PowerGen O&M Technician Job in Arusha, Tanzania

Aug 13, 2017

PowerGen
 
Job Vacancy: O&M Technician
 
Location: Arusha
 
Employment Type: Permanent

Job Description: PowerGen Grid Operations strives to optimally serve customers through ensuring that assets achieve optimal performance levels.  

 
The key to a successful grid operations program is working to prevent issues before they occur, and when problems do occur having established processes for diagnosing and resolving those problems quickly and safely, with limited electricity interruption for customers.  

In order to continuously improve customer experience, the team will implement various demand stimulation, customer engagement and economic development initiatives. 

Ultimately, the PowerGen Grid Operations Team determines what activities must be done to ensure that all physical assets continue to operate optimally while maximizing technical uptime, optimizing customer satisfaction, and minimizing cost.

As an O&M Technician you will be a key member of the PowerGen Grid Operations team, focusing on supporting our East African customers who use electricity from our micro-grids each day.  

You will report to the O&M Manager and you will work closely with the entire Grid Operations team.
 
What You’ll Make Happen:

A more complete – but by no means exhaustive – list of responsibilities is provided below:
  • Dealing with unplanned problems is a key component of the O&M Technician’s role.  You’ll be responsible for addressing and solving unplanned problems on-site, which are either identified by system monitoring or reported by a customer (i.e. electricity outage, asset vandalism, reticulation issue, etc.).
  • You’ll be responsible for creating work plans, budgets, expense reports, and resolution reports to support O&M trips.
  • When dealing with unexpected issues, you should establish a comprehensive understanding of the issue through detailed fact-finding and implements an established procedure for correcting issue in timely fashion. 
  • You will work with various PowerGen stakeholders to identify an issue and solve it correctly.  All unplanned maintenance activities should always be based on thorough root cause analysis to ensure that the failure does not re-occur.
  • As an O&M Technician, you’ll also be responsible for preventative maintenance activities that are standardized and regularly scheduled activities designed to identify and prevent any type of negative consequence before it happens.  This includes quarterly maintenance trips and regularly scheduled diesel generator refueling trips.
  • You’ll be responsible for providing feedback in a standardized manner across various teams at PowerGen - including Installations, Grid Development, Procurement, System Design and Grid Operations - to enable long term improvement of design, installation, service and O&M.
What Excites You:
  • A fast-paced environment where constant change is the norm and individual initiative-taking is encouraged.
  • Contributing to rural electrification in East Africa.
  • Building a clean energy future for Africa.
  • Having autonomy to implement your creative solutions – not just coming up with ideas, but possessing the commitment and skill to implement them.
  • Passion for organization, details, and precision in all you do.
  • Working in both the field (approximately 75% of the time) and the office
You Already Have:
  • 2+ years’ work experience in above-ground distribution, PV solar installations, and generators.
  • Technical engineering background and a demonstrated ability to learn the technical aspects of the PowerGen business and communicate in that language.
  • Valid EWURA license, Class D or above
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and English, both in written and oral communications.
  • Valid Drivers’ License.
  • Intelligence and eagerness to learn.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail a must.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Flexibility and eagerness to lend a hand wherever needed, even if a specific task may fall outside the core job description.
  • Enthusiasm in working for the field of renewable energy!
Benefits and Compensation: A competitive package including annual compensation, performance bonuses, health insurance, professional development and team building events. 

And you'll be working with a dynamic team of people passionate about electrifying East Africa!

How to Apply

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