Current Job vacancy at Presco

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Utility Manager

Location: Nigeria
Department / Section: Production / Utility

Job Purpose

  • Responsible for planning, coordinating, and managing all utility systems and services within the oil palm mill, including steam generation, electricity supply, water management, and waste disposal.
  • This role ensures the availability of utilities to support uninterrupted milling operations while focusing on safety, efficiency, and environmental compliance.

Key Responsibilities
Utility Operations Management:

  • Lead, supervise and manage the operation of steam boilers, turbines, generators, and other equipment to ensure a continuous and reliable supply of electricity and steam.
  • Monitor and control the utility systems to optimize efficiency and minimize downtime. Identify and troubleshoot issues with utility systems.
  • Collaborate with maintenance teams to implement preventive maintenance and plan, schedule and prioritize maintenance and repairs of utility equipment.

Resource and Waste Management:

  • Manage the sourcing, treatment, and distribution of water for various mill processes.
  • Monitor water usage and quality in compliance with company standards and environmental regulations.
  • Oversee and manage the bio-methanization plant. Develop and implement waste management strategies to sustainably handle waste generated from milling operations.

Reporting, Budgeting and Cost Control:

  • Maintain accurate records of utility consumption, maintenance activities, and safety procedures.
  • Prepare regular reports on utility performance and present findings to management.
  • Prepare, manage and monitor the utility department budget (costs and consumables). Identify opportunities and implement strategies for cost reduction and efficiency improvement.

Safety and Compliance:

  • Uphold strict safety standards in utility operations and maintenance.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental regulations, including air emissions and wastewater treatment.
  • Conduct safety audits and inspections to identify and address potential hazards.

Personnel Management, Leadership and Teamwork:

  • Supervise utility staff, including training, performance evaluations, and team development.
  • Foster a culture of safety, accountability, and continuous improvement within the utility department.
  • Ensure proper shift handover and maintain clear communications will mill management team.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Any other responsibility that may be assigned from time to time by C.O.O/Factory Manager

Job Specification

  • Bachelor’s Degree / HND in a relevant Engineering field or equivalent work experience.

Additional Qualification:

  • Several years of experience in utility management, preferably in an oil palm mill or similar industrial setting.
  • Proficiency in using utility management software and tools
  • Strong knowledge of steam generation, electricity distribution, water treatment, and waste management processes.
  • Familiarity with safety regulations and environmental compliance in the palm oil industry.

Basic Skill:

  • Effective leadership and communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment, including walking and climbing stairs.
  • Exposure to noise, machinery, varying temperatures and challenging weather conditions

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 31st October, 2023.