10 Jan 2020

Tractor Operators at MIRO Forestry Ghana

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Job Title: Tractor Operator

Reports to: Supervisor

Direct Subordinates: Tractor Checker


Internal:          General Manager, Foresters, Mechanics, Company employees

External:         Driver and Vehicular Licensing Authority Officials.

Main Purpose of Appointment:

  • To assist with machine operation
  • To assist with vehicle and machinery checks, repairs and maintenance
  • To cover colleagues job roles in their absence, as required Liaise closely with line manager to ensure the effective management and use of land
  • To abide by health and safety at work regulations
  • Maintenance to high forestry standards of existing Establishment.
  • Assist the supervisor to maintain a record of materials consumed (chemicals) and reporting (daily reports) on materials required such that they can be sourced for the time they are required.
  • Ensuring works are carried out according to Company policies and procedures and to high health and safety standards.

Functions of Appointment

  • Drive and control farm equipment (Light and heavy) to till soil and to plant, cultivate, and Spray (Inter row And Boom), Bulldozer, Grader, Back hole.
  • Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect equipment malfunctions.
  • Attach implements such as ploughs, discs, sprayers, or harvesters to tractors, using bolts and hand tools.
  • Adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery malfunctions.
  • Spray fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects, fungus and weed growth, and diseases, using
  • Mix specified materials or chemicals, and dump solutions, powders, or seeds into planter or sprayer machinery
  • Getting Information – Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Performing General Physical Activities – Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings – Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.


Formal Education:

  • Commercial driving license
  • A good standard of general education (Basic or Secondary)
  • A relevant agricultural driving certificate is desirable other land based qualifications would also be advantageous
  • Good mechanical skills will be an advantage


  • At least Three years experience in operating machinery with good driving records
  • Experience of agricultural and farm work
  • Tractor/machinery driving experience
  • Experience in routine grounds maintenance, including fencing, Strumming and grass cutting
  • Have the necessary skills to enable manual tasks to be carried out effectively & efficiently.

Personal qualities and competencies:

  • Fitness and alertness
  • Willing to work long and irregular hours, weekends and on public holidays as required
  • Excellent operating skills
  • A good level of understanding of Health & Safety considerations
  • Be able to work from own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Have the ability to priorities and adapt a flexible approach to working

How to Apply

Submit your CV to [email protected]

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