Foreman Refrigeration at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position above at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan.

Job Title: Foreman Refrigeration (2-year renewable Contract)

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Installs, maintain and repair air conditioning and refrigerating system
  • Inspects completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements, and compliance with applicable safety codes and regulations
  • Operates a variety of equipment such as hand tools, laptop computers and diagnostics hardware to perform work
  • Operates various measuring, diagnostics and testing instruments
  • Reads blueprints, piping, sketches, schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Install electrical and controls and test for proper operation
  • Recommend, repair or replace worn or defective parts
  • Have good knowledge on conservation, recovery and recycling of refrigerant
  • Performs brazing, soldering, pipefitting, welding and Fabrication
  • Respond to unscheduled and emergency service request
  • Monitor stock of key emergency spares applicable to areas of responsibilities
  • Maintain accurate and up to date plant records.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Qualification and Experience

Bsc/HND Mechanical Engineering and other related fields plus at least 3 years relevant working experience in industrial, commercial and residential refrigerating system.

The ideal candidate must possess:

  • Excellent English reporting, writing and oral communication skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point)
  • Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and organize workload; take initiative and work under pressure
  • Good team spirit and also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties.


We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Application Closing Date:
10th June, 2013

Method of Application
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae, the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials, to IITA WEBSITE


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