Closing Date 2024/02/29

Reference Number UNI240215-5

Job Title Mechanical Harvesting Manager

Business Unit / Division Agriculture

Contract Nchalo Admin

Job Type Classification Permanent – Normal

Location – Town / City Nchalo

Location – Province National

Location – Country Malawi

Job Advert Summary

Unitrans Malawi Ltd, a prominent employer in the sugar logistics industry, would like to enhance its technical teams with personnel who are equally ambitious, innovative and hardworking.

The Company is looking for a suitably qualified person to take up the position of Mechanical Harvesting Manager at its Nchalo depot.

Minimum Requirements

Suitable candidates should have the following:

  • Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering degree from a recognized learning institution
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence.
  • At least 3 – 5 years’ experience in a managerial position
  • No previous criminal records.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills including report writing
  • Must be computer literate.

The Following Will Also Be Advantageous

  • Experience with operating Case Austoft 8810 tracked chopper harvester
  • Experience with operating agricultural machinery with autosteer and/or in-cab screen for application rate control.
  • Experience with operating tracked mechanical heavy machinery

Applicants Will Be Required To

  • Submit contactable references of previous two employers
  • Successfully complete pre-employment medical evaluation(s)
  • Be willing to work shifts (day or night), weekends and public holidays

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the entire chopper harvesting operation at Nchalo
  • Meet all operational KPI’s relating to chopper harvesting and cane haulage
  • Work towards monthly, quarterly and annual revenue and profit targets.
  • Implement change management with the change to mechanical harvesting
  • Manage staff to ensure driver and vehicle utilization is achieved
  • “Daily required delivery” parameters are always met
  • Daily liaison with operations management staff
  • Vehicle fleet complies with all legal requirements
  • Health & Safety legislation and procedures are adhered to
  • Quality management policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Business plans presented at operational meetings
  • Ensure and maintain ongoing exceptional relationships with the customers
  • Problems/complaints are timeously resolved to the benefit of all parties involved
  • Excellent customer relations are maintained
  • Comply with company code of conduct, policies and procedures
  • Ensure that training needs are met for the operators
  • Ensure that good industrial relations are maintained on site.