Junior Technical Officer Job Vacancy at Dark Earth Carbon

Full Time

Website Dark Earth Carbon

Affordable, scalable, and long term carbon sequestering is essential if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

Junior Technical Officer Job Vacancy at Dark Earth Carbon

Dark Earth Carbon is a company that aims to reverse climate change by producing biochar, a type of charcoal that can sequester carbon and improve soil health. The company works with smallholder farmers in Africa, who can benefit from biochar application by increasing their crop yields, income, and resilience to drought and famine. We are seeking a motivated and technically inclined individual to join our team as a Junior Technical Operator. This role offers an exciting opportunity for growth and hands-on experience in biochar industry.

About the role

As a Junior Technical Officer, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of our technical systems and processes. You will work closely with senior operators and technical staff to learn and execute various tasks related to equipment operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. This position requires a combination of technical aptitude, attention to detail, and a willingness to learn.


  1. Assist senior operators in the setup, operation, and maintenance of technical equipment.
  2. Monitor equipment performance and identify any issues or abnormalities.
  3. Perform routine maintenance tasks such as cleaning, lubricating, and replacing parts as needed.
  4. Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safety protocols to ensure compliance and minimize risks.
  5. Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and perform basic repairs under supervision.
  6. Document maintenance activities, equipment changes, and operational issues.
  7. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support ongoing projects and initiatives.
  8. Participate in training programs to enhance technical skills and knowledge.
  9. Conduct regular checks and calibrations of equipment to maintain accuracy and reliability.
  10. Work closely with QA/AC personnel to address quality issues promptly and effectively.


  1. University degree or equivalent qualification.
  2. Basic understanding of technical principles and equipment operation.
  3. Strong mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity.
  4. Ability to follow instructions and work effectively in a team environment.
  5. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  6. Willingness to work flexible hours and adapt to changing priorities.
  7. Previous experience in a technical or industrial environment is a plus, but not required.

Dark Earth Carbon is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including women, those with diverse backgrounds and those with disabilities.

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