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Irrigation and Workshop Manager - Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (MUAST)

Location: Marondera
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the above post that has arisen in the Agro-Industrial Park at Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

  • The Irrigation and Workshop Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling the activities of the Agro-Industrial Park’s Infrastructure and Workshop Unit.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Planning, organising, directing and controlling activities of the Agro-Industrial Park’s Infrastructure and Workshop Unit;
  • Preventive maintenance of irrigation equipment, tractors, implements, vehicles and generators
  • Scheduling repairs, maintenance, and replacement of equipment and machinery including tractors, generators, irrigation equipment and vehicles;
  • Developing Standard Operating Procedures for the various tasks within the Unit that are compliant with health and safety requirements;
  • Planning for labour requirements and participating in the recruiting and training of staff;
  • Supervising workers undertaking various activities in the Infrastructure and Workshop Unit;
  • Ensuring that Agro-Industrial Park roads, boundary fence and fire guards are well maintained;
  • Inspecting equipment to ensure proper functioning and to establish maintenance and repair requirements;
  • Facilitating the purchase of workshop materials, fuel and spares in collaboration with the Procurement Management Unit;
  • Supporting the General Manager in the creation and monitoring of the Agro-Industrial Park operating budget;
  • Monitoring the quality of water entering and leaving the irrigation system to ensure that it meets health and safety standards;
  • Monitoring water levels in reservoirs and other sources of water to ensure adequate supply during periods of high demand;
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of irrigation systems to determine functionality;
  • Analysing soil conditions and making recommendations for improving the crop’s yield potential;
  • Liaising with Engineers and contractors in the design and construction of new irrigation systems or modification of existing ones;
  • Preparing activity reports for the Unit;
  • Ensuring all staff adhere to health and safety regulations;
  • Ensuring that the Infrastructure and Workshop Unit complies with all relevant statutory regulations;
  • Conducting research on new irrigation technologies; and
  • Undertaking any other related duties as assigned by the General Manager, Agro-Industrial Park

Qualifications And Experience

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Irrigation Engineering/Agricultural Engineering/Water Resources Management or related discipline from a recognised Institution
  • At least 5 years hands-on experience managing irrigation equipment, machinery and equipment
  • A business management qualification will be an added advantage.

How To Apply

Conditions Of Service

Leave, contributory medical aid and pension are offered. Information on salary and other benefits will be made available to shortlisted candidates.


Applicants must submit six (6) sets of applications which should include the application letter, certified copies of certificates, national identification and a detailed Curriculum Vitae giving full personal details including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details, names and addresses of three referees including their email addresses.

Applications in envelopes clearly indicating post applied for should be addressed and sent via registered mail to:

The Deputy Registrar, Human Resources

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

P.O. Box 35


hand deliver or send by courier to:

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

CSC Campus, Industrial Sites

15 Longlands Road


The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 24 June 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The University does not charge applicants a fee at any stage of the recruitment process and does not have Agents who receive applications on its behalf

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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