Presco is a fully-integrated agro-industrial establishment with oil palm plantations, palm oil mill, palm kernel crushing plant and vegetable oil refining and fractionation plant. It also has an olein and stearin packaging plant and a biogas plant to treat its palm oil mill effluent. It is the first of its kind in West Africa

Presco specialises in the cultivation of oil palm and in the extraction, refining and fractionation of crude palm oil into finished products. Presco supplies specialty fats and oils of outstanding quality to customer specifications and assures a reliability of supply of its products year round. This is made possible by the integrated nature of the company’s production process. Presco is the Nigerian market leader for specialty fats and oils.

Job Position: Production Supervisor

Job Location: Nigeria

Job Description

  1. Responsible for supervising and coordinating the daily operations related to the processing of oil palm fruit into crude palm oil (CPO) and other by-products.
  2. This role requires extensive knowledge of oil palm milling processes, equipment, and a commitment to ensuring the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and product quality.

Job Responsibilities
Operational Oversight and Standards Compliance:

  1. Assume responsibility for palm oil production process by supervising and leading a team of mill operators and workers for smooth and efficient mill operations.
  2. Monitor and control production parameters for processing of oil palm fruit into crude palm oil (CPO) and other by-products.

Standards Compliance:

  1. Uphold strict standards and ensure compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs), safety protocols and environmental regulations
  2. Liaise with laboratory for quality assurance and efficiency of production process, including for root cause assessments.

Maintenance and Repairs:

  1. Identify and report equipment malfunctions and maintenance requirements and issue job cards for maintenance department.
  2. Follow-up on preventive maintenance, servicing, breakdowns and repairs with maintenance team.

Production Reporting:

  1. Maintain accurate production records, including CPO yields, downtime, and quality metrics.
  2. Prepare and submit regular reports on production performance and inventory levels to mill management.

Leadership and Teamwork:

  1. Foster a culture of continuous improvement and skill development and provide training and mentorship to mill operators and workers.
  2. Ensure hand-over in shift work and maintain clear communication with mill management team.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Any other responsibility that may be assigned from time to time by Technical Officer/ Production Manager

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Production / Mechanical Engineering, Food Engineering / Technology and any relevant Engineering field or equivalent work experience.

Additional Qualification:

  1. Several years of hands-on experience in oil palm milling operations, with a proven track record of supervisory roles.
  2. In-depth knowledge of large-scale oil palm milling processes, equipment, and maintenance.
  3. Strong leadership, interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  4. Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  5. Familiarity with safety regulations and environmental compliance in the palm oil industry.
  6. Proficiency in using mill management software and tools.

Basic Skill:

  1. Strong leadership, interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  2. Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  3. Ability to work in a physically demanding environment, including standing and walking for extended periods.
  4. Willingness to work in shifts, including nights and weekends, as required.
  5. Exposure to noise, machinery, varying temperatures and challenging weather conditions

Application Deadline
31st October, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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