Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Nigeria (RAIN) Fresh Vacancies (4 Positions)

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Nigeria (RAIN) (RC Number: 1607482) is an AI Robotics training & research centre built solely to advance local content in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. The centre is located in a cul-de-sac area of Ibadan and is equipped with ultramodern facilities for research and product development. The facility consists of well-stocked robotics and embedded systems lab, as well as a 3D and PCB printing, CNC machining and a metal fabrication unit. RAIN is a rich community of intellectuals who take pride in training graduates (and highly motivated secondary school leavers) on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. RAIN provides support and mentorship for industrial and academic researchers and is confident in her ability to deliver positive and good quality results.

We are recruiting:

1). Business Development Executive

Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Contract Type: Permanent

About the Job

The main area of focus is the generation of new leads with the aim of creating more patronage. This involves scheduling appointments, preparing and delivering presentations to clients

In addition, the development of revenue generation through training and research grants from the private and public sectors is a key function

The role also involves engaging trainees one on one and ensuring that they get value for money spent

The successful candidate will proactively target employers and educational institutions that are looking to develop human capacity in the area of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, securing initial meetings with decision-makers and following those clients throughout their journey with RAIN.


Contacting potential clients to establish rapport and arrange meetings.

Researching organisations and individuals to find new opportunities.

Answering in bound calls; taking orders dealing with new enquiries

Increasing the value of current customers while attracting new ones.

Finding and developing new markets and improving patronage.

Developing proposals and concluding deals with clients.

Welcoming visitors into the facility and leading them on tour.

Lead generation.

Meeting KPI’s and targets by high volume and good quality calls.

Essential Qualifications

Not more than 30 years of age as at the time of application

Bachelor’s Degree with 3+ years related experience or HND Qualification with 5+ years’ related experience in Sales, Marketing or related field.

Strong communication skills and IT fluency.

Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task.

Excellent organizational skills.

Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty

Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.Proficiency in digital marketing

Preferred Qualifications

A valid driver’s licence

An understanding of Government funding.


N60,000 – N 100,000 per month.

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2). Facility Manager

Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Contract Type: Permanent

About the Job

The Facility Manager is the primary liaison between research members, management, course facilitators and other entities in the management of laboratory research space.

Key Responsibilities

Uses advanced concepts to implement and coordinate building management procedures, including specialised consideration such as ventilation, fume hoods, gas lines, power, or use of hazardous materials.

Manages lab renovations, relocations, stock replenishment, special research infrastructure needs, maintenance service calls, and facility allocation.

Maintains an adequate inventory of equipment, chemicals, and other materials. And manages lab operations, PPEs, risk, health and safety.

Demonstrates and transfers comprehensive knowledge of project management.

Conducts personnel evaluations, recommends hiring and terminations, and performs other management functions.

Coordinates research collaborations and grants.

Essential Qualifications

Not more than 35 years of age as at the time of application

Interested applicants must have either:

A second class (upper) BSc in a STEM field with 5 years relevant experience or

A master’s degree in a STEM field with 5 years of relevant experience or

9 years of related experience.

Understands and uses effective project management techniques.

Advanced skill to multi-task and effectively prioritise large project work.

Advanced interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced Project Management Certification.

Doctorate Degree in a STEM field.

A rich background in carrying out scientific research.

Advanced knowledge of modern engineering dynamics.

Knowledge of and familiarity with the scientific laboratory environment.

N120,000 – N 250,000/Month

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3). Engineering Technician – Robotics (Control/Electronic/Mechanical)

Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: N 60,000 – N 100,000

About the Job

The Technician will work directly as a member of our product development team, applying their mechanical and electronic expertise to implement truly novel solutions to solve technical challenges.

They will work independently on pieces of the system, but will also work closely with other team members to ensure cohesive product performance.

Responsibilities will focus on launching new products into production and supporting prototype and production systems fielded at customer sites.


Troubleshoot robotic systems

Assemble and reassemble robots or peripheral equipment.

Fabricate components or systems, such as housings, jigs, fittings, or fixtures, using metalworking machines.

Train students and staff to install, use, or maintain robots.

Assist students in the design, configuration, or application of robotic systems.

Support engineering outreach and recruitment activities.

Develop product support documentation including maintenance instructions and troubleshooting guides.

Essential Qualifications

Not more than 28 years of age as at the time of application

Bachelor’s Degree with 1-3 years of relevant experience; or HND with 5 years of relevant experience (preferably product prototyping / manufacturing)

Hands-on with basic workshop tools (e.g. drills, Dremel drills, hacksaw)

Up-to-date knowledge of industry standards

Ability to read mechanical drawings and electrical schematics.

Knowledge of schematics, block diagrams, and electro/mechanical assembly drawings

Able to prioritise work effectively and provide technical support to students, faculty and staff

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision on multiple tasks.

Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Strong organisational and time management skills.

Willing to learn new systems and protocols.

Preferred Qualifications (as applicable to your field):

Using and programming of CNC milling machine

Basic CAD software skills for 3D design and mechanical assembly

Excellent soldering skills

Preparing wire harness with multiple different type of connectors

Skills in control algorithms, microcontroller programming and embedded circuit design using modern software

Able to build, install, program, test, repair and maintain robotic equipment and related automated systems.

Experience working with microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc.


N60,000 – N 100,000 per month.

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4). IT Help Desk Assistant

Job Reference: HD191001
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Contract Type: Permanent

About the Job

The IT Help Desk Assistant is the primary go-to person for technical issues relating to computer, network/internet connectivity and social media within the facility.

Key Responsibilities

Provision of general IT support to computer users in the facility

Maintenance of security access equipment

Reservation of meeting rooms on a computerised booking system

Meeting and greeting clients in reception amongst other receptionist general duties in a warm, confident and happy manner

Essential Qualifications

Not more than 28 years of age as at the time of application

Bachelor’s degree or HND Qualification

2+ years hands-on related IT support experience in a commercial environment

Familiarity with Windows and Linux operating systems, Windows Server and Microsoft Office

Skills in Local Area Networking including management of routers and switches

Excellent oral and written communication skills with a friendly disposition

Preferred Qualifications:

Formal IT qualification in Networking or Database Management

Salary Range
N30,000 – N 50,000/Month.

Deadline: 30 October, 2019

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a Cover Letter addressed to “The Recruitment Manager, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Nigeria (RAIN), Ibadan, Nigeria” by mail to: [email protected] using “Job Reference: as the subject of the mail.


Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Nigeria (RAIN) is an equal opportunity employer.

Bank or payment details should never be provided when applying for a job.

Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

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