Thursday, February 13, 2014

Smart Meter Technician

Smart Meter Technician 

Takamoto Biogas ( is a rapidly growing renewable energy company in Nairobi providing biogas systems to small farmers in rural Kenya. 

Building on two years of market research and installation experience, we have developed a new business model and technology that will bring the many benefits of biogas energy to the masses in Kenya by eliminating the main hurdle to its adoption – the high upfront cost.

Our new technology overcomes the biggest hurdle in biogas implementation, reducing the initial cost to consumers from KES 100,000 per unit by approximately 90%.  In Kenya alone, there are two million farmers with at least one cow who are potential clients.  

We have piloted the new technology in Githunguri, installing over 100 systems in less than 8 months.  Having proven the demand, we are now preparing to scale up our operations.

On its way to this goal, Takamoto Biogas is looking for a motivated, proactive and energetic Smart Meter Technician to manage our installations and maintenance.

This is a rare opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing company developing and scaling a new technology and an innovative business model to bring energy to the millions at the base of the pyramid in Kenya

What would you do?

We are looking for someone to be a Smart Meter assembly and diagnostics Intern. Your job would include:
  • Assemble components of smart meter as they arrive from abroad
  • Test assembled smart meter
  • Manage Inventory of smart meters
  • Help field technicians troubleshoot problems with smart meter
  • Diagnose and fix smart meters that are sent back to the office
  • Fix other technical systems in the office such as backup generators and welding machines
  • Make recommendations on how to improve our smart meter
If the 3 month internship is successful you could be hired on a permanent basis.
Who are we looking for?
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Mechatronics Engineering or related degree.
  • Previous project experience building electronics/robotics
  • Able to code in C and related languages
To apply, please submit your application at