28 Nov 2023

Electromechanical Engineer at Gabiro Agribusiness Hub Ltd

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Job Description

Gabiro Agribusiness Hub (GAH) Ltd

Career Opportunity

Recruitment of Electromechanical Engineer

Vacancy title: Electromechanical Engineer

Jobs at: Gabiro Agribusiness Hub Ltd

Position: 1

Reporting to: Infrastructure management & Maintenance services Manager.

Deadline of this Job: 4th December, 2023

Duty Station: Nyagatare 


1. Company profile & overview

Gabiro Agribusiness Hub Ltd is a fruit of joint venture Company established between the Government of Rwanda through its Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (Majority shareholder) with Netafim Ltd, an Israeli company that offers global leadership in the agriculture manufacturing industry. Both parties signed a Joint Venture-JV and Engineering Procurement and Construction-EPC agreements on February, 23rd 2019 to initiate Gabiro Agribusiness Hub Project Phase I (5600/15600 Ha). The project shall cover Karangazi and Rwimiyaga sector, of Nyagatare district. Phase II of the project is expected to extend to both north and south parts of phase I reaching to Gatsibo District.

We are seeking to recruit a competent candidate to fill the position of Electromechanical Engineer whose responsibility will be to oversees the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electromechanical systems across our organization’s infrastructure. This role requires a strong background in both electrical and mechanical engineering, excellent leadership capabilities, and the ability to ensure the optimal performance and reliability of electromechanical assets. Electromechanical Engineer will report to the Infrastructure management & Maintenance services Manager.

2. Duties & Responsibilities

Electromechanical System Operation & Maintenance:

  • Understand infrastructure mechanical requirements and develop comprehensive mechanical equipment operation & maintenance guidelines.
  • Ensure mechanical equipment are operated and maintained as per developed guidelines
  • Ensure compliance with relevant mechanical codes, standards, and regulations in all operation and maintenance activities.

Team Management:

  • Lead and supervise the Electromechanical Engineering team, providing guidance, mentorship, and technical support.
  • Delegate tasks effectively and monitor team performance to ensure timely and high-quality project execution.

Electromechanical Infrastructure Maintenance:

  • Oversee the regular inspection, maintenance, and testing of all mechanical systems (vertical shaft pumps, pump station piping, valves & measurement instruments, miscellaneous mechanical equipment within system) to identify potential issues and implement corrective measures promptly.
  • Develop and implement preventive maintenance programs to minimize downtime and maximize equipment lifespan.

Electromechanical Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution:

  • Provide expertise in diagnosing and resolving complex electromechanical issues, ensuring minimal disruption to operations.
  • Investigate system failures and implement solutions to prevent recurrence.

Safety and Compliance:

  • Ensure that all electromechanical installations and maintenance activities adhere to safety regulations and industry best practices.
  • Conduct safety audits and risk assessments to identify and address potential hazards.

Budgeting and Resource Management:

  • Prepare and manage the electromechanical engineering budget, optimizing resource allocation and controlling costs.
  • Collaborate with procurement to source high-quality components and equipment.

Team Management:

  • Coordinate with other engineering teams and stakeholders to achieve the objectives of the Infrastructure Management & Maintenance Services Unit.

Training and Development:

  • Identify skill gaps within the Electromechanical Engineering team and organize training sessions to enhance technical knowledge and professional growth.

3. Qualifications requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electro Mechanical Engineering, or a related field. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in electromechanical engineering, with at least 3 years in a leadership or managerial capacity.
  • Extensive knowledge of both mechanical and electrical systems, with a focus on integration and optimization.
  • Extensive knowledge of mechanical systems operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting with special emphasis on vertical shaft pumps, pump station piping, fittings, valves, water meters & measurement instruments including sundry mechanical equipment in the system such as air conditioning equipment, blowers, compressors, water treatment plant etc.
  • Familiarity with relevant codes, standards, and regulations governing both mechanical and electrical aspects.
  • Excellent leadership and team-building capabilities.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills for collaborating with diverse stakeholders.
  • Professional engineering license or certification is desirable.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply for the role by sending an application letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, diplomas, testimonials with names of three job references, and a copy of national identification card to [email protected] and cc [email protected] and, not later than 4th December 2023 before 5 pm .


Chief Executive Officer

Gabiro Agribusiness Hub Ltd

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