Recruitment for Soyabean Refinery Operator at HRLeverage Africa

Application Closing Date
17th February, 2022.
HRLeverage Africa – Our client is Nigeria’s trusted name for the supply of refined Soyabean Oil, Stearin & Soyabean meal. Their oils are used as a healthy cooking medium. Soyabean meal and palm kernel de-oiled cake are used in premier poultry/animal feed.
They are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Soyabean Refinery Operator
Location: Onitsha, Anambra
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Description

  • Reporting to the Refinery Shift Supervisor the Soyabean Refinery Operator responsibilities will include operating processing equipment and log equipment checks to follow standard operating procedures and optimizing plant efficiencies.
  • The Incumbent will regulate valves, compressors, pumps and auxiliary equipment to direct product flow.
  • Support smooth crush plant running by coordinating with plant management.
  • Analyze specifications and control petroleum refining and processing units operations to produce lubricating oils and fuel through distillation, absorption, extraction, catalytic cracking, isomerization, coking and alkylation.


  • Test liquids and gases for chemical characteristics and colour.
  • Inspect and adjust damper controls, heaters and furnaces.
  • Visit unit to verify efficient operating conditions.
  • Read temperature in pressure gauges and flowmeters, record readings and compile in records.
  • Inspect equipment to determine the nature and location of malfunction like faulty valves, breakages and leaks.
  • Clean processing units’ interior by circulating solvent and chemicals.
  • Determine malfunctioning units through meters and gauges or lights and horn sounds.
  • Set knobs, switches, levers, valves and index arms to control process variables like a vacuum, time, catalyst, temperature and flows.
  • Read processing schedules, operating logs, test oil sample results and identify equipment controls changes to produce specified product quantity and quality.
  • Comply with best practices, standard operating procedures and develop and maintain continuous improvement efforts.
  • Adherence to standard operating procedures for the units assigned to you in Golden Oil industries
  • Ensuring KPI’s are met
  • Asset management of utility equipment’s and machinery
  • PPE management of all staff at your unit.
  • Complying with food safety guidelines as provided in quality and safety standards as updated from time to time under different standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related fields.
  • 4 years of working experience as a Refinery Operator, 4-6 years in the Soya Oil refinery is preferred
  • High physical strength, grip strength and dexterity
  • Good attention to small details and highly organized
  • Mechanical skills, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong team player.
  • Ability to manage, coach, and provide training for direct reports
  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of manpower planning
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • A strong strategic and business mindset
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.

Special Conditions

  • Employment is contingent on passing a medical screening conducted by the designated company hospital
  • Employees will be subject to various testing including but not limited to drug and medical testing throughout the tenure of their employment
  • Knowledge of workflow processes, inventory and equipment, and billing and logistics information systems.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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