Water Technician Job, Current Engineering Jobs in Kenya 2022,

Section: Member/ Client Services

Department: Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Location / Work station: Nairobi

Working Hours: Monday – Friday | 8.00 AM – 5.00PM

Reports to: Water Supply Coordinator

Direct reports:  N/A

Job Purpose:

The water technician is responsible for the production process and supply of purified safe water through Reverse Osmosis technology at SHOFCO water treatment facilities

Key Responsibilities and Job Dimensions

  1. Responsibilities
  • Operate, monitor and maintain the borehole water pumping systems, including pumps, raw water tanks, clean water tanks, piping systems and power supply systems
  • Operate and maintain the Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant to produce optimum quality, potable water for use in the SHOFCO facilities, water kiosks, private connections
  • Ensure production of adequate purified water to meet the daily water demand. This may require you to work extra hours, including weekends and public holidays. Be on call for emergency call outs when on shift or as need arises
  • Monitor water levels for both raw and clean water storage tanks and ensure all SHOFCO facilities, water kiosks and other connections are adequately served
  • Read flow meters, gauges and other recording instruments to measure water output and consumption levels
  • Monitor and inspect plant equipment and systems to detect equipment malfunctions and to ensure plant systems are operating normally
  • Perform minor repairs/maintenance or assist skilled external technicians with installation, servicing and repair of water treatment plant components
  • Clean the plant room & all surfaces of the water treatment plant components
  • Measure, mix and monitor chemicals levels daily or when needed.
  • Maintain site logs, daily reports, inventory, and consumables. Recommend the purchase of relevant consumables and equipment as required
  • Ensure safety standards are observed at all times
  • Perform any other responsibilities required for the successful implementation of the WASH program

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic Qualifications

  • Certificate or Diploma in Water Engineering or equivalent

Professional Qualifications

  • Minimum 1-year experience in operating water supply and treatment/purification equipment, particularly RO plants
  • Computer knowledge as most RO plants use computerized equipment

Other required qualifications (unique/job specific)

  • Entry level position
  • Based in Mishomoroni but supporting Maweni and Bangladesh.

Functional Skills:              

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to attend and understand technical courses
  • Ability to assume responsibility for complete operation of treatment plants
  • Ability to detect problems in equipment operations
  • Ability to make sound, independent, decisions requiring treatment plant operations
  • Literacy skills including the ability to read manuals

Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

  • Interacting with people
  • Showing composure
  • Team working
  • Establishing rapport
  • Upholding standards

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the ‘Chief Executive Officer’ jobskibera@shininghopeforcommunities.org. stating your current and expected salary. Deadline for application is 8th April 2022.

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