Safety Officer

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Department: Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

About Fenix

Fenix International is a next-generation energy company. Our mission is to transform our customers’ quality of life through disruptive innovation in energy and financial services. To date, Fenix has sold over 300,000 Solar Home Systems in Uganda and Zambia, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to over 1,500,000 people.

In early 2018, Fenix joined forces with ENGIE, one of the world's largest energy companies and a leader in the move to renewable, decentralised and digital energy. This has allowed Fenix to make significant commercial investments to accelerate the path to our mission, via new markets and innovative products. Together, Fenix and ENGIE are making universal access to modern energy a reality. We are offering you a unique opportunity to join this fascinating journey and to contribute bringing state-of-the art energy solutions to new markets all over Africa.

About the role

As part of Fenix’s engagement to bring life-changing to products to theirs customers Fenix is expanding its product base to include a new range of clean-cooking products and services (CCPS). Fenix is looking for an experienced, highly motivated, innovative and  well organised Safety Officer to join this new team. This position is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly growing company at the front lines of renewable and mobile payment technology. Candidates should expect a fast-paced startup culture. They will be expected to become familiar with all safety aspects relevant to our product,  maintain a rigorous safety protocol and suggest ways to improve the safety of our product and testing procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform testing on all products during manufacturing to ensure a high quality and safe product
  • Test and approve each unit prior to release for sale
  • Identify safety risks in our manufacturing process and propose robust solutions
  • Write internal safety strategies
  • Train employees on proper safety procedures
  • Liaise with local authorities to guarantee compliance with regional laws
  • Be the in- house expert on relevant safety standards for product storage, delivery and product use
  • Perform periodic emergency training for all team members
  • Coordinates with engineers, manufacturing personnel and sales representatives to discuss safety precautions

Required Skills & Experience

  • Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety with 5 years experience or a bachelors degree and 5 years experience in a relevant field
  • Strict adherence to written procedures
  • Knowledge of occupational safety principles
  • Skill in developing safety policies
  • Desired Skills
  • Experience with LPG cooking gas
  • Experience working with UNBS
  • Technical background
  • Knowledge of French is a plus

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter through the job posting at www.fenixintl.com/careers/.

In your cover letter, please answer the following questions (not more than 400 words for each question):

  1. Why do you want to work with Fenix?
  2. What excites you in this position?

Fenix recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce, and is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Fenix offers a competitive salary and a fun work environment. We thank all candidates who choose to apply, however, only those selected for a further interview will be contacted.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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