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Senior Assistant-Controlled Environment Research Facilities

India (India)

  • Organization: ICRISAT - The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
  • Location: India (India)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Administrative support
    • Architecture, Building and Property Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-25

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ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Senior Assistant-Controlled Environment Research Facilities. The position will be based at Patancheru, India and is open for Indian nationals only.

The objective is to maintain all the electrical / mechanical equipment of Controlled Environment Research Facilities {CERF) like Plant Growth chambers, Glass house’s RGT facility, Glass house coolers, Demineralized water plant, water softener and Refrigeration equipment, etc.  Install, repair or upgrade existing facilities. This is a nationally recruited position and is a part of the RP-Asia-Farm & Engineering Services at regional headquarters in Hyderabad, India.

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see


  1. Operate the facilities- glass houses, plant growth chambers, dew chambers, polyhouses, evaporator coolers, water pumps, water treatment equipment, material pasteurization, spare parts/store management, etc.
  2. Execute daily work schedule, ensure records are maintained, provide regular feedback to unit supervisor.
  3. Inspect, Repair and maintenance of glass house coolers, water pumps, water sumps, quality of water supplying to Coolers and pumps etc.
  4. Record keeping of maintenance and repair activities of all CERF equipment.
  5. Repair and maintenance of all mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment for better functioning.
  6. Assist in upgrading CERF with improvements and modifications of facilities to fulfill the research requirement.
  7. Adhere to all safety guidelines & project stakeholders. Attend the donor meetings as and when required.
  8. Exchange the technical knowledge among the team for enhancing skills and simplify repair activities.
  9. Gather information from facility users about issues with their equipment’s for better understanding of operations and maintenance of facilities for continuous improvement.
  10. Fulfill all the commitments on time with the high-quality delivery/standards.
  11. Take technical initiatives to maintain the overall facilities of CERF.
  12. Prepare the inventory for CERF to ensure timely completion of repair services


  • Should demonstrate very good team spirit & client orientation.
  • Engage with inter-disciplinary teams in multi-cultural environment
  • Knowledge on Air conditioners is added advantage
  • Must possess 1st Class Electrical certificate
  • Should have basic computer skills.
  • Possessing a valid RTA license (2 wheelers and LMV)

Qualification and Experience:  Full time Diploma in Electronics/ Electrical engineering with at least 5 years’ of relevant experience in Conviron or any other plant growth chambers, glass houses is preferable.                                                                                         

General: This appointment is initially for three years. 

How to apply: Applicants should apply on or before 25 October, 2021 with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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