Kilifi Plantations Auto Electrician Job in Kenya

Kilifi Plantations Limited

Auto Electrician

Kilifi plantations Ltd is one of the leading agricultural farms in Kenya located within Kilifi County. 
Kilifi Plantations was established in 1920 as a sisal plantation. It was privately bought in 1963 and today remains an ongoing agricultural business. 
Currently Kilifi Plantations consist of a leading national dairy herd milking 400 animals daily producing 3,000 litres a day. 


The farm also produces 350 tonnes annually of sisal fibre of export quality. 
Kilifi Plantations is looking for an Auto Electrician to join a vibrant Workshop team to facilitate smooth running of operations within the workshop

The Role: Automotive electricians install, maintain, identify faults and repair electrical wiring and computer-based equipment in motor vehicles and related equipment, such as caravans, trailers, earthmoving equipment, mining equipment, marine applications and agricultural equipment.

The Automotive electrician should perform the following tasks:

  • work with computer-controlled engine management systems
  • service, identify and repair faults on electronically controlled vehicle systems such as electronic fuel injection, electronic ignition, anti-lock braking, cruise control, automatic transmission, airbags and air conditioning
  • install electrical equipment such as gauges, lighting, alternators and starter motors in vehicles
  • install electrically operated accessories such as radios, heating or demisting equipment, air conditioners, driving lamps and anti-theft systems
  • refer to circuit diagrams, and use meters and test instruments to find electrical faults
  • adjust engine control systems and timing to ensure vehicles are running at peak performance
  • test, recondition and replace faulty alternators, generators, starter motors and related items such as voltage regulators and batteries
  • repair or replace faulty ignition, electrical wiring, fuses, lamps and switches
  • use hand tools, specialised electrical tools, instruments and machines, including drills, grinders, presses and lathes
  • solder or weld when repairing electrical parts
  • sell and install electrical parts and accessories
  • install, repair and service air conditioning systems.
Academic Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any field will be an added advantage.
Professional Qualifications
  • Diploma in automotive engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Valid driving license will be an added advantage
  • Minimum 1 year relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Must be practically and mechanically oriented
  • Must be able to think logically and clearly
  • Must have self-discipline
  • Must be psychologically and medically fit
  • Must possess good vision and be able to identify different colors
  • Must be reliable and punctual
  • Must be safety conscious, to avoid unnecessary accidents
  • Must have business sense and good judgment
  • Must care about the quality of work to be done and have customer satisfaction in mind.
  • Automotive electricians are usually required to wear protective clothing. They may have contact with customers.
Salary details: A monthly salary of Ksh. 15,000 will be provided. Housing will also be provided
How to Apply:

To apply for this position, send a one-page cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this role and your CV of no more than three pages to with the subject “Auto Electrician Application”. 

Please avoid sending additional materials or attachments such as certificates and copies of your degree until requested to do so.

 Closing date: 29 Jan 2016

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Updated: January 11, 2016 — 5:24 am