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  • Posted: Jan 14, 2021
    Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
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    Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project (NaMSIP) is under the State Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development. The Project is part of a metro-wide development initiative and is financed by the National Government of Kenya with support from the World Bank at a cost US$300 million and US$30 from government as counter fund. The project started on 17th December 2012 and is due for completion on March 31st 2020.
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    Plant Operators

    No of Positions: 30

    V/NO NNS/04/2021
    Salary Scale: Kshs.25,470 - 33,950 p.m
    House Allowance: Ksh.6,750
    Leave allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the Government
    Terms of Service: Two (2) years contract

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: -

    • Operating heavy plants of 'difficult rating' A and l3;
    • Keeping records of inventory of all plants in a project/unit;
    • Formulating and administering working techniques;
    • Assisting in costing and evaluating small roads and accesses;
    • Preparing maintenance schedules for servicing of machines;
    • Organizing, managing and controlling operators and equipment on a given construction project and unit;
    • Carrying out fitter and oil changes and simple adjustments not requiring special tools; and
    • Assisting in training of plant operators. In addition, the officer will assist in managing staff in implementing programmes approved by the maintenance unit.

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

    • Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean Grade 'D' Plain or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
    • A valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for relevant class(es) of plants;
    • Passed Occupational Trade Test I for Plant Operators;
    • Ability to operate two (2) Plants of 'difficult rating' A and two (2) Plants of 'difficult rating' B;
    • Attended a Refresher Course for Plant Operators lasting not less than one (1) week within a period of three (3) years at the Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized Institution;
    • Attended a First-Aid Course lasting not less than one (1) week from St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized Institution; and
    • A minimum of three (3) years' experience in operating any of the following equipment/plant: forklift, motor grader, shovel, excavator, roller or any other special kinds of plants and equipment for which special authorization is required from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) as defined in the Traffic Act before such plants can be registered for use.
    • Demonstrate outstanding professional competence and integrity in work performance and results

    Method of Application

    All applications should clearly be marked the position applied for and submitted online to to be received on or before 29th January 2021 at 5.00pm.

    Applications should be addressed to:

    The Director General
    Nairobi Metropolitan Services
    P.O. Box 40530-00100

    1. Each application should be accompanied by scanned copies of detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials, and other supporting documents.
    2. Copy of the National Identity card.
    3. Certificate of good conduct.

    Applicants are required to take note of the following:

    1. Provide all the details requested for in the specific advertisement and that it is an offence to include incorrect information.
    2. Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted.
    3. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification
    4. Nairobi Metropolitan Services is committed to implement the provisions of constitution - Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation, of Kenya diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities, to women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. Women, people with disabilities, the marginalised, and minorities are encouraged to apply.
    5. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National identity card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
    6. It is criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.

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