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  • Posted: May 18, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of €26.6 billion in FY2015, our 185,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operation...
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    Technical Team Leader - (Cooling,Ups/Inverters,Data Centers)

    Schneider Electric East Africa is looking for a highly motivated technical professional with rich experience to join our Field Services team as the Technical Team Leader for Nairobi location. This position will report to the Field Services Director and manage a team of 7 persons .The successful candidate Must have atleast 2 years of management experience.

    Job Purpose

    These include maintenance of

    • Power equipment as uninterruptible power supplies, Automatic voltage regulators, Transient voltage surge suppressors, rectifiers, inverter/chargers and related electrical cabling and switch gear
    • Precision cooling- in rack, in room and in row and cold/hot aisle containment.
    • Racks, power distribution units
    • Data Centre infrastructure Management and remote monitoring services

    Main Responsibilities

    • Coordinating and managing the Technical department which includes workshop repairs, site surveys installations and commissioning of server rooms and data centers, site repairs and preventive maintenance services.
    • Support serviceable Schneider equipment including but not limited to electrical switchgear, HVAC/CRAC systems, UPS systems, PDUs, RPPs, BMS systems, PLCs, HMIs, Drives, security, access control, CCTV and fire alarm and suppression systems…
    • Preparation of section budgets, tools and equipment management, spares sourcing and stores quantity levels tracking for restocking.
    • Scheduling and supervision of services in power protection, cooling and data center/ server rooms including site surveys, Installation and commissioning, repairs and preventive maintenance services to a wide range of clients in different sector
    • Training and appraisal of staff, Planning and coordinating for specific product training at the manufacturer centers for extensive knowledge acquisition and licensing.
    • an investigate remotely the origin of the breakdown and submit fixes (in a service bureau for example)
    • Provide team leadership for team of Field service engineers
    • Plan training for field service representatives and ensure completion of assigned internal training.
    • Do continuous performance reviews with team and annual performance review submissions.
    • Provide technical and career mentorship to team reporting to you.
    • Represent the services department in meetings and cross functional initiatives as a delegate or deputy of field services operations manager
    • Approve time sheets, absence, and requests of N-1 reports in consultation with Fields services operations manager.
    • Perform other duties as assigned


    • Diploma in Engineering or related fields
    • At least has 5-10 years’ experience in Technical Services lead role with experience in data center infrastructure services
    • Relevant experience with critical systems infrastructure equipment (i.e. electrical switchgear, diesel generators, UPS systems, electrical distribution, chillers, cooling towers, air handlers, fire detection/suppression or building monitoring systems).
    • Possess a valid driver's license
    • Verifiable hands-on technical work experience required
    • High level of technical knowledge of electronic/electrical component theory. Knowledge of HVAC systems and applicable application software knowledge is preferred.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Schneider Electric on to apply
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