Assistant Technical Manager Vacancy at Enza Zaden Africa Ltd

Full time Arusha
Job description

Enza Zaden Africa Ltd is a horticultural company that produces high quality hybrid seeds. The seeds produced are all exported to the mother company based in the Netherlands. After thorough quality checks the seeds are re-exported all over the world under the Enza Zaden logo. 

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Enza Zaden Africa Ltd has a job opportunity for:

Position: Assistant Technical Manager 

Reports to: Technical Manager 


Position Type:Staff Position

Job Location: Arusha, Tanzania

Objective of the Role: Responsible for supporting the Technical Manager in daily operations, enhancing predictive maintenance practices across the farm, and overseeing project supervision.

Main activities:

  1. Confirm the proper functionality of all technical installations.
  2. Offer training and assistance for field activities in the technical department.
  3. Review and train the team on health & safety protocols, making necessary adjustments.
  4. Prepare work plans for the department.
  5. Create schedules for weekends and Public Holidays as needed.
  6. Assist in labour management.
  7. Adhere to hygiene, health & safety, and farm protocols.
  8. Complete any additional tasks assigned by the Manager.

Specific Tasks:

  1. Provide daily support, coaching, and guidance to Technical Department employees to enhance their performance.
  2. Conduct training sessions for the technical team to ensure proper utilization of tools.
  3. Review and update farm health & safety protocols, conducting thorough training to raise awareness among employees.
  4. Efficiently plan and schedule employee leave, coordinating weekend and Public Holiday duties with the Technical Manager as needed.
  5. Supervise farm projects, ensuring adherence to departmental work plans despite employee leave cycles.
  6. Collaborate with the Technical Manager to enforce disciplinary measures when necessary and oversee preventative maintenance and technical troubleshooting activities.
  7. Adhere to GSPP and farm protocols, suggesting changes as needed, and strictly observe health & safety regulations.

Qualifications and Skills:

– A Diploma or Degree  holder from accredited College/University.

-Technical knowledge and experience for up to 4 years.

-Experience in a farm or the agricultaral sector is an added advantage

– Strong organizational and time-management skills.

– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

– Proficient in using ERP systems.

– Must have proficient skills in both English and Swahili languages.

Our offer:

We offer a competitive salary, benefit package and an innovative environment. Teamwork, entrepreneurship, drive, a passion to learn and to share knowledge, respect for sustainable development and integrity are our most precious values. Our international work environment offers a range of possibilities to motivated, qualified people with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to [email protected]  by the 10 th March 2024 .Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Please include “Assistant Technical Manager Application” in the subject line.

Note: This opportunity is exclusively available for Tanzanian Nationals. 

Only individuals possessing the necessary qualifications and skills should submit their applications. While we appreciate all applicants, only those candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.

Enza Zaden  is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

*Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.

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