Background

Water4, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity incorporated under the laws of the State of Oklahoma, USA, is an international nonprofit using faith, innovation and empowerment to reimagine a world free from the water crisis. Water4 equips missional entrepreneurs in developing nations to create lasting economic, physical, and spiritual change through market-based safe water solutions. This approach puts the solutions to local problems in the hands of local people and ensures that safe water access is sustained by local resources. Since 2008, Water4 has impacted the lives of over 1.4 million people in more than 30 countries through the power of safe and living water. Water4’s 2030 strategy is to reach 7 million people with safe water services in 15 countries, primarily through a district-wide approach to safe water delivery.

Job Description

Overview

Over the past 10 years, Water4 has grown into a provider of seed capital and capacity building to 19 enterprise partners in 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. These enterprises are vertically integrated providers of safe water services in the communities where they work. Water4 supports these enterprises with the drilling equipment, NUMA Water Systems and components, supplying spare and replacement parts, as well as supply chain development. Water4 does this out of our OKC offices where it is equipped with production and warehousing capacity to produce and stock inventory items, components and equipment, and offer shipping services for these enterprises.

Position Summary

The Manufacturing and Production Assistant (MPA) is responsible for supporting Water4’s Program Department production and warehousing requirements under the supervision of the Production Manager. The MPA will support in receiving supplies and equipment, insuring they are checked into inventory, and stocked in the appropriate location.

The MPA will directly build and manufacture the NUMA water system components, drilling and related equipment, and geophysical surveying equipment according to Water4 standards and specifications under timelines and targets set by the Production Manager and Program Department. MPA will also travel to Water4 enterprise locations to provide technical support and training for the production and installation of NUMA Water System Components.

The MPA will support in the packing, shipping and export of supplies and equipment to Water4 enterprises. As well as supporting in the development and refinement of new product innovations.

Additionally, the MPA will support in the daily upkeep of production and warehouse facilities and workspaces, ensuring that the facilities are maintained and presentable at all times.

Finally, the MPA will support the Development and Strategic Partnership Departments in their fundraising efforts by providing support for the Annual Walk4Water, and other fundraising programs and projects as requested of the Programs Department.

Time Allocation of Responsibilities

Responsibility

% Time Allocation

Directly build and manufacture the NUMA water system components, drilling and related equipment, and geophysical surveying equipment according to Water4 standards and specifications under timelines and targets set by the Production Manager and Program Department

45%

Travel to Water4 enterprise locations to provide technical support and training for the production and installation of NUMA Water System Components.

5%

Support in receiving supplies and equipment, insuring they are checked into inventory, and stocked in the appropriate location.

15%

Support in the development of new and innovative product development, testing and refinement with the Programs team.

15%

Support in the daily upkeep of production and warehouse facilities and workspaces, ensuring that the facilities are maintained and presentable at all times.

15%

Support the Development and Strategic Partnership Departments in their fundraising efforts by providing support for the Annual Walk4Water, and other fundraising programs and projects as requested of the Programs Department.

5%

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Required: Practical manufacturing experience through tech school, including welding and fabrication. High School Diploma.
  • Preferred: 2+ years’ experience managing production related work, including design and fabrication, welding, warehousing, and plumbing and water systems experience. Trade school certification.
  • Ability to effectively and creatively share Water4's vision for helping create a world where all people have access to safe and Living water to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work cross-culturally.
  • Capacity to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Willingness and availability to travel 2-4 weeks per year and to work nights and weekends, as required.
  • Willingness to collaborate to achieve common goals.
  • Desire to continuously improve standards to maintain high levels of quality and impact.
  • Openness to innovative ideas and perspectives
  • Ability to navigate and adapt to changing situations appropriately.
  • Mastery in listening carefully to and understanding the needs of others and proactively responding to those needs in a professional and timely manner.
  • Desire to and interest in developing, motivating and mentoring staff.
  • Proven leadership skills, including the ability to provide direction and motivation to others through communication, modeling appropriate behavior, optimism and high achievement.