager

Closing: Aug 11, 2022

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Published: Aug 4, 2022 (7 days ago)

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Job Description

Responsible for the allocation of resources for all mechanized operations, management of the center pivot irrigation for all crops grown on 500 ha of irrigated land and ensuring all farm equipment is maintained and kept in good working order.

Qualifications

  • A degree in Agricultural engineering or associated disciplines. A valid Kenya driving license.
  • Skill level: A minimum of 10 years at Mechanization and Engineering Managerial level, within the fresh produce industry with relevant experience in Kenya.


Responsibilities
Job Description

Responsible for the allocation of resources for all mechanized operations, management of the center pivot irrigation for all crops grown on 500 ha of irrigated land and ensuring all farm equipment is maintained and kept in good working order.

Qualifications

  • A degree in Agricultural engineering or associated disciplines. A valid Kenya driving license.
  • Skill level: A minimum of 10 years at Mechanization and Engineering Managerial level, within the fresh produce industry with relevant experience in Kenya.


Key Responsibilities

  • Providing precision machinery and irrigation service to the crop managers for production of year-round, to attain the highest crop yield of high quality fresh Red Onion, Tomatoes and Water melon in line with the clients product demand planning
  • Coordination of all mechanized operations from cultivations, planting, fertilizer application, crop protection products through to mechanized harvesting
  • Maintenance of center pivots and irrigation equipment and fabrication of necessary equipment for farm operations.
  • Timely preventative maintenance and repairs of all farm equipment, focused on machinery being available at the correct timings for crop production and post-harvest farm operations.
  • Training and development of operators on problem identification and reporting with all machinery.
  • Training and development of the tractor and machinery operations team and the workshop and machinery operation team for continual professional improvement.
  • Working closely with the clients Value Chain experts for all crops to produce a world class cropping ‘blueprint’ for the client to replicate in other regions.
  • Retaining good staff working relations and a high standard of Health and Safety.


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