Sunday, 8 January 2012

CARE Plant Mechanic - Dadaab, Kenya

CARE International in Kenya is looking for well organized and highly motivated individuals who are result-oriented to fill the following positions:

Ref: PM/01/2012

Job Title: Plant Mechanic

Department / Project: WASH Sector

Supervisor: Plant Foreman

Location / Duty Station: Dadaab

Grade: E B 1

I: Job Summary & Purpose:

Reporting to the plant Foreman, the Plant Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance of all boreholes, borehole generators and compound generators.

Together with plant electrician he/she will ensure that all plants and equipments are serviced as per monthly schedule and repaired in the event of any breakdown.

He will undertake major overhauls as and when need arises.

II: Tasks and responsibilities

R 1: Servicing and maintenance of gensets

1.1 Servicing and preventive maintenance on all the boreholes and compound gensets.

1.2 Major overhaul of gensets upon breakdowns and during hourly schedule.

1.3 Respond to breakdowns and do repairs of the gensets in the field.

1.4 Together with borehole attendance, maintain cleanliness and safety of the gensets in the field.

R 2: Borehole Recovery

2.1 To retrieve, repair and installation of boreholes submersible pumps.

2.2 Borehole test pumping’

2.3 Monitoring yield trends and behavior of boreholes and suggesting relevant remedial measures where necessary.

R3: Workshop operation

3.1 Maintenance of workshop cleanliness and safety.

3.2 Proper arrangement of the equipments and plants in the workshop.

3.3 Repair and maintenance of the standby plants and equipments in the workshop.

R4: Reporting

4.1 To keep records of all the repairs those have been done in the field and in the workshop.

4.2 To keep records on all the spares which have been used in the workshop and in the field.

4.3 To prepare weekly and monthly unit reports on jobs and conditions of all the relevant system.

III: Authority:

  • To recommend on the required spares for gensets and pumps.
  • To participate in recruitment of boreholes attendants and operators.
  • This post has no financial responsibility.
IV: Contacts/Key Relationships (Internal & External):

Relate to other Plant foreman, Plant Mechanic & electrician, PHE technical, borehole attendants and other wash staff.

V: Working Conditions:

The position is based at Dadaab with posting to any of the camps of Hagadera, Dagahaley and Ifo as well as any other extension camps and program sites.

This is a non-family working station. Hot weather is prevalent throughout the year with limited basic amenities. Road movement to and from work station to Garissa as well as inter-camp movement must be under police escort (Scheduled convoys).

Strict adherence to security instructions all the time. It is a six days work station with a compensatory time off according to CTO policy. The incumbent will be required to travel to Nairobi office and perform official responsibilities as will be required

The incumbent shall reside in the CARE compound while executing official duties and shall obey and adhere to residential compound regulations.

VI: Qualifications, Experience and Competencies
  • Diploma in mechanical plant option or Plant mechanic grade one.
  • 4 years experience in busy plant workshop and in relevant field work.
  • Proficiency in MS Office software is required.
  • Staff Development,
  • Team player,
  • Communication,
  • Learning\innovation,
  • a willingness and stamina to work for long and odd hours and
  • ability to work with minimal or no supervision are important assets to this job.
The detailed job descriptions can be viewed on our website;


If you feel you meet the requirements for any of these positions, send your application letter indicating the reference number, title of the position along with an updated CV and telephone contacts of three professional referees to:

The Human Resources & Development Manager,
CARE International in Kenya,

so as to be received not later than 13th January, 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees)



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