Mechanical Maintenance

Recruiter / Employer: Wartsila Eastern Africa Ltd
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Job Description 

Wärtsilä Eastern Africa Ltd has an existing O&M Contract with Gulf Power Limited up to Dec 2024 for the 80 MW Athi River II Power Plant, Kenya. WEA is looking for a Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor with the following duties and responsibilities, skills and qualifications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare work reports after every completed job and ensure that the data files are completed and current. 
  • Inspect completed work to check that repairs have been completed correctly and that machinery and equipment conform to specifications and safety standards. 
  • Monitor the condition of maintenance equipment, materials, parts, and tools that are used by maintenance employees in their day-today activities. 
  • Coach and mentor maintenance staff and assist them to diagnose more complex problems with machinery or equipment problems. 
  • Prioritize and assign tasks so that the team’s resources are used effectively and that work schedules and targets are met. 
  • Train new employees in the organization’s operating procedures and standards. 
  • Develop a weekly schedule in determining job priorities and complete other tasks as requested by the Maintenance Manager. 
  • Develop and implement training programs for subordinates. 
  • Review work planning and scheduling and provides feedback to the maintenance manager to ensure that job plans are efficient and effective. 
  • Provide hands-on skills to help produce necessary prototypes. 
  • Direct the maintenance work force and provides onsite expertise. 
  • Enforce environmental regulations. 
  • Ensure equipment availability is adequate to meet the profit plan. 
  • Solve complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors and trade-offs. 
  • Provide technical support to the Mechanical team to ensure correct parts procurement and proper replacement of parts or equipment and advice store on the management of spare parts stock level.
  • Job Requirements

  • Education: BSc Degree in Mechanical / Marine Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience: From 5 to 8 years of progressive experience in the maintenance and repair of a Diesel Power Plant.
  • Medium speed diesel engine experience.
  • Team Leadership Experience
  • Why you and us?

  • We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative.
  • We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition?
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