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Refinery Operator at West African Soy Industries Limited (WASIL)

West African Soy Industries Limited (WASIL) operates one of the largest specialized oils and fats processing complexes in Africa. The manufacturing facility is located in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria, with raw materials sourced from farmers in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger and other states across Nigeria.

The Company is active in the Soy value chain through its out-grower farming activities by providing high quality agri-inputs to farmers and procuring farm produce from them through off-take arrangements. We educate the farmers on Yield Enhancement Techniques (YET) to improve their crop yield, and train women on best practices in Shea collection and primary processing.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Refinery Operator

Location: Sagamu, Ogun
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Production

Job Description

  • Monitor and control the plant processes through computer and manual controls,
  • Operate refining neutralization, bleaching, and deodorization production process.
  • Responsible for operating several process steps and has equipment for vacuum, pressure, distillation, heat exchanger, filtration and Centrifuge separation subject to process requirement and product quality.
  • Utilize a computerized system to control most processes.
  • Ensure proper line-up for unit production
  • Safely collect samples to identify product quality issues proactively.
  • Effectively communicate field conditions to appropriate personnel.
  • Operate refinery processes in a safe, efficient manner. Troubleshoot equipment and product to meet plant production standards.
  • Ensure the plant is run on its rated production capacity on minimum losses and requires quality parameters.
  • Process monitoring for Degumming /Neutralisation/Bleacher /DO /Lecithin
  • Ensure data are used or processed for the purpose set for such data and ensure absolute confidentiality while processing or using personal data. Get the consent of the data subject before collecting, processing, and using data.


  • S.S.C.E / ND or Degree in Mechanical / Chemical Engineering
  • 2 – 4 years’ experience as a refinery operator.

Additional Information

  • Knowledge of By-product processing like Acid oil and Lecithin
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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