Senior Carpenter Job in Laikipia, Kenya

Our client in in Wildlife Conservation in Laikipia Region, Kenya is looking to fill the following position:

Full Time Senior Carpenter

Reporting to the Workshop & Infrastructure Manager, the Senior Carpenter, will performs a multitude of carpentry tasks from start to finish, often coordinating jobs with other skilled labour (plumbers, electricians)

Duties will include:

  • Performs all duties of Carpentry with additional responsibilities involved with managing and supervising major projects (blueprint reading required).
  • Assists the Workshop and Infrastructure Manager in determining work assignments and allocating resources.
  • Assess materials and estimate cost required for given projects and follow-up of pending works with reports
  • Lead or direct the activities of other Carpenters.
  • Analyse, plan and perform carpentry works within given time frame.
  • Make different kinds of furniture / joinery with good finishing.
  • Give proposals of joinery work on the best and cost effective approach.
  • Knowledge in the use of electric carpentry equipment i.e. planners, jigsaws, sander and drills.

Skills & Experience desired


  • Academic “O” level or equivalent;
  • Government Grade III certificate in carpentry and joinery or an equivalent;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Have a valid driver’s licence;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in similar position.


  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to direct the work of others and provide training.
  • Good analytical and communication skills
  • Good sense of workmanship and quality conscious
  • Meticulous, with ability to work independently and in a team


  • Salary and benefits will be discussed at time of interview and/or any offer being made and will be commensurate with experience and equivalent roles within the industry and the business itself.
  • The roles are located full-time on-site and accommodation will be provided.

Interested candidates should send their application with a copy of their CV and MUST indicate their expected salary to before 15th July 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Engineering and Technical
Updated: July 2, 2018 — 4:57 pm