Closing Date 2024/01/29
Reference Number UNI231012-1
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.