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  • Posted: Apr 14, 2022
    Deadline: Apr 28, 2022
  • KALRO is a corporate body created under the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Act of 2013 to establish suitable legal and institutional framework for coordination of agricultural research in Kenya.
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    Plant Operators (7 Positions)

    Job Reference Number: KALRO/PO/II

    Duties and Responsibilities 

    • Operating the plant and farm machinery /equipment as authorized; 
    • Carrying out routine checks on the plant and farm machinery / equipment 
    • cooling, oil systems, tire pressure, electrical system and brakes;
    • Detecting and reporting defects and malfunctioning of plant and farm 
    • machinery / equipment in time;
    • Maintaining records of machine operation hours;
    • Maintaining of work tickets for plant and farm machinery /equipment assigned;
    • Reporting traffic incidents or accident’s; 
    • Making timely reports when plant and farm machinery /equipment servicing and repairs are due;
    • Maintaining security and safety of assigned plant and farm machinery / equipment;
    • Ensuring safety of the persons and /or items therein; and 
    • Maintaining cleanness of the plant and farm machinery / equipment.

    Job Requirements 

    • A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade D (plain) or equivalent qualification; 
    • A current driving, free from current endorsements and valid for all of the classes of vehicles, which the operator is required to drive; 
    • At least three (3) years as plant operator;
    • Attended a First-Aid Certificate Course not less than one (1) week obtained at 
    • St John Ambulance, or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology 
    • (KIHBT) or any other recognized Institution;
    • Passed suitability test for plant operators grade III;
    • Passed Occupational Test Grade III for plant operators;
    • Passed Practical Test for Plant Operators conducted by Auto Mobile 
    • Association (AA) of Kenya or National Transport Safety Authority or National Youth service;
    • Certificate in Computer applications from a recognized institution;
    • Fulfill requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills;

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who possess the necessary qualification and experience to send their application, curriculum vitae and copies of certificates, quoting the Job Reference No., all in HARD COPY, to:

    • The Director General,
    • Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization
    • Kaptagat Road, Loresho, P.O. Box 57811 – 00200 

    Nairobi so as to reach him on or before 28th April 2022 by 5.00 p.m.

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