Do you want to do work that is impactful? Do you want to help improve the lives of some of the most hardworking people in Africa, while also reducing carbon emissions? Do you want to use your skills to advance Africa towards a zero-carbon future, not just to make a living? Ampersand is your answer.
Headquartered in Kigali in Rwanda, Ampersand is achieving the world’s first true mass-market shift to electric vehicles, a vital tipping point in the fight against climate change, through providing electric motorcycles to moto taxis drivers in East Africa. Our electric motorcycles offer savings that can double a driver’s income, in addition to reducing carbon emissions by more than 75%. Converting just one petrol motorbike to electric is the equivalent of the carbon captured by 128 trees.
We have successfully piloted an electric motorcycle and battery swap network in Kigali, with motorcycles in daily operation for two years and nearly 2 million km traveled. We have successfully raised $4M in venture capital. We are and are ready to further develop and scale up our tech and scale our operations. This is where you come in. The team has grown from a tiny, bootstrapped R&D garage project into East Africa's leading electric vehicle operation, with a team of 59 staff drawn from diverse backgrounds. We are rapidly scaling our operations, and we are looking for innovative professionals who are passionate about clean energy and environmental impact to lead and contribute to our rapid growth.
About the role
Ampersand is looking for battery maintenance technicians with focus on troubleshooting and repairing batteries from electric vehicles.
The Battery Maintenance Technician is a junior role within the Production Department of Ampersand. This role requires a person with an excellent technical skills set and problem solving abilities.
The overall goal of this position is to ensure proper repair and maintenance of Ampersand batteries.
You will report directly to the Battery Maintenance Lead Technician.
In this role, you will hold the following responsibilities:
- Conduct battery maintenance activities according to Ampersand SOPs
- Support Lead Technician with documentation of battery maintenance cases
- Follow all Ampersand production policies and procedures
- Maintain a clean, safe and orderly work area including tools
We are looking for experienced candidates who possess the following skill set:
- Diploma Degree with electrical background
- 1+ years of relevant work experience
- Excellent technical and problem-solving skills
- Good interpersonal skills
- Good verbal and written communication in English and Kinyarwanda
A competitive compensation package commensurate with local market rates and experience including health insurance.
This role will be based in Kigali, Rwanda
Deadline for applications is 12th October 2021