[Vacancy] Equipment Operator II at IITA – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

About IITA – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Our award-winning research for development (R4D) addresses the development needs of tropical countries. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. We are a nonprofit organization founded in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported by several countries. Our mission is to enhance food security and improve livelihoods in Africa through research for development (R4D). We use the R4D model in setting a research course that addresses major development problems in Africa rather than simply contributing to scientific knowledge. It has proven to be an effective mechanism for agricultural research development. We and our partners have delivered about 70% of the international research impact in sun-Saharan Africa in the last three decades.
Job Duties:
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: OND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Oyo
  • City: Ibadan
  • Job Field: Education / Teaching 


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Carry out daily operation of all powerhouse equipment and receive AGO.
  • Operate and maintain both mechanical and electrical equipment in powerhouse such as generators, high voltage panels, ring main unit, tipping units, batteries, high voltage underground cables, high and low voltage circuit breakers.
  • Assist powerhouse mechanics in carrying out repairs on all mechanical equipment’s in charge of powerhouse.
  • Carry out general maintenance of all electrical equipment and installations.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.



  • National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing similar or related role in a well-structured organization.


The ideal candidate must have:

  • Good knowledge of powerhouse operations and equipment’s.
  • Ability to work outside normal working hours when needs arise.

Method of Application

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Deadline: Sep 4, 2023

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