Friday, February 3, 2017

Off.Grid: Electric (OGE),Engineering Technician Jobs in Rwanda

Off.Grid: Electric (OGE) is the world’s first massively scalable off-grid electric company. It exists to provide affordable and reliable energy (ZOLA) to communities that currently lack such power. The company utilizes distributed renewable energy to sell power as a service to customers who suffer from an expensive grid, an unreliable grid, or have no electrical grid
access at all. It is headquartered in Arusha, Tanzania and founded by a team of world-class, venture-backed entrepreneurs.
OGE Rwanda Ltd, seeks to hire a candidate of high caliber, motivated and dedicated team in Hardware Engineeringto fill the following position;

Position Title: Engineering Technician
Department: Hardware Engineering
Location: HQ - OGERW
Reports to:Country Director with a “dotted line” to the Field Engineering Manager
Overall Job purpose:
The engineering technician (tech) will perform specialized technical job functions specific to achieving engineering department goals. These job functions will require a knowledge of regular hands on technician skills as well as specialized engineering techniques, tools, and concepts not used by regional technicians.
Key Responsibilities:
●        Characterization testing for existing and new ZOLA products in the field and lab
●        Assisting technical process development in the workshop or field
●        Specialized troubleshooting and detailed data entry on existing ZOLA products
●        Creating detailed reports on field and lab test results
●        Documentation and reporting of learnings in a clear and systematic way. Open and regular communication up and down the organizational ladder
●        Provide crisp, insightful feedback and recommendations on a regular basis
●        Ability to develop training materials and effectively communicate complex ideas and procedures to a wide audience
●        Ability to distill key technical details into a simple and easy to understand format
Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience: -
●        Bachelors of electronics and electrical engineering OR diploma of electronics and electrical engineering and highly relevant experience
●        Professional qualifications in electronics is an additional advantage.
●        Previous experience in electronics or engineering is an additional advantage.
●        Using personal and team­ based task management tools
●        Build the bridge: ability to build, embrace and repair relationship with our customers, agents, staff and other key stakeholders.
●        Effective communication: ability to connect with the rest of the organization proactively& effectively using different communication platforms.
●        Self manage: well disciplined, confident, organized, motivated and time conscious.
●        Work independently: ability to multi-task and set priorities for self and others.
●        Fluent in both English and Kinyarwanda (Kiswahili is also preferred).
To apply for this position, please send CV and application letter in an email with the subject line of the job at Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The application letter should be 1 page and include the following;
  1. Your professional goals & dreams (2-5 sentences)
  2. Your biggest accomplishment from a previous job if applicable (2-5 sentences)
  3. Your salary expectations
Deadline for receiving the applications is on Friday February 17, 2017

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