Maintenance Technician for Open end Spinning Machine

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Consultancy and Training, Engineering, Maintenance
Addis Ababa 

Job Description

sequa gGmbH is a globally operating non-profit development organisation. Since 1991 sequa has carried out programmes and projects of international cooperation in close collaboration with the German private sector. sequa offers know-how and long-term experience in capacity development for chambers and associations (BMOs), vocational education and training, private sector development and trade promotion. The organisation is based in Bonn, Germany. sequa employs more than 100 persons (2021) and reported a turnover of EUR 60 m in 2021.

We are offering a project-based assignment as 

The Project

Sustainable Industrial Clusters (S.I.C.) project will seek to build capacity of domestic input providers where they will be assessed and technically assisted to link with FDIs in Industrial Parks as well as with international buyers outside of Ethiopia. As the business linkages between foreign and domestic firms present a substantial business prospect and impact on the local economy, the development of backward linkages with enterprises outside of IPs is an essential part of Ethiopia’s Textile Apparel Sector industrial development, added value creation and supply chain enforcement.

Project also aims to realize a sustainable domestic and international collaborative structure for the textile value-chain in Ethiopia whether by promoting Ethiopian textile products in export markets or to seek joint venture/co-investment opportunities with international partners. Business linkages will fall under the following categories:

  • Tier 1: Fabric supply: fabric supply, knitwear, woven fabric, etc;
  • Tier 2: Accessories (hard and soft), value-adding services (washing, printing, embroideries, dyeing, etc.), subcontracting.
  • Tier 3: Packaging, machines and equipment, technical production services, quality inspection services, maintenance and production supplies, product development and design services, additives, and production material supply

We are looking for an Schlafhorst open-end spinning machine maintenance technician to diagnoses and rectify technical failure of Schlafhorst SE-10 open end spinning machine. The expert will collaborate very closely with the sequa project team and chosen private sector companies in Ethiopia.

Machine details



Year of manufacturing

Open end

Schlafhorst Outocoro SE-10


 Your Tasks / Responsibilities

  • The specific activities of this assignment will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Diagnoses the problems of malfunctioning or defective systems or machine parts.
  • Identify and prepare bill of spare parts required to make the machine fully operational, if needed.
  • Repair the machine and ensure that it is fully and properly functional.
  • Provide onsite training for the chosen company technical team
  • Prepare and submit a comprehensive report of the maintenance process including problem diagnoses, bill of spare parts needed (if any), problem rectifying, and machine functionality after repairing.

Assignment Period: Approximately 15 days, depending on personal qualification and needs of the companies, implemented within 6 months (01.06.22- 01.12.22)

Project: GIZ Sustainable Industrial Clusters (SIC) Ethiopia

Commissioned by: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Lead Executing Agency: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Job Requirements

Required Qualification / Skills

  • Comprehensive electromechanical knowledge specifically in open end spinning machines maintenance
  • Sufficient knowledge of open-end spinning process.

Your Working Experience

  • At least 10 years professional experience in open end spinning machines maintenance service
  • Having relevant experience with the machine manufacturer (Schlafhorst Outocoro SE-10).


  • Gap assessment report
  • Fully functionality of the machines
  • Activity and exit reports

How to Apply

To apply, please send a technical and financial proposal including your resume and/or company profile. In the case of comparable qualifications, disabled persons are given preference for employment.

Please send us your application by no later than May 15 th , 2022 to [email protected] .

Note: Use "Maintenance Technician for Open end Spinning Machine" as the subject line of your email!

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