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  • Posted on: 13 September, 2011 Deadline: 26 September, 2011
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  • IITA, is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.
    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the following positions at the Institute's Headquarters. lbadan.
    BSc/HND Mechanical engineering (Automobile)  with 5 years or ND plus 10 years relevant working experience in a large Auto- electrical workshop.
    Successful candidate must be knowledgeable in work planning and shop floor organization. He/she should be able to perform under pressure and deliver timely results
    Successful candidate will among other things:
    Diagnose and proffer solutions to identified problem on both petrol powered and diesel operated automotives;
    Use OBD II equipment to troubleshoot auto electrical defects on SUV automotives.
    Repair and fix defective kick starter.        
    Repair Alternators            
    Align generally auto electrical wires'
    Prepare electrolyte and many accumulators using series connections                .
    Carry out quality checks on vehicles repaired in the workshops;
    Ensure good house-Reeping and safety compliance at all time and
    Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Successful candidate will among other things:       
    Install, repair, overhaul and maintain heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system
    Test malfunctioning systems and  components using electrical, mechanical, digital and pneumatic controls;
    Read gauges and instruments and adjust mechanisms such as valves and pumps to control level of fluid pressure and distribution systems
    Perform planned maintenance, regular servicing and repairs to refrigerator (cold store) equipment of all types, sizes and temperature ranges.
    maintain records or repairs or of equipment requiring future service

    Minimum of National Diploma in Mechanical * Engineering or WAEC plus Trade Test I. At least three years relevant working experience in a reputable electrical, organization.
    Appreciable experience working on cold store. equipments and central air  conditioning systems will be in added advantage.
    Candidate must be trustworthy, reliable and must be able to work weekends.  
    Ability to drive a  valid Drivers' Licenses vital.
    Install, repair, overhaul and maintain small appliance products such as split and window air conditioners, home refrigerators and freezers, room fan coils, dehumidifiers, ice makers, vending machines and water coolers:
     Perform any other duties as may be assigned

    Successful candidate will: Carry out all types of electrical installation systems and their maintenance;  
    Install electric motors and their control gears Maintain household appliances like electric boilers, dryers etc.  
    Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.

    National Diploma in Electrical Engineering .. Trade Test l or  C & G intermediate In Electrical Installation Work.
    Five years post qualification relevant work experience in a reputable organization
    Candidate must be physically fit honest and able to work under pressure. Ability to drive a vehicle (with the possession of a valid Drivers' license) is vital.

    Interested applicants should forward their applications with a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three professional referees (including telephone, fax and e-mail addresses, if available), evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials, to the Personnel Manager, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, PMB 5320, Oyo Road; Ibadan, Nigeria. Not later than two weeks from the date of this publication.

    These job vacancies can also be found on our website: www.old.iita.org/cms/details/nrs_job_application.aspx
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