Job Vacancy: Automotive Services Manager (Closing Date: 25 January 2024)

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Job Vacancy: Job title: Automotive Services Manager (Closing Date: 25 January 2024)

Job description: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable applicants for the positions below at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan.

Position: Automotive Services Manager

Contract: 3-year renewable contract Location: Ibadan


  • Provide technical and administrative leadership to the Automotive unit 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.
  • 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.
  • Review existing workshop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and update as necessary.
  • Certify road worthiness checklist of all vehicles before they leave workshop after repair.
  • 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 Nigeria.
  • Exercise proper budget control in the operation of the automotive 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 job-related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.



BSc/HND in Mechanical Engineering or related field with a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment. Possession of relevant higher qualifications will be an added advantage. Also, membership of the Council of Registered Engineering (COREN) is required.


The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent managerial and supervisory skills to handle the entire auto service Staff.
  • Have good time management and communication skills.
  • 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 vehicles.



We offer highly competitive salaries with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Location: Ibadan, Oyo State

Job date: Sat, 13 Jan 2024 23:30:28 GMT

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