Component Technician Jobs – M-KOPA Solar Ltd

Organization: M-KOPA Solar Ltd
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Warehouse Manager
About M-KOPA Ltd:
Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of
“pay-as-you-go” energy for off-grid customers.  Since its commercial launch in October 2012,
M-KOPA has connected more than 150,000 homes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to
solar power, and is now adding over 600 new homes each day. The success of
M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable
to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan. Customers acquire
solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage
“credits” for US $0.45, or less than the price of traditional
kerosene lighting.  After one year of
payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more
power.  All revenues are collected in
real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM
sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and
regulate usage based upon payments.  This
connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e.
over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company’s proprietary cloud
platform, M-KOPAnet. M-KOPA has been recognized for its pioneering business
mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being
selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance
awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.
Job Summary: The Component Technician will be responsible
for  repairs of faulty components while
adhering to MKOPA quality measures 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Test 
    and refurbish returned torches and radios
  • Actively monitor and guide the performance of
    casual laborers involved in testing and repairs
  • Adhere and implement M-KOPA quality control
    measures of torch and radio repair work
  • Coordinate with Device Operations on spare
    parts management and repair processes
  • Track and record daily/weekly throughput and
  • The jobholder will repair devices in the
    Warehouse and thereafter make reports.
  • Track, document and produce periodic reports
    on spares’ usage; using reports to forecast spares demands.
  • Perform any other  duties as may be assigned from time to
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the position of  Component Technician should  at least hold a higher National Diploma
    or ordinary Diploma in either; Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
    Computer Repair & Maintenance or related field from a recognized
    institution of  higher learning
  • At least three years’ practical experience in
    repairs of devices in an electronics environment is a plus or advanced
    Certificate in any of the above fields coupled with substantive practical
  • Proactive, organized, energetic and able to
    work under pressure with a positive attitude
  • Previous experience with soldering and repairs
    of electrical equipment
  • Good report writing skills     
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications and
up-to-date CVs to:
addressed to:
Human Resource & Administration Manager ,
Uganda Limited,
12 Eric Magala Road, Entebbe. Uganda
Deadline:  22nd February
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