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  • Posted: Feb 7, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 28, 2023
  • The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) is a 100% state-owned corporation incorporated on 2nd December, 2008 under the Company’s Act, Cap 486 as a State Corporation pursuant to the Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy.
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    Substation Operator - Technician

    Reporting to the Regional Engineer, the successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking maintenance of control equipment to ensure reliable and quality power supply.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Participating in corrective and preventive maintenance in the transmission system as per maintenance programmes/schedules;
    • Assisting in collection of data on transmission infrastructure and submission of reports to transmission lines engineers for analysis;
    • Participating in investigating causes of system breakdowns and taking prompt corrective action;
    • Operating and maintaining transmission lines as per the approved procedures and work instructions
    • Carrying out pre-commissioning inspection of newly constructed transmission lines and participating in commissioning;
    • Conducting inspection/audit of existing transmission lines;
    • Participating in preparation of work plans for transmission maintenance works;
    • Performing switching operations as per approved policies and procedures;
    • Investigating causes of faults and disturbances in the system and rectifying;
    • Testing and calibration of live line tools as per set standards and work instructions;
    • Carrying out repairs and maintenance of transmission lines and equipment;
    • Participating in planning for outages on transmission lines
    • Operating substation control and isolation equipment as per instructions from system controllers at the NSCC during shutdowns.
    • Carrying out bare hand live line works on transmission line as per approved procedures and standards; and
    • Carrying out routine aerial inspection and ground of transmission lines.

    Qualifications & Skills required:

    • Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution
    • Registered engineering technician with Institute of Engineering Technologists and Technicians (IET);
    • Registered member of Kenya Engineering Technologists Registration Board (KETRB); and
    • A minimum of four (4) years relevant work experience.

    Method of Application

    Applicants MUST provide the following documents on application;

    • A Signed application letter;
    • A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating; current and previous employers, positions held, level of education, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment and names of at least three professional referees;
    • Certified Copies of academic and professional certificates
    • Certified Copy of National Identification Card or Passport
    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) on to apply

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