Automotive Service Manager at IITA

Automotive Service Manager at IITA

LocationOyo State

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-041

Position: Automotive Service Manager
Location: Ibadan Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)
Date Posted: 23rd December 2019 Closing Date: 3rd January 2020
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable applicants for the position
below at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan:
Position: Automotive Service Manager
Contract: 3-year renewable contract Location: Ibadan

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
• Provide technical and administrative leadership to the Automotive and
Transport units of IITA-FMS;
• Possess in-depth technical knowledge of mechanical and electrical concepts
used in modern passenger and light utility vehicles, e.g. Toyota, Ford,
Mitsubishi and others totaling about 300 vehicles;
• Ensure the workshop is equipped with proper maintenance tools and upgrade
where necessary;
• Review existing workshop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and update as
• Certify road worthiness checklist of all vehicles before they leave workshop after
• Oversee workshop staff/supervisors’ activities to make sure correct repair
procedures are followed;
• Periodically review and update inventory stock of essential spare parts needed.
• Prepare and review service history of all IITA vehicles and make sure the
preventive maintenance schedules is followed on all vehicles.
• Prepare and update the Master List and particulars of all IITA vehicles used in
• Exercise proper budget control in the operation of automotive and transport unit
to make sure expenditure and income are balanced;
• Review and advise renewal of driving licenses held by official drivers and private
users at the Headquarters;
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

MSc in Mechanical Engineering or related field with minimum of ten (10) years’
experience performing similar role in a structured environment. Possession of relevant
higher qualifications and membership of Council of Registered Engineering (COREN) is
an added advantage.

The ideal candidate must:
• Be familiar with source of genuine parts and be able to identify them.
• Be familiar with correct diagnostics repair procedure for different model/makes of
• Have excellent managerial and supervisory skills to handle the entire auto service
• Have good time management and communication skills.
• Must be well versed in the use of diagnostics tools and modules used to identify faults
quickly in order to keep down time to a minimum.
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working
conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter
and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website: no later than Two Weeks from the date of this publication. The
application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees
which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional
colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.


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