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Recruitment by Kwale International Sugar Company (Many Vacancies)

Kwale International Sugar Company Limited is seeking a highly qualified and suitable candidate in the following position.

Position: Mechanization Supervisor
Department:Mechanization & Workshop Department
Reports To: Assistant Mechanization Manager
Job Summary: To enhance productivity, increase efficiency, increase yield of land by incorporating mechanization methods that reduce unit costs.

Primary Responsibilities:
·         Aid in efforts to find, evaluate, improve and commercialize scale-appropriate agricultural machinery in crop establishment, crop protection, irrigation harvest and farm transport
·         Aid in the development of training materials and modules for service providers and other stakeholders that offers guidance on machinery repair and maintenance, proper use, better-bet mechanized agronomic practices
·         Aid in planning and reporting and implementation of overview studies that identify and highlight constraints experienced by service providers and the agro-machinery industry and identify and recommend potential solutions
·         Aid and strengthen relationships and partnerships with public and private sector partners
·         Assist in monitoring and evaluation and statistical analysis and reporting efforts by providing quality input and reports in a timely manner
·         Follow best practices in data collection, and in organizing, managing, storing, and archiving data
·         Assist managers with budget, staff management, and other activities as appropriate
Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
Person Specifications
Academic Qualifications
·         Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
Experience
·         5 years’ work experience
Skills
·         Demonstrated leadership capabilities
·         Prior experience managing a section in a busy environment
·         Exceptional planning and organization skills
·         Familiar with Microsoft office skills
·         Keen on details
·         Ability to make decisions

Position: Electrician
Department: Technical Engineering
Reports To: Shift Electrical Engineer
Job Summary: Install, service, repair wiring, conduits, fixtures and other electrical devices, systems and monitor to ensure for continued operational functionality.
Primary Responsibilities:
·         Assemble, install, test and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures, using hand 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 and other components.
·         Inspect electrical systems, equipment and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair to ensure compliance with codes.
·         Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous and recommend appropriate action for consideration.
·         Test electrical systems and continuity of circuit in electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters or oscilloscopes, to ensure that all are compatible.
·         Plan layout distribution of electrical wires, equipment and fixtures based on the job specializations and local scenes.
·         Advise company on electrical supplies and the efficacy of parts and components during purchase.
·         Maintain electrician license or identification to meet government regulatory requirements.
·         Inspect on daily basis and identify malfunctions of any electrical part, equipment or system and report to the supervisor promptly for corrective action.
·         Maintain a record of all the works completed so as to facilitate accounting activities.
·         Perform routine maintenance and repair of the electrical system and equipment.
·         Clean equipment used and keep the work area clean.
·         Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
Person Specifications
Academic Qualifications
·         Diploma in Electrical Engineering or related field.
Professional Qualifications
·         Registration with Electricity Board.
Experience
·         3 to 4 years’ work experience

Position: Wireman
Department: Technical Engineering
Reports To: Shift Electrical Engineer
Job Summary: Install, lay and repair wiring for electrical systems and equipment.
Primary Responsibilities:
·         Install all types of commonly used wiring and wiring accessories.
·         Locate and repair faults in electrical wiring systems.
·         Identify different types of cables and wires and advice on usage as required.
·         Read and interpret simple electrical specifications, wiring and circuit diagram, and building plans.

·         Inspect and check the integrity of electrical wiring systems and advise the company accordingly.
·         Correctly instruct, supervise and transfer skills to any apprentice and semi-skilled worker assigned to team to ensure safety and high quality of work.
·         Maintain a record of all the works completed so as to facilitate accounting activities.
·         Perform routine maintenance and repair of the electrical wiring system and equipment.
·         Clean equipment used and keep the work area clean.
·         Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
Person Specifications
Academic Qualifications
·         Government Trade Test II or related field.
Professional Qualifications
·         Registration with Electricity Board.
Experience
·         2 to 4 years’ work experience

Position: Electrical Technician
Department: Technical Engineering
Reports To: Shift Electrical Engineer
Job Summary: Help create, maintain and repair electronic components and equipment used in any equipment or device that involves electricity. Also work to keep machinery and specialty equipment running correctly.
Primary Responsibilities:
·         Maintain, diagnose and repair electrical instrumentation and automation equipment used by the company, industrial motor controls, pump drives and chemical feed systems.
·         Maintain, repair and upgrade the electrical distribution infrastructure for the company.
·         Perform thermography of motor control and electrical distribution panels; collect and analyse power quality data to troubleshoot problems.
·         Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair high voltage motors, control centres and de-energized high voltage equipment.
·         Performance comprehensive troubleshooting down to component level, to extend the life of obsolete equipment and conserve funds.
·         Maintain and repair engine generators; perform work on associated control circuit equipment.
·         Install, maintain and repair building circuits and related equipment.
·         Maintain electrical pneumatic and electronic controls, alarms and SCADA systems, programmable controls and related equipment.
·         Requisition for parts and supplies; maintain records and prepare reports.
·         Oversee and inspect work performed by outside vendors.
·         Maintain a record of all the works completed so as to facilitate accounting activities.
·         Perform routine maintenance and repair of the electrical system and equipment.
·         Clean equipment used and keep the work area clean.
·         Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
Person Specifications
Academic Qualifications
·         Diploma in Electrical Engineering or related field.
Professional Qualifications
·         Registration with Electricity Board.
Experience
·         3 to 4 years’ work experience

Position: Mechanic (Trailers)
Department: Technical Engineering
Reports To: Assistant Workshop Manager
Job Summary: To keep equipment / vehicles available for use by inspecting and testing vehicles/equipment; completing preventive maintenance such as engine tune-ups, oil change, tire rotation and remedial maintenance.
Primary Responsibilities:
·         Interview drivers or operators and take a detailed history of vehicle/equipment performance or mechanical failure.
·         Diagnose vehicles / equipment based on observational and mechanical testing as well as information provided by driver, operators or user.
·         Provide the workshop manager with detailed estimates for repairs and replacements and obtain signature approval prior to commencing work.
·         Inspect machines, engines, transmission etc and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues.
·         Troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner.
·         Conduct repairs aiming for maximum reliability and perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems.
·         Test drive vehicles / equipment after repair is complete to ensure mechanical soundness and to determine whether any other problems exist.
·         Describe vehicle’s / plant’s condition to driver/ operator or user and follow-up questions.
·         File appropriate documentation on each repair.
·         Clean and apply lubricants to machinery components.
·         Replenish fluids and components of engines or machinery.
·         Provide guidance on correct maintenance and preventive measures for machines or vehicles to users.
·         Undertake other duties as assigned (e.g. Repair of hydraulic systems, painting vehicles etc).
·         Keep vehicle service records for accountability purposes.
Person Specifications
Academic Qualifications
·         Government Trade Test II and above qualification.
Experience
·         3 to 4 years’ work experience
How to Apply
Qualified individuals are invited to send their application along with detailed CV ONLY to hr.pbsourcing@gmail.com indicating the Position as the Subject of the email.
CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.
Deadline for applications is 2nd November 2018.

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