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  • Posted: May 31, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 13, 2023
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    Crystal Recruit is a boutique recruitment firm that specializes in matching the right talent to the right job opportunities across Africa. We go out of our way to find that missing person for your business puzzle. We are the partner that understands your needs, recruits 'best-in-class’ talent and counsel you towards a successful conclusion to the searc...
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    Production Lead/Head of Engineering


    • Oversee and supervise the transformation and production of agricultural waste into biochar compost
    • Manage the project by setting requirements, goals, and timelines
    • Operate a fully automated production line, while, maintaining and commissioning various types of automated compost production machinery
    • Coordinate with all compost plant in-charges for requisition making, equipment receiving, storing, troubleshooting, rectifying, regular maintenance, and repairing of automated composting machinery
    • Exceed expectations for quality, cost, and delivery, maximizing efficiency, optimizing and driving engineering excellence
    • Drive key performance indicators across all areas of the Engineering function to ensure that the project is delivered on cost and on time to the highest quality standards
    • Partake in the recruitment of agricultural engineers and staff and coordinate their training
    • Implement innovative technologies
    • Coordinate with partners for new integrations and tools
    • Ensure compliance with security regulations
    • Prepare and manage the finance and budget of the engineering department
    • Routinely check all risky points/control boards/controlling devices/defective parts and take immediate action to resolve
    • Ensuring preventive and downtime maintenance within the scheduled time


    • A Bachelor's / Master's degree in a relevant engineering discipline, preferably, agricultural engineering or similar
    • Conversational Mandarin speaking ability (preferred but not required!)
    • At least 4 years of leadership experience in a factory or Agri-processing facility
    • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience and a 2:1 or above in a relevant form of engineering
    • Demonstrable experience in leading an engineering function with a proven track record in strategic engineering leadership delivering effective engineering strategies, policies, processes, and systems
    • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements
    • Proven project management and supplier experience
    • Experience in operating and influencing at a strategic level
    • Knowledge and technical understanding of automotive bio-engineering processes, components, and design techniques
    • Knowledge of composting and a passion to create environmental change
    • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimize team performance and development
    • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders, partners, and suppliers
    • A strong and confident negotiator with the ability to negotiate at all levels
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • Results-orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines

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