Senior Technician at Water Mission – March 2024

Senior Technician

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.
  • Willingness and availability to travel to remote places and occasional trips abroad.
  • Legal authorization to work in Kenya without sponsorship.

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