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Irrigation Team Lead at Kilombero Sugar Company April, 2024

The Irrigation Team Lead is responsible for controlling and coordinating the quality of irrigation operations and assists management in the development of irrigation plans to ensure long-term growth development and sustainability as well as Implement the “Illovo Way of sugar cane production” to ensure Illovo is the best in class sugar producer in the Country.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise irrigation activities, through the inspection of irrigation lines/furrows on each field given to each individual
  • Controls work performance by recording daily attendance, irrigation cycles, irrigation scheduling and pressure monitoring
  • Ensure that work standards are adhered to by allocating task to his/her gang and recording man-days used per activity
  • Responsible for safeguarding the crop by reporting any unusual occurrences i.e. fire, floods, smut, weeds, pests in the field, theft etc.
  • Manages team performance and conduct
  • Ensure irrigation lines have been placed in the correct locations by physical inspection of all irrigation lines after every shift
  • Ensure complete number of irrigation equipment to comply with field geographical position by taking field inventory and Ensure irrigation lines are shifted as per set standards
  • Ensure good system arrangement to stabilize overlap uniformity by ensuring correct spacing of irrigation lines and use of correct irrigation equipment e.g. sprinkler and nozzles etc.
  • Conduct on the job training and instruction on various farm activities
  • Responsible for irrigation equipment inventory and submits inventory reports to the farm supervisor
  • Promote and adhere to Illovo’s procedures, policies and guidelines, including, without limitation, those relating to SHERQ, Competition Law and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Certificate in Agriculture or related
  • 2 – 3 years in Sugarcane agriculture
  • Experience with leading teams and resource allocation
  • Good leadership skills
  • Good communication skills

Terms of Service: The successful candidates will be engaged on a permanent contract.
All interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, please apply for the position before 10th April 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Kilombero Sugar Company Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.


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