AAH Kenya NGO Auto Electrician Jobs in Kakuma
AAH Kenya is a country programme of Action Africa Help International (AAH-I), an African-led nongovernmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living.
With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.
More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities toDepartment: Logistics: Workshop Unit
work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal
Reports to: Workshop Officer
Duty Station: Kakuma, Kenya
To be responsible for the general maintenance, servicing and repairs of all vehicles, generators and other vehicle electrical components. The role will ensure safekeeping and maintain safe working conditions to avoid risk that may cause injury to himself as well as the others.
Duties & Responsibilities
The General maintenance, servicing and repairs of all vehicles and generators and other vehicle electrical
Carry out the Electrical preventive maintenance and repair of vehicles, plant and equipment.
To rescue breakdown vehicles in the field and provide defect reports on the root cause and actions
taken into the breakdown.
Request for spare parts; requisitions must be approved by the supervisor.
Take responsibility of approved spares and work in progress for intended purpose.
Inspect and test vehicles’ AC system to verify system compliance with plans and specifications and
to detect and locate malfunctions
Conduct maintenance check for vehicles air-con, heaters and coolers
Install vehicles Air-con and heaters whenever required.
Repair damage and dysfunctional vehicles air-con, heaters and coolers
Test electrical circuits and components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.
Check, fix or change broken/leaking Air-con pipes on motor vehicles
Adjust system controls to setting recommended by manufacturer to balance system, using hand
Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring
Encode the reported damage of the vehicles’ air-con, heaters or cooler
Recommend, develop, and perform preventive and general maintenance procedures such as
cleaning, power-washing and vacuuming equipment, oiling parts, and changing filters.
Contribute to the ordering of vehicle AC spare parts according to vehicles types and models.
Skilled in wiring and installations, servicing, repairing and maintenance of diesel and petrol driven
generators ranging from 4KVA to 400 KVA units or higher.
Skilled in understanding schematic diagram and lay out of all electrical aspects of generator
installation, including connecting generator to the electrical systems of the residences and offices in
clean and tidy manner and with evenly distributed voltage.
Be prepared to travel on frequent basis from Logistic base or field offices to fulfill the tasks
outlined in this job description. This will entail traveling and living under difficult environmental
Team up with generator maintenance crew for repair, maintenance of generators mechanical and
electrical accessories. Overhaul and repairs of electrical accessories on engines and other
Will team up with generator maintenance crew to carry out major repairs, breakdown of generators
mechanical, electrical and accessories in Kakuma and Kalobeyei. Will keep proper records of
maintenance and repair carried out in each generator and prepare a list of items for preventive
maintenance and electrical installation and submit to superior for follow up.
Will write down on each generators file- repairs carried out for future reference this covers, types,
model, brand, KVA, make. Will report any time when the unit is due for servicing
Will ensure that liquid solutions are topped up added or filled only at the right quantity.
Ensure safekeeping and safe working conditions to avoid risk that may cause injury to him as well as
Maintains workshop maintenance records, vehicles file for easy verifications reference reports
required by the administration.
Will ensure and maintain proper use of tools, equipment and proper safe keeping and orderliness of
the working area.
Will attend routine maintenance, servicing to the generators, pumps and others and will check for
any signs of crack or loose fittings, leaks, or worn out parts on need basis.
Comply with all applicable standards, policies, and procedures, including safety procedures and the
maintenance of a clean work area.
Skilled in understanding schematic diagram and lay out of all electrical aspects of
To update vehicles/generators and other assets repair schedule.
Records each job time performed on the time sheet and job carried out to each job.
Relevant diploma in Electrical engineering.
Driving licenses class B,C & E
Must have wide knowledge and skills in repairing different kinds of vehicles electrical systems that
include and not limited to air-cons, cooling, heating systems
Relevant experience in spare parts management.
Notions in computer literacy / data processing (Word, Excel, Access)
English read / written / Spoken
At least 5 years’ work experience in a comparable position with references
Additional Skills & Competences
Sensitivity in handling and disposing of documents which may be important
Reliable and good organisational skills.
Team-work and participation
Level of self-supervision and ability to take initiative
Degree of accuracy and attention to detail
INGO experience and understanding of humanitarian sector
Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s vision, mission, and values.
How to apply
Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to
[email protected] to be received by
6th September, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-K is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website.
Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.
AAH-K does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.
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