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Recruitment at IITA - International Institute of Tropical Agriculture HND / BA / BSc Job

2024-05-31 09:59   Engineering / Technical   Oyo   28 views
Job Details

DUTIES:

Manage overall functions & staff of power house, electrical/gas and water treatment sections.
Oversee functioning of main generators and switchgear in campus and ensure they are maintained at peak performance in order to provide backup power within 30 seconds of main power failure at all times.
Monitor operation of high voltage switchgear and changeover switches and repair or replace as needed.
Place order for spare parts or service needed for the generators, switchgear, transformers, etc.
Monitor the incoming high voltage power and underground power lines in campus and call the electric company to repair or replace damaged power lines or insulators, oversee and verify electricity meter readings every month.
Maintain very good contacts with all officials of the electricity company, especially the emergency calls out team.
Supervise the upkeep of all electric appliances, equipment, fixtures in labs, offices and field houses (plastic houses, green houses) residences and also street lights.
Monitor functioning of generators in IGH Lagos, including HV and LV (high and Low voltage) lines.
Manage the main water supply system including pumps at main dam and oversee the treatment and purification at the treatment plant.
Prepare monthly chargeback statements.
Prepare quarterly report of work done by the sections.
Maintenance of swimming pool and sewage treatment plants.
Perform any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

QUALIFICATION:

BSc/HND in Electrical Engineering or any other related field with a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment. Possession of relevant higher qualifications will be an added advantage. Also, membership of Council of registered engineering (COREN) is required.

COMPETENCIES:
The ideal candidate must:

Have excellent managerial and supervisory skills.
Have good time management and communication skills.
Have Wide range of experience in handling heavy equipment including generators.


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Company Description
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world's leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Our award-winning research for development (R4D) addresses the development needs of tropical countries. We work with partners to enha... read morence crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture.
We are a nonprofit organization founded in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported by several countries.
Our mission is to enhance food security and improve livelihoods in Africa through research for development (R4D).
We use the R4D model in setting a research course that addresses major development problems in Africa rather than simply contributing to scientific knowledge. It has proven to be an effective mechanism for agricultural research development. We and our partners have delivered about 70% of the international research impact in sun-Saharan Africa in the last three decades.