South Africa


Company The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation
Reference # Ass001/2020
Published 09/03/2020
Contract Type Contract
36 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Kanye, Southern, Botswana
The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) is a science and technology research institute established by the Government of Botswana. It is a company limited by guarantee under the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology. BITRI was established to undertake research, identify and or develop appropriate technologies in line with national priorities and needs of Botswana.
Job Functions Research
Industries Research
Main purpose of the job:

•Consultation research and development works around submitted production jobs with strong business case for speedy preparation towards prototype and market production.
•Cultivate the electronics industry for ensured utilization of the production plant in the future, as well as ensuring adherence to international industry standards and ethics, with future proof recommendations to up keeping of the plant and the measurement facility.

Duties and responsibilities:

Electronics Test and Measurement Works
•Assess submitted printed circuit board (PCB) job requests data files for compliance to produce using the available SMT production lines
•Market the electronics manufacturing plant to source internal and external production/manufacturing jobs.
•Pre- and post-assessment of PCB production job requests to assess market viability, prototype level quality assurance, and large-scale production standards assessments.
•In-depth technical understanding of the SMT production lines to ensure futureproof operation and adaptability to produce a variety of PCBs.
•Technical analysis of the submitted works using the available test and measurement equipment.

Work closely with the electronics plant manufacturing staff, as well as the electronics and communications research team to assess, and meet technical requirements of various jobs.


•At least a Bachelor’s degree in either electronic engineering, communications engineering, computer engineering, embedded systems, or any qualification deemed appropriate by BITRI

Experience and working knowledge (length and type):
•Experience in an electronics related field, more especially electronics manufacturing and/or electronics related research will be considered an added advantage

Technical competencies
•Electronics circuit design and functional analysis
•PCB standards testing for production ready level
•Production machinery programming and maintenance
•Operation of test and measurement machinery for PCB quality and functional assessment

Other competencies
•Creativity, innovation, flexibility and analytical thinking
•Team building, leadership and motivation
•Results oriented and performance driven
•Decisiveness and assertiveness
•Communication, influence, impact, and relationship building
•Service oriented and client focus
•Planning, organizing, and resource management to efficiently carry out designated tasks

Job Closing Date 03/04/2020
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