Technician, Water Systems, Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability (10015)

Reports to:  Director of Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability (CARES)

Purpose: The job holder will be responsible for setting new experiments and operating the research and training facilities and maintain them. This includes mechanical, electrical and civil work.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Implement the design for new experiments.
  • Oversee the work of labors
  • Use technical equipment to monitor, record, and calculate the performance of the water experiments
  • Experience in constructing greenhouses, aquaponics, and hydroponic systems
  • Assist in the repair of technical equipment
  • Perform fieldwork in all types of weather and on various work conditions
  • Prepare reports on running experiments
  • Ensure accurate measurements and reliable data collection
  • Prepare regular reports on the maintenance and operation of the experiments labors
  • Support/join the technical team in their missions to remote areas
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned


Minimum Education Requirement(s): Technical industrial secondary school diploma is required.

Experience:  Minimum of four years of professional experience in experimental work. 


  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexibility to work under difficult conditions   
  • Ability to understand engineering drawings
  • Ability to construct new aquaponics, hydroponics, and green-houses
  • Ability to operate and maintain experiments and ensure accurate data collection
  • Ability to work in a self-directed, organized manner
  • Good working knowledge of labs and machine maintenance
  • Strong technical background


This position is open until September 15, 2019


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating 10015 Technician, Water Systems in the subject line.


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