Rwanda Industrial Electrician

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Agriculture

One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. In more than five years in Rwanda, We have grown to serve more than  180,000 farm families with 1,500 full-time staff in Rwanda. In Burundi, We have grown to serve 40,000 farm families with over 400 full-time staff. Organization wide, we are on track to serve one million farmers across 10 countries by 2020. We only serve farmers, and we always put Farmers First.

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

Job Description

Reporting to the Seed Operations Lead and Seed Processing Specialist you will:

  • Install, repair, and maintain industrial electrical systems, including a 400 kVA transformer from the national grid, high power drying and processing machines, conveyor belts, lighting fixtures, electrical panels, outlets and wiring 
  • Assist in collecting all design data to ensure electro-mechanical designs responds to the specific needs of the processing plant and facilities 
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes and safety of our plant at all times
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous
  • Perform management duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports and ordering supplies and equipment
  • Monitor and maintenance of the generator 
  • Enforcing for all casual workers and visitors to follow safety guidelines and always wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while they are working 
  • Assisting Seed Processing Specialist to develop and implement standard operating procedures for the processing plant.
  • Liaise with utility providers to ensure that  electricity, gas, water are always available 

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

We are seeking an electrician with the processing plant and building experience of at least 1 year and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Diploma in Electrical or Electro-mechanical engineering or other related engineering fields.
  • Previous experience of working as an electrician in industry and operation in any type of processing plant
  • Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
  • Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Team player, organized, self-motivated and ability to work on own initiative
  • Language: Kinyarwanda and English is required

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Nyagatare, Rwanda

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

Duration

Full-time job

Benefits 

Health insurance paid time off

Sponsor International Candidates

NoMust have existing rights to work in Rwanda. 

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.