American Redcross – Plant Mechanic

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Kenya. Its Vision is to be the most effective, trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organization in Kenya serving present and future generations.

The Society is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:

Position Title: Plant Mechanic

Reporting to: WASH Manager

Job Location: Dadaab Refugee Operation

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Support the WASH Manager in preparation of regular reports on the boreholes yields, daily production, fuel consumption and running hours of the gensets.
• Servicing and preventive maintenance on all the boreholes, Hospitals, Health Post and Base camps Generators.
• Major overhaul of gensets upon breakdowns and during hourly schedule.
• Respond to breakdowns and do repairs of all the generators.
• Ensure cleanliness and safety of gensets is maintained.
• Maintenance of the pump house cleanliness and safety and ensure proper arrangement of the equipment and plants in the Pump house are as required.
• Keep records of all the repairs done to the Diesel driven generators and the running hours of the Generators to ensure timely servicing.
• Prepare monthly reports on jobs and conditions of all the relevant system.
• Supporting the WASH Manager – procurement of the necessary fast moving spare parts, and working tools for the repair of the Diesel driven Generators , PV Solar Generators and Submersible pumps.
• Reduce overall maintenance cost (spares & consumables) & utility cost on diesel driven generators
• Trouble shooting of mechanical/electrical on generators, PV Solar generators and its components and other accessories.
• Executing of preventive maintenance and condition monitoring of all the generators, submersible pumps and PV Solar generators and updating their related records.
Minimum Qualifications
• At least Diploma/Degree in plant mechanic from a recognized college/University
• At least two (2) years’ experience of working in a plant/factory.

Key Competencies
• Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
• Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
• Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and utilization of the internet.
• Excellent report writing skills.
• Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives.
• Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.

Applications MUST contain:

Letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates, address and contacts of two referees.

All applications should be emailed to careers@redcross.or.ke So as to reach not later than Friday, 3rd March 2017.

Please indicate the position title as the email subject


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