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Plumber / Mason Job at Mbita, South Nyanza

icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position of Plumber / Mason to work in our Building and Site Maintenance Department (Workshop), at icipe Thomas Odhiambo Campus Mbita, South Nyanza.


i. Overall duties

  • Responsible for all plumbing works within the station.
  • Responsible for all water works within the station.
  • Responsible for all maintenance of water storage tanks in the station.
  • Prepare construction sites by levelling, cleaning the ground and laying out work accurately using chalk lines, plumb bobs, tapes, framing squares and string or line levels.
  • Carry out excavation works for the purpose of laying foundations.
  • Carry out construction of buildings accurately by laying blocks, stones or bricks and other material as per blueprints, plans or drawings.
ii. Specific duties
  • Installation of new water pipes, repair of faulty water pipes, replacement of old water pipes and sanitary fittings, and unblocking sewage and water drainage pipes.
  • Ensure sufficient supply of treated water for domestic use and raw water for irrigation.
  • Ensure that water storage tanks are properly maintained.
  • Ensure that water hydrants are in perfect working condition at all times.
iii. Other duties
  • Timely replacement of broken or missing PVC or ceramic tiles in residential houses, offices, laboratories, the guesthouse and clinic.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications
  • Certificate in water works engineering or equivalent.
  • 5 years on-the-job experience.
  • Skills in fabrication, alteration, repair and maintenance of masonry (such as walls, sidewalks, street curbs, pavements, floors, staircases, sink counters, partitions, manholes etc.).
  • Sound knowledge of safety precautions necessary while undertaking construction works.
  • Ability to undertake painting works of houses, offices, water tanks etc.
  • Knowledge of water treatment plant operations.
  • Knowledge of water dynamics.
  • Ability to respond to an emergency.
  • Fire fighting and first aid skills.
Applications will be accepted up to 14th April 2012.

Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Please send an application with current remuneration package, and a detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees (including telephone, e-mail and fax numbers), to:

icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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