Maintenance Technician (Electrical) Job in Kenya

Job Title: Maintenance Technician – Electrical
Reporting to: Production Manager / Operations Manager
Liaisons: Production / Stores / Plant Productivity

Position Function: Responsible for performing scheduled (preventive) and non-scheduled machine maintenance in order to maximise machine productivity and minimise production downtime.

Position Responsibilities
  • Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools 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, or other components.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with Company policy and relevant legislations.
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
  • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • In consultation with the Maintenance in-charge or spares in-charge, preparation of spares requisition.
  • Carrying out of Electrical maintenance on machines.
  • Carrying out repairs and installations of lighting and related matters in the company premises.
  • Overseeing the management of the electrical workshop.
  • Ensuring that the working environment around machines is safe in relation to electrical installations and good housekeeping standards are kept.
  • Ensure that Electrical test instruments and tools are safely kept at all times.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Top Management from time to time.   
Required Competencies
  • Minimum KCSE and Artisan Trade Test (Electrical) qualification or a Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
  • Candidates should have proven work history of five (5) years in the maintenance of electrical systems in a busy manufacturing environment.
  • Candidates should be familiar with working in a Good Manufacturing Practice environment.
  • Ability to trouble-shoot and correct electrical issues, in an effective and timely manner, with a sense of urgency to minimize equipment downtime as a particular goal.
  • Ability to determine the root cause of electrical issues using proven problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to read, analyse, interpret technical data, and electrical procedures.
  • Ability to effectively present information and answer queries.
  • Computer Literate
Qualified candidates to send their updated CVs in word format before 26th March 2016 to 

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Updated: March 23, 2016 — 5:35 pm