Agricultural Jobs at Tomato Jos

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Tomato Jos is an African agricultural production company that believes in the power of farming and processing local food products for local consumption. Tomato Jos not only produces the best quality tomato products but we also leave a foot print in the lives of those we encounter every day. Our mission is to make tomato production a sustainable, profitable business for the farmers with whom we work.

IRRIGATION COORDINATOR

THE MISSION

This person’s mission is to ensure that adequate fertilizer and water is applied on the Tomato Jos nucleus farm to produce the highest quality product.

THE POSITION
Tomato Jos is seeking a person who is willing to challenge themselves in the field of Agriculture. This position requires someone uniquely using both their interpersonal and scientific skills to advance agricultural opportunities. Applicants should have problem solving skills, a strong interest in farming, and the ability to manage logistical challenges. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Irrigating the nucleus farm
Overseeing repair and maintenance of the irrigation system (including water sources)
Fertigating the nucleus farm
Calculating and recording water usage
Overseeing and recording fertilizer applications
Servicing fertilizer and irrigation equipment
Troubleshooting irrigation issues
Learning all technical phases of the farming operation
The applicant needs to be willing to do and capable of doing every job on the farm. They will start with the most basic tasks and only through training and experience, will they advance to more complex challenges and responsibilities.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Must be willing to work long hours in field conditions.
Must be trustworthy.
Must have basic mathematical skills.
Must have completed Secondary School, or equivalent.
Preferable applicants will have a degree or certificate in a related subject (agriculture, engineering, business, etc.)
Preferable applicants will have plumbing experience.
Preferable applicants will speak English and another local language (Hausa).
Preferable applicants must be proficient in using computer programs like MS Excel and MS Word or have the capability of learning how to use these types of programs.

Location
Farming operations are located in Igabi LGA . Applicants must be willing to relocate to the area. Certain projects may involve travel which Tomato Jos will accommodate.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural/Water Resources Engineering or equivalent from a recognized polytechnic.
3-5 year work experience.
Should be conversant with relevant national environmental laws.

Skills and Competences:
Excellent liaison with Client
Analytical Skills
Problem Solving
Listening Skills

GREENHOUSE TECHNICIAN

THE MISSION

This person’s mission is to ensure that adequate fertilizer and water is applied on the Tomato Jos nucleus farm to produce the highest quality product.

THE POSITION
Tomato Jos is seeking a person who is willing to challenge themselves in the field of Agriculture. This position requires someone uniquely using both their interpersonal and scientific skills to advance agricultural opportunities. Applicants should have problem solving skills, a strong interest in farming, and the ability to manage logistical challenges. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

JOB TASKS
Manage the day-to-day business activities of the greenhouses and the nurseries.
Manage the farms for optimum yield and profitability.
Manage the prevention and/ or control of diseases, pests and weeds in the greenhouses.
Tour work areas to observe work being done, to inspect crops and to evaluate plant and soil conditions.
Assign work schedules and duties to nursery and greenhouse staff, and supervise their work
Supervise the application of pesticides and fertilizers to plants as well as cutting, pruning and staking.
Determine types and quantities of vegetable to be grown, based on budgets  projected sales volume, and/or execute directives.
Ensures the training of staff and making sure they are fully motivated and empowered to contribute their best to the company.
Undertakes any other duties as may be directed by the Management of the company.

LOCATION
Farming operations are located in Igabi LGA. Applicants must be willing to relocate to the area. Certain projects may involve travel which Tomato Jos will accommodate.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural/Water Resources Engineering or equivalent from a recognized polytechnic.
3-5 year work experience or relevant field technical experience in Horticulture, irrigation, plant cultivation, pest and diseases control and greenhouse technology with sales and marketing experience.
Should be conversant with relevant national environmental laws.
Must have a strong customer service, budgeting and inventory management skills.
Have strong communication, training, management and supervisory skills.

TO APPLY
Applicants should send their Resumes or CV's and Cover letter to: hr@tomatojos.net .Subject line should read “Irrigation Coordinator” or “Greenhouse Technician” only.

DUE DATE: 10 July, 2017

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