Manufacturing Company Electrician (Industrial Area, Nairobi).

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Industry: Manufacturing

Start date: Immediately

Responsibilities:

  • Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
  • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Maintain current electrician’s license or identification card to meet governmental regulations.
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
  • Direct and train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
  • Use a variety of tools and equipment such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment including oscilloscopes, ammeters, and test lamps.
  • Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors.
  • Perform business management duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports and ordering supplies and equipment.
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Work from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Place conduit (pipes or tubing) inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes.
  • Construct and fabricate parts, using hand tools and specifications.
  • Fasten small metal or plastic boxes to walls to house electrical switches or outlets.
  • Perform physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit and moving and lifting heavy objects.
  • Provide preliminary sketches and cost estimates for materials and services.
  • Provide assistance during emergencies by operating floodlights and generators, placing flares, and driving needed vehicles.
  • Any other duty assigned from time to time.

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Must have up to 3 years’ experience as an electrician working in an industrial environment
  • Must have expertise with PLC Controls
  • Excellent understanding of safety rules in an industrial setting
  • Must be familiar with industrial and electrical laws
  • Must be able to work late hours and overnight, and should be able to work weekends as well
  • Strong mechanical, analytical, and solution driven skills
  • Excellent communication ability
  • Experience in Automation, conveyors, and artificial intelligence expertise
  • Possess state certification or equivalent qualification or license
  • Possess strong electrical and mechanical abilities
  • Must be able to use basic tools and machinery
  • Ability to schedule and balance priorities; and possess a strong adherence to deadlines
  • Awareness of operational machinery problems in short proximity
  • Strong ability to read measure devices and blueprints
  • Strong understanding of PLC controls
  • Customer Service: ability to relate with and work with several people irrespective of their background
  • Critical Thinking: once a problem is identified, industrial electricians should be able to deal with it critically

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please APPLY HERE to submit your application.

Due to the urgency of the role, shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.

Due to the high volume of applications received only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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