2 Job Positions at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA): (Deadline 19 January 2022)

2 Job Positions at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA): (Deadline 19 January 2022)

2 Job Positions at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA): (Deadline 19 January 2022)

Power Generation and Electricity Technician at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA): (Deadline 19 January 2022)

Power Generation and Electricity Technician

The Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA) is a unique and innovative English language undergraduate institution dedicated to preparing the next generation of agricultural leaders of Rwanda and East Africa. Students at RICA will engage in curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities emphasizing Conservation Agriculture and One Health principles, oral and written communication, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

In an experiential learning environment, students will develop the knowledge and experience necessary for a wide range of careers in agriculture. Students at RICA will experience the six Enterprises including Beef Cattle and Small Ruminants, Dairy, Poultry and Swine, Row and Forage Crops, Vegetable and Tree Crops, Irrigation, and Mechanization. The curriculum is designed to incorporate threads of Innovation, Conservation, OneHealth Systems Thinking, and Entrepreneurship. Communication, One Health Systems Thinking, and Entrepreneurship are woven throughout the curriculum. All RICA graduates will be innovative problem solvers able to operate farms and ranches, start agribusinesses, assume management roles in cooperatives, NGOs, and other agricultural enterprises, serve their communities as extension agents and technical and policy experts, or assume positions of agricultural leadership in Rwanda.

DESCRIPTION

We are seeking a Power Generation & Electrical (PG&E) Technician to ensure that all power generation & electrical systems are well-maintained with minimum supervision. The PG&E Technician will work within the Facilities Department to contribute to the smooth running of the Campus facilities, reporting to the PG&E Manager.

The RICA electrical system is a 1.5 MW Photovoltaic solar powered generation facility located in Bugesera District utilizing EEI inverters, Ideematech tracking system, 3MWH LG chem battery backup, Caterpillar diesel generators {300KVA x4), a 3.9Km 15KV overhead transmission line, and 6 Distribution transformers to feed the LV distribution zones. The facility also includes several electro-mechanical installations relating to the pumping of water to irrigation systems, as well as commercial buildings with electrical systems installed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the PG&E Manager in the custodial duties, daily operation and maintenance and repairs of the solar power plant (inc. inspections on frames/mechanical tracking systems, solar panel cleaning, electrical tests on inverters, weather station maintenance…) with minimum supervision.
  • Electrical repair works and maintenance tasks relating to the solar plant and building facilities (wiring, distribution boxes, appliances, generators/pumps) with minimum supervision; will receive training and guidance from engineers and managers – will not be expected to conduct electrical works on an independent basis until training has been
  • Will work in shift rotations, including night and weekend shifts; accordingly.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma in Electricity or related technical field (or Solar System/Electrical Certificate).
  • 5 or plus years of experience with electrical systems (i.e. electrician, maintenance) or solar technician.
  • A good understanding of electrical drawings.
  • Proficient in the use of test meters and other diagnostic equipment.
  • Having worked with the RICA PV system installation is an added value
  • Good communication skills
  • A valid driving license, class B.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s or Advanced diploma in Electrical Engineering or related technical field
  • Strong analytical capabilities to troubleshoot and correct issues
  • 2 years of experience with electrical systems or solar technician.
  • Having worked with the RICA PV system installation is an added value
  • Good communication skills.
  • A valid driving license, class B.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Fill the information required, upload, and submit the documents in English to the link provided below.

Please combine your resume/CV with your degree certificate as one PDF file before you upload.

Application Link

https://rica.bamboohr.com/jobs/

Application review will begin January 19, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

General Technician at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA): (Deadline 19 January 2022)

General Technician

The Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA) is a unique and innovative English language undergraduate institution dedicated to preparing the next generation of agricultural leaders of Rwanda and East Africa. Students at RICA will engage in curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities emphasizing Conservation Agriculture and One Health principles, oral and written communication, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

In an experiential learning environment, students will develop the knowledge and experience necessary for a wide range of careers in agriculture. Students at RICA will experience the six Enterprises including Beef Cattle and Small Ruminants, Dairy, Poultry and Swine, Row and Forage Crops, Vegetable and Tree Crops, Irrigation, and Mechanization. The curriculum is designed to incorporate threads of Innovation, Conservation, OneHealth Systems Thinking, and Entrepreneurship. Communication, One Health Systems Thinking, and Entrepreneurship are woven throughout the curriculum. All RICA graduates will be innovative problem solvers able to operate farms and ranches, start agribusinesses, assume management roles in cooperatives, NGOs, and other agricultural enterprises, serve their communities as extension agents and technical and policy experts, or assume positions of agricultural leadership in Rwanda.

DESCRIPTION

As general ttechnician you are responsible for the general maintenance work on a day-to-day basis and to perform the general maintenance task to the student houses, faculty houses classrooms, and public areas and enterprises. He / She should be passionate and dynamic maintenance professionals who is able to deliver extraordinary levels of customer service and provide solutions to the community. Additionally, responsible for maintenance/technical attention in accordance with the standard operation policies and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To assist with campus maintenance work as directed.
  • To maintain the equipment and tools in good order and to maintain all stores organised.
  • To show the interest in learning all available new technology and the latest products.
  • To share in the implementation of the training programs that will result in better productivity and better work environment.
  • To attend the conducted technical training, and to assure the correct implementation.
  • Responsible for working with stipulated quotas, for ensuring those areas are left in a safe condition.
  • Responsible for the proper use and security of maintenance equipment and trolley.
  • Responsible for engineering related student houses, faculty houses classrooms public areas, and entreprises requests and response in a timely manner.
  • Responsible to repair of FF&E and building masonry and carpentry.
  • Responsible to repair and fix damaged shelving and furniture when necessary.
  • Responsible to repair and replace broken windows, doors, and locks.
  • Report any serious maintenance problems, unusual findings, or safety hazards immediately to the manager/supervisor.
  • Carry out general repairs to brick or block walls.
  • Carry out plaster repair works to walls.
  • Carry out general painting works as required.
  • Carry out general plumbing, repairs, and silicon sealant replacement, etc.
  • Initiates orders for supplies for the trolley and maintain records of work completed.
  • Ensure that all Work Order, PPM & General Maintenance works are executed, as directed by the management.
  • Ensure workshop area is safe, kept clean, and in an orderly manner. Keep close coordination with other facilities staff for smooth operation.
  • Follow student houses, faculty houses classrooms, and public areas preventive maintenance checklist to individually complete preventative maintenance in efficient and effective manner.
  • Accident prevention and safety to be aware of all existing departmental job safety analysis and to strive to work in an accident-free manner and to create a safe working environment for himself and for others.
  • Ability to find fault and rectify systems as and when required.
  • Any other duties and task as and when assigned by the management.

PREREQUISITES

  • Must be able to work as a team.
  • Able to find the root cause of the issues and have attention to details.
  • Self-motivated with a hands-on and flexible approach.
  • Able to adapt to unpredictable events.
  • Must be proactive and reliable.
  • Able to thrive working in a busy environment and stay calm under pressure.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A2 certificate in a trade or technical school
  • Basic computer skills and familiar with Facility Management systems, inventory systems etc.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in hotel/large facilities maintenance and previous experiences within the plumbing, carpentry, painting, or electrical field.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Fill the information required, upload, and submit the documents in English to the link provided below.

Please combine your resume/CV with your degree certificate as one PDF file before you upload.

Application Link

https://rica.bamboohr.com/jobs/

Application review will begin January 19, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

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