Junior Engineer at Aspire Foods Africa Limited
Aspire Foods Africa Limited
Ghana, Kumasi
1d ago
source : Jobweb Ghana

About the organization : A spire Foods Africa Limited is a social enterprise dedicated to the sustainable practice of farming edible insects.

With a farm in Kumasi, Ghana, Aspire seeks to farm locally desired insects as a way to address food insecurity. Aspire farms the palm weevil larva, a local delicacy that has been traditionally harvested.

Aspire seeks to rapidly scale its production, co-develop packaged products, take advantage of export opportunities to other West African countries and to advance research on the palm weevil larvae while building a conscious company.

Role description : Aspire is looking for a driven individual to join the organization as a Junior Engineer. We are in a high period of growth, scaling up insect production in one facility and looking to expand into a larger facility.

The role will require the individual to get a thorough understanding of our systems and processes used to farm, store and process feed and insects.

The individual will play a key role in supporting the engineering team towards converting the current farming process into a semi-automated industrial process, dealing with day to day engineering tasks in the farm and support with developing designs and processes for the current and new production facilities.

T he individual will perform assignments requiring knowledge and application of mechanical engineering principles under the guidance of a design engineer.

Completion of an undergraduate degree in an Engineering discipline is required. Y ou must be able to transport yourself to the on-site location of our farm on Mango Road, KNUST Campus on a daily basis.

Tasks / duties :

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the insect’s biological requirements and the current farming operations to identify opportunities for optimization
  • Setting up experiments, collecting and analyzing data to inform engineering projects
  • Undertaking relevant research to support engineering projects
  • Create and modify engineering drawings of prototypes and solutions
  • Assisting with the construction of prototypes
  • Sourcing parts and suppliers for various items
  • Critically analyze large quantities of data and provide process improvement recommendations based on conclusions drawn
  • Preparing concise reports and documentation to summarize information and trends
  • Presenting solutions to a multidisciplinary team and incorporating feedback into the solutions
  • Additional responsibilities upon request
  • Requisite Skills :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering specializing in Industrial, Mechanical, Agriculture, Materials, Manufacturing, or related field
  • Experience using computer-aided design / modelling software such as AutoCad or IntelliCad
  • Ability to plan, schedule, coordinate and problem solve effectively
  • H igh proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of web and cloud based software such as Google Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheet)
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to work well with limited direction as well as in teams; collaborate with other individuals and teams on cross-departmental projects
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and develop innovative solutions
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and manage a number of tasks
  • Ability to use hand tools and perform maintenance on mechanical equipment is a plus.
  • Start Date : As soon as possible

    Compensation : Commensurate with experience

    Benefits : Mobile allowance immediately and health insurance after a 3-month probation period

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