Wärtsilä – Mechanical Technician.

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Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians help our customers unlock the value of energy transition by optimizing their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world, including 80 energy storage systems?
In this era of innovation and fast changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology – together. Want to join the ride?

Mechanical Technician

We are now looking for a Mechanical Technician to join our Contract Delivery team in Athi River Nairobi, Kenya

Responsible for mechanical maintenance activities which involves engine maintenance, auxiliary equipment and general maintenance activities.

What will you be doing

  • Responsible for mechanical maintenance of all plant equipment within planned time frames.
  • Expertise in using tools, portable machine tools, workshop tools like grinder, drilling, welding etc.
  • Ensure all plant equipment are healthy by providing quality maintenance.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure that maintenance of machinery/equipment is completed correctly and that conforms to specifications and safety standards.
  • Implement the maintenance procedures and working routines.
  • Resources are used effectively and that work schedules, targets are met.
  • Monitor the condition of maintenance equipment, materials, parts and tools, ensure those are maintained according to applicable guidelines and policies, and take corrective actions when needed.
  • Assisting supervisor in problem solving and Root cause analysis for all plant equipment. Rectify mechanical faults under the guidance of Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Assist supervisor in preparing Maintenance Reports.
  • Assist in Incidents reporting, analysis, investigations and action plans implementation.
  • Assist in Spares/consumables/tools procurement planning.
  • Suggest and implement improvements.
  • Ensure plant performance targets and customer contractual obligations are achieved consistently in own responsibility area.
  • Ensure that the work is executed at plant according to Wartsila and customer Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental guidelines.
  • Responsible for effective implementation of permit to work, lockout & tag out systems order to protect personnel and equipment.
  • Audits compliance & action plans implementation.
  • Competent in emergency preparedness and take appropriate actions when needed.
  • Responsible for good housekeeping and cleanliness of the all plant equipment.
  • Maintaining good teamwork and inter personnel relationship within and another department personnel.
  • Responsible for maintaining the machines and auxiliary equipment in good working.

You will shine in this role, when you have

  • B.Sc / Diploma or in Engineering Mechanical Engineering or equivalent educational background.
  • Several years of relevant industrial experience highly recommended O&M experience.
  • An Advance level of English language.
  • We are seeking for an expert professional with strong problem solving and decision-making skill.
  • Perform all activities needed to reach the objectives of the position and comply with the orders, instructions, values, and company policies applicable as employee and/or the position.
  • Continuously seek for solutions keeping a customer focus mindset.
  • Understanding of Wärtsilä business, quality, and workplace safety is a plus.

Why you and us

We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative.

We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition?

How to apply

If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application through our career’s portal. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.


Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Any questions related to this position. Please reach out to:

Ali Mohamed Ali – Regional Talent Acquisition Specialist MESAA Careers@wartsila.com 

Only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to.


Last application date: 27/11/2021

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.




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