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Assistant Officer - Plant Mechanic: CARE International in Kenya Job Vacancy

CARE International in Kenya is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of a Assistant Officer - Plant Mechanic.

The position is based in the CARE Kenya, Dadaab Office.

Job summary:

The Plant mechanic is responsible for the mechanical maintenance of all bore-hole power generators, electrical pumps both submersible and surface and associated equipment.

Together with Plant Electrician he/she will ensure that all such equipment is serviced as per the monthly schedule and repaired in the event of any breakdown.

He/she will undertake major overhauls as and when need arises.

Responsibilities and tasks:

1. Maintenance and servicing of gensets
  • Service and repair engines and alternators on routine basis.

  • Dismantle, Assemble, and overhaul engines as and when required,
  • Monitor and evaluate systems performance to preempt faults, or breakdowns.
  • Repair and service submersible and surface pumps.
2. Borehole recovery
  • Retrieve, assemble, repair and (re) install submersible pumps.
  • Borehole test pumping
  • Monitoring yield trends and behavior of boreholes and suggesting relevant remedial measures where necessary.
3. Supervision
  • Guide and mentor the Water supply operator and borehole attendants in their day to day activities.
  • Supervises camp pump attendants and B/HS watchmen
4. Associated duties and responsibilities
  • To participate in the training, coaching and mentoring Water supply operators or any other assigned by Workshop Foreman.
  • To maintain and improve links in all areas with the MSU Workshop to include sharing of equipment, plant and training facilities.
Working conditions
  • As stated in the terms of contract and the CARE Kenya HR manual
  • This is an unaccompanied posting
  • For security reasons, travel within Dadaab camps is restricted and inter camp movements are by scheduled convoys escorted by police. Adhere to convoy rules.
  • Will reside within CARE compound(s) while executing official duties and shall obey and adhere to residential compound regulations.
Contacts/key relationships:
  • WFP
  • Local Communities
  • Education: Plant mechanic Grade I trade certificate.
  • Experience: At least 3-years hands on experience
  • Certificate: a certified plant mechanic
  • Competencies: Hard working, innovative and works long hours
If you feel that you are the right candidate for this position, please send your application letter quoting the reference number on the subject field together with an updated CV, complete with email & telephone contacts of three professional referees and expected salary to:

The Human Resources & Development Manager,
CARE International in Kenya,
by 19th October 2010.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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