Plant Technician (Mechanical) – (1 Position)

  • Contract
  • Kenya
  • Posted 1 month ago

Peace Winds Japan

Duration: 7 Months (From June 2024 to December 2024)

Direct supervisor: Plant Foreman

Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is a Japanese Non-Governmental Organization established in 1996. PWJ has been providing humanitarian and development assistance for people affected by forced displacement and natural disasters in more than 20 countries in the world.

PWJ launched its mission in Kenya in 2012 and has been implementing projects funded by UN agencies and the government of Japan in shelter, WASH and youth development to improve living environments of refuge and host populations while promoting peaceful coexistence and self-reliance in the communities in Dadaab, Kakuma and Kalobeyei.


The Plant Technician will be performing general maintenance, installation, servicing and repairs of varied range of generator sets; generators control systems and associated equipment. The role will ensure maintaining of safe working conditions to avoid risk that may cause injury to him as well as the others.


  • Maintain, Service and repair of generators and all Electro-mechanical equipment.
  • To carry out preventive maintenance, service and repair of compounds and boreholes generators including minor and major overhauls of mechanical & electrical components.
  • To carry out fault diagnosis, repair and perform general maintenance on all generator equipment and adjustments of engines, hydraulics, electrical systems and installations.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and service generator components including alternators, wiring harnesses safety devices, shutdown switches, and battery systems.
  • Responsible for repair, maintenance of generators’ mechanical and electrical accessories.
  • Overhaul and repair of engines, and other electro-mechanical components.
  • Will keep proper records of maintenance and repairs, prepare a list of items for preventive maintenance, electrical installations, and submit to the Supervisor.
  • Advise on phase balancing, and identify prevention measures to avoid damage to generator components related to overload, overheating, and phase imbalances.
  • Prepares all generator service schedules and maintain files with details that contain; types, models, brands, KVA, makes, and hours, and ensure service tags are correctly labeled.
  • Prepare maintenance records for Generators and other electrical equipment for easy verifications and reference reports that may be required.
  • Will ensure proper use of tools, equipment and maintain good housekeeping practices.
  • Will attend to routine maintenance, servicing to the generators, pumps and equipment and will check for any signs of crack or loose fittings, leaks, or worn out parts.
  • Comply with all applicable standards, policies, and procedures, including safety procedures and the maintenance of a clean work area.
  • Recommend, develop, and perform preventive and general maintenance procedures such as cleaning, power-washing and vacuuming equipment, oiling parts, and changing filters.
  • Will train Generator Assistants on the safe operation of generators, and reporting of faults.
  • Will perform and carry out any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.

General Tasks

  • Skilled in understanding schematic diagram and layout of all mechanical and electrical aspects of generator installation, including turbochargers, fuel injection equipment.
  • Update Generator and other assets repair schedule.
  • Assist in identifying needed tools or equipment for future needs. Records each job time performed on the time sheet and job carried out to each job.



  • Diploma in Mechanical (Plant) Engineering and skills in accurate reporting.


  • 5 years working in a plant maintenance environment as a plant technician is required.

Professional experience

  • At least 5 years proven work experience in the operation and maintenance of diesel-run generators and other electrical equipment in a busy workshop or institution.
  • Experience in repair, maintenance and installation of generators and electrical pumps (boosters & submersible), wiring and repair of electrical control panels, commissioning, surveying, and pre-delivery inspection, and load designing.
  • Experience in borehole equipment, retrieval and installation of submersible pumps, knowledge in bore drilling/development is an added advantage.
  • Skilled in wiring and installations, servicing, repairing and maintenance of diesel and petrol driven generators ranging from 4KVA to 550 KVA units or higher.
  • Skilled in understanding schematic diagrams and lay out of all electrical aspects of generator installation, including connecting generators to the electrical systems of the residences and offices safely with evenly distributed voltage.
  • Knowledgeable on operation and maintenance of the hybrid solar and diesel water pumping systems at the boreholes in the camps.
  • 2 years’ experience of working with INGO in a similar capacity will be an added advantage

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Working Proficiency: English/Kiswahili Languages.
  • Sensitivity in handling and disposing of documents which may be important.
  • Reliability, Honesty and good organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment as a team player.
  • Flexibility and willing to adapt to changing environment.
  • Good communication, organizational, planning and writing skills.


  • The Employer stipulates the right to assign the Employee any other kind of work derived from his/her specialization. In case of urgent work and such like the Employee may be asked to work overtime as well as during public and other holidays.
  • Adhering to all PWJ’s policies and procedures at all times.
  • Deliver project objectives within time, resource and budget constraints.
  • Correctness and completeness of given tasks.
  • The Employee takes over the responsibility for all entrusted material or cash. The Employee is obligated to cover all damages or losses caused by his carelessness.
  • Prompt providing of all relevant information to his/her supervisor.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information gained from employment within and not publicly available.
  • Representing and upholding the values of PWJ at all times.
  • Behave in appropriate manners at all times and in all places.


  • English: professional fluency.
  • Kiswahili: Native/Advanced.

How to apply

We are looking to recruit national candidates only. Interested and qualified candidates are cordially invited to send a cover letter (1 page) and resume (2 pages) as one pdf document no later than 10 June 2024 to [email protected]. In your cover letter please reflect on your motivation for taking this post and state your expected gross salary. Due to the urgency to fill this position, shortlisting and interviews will be conducted on rolling basis.

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