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New Job Vacancies at Tomato Jos

Tomato Jos is an African agricultural production company that believes in the power of farming and processing local food products for local consumption. Tomato Jos not only produces the best quality tomato products but we also leave a foot print in the lives of those we encounter every day. Our mission is to make tomato production a sustainable, profitable business for the farmers with whom we work


We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Farm Hand

Location: Kaduna


The Mission

  • This person’s mission is to create a working environment that promotes and maximizes Tomato Jos employee efficiency through improved communication, organization and execution.
  • Location: Farming operations are located in Igabi Local Government of Kaduna State. Applicants must be willing to relocate to the area. Certain projects may involve travel which Tomato Jos will accommodate.

The Position
This position requires an extremely organized person with excellent interpersonal skills looking to advance themselves through practical agriculture opportunities. This person will work closely with farm staff providing manual/technical support. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the growing of crops
  • Assist in planting, weeding and harvesting activities
  • Irrigation process and troubleshooting
  • Calculate and record water usage
  • Fertilizer application
  • Mixing of Peat moss and seeding
  • Serving of fertilizer and irrigation equipment
  • Work in the green house
  • Loading and offloading of materials
  • Perform Manual Labour activities
  • Learn all technical phases of the farming operations
  • Assist in daily running of the farm and any related duties assigned by supervisor

Farm Hand Qualifications

  • Minimum of HND/OND/first degree in any of Agriculture, Crop/ Soil Science or related field.
  • Ability to speak English and Hausa languages

Personal Skills:

  • Trustworthy and honest
  • Enjoy practical work
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Able to undertake manual and heavy work
  • Enjoy working outdoors from early hours
  • Able to work for long hours and in all kinds of weather conditions
  • Able to work both in a team, with community locals and with limited social contact

Job Requirements:

  • A thorough knowledge of farming best practices and different farming methods
  • Physical strength and stamina
  • Sensitivity
  • A practical mind
  • Problem-solving skills
  • The ability to use one’s own initiative
  • Flexibility
  • Organizational skills
  • The ability to work well as part of a team
  • Dedication to furthering the successful development of the farming environment

Added Advantage:

  • Experience in growing related crops: vegetables and fruits.
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • HSE training or Equivalent

Compensation
Monthly salary: Depends on experience and willingness on the job and basic communication allowance.






Job Title: Carpenter

Location: Kaduna

The Position

This position requires an extremely organized person with excellent interpersonal skills looking to advance themselves through administrative agriculture opportunities. This person will work closely with office staff providing administrative support. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Make housing, warehouse structures, roofing, greenhouses, and any other structures needed around the farm.
  • Make shelves, tables, and chairs, Install cabinets, counters and molding
  • Fencing
  • Sanding, painting, and finishing
  • Building and installing the wooden and metal structures and fixtures that make up commercial or residential buildings.
  • Finish and repair wooden structures such as foundations, walls, roofs, windows and doors.
  • Plan and construct floors and frameworks, roofs and ceilings, which may be made from either timber or metal, and may also lay timber floors.
  • Measure, cut, or shape wood or timber, plastic, and the materials they work with, and assemble or nail them into place.
  • Install door handles, locks, flooring underlay, insulating material and other fixtures.
  • Prepare drawings for cabinetry, framing and other construction projects on-site.
  • Select and evaluate materials for defects.
  • Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients and Frame room additions as needed.
  • Inspect and replace damaged framework or other structures and fixtures.
  • Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding.
  • Construct building frameworks, including walls, floors, and doorframes.
  • Help erect, level, and install building framework with the aid of rigging hardware and cranes.
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

Job Requirements

  • A high school diploma and on-the-job training
  • Must have experience using power tools including table saws, drills, etc
  • Familiar with a range of power and hand tools, precise measuring equipment such as spirit levels, instruments for measuring angles, platforms and ladders for working at heights.
  • Farming operations are located in Igabi Local Government of Kaduna State. Applicants must be willing to relocate to the area.

