Regional Operation Coordinator – Chile

Who we are

Oneka Technologies is a growing company based in Sherbrooke, with operations in Florida and Chile, whose mission is to make the oceans a sustainable, accessible and affordable source of fresh water.

On a daily basis, Oneka is a team of forty passionate people working in fields as varied as mechanical engineering, electronics, marketing, operations management, and water desalination. With us, no day is the same, and challenges come in droves! Looking for a stimulating challenge, in a team that has it all? This is your place!

Environment and working conditions:

  • Salary and stock options to be discussed;
  • Main locations: Algarrobo, Valparaiso, Chile;
  • A long term role, with high possibility of internal advancement;
  • Diversified duties; 
  • Multicultural environment;
  • Focused and goal oriented teamwork.

Your role as a Regional Operation Coordinator

The Regional Operation Coordinator – Chile will be responsible for supporting and ensuring a diligent overview of the different Chile wave-powered desalination sites.

Main responsibilities:

  • Overview the activities of the multiple Chile sites in collaboration with the Business Development, Field Operations and the local maintenance teams;
  • Supporting the acquisition of proper permits, approbations and any other necessary documents for the pursuit of the project(s);
  • Support the Chile Field Operations team with administrative necessary documents, in fields such as data reporting, logistics, financing, accounting (site budgets), HR compliance and more;
  • Some field related activities to support the Field Operations team for personnel absences, holidays and emergencies;
  • Develop long lasting collaboration with partners, vendors, and local professionals such as divers, boat captains and construction companies;
  • Support assigned Project Manager with civil, marine, MEP and logistics contractors coordination;
  • Support Project Manager with implementing best practices and internal processes for site project management, setting standards.

Requirements and desired profile:

  • Desire to have a lasting impact on the future of our planet;
  • Good communication, computer (email, chat, video calls), and negotiation skills;
  • Engineering degree, preferably mechanical, civil or marine;
  • A minimum of 5 years of applied experience in the water treatment and mining industry;
  • Availability to travel for the role;
  • Great project management and multitasking skills;
  • Self-starter, autonomous and entrepreneurial person;
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and optimize resources;
  • Warrior spirit and pragmatic rigor;
  • Fluency in Spanish and English;
  • Assets:
    • Experience desalination (general water treatment), marine works, water pipelines, hydraulics, renewable energy, water quality monitoring, standards and measurement;
    • Knowledge of French;
    • Diving accreditation; 
    • Boating experience.

Want to join the adventure? Send us your application now!


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