RECRUITMENTS

1. RECRUITMENT OF OPERATIONS-HEAD FOR THE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN SMART CITY TECHNOLOGIES, KOCHI- (1 Person Required)

Steag Center for Excellence in Smart City Technologies (CeSCT)at Rajagiri School Engineering and Technology (RSET) is set up in collaboration with and funded by Steag India Energy Services Pvt. Ltd. (India), a wholly owned subsidiary of Steag Energy Services GmbH Germany (Steag). CeSCT aims to serve as a center for research, innovation and entrepreneurship with specific focus on Smart mobility, Smart energy and use of recycled materials in Smart Cities using Kochi as the intial focus city. The Center aspires to provide a platform to students, creatives and budding entrepreneurs to solve present and ever challenging problems caused by rapid urbanization and migration across the cities of the Indian subcontinent. It aims to be a leading center for development up to the prototype stage of ideas in the field of energy, mobility and materials technologies for Smart cities.

For more information  on Steag please visit: https://www.steag.in/en/

For more information on RSET please visit : rajagiritech.ac.in

The building for the Center is ready and equipment is under various stages of ordering and delivery. The layout of the facility is attached for information purposes only. The first activity will be a training program for a mix of students and faculty from RSET and from Germany which is scheduled from 4th September to 14th September. The faculty will be from Makers Asylum Mumbai who are also handholding the establishment of the Center. The selected candidate is expected to join well before the start of this program and participate in the program with the aim of being part of the faculty in future similar programs.

The Position of Operations-Head reports to the Head of the Center who in turn reports to the Advisory Committee having nominees from RSET and Steag. The position of Operations Head is a key managerial position and the incumbent has to be involved from the initial stages to help build up this unique innovation hub as a collaborative venture between the College and Industry. He will be assisted by two space managers working in shifts. Appointing authority will be the Director-RSET for the initial period of three years which is then extendable on mutually agreed basis.

Candidate should be able to multi task and possess a live wire approach towards work and responsibilities.

The role of the Operations-Head is outlined below:
 Accountabilities

  • Develops policies and procedures for safe use of tools and facilities in the CeSCT.
  • Organize and participate as faculty in special workshops for students to develop foundational fluency in:  visual thinking, design thinking, systems thinking, critical thinking, problem solving, using the facilties, project management, communicating with clarity, working collaboratively, and giving and receiving effective feedback.
  • Evaluation of projects, assessing resources required and helping student groups in structuring and executing projects
  • Encourage, guide and train faculty and students in their exploration of purposeful projects keeping mind the facilities and use of relevant software to enable rapid prototyping.
  • Work closely with the Head of the Centre and other stakeholders to make decisions about the design and development of the facilities to enhance growth & integration. 
  • Overseeing the operations and maintenance of the facility.
  • Liaising with the nominated authorities within the College so that the students and faculty are facilitated in utilizing the Centre for the projects being executed there.
  • Managing the rostering and reporting for the space managers for the shift and weekly off.
  • Purchase and maintenance for material/machinery/tools for the center.
  • Should liaise with the local eco space to bring synergy in identifying projects relevant to the objectives of the Centre and thereafter in execution by identifying mentors and additional facilities in the vicinity.
  • Should be able to prepare proposals for domestic and international agencies willing to assist in the funding of the projects to be carried out at space.
  • Maintain Hygiene of the space and keep space running. Quality checks. 
  • Replying email and answering query related to the space and workshops.
  • Allocation of the task to the staff members and tracking work progress. 
  • Coordination with Partners and Mentors for ongoing and upcoming projects. 
  • Manage Logistics for the workshops - Materials, space arrangement, Food and Beverages, etc. 
  • Create monthly MIS reports on activities, procurement and participants.
  • HR: Processing monthly salaries and payments, and keeping the team morale high! 
  • Manage expenses and reimbursements.
  • Manage housekeeping staff.
  • Should have knowledge of MS Office to make reports and presentations (Word, Excel & PowerPoint).
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Center Head

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology/ Design, Curriculum and Instruction or similar.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in maker movement and operations management.
  • Experience with a wide range of digital technology tools especially Arduino, Makey Makey, 3D printing, Laser and vinyl cutting ideally.
  • Proficient in Google Apps for Education, Adobe, Microsoft Office, Tinker CAD 
  • Experience with programming languages such as, Python, Beetleblocks, JavaScript, and HTML ideally would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and team collaboration skills.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with people of all ages & backgrounds.
  • Solve real-world problems and deal with abstract variables on projects where only limited standardization exits.

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to safely operate hand and power tools.
  • Ability to frequently lift/move 10 lbs. and occasionally lift/move 50 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision.
  • Regularly required to stand: walk: sit and reach with hands and arms. 
2. Required Two Space Managers who will assist the Operations Head at the Centre for Excellence for Smart City Technologies(2 Persons Required)

The Position of Space Managers reports to the Operations-head who in turn reports to the Head of the Centre. The position of Space Manager is a key technical position and the incumbent has to be involved from the initial stages to help build up the unique innovation hub as a collaborative venture between the College and Industry. He will be working in shifts which could include Sundays and other holidays. The first shift will not normally start before 8 am and the second shift will not normally extend beyond 10 pm. However, the Space Manager should be prepared to work flexibly according to requirements though the total working hours will not exceed 48 hours a week.
Appointing authority will be the Director-RSET for an initial period of three years in which is then extendable on mutually agreed basis.

Candidate should be able to multi task and possess a live wire approach towards work and responsibilities

Accountabilities

 

Maintenance and upgrade of the lab tools
Good knowledge to use any Power Tools and at least two of the following: 3D printers, laser cutter, Electronics and CNC
Good attitude towards learning and teaching
Good communication skills to be able to effectively conduct trainings for students
Assist students with using the tools effectively and safely
Communicate about projects and usage of tools to visitors
Effective documentation of activities at the space
Reporting to the Operations head
Sourcing materials from vendors and vendor management
Inventory management

Qualifications

ITI or Diploma in Engineering
Minimum 3 years experience working on hardware projects and related equipment
Candidates with experience in digital technology tools eg. Arduino, Makey Makey, 3D printing ,
Laser and vinyl cutting would be given preference
Communicate clearly and effectively with people of all ages & backgrounds
Basic knowledge of documentation tools such as Excel, Google docs.

Physical Requirements

Manual dexterity to safely operate hand and power tools
Ability to frequently lift/move 10 lbs and occasionally lift/move 50 lbs
Specific vision abilities include close vision
Regularly required to stand: walk: sit and reach with hands and arms