• Assistant Maintenance Technician at KEMRI Wellcome Trust

  • Posted on: 9 August, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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    The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) based in Kilifi, Kenya, conducts high quality research focussing on diseases that present a significant burden on low and middle-income countries. KWTRP is a partnership between the Kenya Medical Research Institute, the Wellcome Trust and the University of Oxford, and a world-renowned health research unit. KWTRP works with scientists, health services and local communities to achieve better health, while developing local scientific leadership and infrastructure.

    Assistant Maintenance Technician



    • Carry out routine preventive maintenance procedures (PMP) and undertake routine maintenance of equipment. and Systems
    • To supervise maintenance activities carried out by sub contractors; provide access to offices and document sub contractors’ visits.
    • Undertake basic installations and repairs to assigned portfolio, escalating any unresolved problems to the Supervisor.
    • Tag all assigned equipment brought to the workshop for repair, ensuring that the same are returned to their respective departments or areas on completion of work.
    • Observe personal safety measures by proper use of PPE.
    • Maintain good housekeeping habits in the workshop and working area.
    • Keeping Safe custody of assigned tools box and assigned common tools.
    • Record and document all works undertaken and spares used in Job Cards
    • Operation of the Incinerator as may be assigned and maintaining appropriate records.
    • Undertake Basic carpentry, painting and plumbing works.
    • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time


    • A Craft Certificate OR Government Trade Test 1 in Carpentry and Joinery OR Plumbing
    • At least 2 years’ experience carrying out Carpentry and Plumbing works etc.
    • Experience in record keeping and basic report writing
    • Knowledge of good workshop practices
    • Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety practices.
    • Basic Computer skills.
    • Ability to communicate clearly( written and oral) in English and Kiswahili


    • Good troubleshooting and fault diagnosis skills
    • Ability to prioritise, plan and organise own work
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Proactive and initiative in resolution of problems
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Well groomed; neat and clean appearance

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) career website on jobs.kemri-wellcome.org to apply

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