Fleet Manager at SAO Agro

Location: Ore, Ondo State

Company: SAO Agro

Type of job: Full time

We are seeking a highly skilled Mechanical Engineer with a specialty in Fleet Mangement to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining our fleet of equipment and machinery at our farming estate. The ideal candidate should be a highly experienced technician, who possesses excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to work under pressure.

About SAO Agro

SAO Agro, a subsidiary of SAO Group, is dedicated to transforming the Nigerian agricultural landscape. We focus on key areas like oil palm, poultry, fisheries, and cash crops, applying innovative practices to ensure sustainable and profitable production. As the Head of Agriculture, you will play a vital role in leading our team of over 50 employees and hundreds of dedicated workers.

What you’ll do

  • Carry out periodic maintenance and servicing of our machinery and equipment used for daily farming operations. Our fleet includes heavy tractors, trailers, trucks, large vehicles and motorbikes..
  • Support in the purchase and  leasing of heavy farming machinery to expand business income opportunities
  • Support and maintain day-to-day operations of equipment, manage inventory of equipment stockpile and parts 
  • Carry out  periodical inspection of our food processing machines, supervise the repair of machines and minimize downtime
  • Analyze mechanical problems or deficiencies in our fleet and develop solutions to resolve them
  • Conduct experiments and evaluations to improve and innovate relevant farming solutions.
  • Manage other third-party field operations contractors and budgetary planning with management.
  • Ensure that SAO processing equipment is in best-in-class conditions and meets standard regulations upon inspections.


Professional/Academic qualifications

  • B. Eng. or HND degree in mechanical engineering. M.Eng in mechanical engineering is an added advantage.
  • Relevant licenses as a professional engineer such as COREN


  • 8+ Years of similar experience working in a similar department and large-sized farm/organization.
  • Hands-on experience in fleet maintenance and servicing
  • Ability to write clear and comprehensive technical documentation.
  • Highly analytical mind, with exceptional problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Results-orientated and pragmatic with exceptional quantitative and analytical ability and attention to detail.
  • Independent thinker and worker who can juggle multiple projects simultaneously with fast-changing priorities.
  • A Tech-savvy individual who embraces new software and online tools and is personally interested in tech-enabled solutions.
  • Comfortable and effective in managing and communicating with team members and stakeholders based remotely or traveling in different time zones.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and other Nigerian languages

Why Join Us?

At SAO Group, you’ll have the opportunity to shape the operational future of impactful businesses across Africa. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a fast-paced and dynamic work environment, and the chance to make a real difference.

Set to drive SAO Group’s operational excellence? Apply today!

Please submit your resume and cover letter via info@saoagro.com