Technical Assistant Job in Kenya

Vacant Position: Technical Assistant

Job Ref: EHC/1084/18

The Role: To combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. The person will install, troubleshoot, repair and upgrade electronic and mechanical systems in a floriculture environment.


  • Read blueprints, schematics and diagrams to determine the method and sequence of assembly of a part, machine, or piece of equipment
  • Verify dimensions of parts, using precision measuring instruments, to ensure that specifications are met
  • Operate metalworking machines in the production and advise on maintenance of the same
  • Repair and calibrate hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies
  • Test the performance of electro-mechanical assemblies, using test instruments
  • Install electronic parts and hardware, using soldering equipment and hand tools
  • Test and operate machines in the workshops and worksites.
  • Analyze and record test results, prepare written documentation to describe the tests and the test results.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree or HND in mechanical, electrical engineering
  • At least 5 years working experience in Agricultural sector with an emphasis in flower farming.
  • Excellent planning and supervisory skills
  • Computer savvy with knowledge of basic processes
  • Must make and keep the precise, accurate measurements as would be needed.
  • Must be able to use hand tools and soldering irons on small circuitry and electronic parts to create detailed electronic components by hand.
  • Must be able to take instructions and offer advice when needed, and to coordinate their work with others.
  • Must be able to think logically to carry out designs, inspect designs for quality control and assemble prototypes
  • Must be able to read instructions and follow a logical sequence or a specific set of rules.
  • Must have mathematic skills for analysis, design and troubleshooting in the work.
  • Mechanical skills to apply theory and instructions of engineers by creating or building new components for industrial machinery or equipment.
  • Must be adept at operating machinery, including drill presses, grinders and engine lathes.
  • Ability to write reports clearly on onsite construction, the results of testing or problems found when carrying out designs
  • Must be licensed, certified or registered by the relevant professional body.
  • Must demonstrate professional competence in the role.

To apply for this position, send your CV to by 9th May, 2018 quoting the position in the subject line, current and expected salary.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Engineering and Technical
Updated: April 9, 2018 — 2:22 pm