[Vacancy]: Service Engineer Needed at Husk Power Systems

January 29, 2024

Job Description

Role Summary

Husk is seeking a Service Engineer who will be responsible for all plant Operations and Maintenance for these plants and report to the Operations and Maintenance Manager. The individual must have a measure of technical competency with an understanding of electrical engineering, ensuring safety and environmental inspections and preventive maintenance within Husk Power Plants.

This position provides the opportunity to join a growing team that is changing the face of rural electrification in Nigeria and India.

Key responsibilities:


  • Daily Monitoring of HMGs at Meters and System Portal.
  • Ensure smooth operation of plants and meters.
  • Initiate tickets to OEMs and follow up for early rectification.
  • Maintain event log at HMG plants.
  • Health Check-up and Maintenance of Plants.
  • Train site electricians on the operation and maintenance of the system.
  • Resolve Customer issues as per SOP.
  • Ensure New Customer Connections on time as per SOP.
  • Monitor and control the Diesel consumption of Generators.
  • Spares planning & avoid shortage of spares & consumables.
  • Diesel Engine Overhauling, maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting of Mechanical & and electrical problems.

Plant Operations

  • Play a key role as a member of the Mini-Grids Operations and Maintenance team to plan and monitor the day-to-day running of the plants to ensure smooth progress.
  • Understand and manage sites’ performance to key performance metrics.

Asset Management

  • Ensures completion of technical documents; grid outages, onsite equipment problems, log entries, site visitation; and safety and environmental inspections.
  • Maintain daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly equipment healthiness checklist; Preventive maintenance planning; Shutdown planning; Daily reading logbook, etc.

Great Career Progression Opportunity

  • Successful Service Engineers have the potential to progress to an Area Service Manager and a senior management role with greater responsibility and compensation within 36-48 months.

Required Skills & Attributes

  • You have a technical background with an understanding of electrical engineering (minimum education requirement: Diploma in Engineering)
  • You have 5+ years of experience (Infrastructure and Telecom industries preferred)
  • You have 2+ years of experience managing a team of 5+ people.
  • You have a learning mindset and are keen to deliver hands-on solutions in the field.
  • You are a problem solver and can identify issues and possible solutions swiftly.
  • You can also ideally execute based on direct instruction and under guidance from other members of the team.
  • You have no issues working in (and living around) rural Nigeria and in a fast-paced, dynamic start-up environment.