Carpenter skills:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Physical fitness and the ability to undertake manual labour for extended periods
  • Good communication and teamwork skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Accuracy and efficiency
  • Must be creative and to be good with their hands
  • Must be able to design and budget well enough to give an estimate of costs and time for projects.
  • Good mechanical skills.
  • Must have experience in roofing
  • Math Skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Critical Thinking Skills

Added advantage:

  • Ability to use safety harnesses.
  • Ability to use safety equipment such as hard hats, gloves, steel-capped boots, safety glasses and ear protection.
  • HSE and Safety training or equivalent.







Job Title: Machine Operator

Location: Kaduna

The Mission

  • This person’s mission is to create a working environment that promotes and maximizes Tomato Jos employee efficiency through improved communication, organization and execution.

The Position

  • Farming operations are located in Igabi Local Government of Kaduna State. Applicants must be willing to relocate to the area.
  • This position requires an extremely careful and safety inclined person with excellent interpersonal skills looking to advance themselves through practical agriculture machine driving opportunities. This person will work closely with farm staff providing heavy duty engine driving support.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Driving of tractor and other heavy duty engines
  • Ensure safety and cleanliness in the workplace.
  • Look over and measure parts with precision tools in order to make sure certain parts meet pre-determined quality and cosmetic standards.
  • Ensure parts of equipment used for production or farming processes have passed inspection.
  • Machine operators are expected to meet production quotas.
  • Machine operators also need to keep track of the number of units that are scrapped due to various errors.
  • Ensuring the smooth and efficient running of machines
  • Carrying out daily and routine maintenance and servicing of equipment
  • Fixing machines that have broken down.
  • Tracking record of fuel/diesel consumption of equipment and hours of use
  • Conducting periodic checks on output efficiency
  • Occasionally removing and packing finished products and clearing the way of machineries

Machine Operator Skills:
A machine operator works in a quick-paced, physically demanding environment where they control various machines and equipment.  As such s/he must possess the following:

  • Willingness to work in diverse environment and adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to ensure equipment and environments are safe
  • Due to the time-sensitive nature of farming and manufacturing, machine operator must be willing to work overtime.
  • Must show aptitude for math, problem-solving and computer skills.
  • Must have experience using power tools and driving big engines.
  • Detail-oriented mindset.
  • Mechanical and Technical skills.
  • Analytical ability.
  • Must be willing to gain a thorough knowledge of a wide range of farm/ factory machinery and how it works.

Job Requirements

  • A High School Diploma or its equivalent and on-the-job training
  • Two years of experience
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and work on their feet, while using tools to perform repetitive actions.
  • Mandatory safety training, protective gear, and chemical handling procedures are required.

Added Advantage:

  • Minimum of 4-5 years of combined education and on-the-job training
  • Verifiable Certification in heavy duty equipment use.
  • HSE and equivalent training or procedures









Job Title: Driver

Location: Kaduna


The Position

  • Farming operations are located in Igabi Local Government of Kaduna State. Applicants must be willing to relocate to the area. Certain projects may involve travel which Tomato Jos will accommodate.
  • This position requires an extremely organized person with excellent interpersonal skills. This person will work closely with office and farm staff providing logistics support.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the safety of lives and properties placed in the vehicle
  • Driving of Vehicle(s) assigned.
  • Refilling of fuel tank
  • General Daily and Routine maintenance of vehicles
  • Ensuring vehicles are road worthy and serviced promptly
  • Tracking of mileage and fuel consumptions
  • Ensure the vehicles are parked at the right spots and out of harm’s way
  • Ensure the vehicles are clean in and out at all times
  • Ensure that vehicle particulars are up to date
  • Ensure all incidences regarding vehicles are promptly reported to the logistics Manager

Driver Qualifications

  • Minimum of High School education completed is preferred.
  • Minimum of 22 years old as at date of application
  • Must be able to use GPS
  • Possess a valid Driver’s license
  • Possess a minimum of 2 years driving experience

Job Requirements:

  • Must be intuitive and up to date with vehicle registration and compliance
  • Trust worthy and objective
  • Attentive to detail
  • Basic knowledge of car parts
  • Ability to drive trucks, manual and automobile vehicles
  • Must be willing to drive for long hours when trips are necessary

Added Advantage:

  • HSE, or any equivalent safety trainings
  • Basic Vehicle Maintenance skills

Compensation
Monthly salary: Depends on Experience and Expertise.




Deadline: 13th March, 2018.


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter to: hr@tomatojos.net using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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