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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
AAHI Plant Mechanic Vacancy in Kakuma, Kenya
Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is an international not-for-profit humanitarian and development agency with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, and Zambia.
AAH-I has a long experience of partnering with UNHCR in delivering humanitarian assistance in South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and Somalia.
Action Africa Help International has been awarded a contract by UNHCR Kakuma to implement logistics and warehouse interventions for the refugee camp.
AAH-I is seeking a qualified candidate for the following position:
Job Title: Plant Mechanic
Job Grade: AH 9
Reports to: Workshop Officer
Staff reporting to this post: N/A
Liaises with: Plant Electrician, Auto electrician and Mechanics
Duty Station: Kakuma, AAHI Office
Job Summary: The Plant Mechanic will be performing general maintenance, installation, servicing and repairs of varied range of generating sets; generators control systems and associated equipment.
The role will ensure safe keeping and maintain safe working conditions to avoid risk that may cause injury to himself as well as the others.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The General Maintenance, Servicing and Repairs of all Electrical equipment, generators and other electrical components.
To carry out preventive maintenance, service and repair of compounds and boreholes generators including minor and major overhauls of mechanical & electrical components.
Skilled in wiring and installations, servicing, repairing and maintenance of diesel and petrol driven generators ranging from 4KVA to 550 KVA units or higher.
To carry out fault diagnosis, repair and perform general maintenance on all generator equipment and adjustments of engines, hydraulics, electrical systems and installations.
Troubleshoot equipment and service generator components including alternators, wiring harnesses safety devices, shutdown switches, and battery systems.
Responsible for repair, maintenance of generators mechanical and electrical accessories.
Overhaul and repairs of engines, electrical accessories and other mechanical components.
Will carry out major repairs, breakdown of generators mechanical, electrical and accessories in Kakuma and Kalobeyei. Will keep proper records of maintenance and repair carried out in each generator and prepare a list of items for preventive maintenance and electrical installation and submit to superior for follow up.
Skilled in understanding schematic diagram and lay out of all electrical aspects of generator installation, including connecting generator to the electrical systems of the residences and offices in clean and tidy manner and with evenly distributed voltage
Will write down on each generators file- repairs carried out for future reference this covers, types, model, brand, KVA, make. Will report any time when the unit is due for servicing
Will ensure that liquid solutions are topped up added or filled only at the right quantity.
Ensure safekeeping and safe working conditions to avoid risk that may cause injury to himself as well as the others.
Maintains maintenance records for, Gensets and other electrical equipment for easy verifications and reference reports that may be required.
Will ensure maintain proper use of tools, equipment and proper safe keeping and orderliness of the working area.
Will attend routine maintenance, servicing to the gensets, pumps and equipment others and will check for any signs of crack or loose fittings, leaks, or worn out parts.
Comply with all applicable standards, policies, and procedures, including safety procedures and the maintenance of a clean work area.
Recommend, develop, and perform preventive and general maintenance procedures such as cleaning, power-washing and vacuuming equipment, oiling parts, and changing filters.
Knowledgeable on operation and maintenance of the hybrid solar and diesel water pumping systems at the boreholes in the camps
Be prepared to travel on frequent basis from Logistic base or field offices to fulfill the tasks outlined in this job description.
Will perform and carry out other duties/ jobs that may be assigned from time to time as normal routine duties
Skilled in understanding schematic diagram and lay out of all mechanical and electrical aspects of generator installation, including turbochargers, fuel injection equipment and update Genset and other assets repair schedule.
Assist in identifying needed tools or equipment for future needs. Records each job time performed on the time sheet and job carried out to each job.
Required qualifications, competences and experience
Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical engineering.
Knowledge in computer literacy / data processing (Word, Excel, Access)
English read / written / Spoken
At least 5 years proven work experience in operation and maintenance of diesel-run generators and other electrical equipment in a busy workshop or institution
Experience in repair, maintenance and installation of generators and electrical pumps (boosters & submersible), wiring and repair of electrical control panels, commissioning, surveying, and pre-delivery inspection, and load designing.
Experience in boreholes equipment, retrieval and installation of submersible pumps, knowledge in bore drilling/development is an added advantage.
2 years experience of working with INGO in a similar capacity will be an added advantage
Other knowledge, additional competences
Ideally, a knowledge of spoken/written language widely used in the country
Sensitivity in handling and disposing of documents which may be important
Reliable and good organisational skills.
Kenyan nationals and candidates currently based in Kakuma are encouraged to apply.