Job Vacancies at M-KOPA Solar; Qualifications and How to Apply


Job Vacancies at M-KOPA Solar; Qualifications and How to Apply

Job Vacancies at M-KOPA Solar; Qualifications and How to Apply

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M-KOPA’s mission is to make high quality energy affordable to everyone. OUR GROWTH SO FAR… M-KOPA has connected more than 400,000 homes in Kenya,Tanzania and Uganda to solar power with over 550 new homes being added every day.

Process Engineer


  • As a Process Engineer, you will lead process engineering activities within M-KOPA’s phone assembly factory in Nairobi, with a steer of optimizing assembly line productivity, conducting root cause analysis on defective smartphones to deliver quality and provide data-driven solutions. You will define the assembly process work instructions/SOPs, and determine the requirements of the new processes, and equipment. You will troubleshoot, maintain process documentation and implement process improvements.
  • You will report to the Factory Manager.


  • You will conduct line balancing and station cycle counts per model to evaluate the hourly output efficiency and sharing reports and proposals with management.
  • You will analyze defective smartphones within the production floor and coming up with recommendations to reduce the in-line product defect rate
  • Improve the productivity of assembly lines by designing new procedures and work instructions.
  • Work with the quality team to observe any defect/quality issues and collaborate with suppliers for feedback and corrective action planning.
  • Upon receipt of new consignment of raw materials into the factory, you will coordinate and follow the first article inspection with an objective of ensuring all resources e.g. equipment, people and processes are in consideration of start production, after which production starts.
  • Coordinate the New Product Introduction (NPI) process to ensure the assembly plant is ready to start production of a new model/SKU, by coordinating different departments within phone assembly and training new production operators.
  • You will liaise with suppliers to develop, document, review, improve and ensure compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and assembly work instruction methods and others e.g., line shut down procedure.
  • You will train all our production operators on work methods, with an aim to reduce in-line quality defects, following feedback on the defect/root-cause analysis conducted from in-line defects on the assembly lines.
  • You will mentor junior process engineers, manage performance for direct reports and motivate the team.
  • You will be responsible for submission of related reports e.g., NPI reports, line efficiency reports, root cause analysis reports, and incident reports of abnormal problems in the production lines.
  • Take lead in the documentation of smartphone troubleshooting and repair guide, with an aim to build a knowledge base on defect analysis, troubleshooting, and repair process.
  • Ensure processes comply with safety and quality standards.
  • Perform Optimization of production process, process improvement, and layout planning of production site.
  • Champion and practice 6S Kaizen principles
  • Liaise with the Engineering, production, and Quality Managers for action on defective machines or products.
  • Develop and implement metrics to monitor and improve performance of processes.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the manager.

Experience Required

  • Degree in BSc in Electrical and Electronics engineering or related field.
  • 1 or more years of experience in troubleshooting and repair of electronics especially smartphones, and engineering equipment
  • Experience with process simulations and standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to read and translate schematics.
  • Ability to do conduct In-depth root-cause analysis with best practice RCA techniques.
  • Are familiar with computer application, new systems and troubleshoot common computer failures.
  • Proven project management experience to enable incumbent lead on New Product Introduction in the assembly line.
  • Have superb analytical, problem-solving, critical thinking and advanced technical skills.
  • Fast learner with ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of Kaizen 6S Principles
  • Understanding of production machinery and proper assembly procedures.
  • Excellent knowledge of manufacturing safety protocols and regulations.


  • Great compensation package
  • Private health insurance (inpatient outpatient, maternity, eye care, and dental)
  • Group Life Cover
  • 21 days per annum (excluding public holidays). Annual leave is accrued at the standard rate of 1.75 days per month

Production Operator


  • At M-KOPA, we believe in proactively building a robust talent pool for future hiring needs. While this position may not be open for immediate recruitment, we are committed to continuously seeking and nurturing exceptional individuals who align with our values and can contribute to our success in the long run.
  • As a Production Operator, you will use hand tools or machines to assemble parts and feed raw materials into operating machines, making minor repairs, replacing parts, and testing finished materials for compliance while following set quality control standards.
  • You will report to the Production Manager.

Main Job Responsibilities

  • Assemble smartphones on the assembly line according to drawings, instructions, or schematics.
  • Loading product pieces slated for assembly onto the line and packing assembled products into boxes for storage.
  • Inspect assembled finished goods and troubleshoot any issues found during production for any faults or defects.
  • Recommend process improvements to enhance operational efficiency and safety.
  • Stop the assembly line and halt production if machinery fails or a major defect is detected.
  • Report incidents, faulty operations, or product imperfections on the assembly line to the supervisor.
  • Set up the production equipment and supplies before completing the job orders.
  • Ensure that equipment is maintained in good and safe working conditions.
  • Evaluate equipment performance and recommend improvements.
  • Contribute to waste management programs aimed at zero defects.
  • Champion and practice 6S Kaizen principles.
  • Follow established safety and efficiency procedures to ensure that operations run smoothly.
  • Identify and report unsafe operations to Supervisor immediately.
  • Maintain the work area clean, safe, and organized.
  • Work under the guidance of the supervisor to perform and complete the assigned responsibilities promptly.


  • Relevant Diploma or equivalent qualification
  • Knowledge in Electrical and Electronics Engineering is a bonus
  • Good computer and IT skills
  • Experience working on an assembly line is a bonus
  • Knowledge of Kaizen 6S Principles
  • Understanding of production machinery and proper assembly procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of manufacturing safety protocols and regulations
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, blueprints, and schematics
  • Fast learner with the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Good physical stamina and the ability to lift heavy pieces of equipment, and stand for hours at a time
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work in a team
  • Exceptional work ethic and integrity

Method of Application

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