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  • Posted: Jun 15, 2020
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    Aspire Food Group Ghana is a not-for -profit organization dedicated to the sustainable practice of farming edible insects. In 2014, Aspire Food Group commenced a project on developing novel edible-insect farming technologies to address malnutrition and food insecurity in Ghana. Aspire farms the palm weevil larva (PWL), a local delicacy rich in essential n...
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    Junior Engineer

    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.

    Method of Application

    P‚Äčlease submit your cover letter and CV addressed to Ms. Shobhita Soor at [email protected]

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