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  • Posted: Apr 2, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 5, 2024
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    Who is Water Mission? Water Mission is a rapidly growing Christian engineering nonprofit working to end the global water crisis by building safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions in developing nations and disaster areas. Guided by love, excellence, and integrity, we are driven to share clean, safe water and God’s love with all. To date, we ha...
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    Senior Technician (Electrician), Makueni

    What is the opportunity? 

    • Reporting to the Regional Manager Makueni with guidance from the Lead Engineer, the Senior Technician is responsible for performing technical tasks within the regional office following established standards and procedures. The person in this position must be self-driven, a devoted Christian with a clear calling from God and a heartfelt passion for our mission. This position requires that the person resides in Makueni, Kenya, where the office is located. It also involves frequent traveling to remote locations within Kenya or surrounding countries.
    • As an employee of Water Missions International Kenya, the Senior Technician is responsible for developing a biblical worldview culture that leads to God-honoring excellence in all their work and reinforcing the following: providing accurate data, empowering staff to have the skills and mindset needed to acknowledge mistakes or problems as opportunities to find appropriate solutions, and empowering staff to consistently work for excellence in solutions that are consistent with Water Mission’s mission, vision, values, and standards.

    The Senior Technician (Electrician) will:

    General Responsibilities:

    • Maintain a strong Christian witness and model servant leadership to colleagues, partners, the communities we serve, and the public.
    • Engage and participate in prayer before and after team meetings.
    • Lead and participate in biblically based staff devotions.

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Carry out the installation of solar PV systems, including electrical wiring, mounting of inverters and panels, testing, installation of main switches, and other standard electrical work
    • Conduct troubleshooting and repair work on solar energy systems, including identifying and resolving issues related to wiring, connections, and equipment malfunctions.
    • Perform regular inspections and preventative maintenance on electrical systems and equipment
    • Act as a site team leader during installations, ensuring efficient, safe, and quality work with adherence to Water Mission’s high standard of installation, best practices, and regulatory requirements.
    • Ensure compliance with electrical codes and regulations.
    • Ensure quality output in the solar installations, wiring of solar panels, and installation of electrical equipment giving the contractors needed direction.
    • Develop maintenance schedules and ensure adherence to safety procedures.
    • Train system operators on the day-to-day running and operation of the systems, which includes daily monitoring of residual chlorine levels in treated water.
    • Monitor quality testing and assist with borehole/spring/well yield tests.
    • Read and understand engineering drawings.
    • Perform assessments in communities, including water quality and quantity testing, survey measurements, and other aspects as may be required.
    • Provide timely project reporting, including monthly reports, assessment reports, and follow-up reports with accompanying photographs as per specific assignment guidelines.
    • Timely support completed projects by attending to system operations and maintenance-related issues.
    • Comply with all the existing organizational policies and procedures.
    • Provide disaster response support and work in other countries as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    What is required? 

    • Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and core values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili is required.
    • Diploma/Higher Diploma in Engineering (Building and Civil Engineering).
    • A valid NCA Site Supervisor license is required.
    • Experience of at least 7 years in a technical field (preferably related to Water Systems).
    • Specialized technical skills (such as masonry, civil works, building).
    • Driver’s license required.
    • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and drafting programs (AutoCAD/PowerCADD, SolidWorks/ProE).
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including cross-cultural communication and the ability to clearly articulate ideas and feedback constructively.
    • Excellent analytical, project planning, and management skills.
    • Thorough understanding of the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
    • Consistent lifestyle and behavior that bears a good witness to the Christian faith.
    • A level of impeccable integrity and stewardship that demonstrates to those who invest in Water Mission Kenya a sense of security and trust that their gifts are well used and invested.
    • Demonstrated ability to build consensus and work collaboratively and effectively with other leaders, volunteers, and employees at all levels.
    • Must be standards and detail-oriented with the ability to plan ahead.
    • Qualified Turkana locals are encouraged to apply.
    • Willingness and availability to travel to remote places and occasional trips abroad.
    • Legal authorization to work in Kenya without sponsorship.

    Method of Application

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