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Water Technician at Oloolaiser Water Company

Oloolaiser Water and Sewerage Company Limited is a limited company incorporated on the 30th June 2006 under the provisions of the Company’s Act, Cap 486 of the Laws of Kenya and is wholly owned by the County Government of Kajiado. The mandate of the company is to provide efficient and effective water and sewerage services within Kajiado North and West Sub-Counties in pursuant to provisions of the Water Act 2002, as part of the comprehensive reforms on institutional framework in the water sector.

No of Positions: 4

Reporting to: Production and Distribution Supervisor (II)
Department: Technical Department
Job Summary: To supervision of water production and distribution in the Company.
Job Grade 5 (II)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of work plans and budgets. Identify items commonly used for Operations & Maintenance and advice management accordingly, while ensuring the availability of operation and maintenance/ construction water supplies equipment, stores and services.
  • Supervise Monitor and Evaluate Operation and Maintenance activities within the water supply unit.
  • Preparation and implementation of minor water works construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure
  • Identification of service needs and preparation of proposals to Water Services Trust Fund for funding.
  • Undertake physical inspection of operational water works fixtures and establishing existing performance.
  • Identify and define appropriate performance indicators/ targets to be used for monitoring performance of each personnel assigned under you.
  • Determine and design desirable, achievable and sustainable goals for each of the performance indicators.
  • Ensure compliance with established reporting procedures.
  • Collect operations and maintenance data on weekly and monthly basis, identifying current problems/ constrains of service performance and institute corrective action.
  • On a quarterly basis, identify and assess achievement/ shortfall of individual staff and facility based on negotiated and set performance targets, while identifying constrains/ obstacles that hinder attainment of performance targets.
  • Propose and execute modifications to strategies and procedures to overcome the identified constrains/ obstacles while identifying capacity building needs for personnel deployed under you.
  • Supervise, train and develop all junior staff working under them as well as allocation of duties and distribution of staff.
  • Assist in the administration of contracts, including checking on the estimate costs of new water works, assisting in checking the adherence to specifications and standards while ensuring that the project is progressing on schedule.
  • Display ability in resource control, interpretation of bills of quantities and knowledge of regulation relating to water services.
  • Undertake effective inspection on all meters installed at consumption points to ensure that all meters are in conformity with policies and the guidelines of the Company on distance from premises boundary and relation to ground level.
  • To deliberately investigate, inspect to ensure that all service lines within a respective premise are after the meter assembly and thus registering all consumptions and applying corrective measures where breach has been identified.
  • To develop and institute a scheduled and effective meter testing regime targeting to test all consumer, zonal and production meters to establish efficacy and execute replacement of faulty meters.

Requirements for Appointment

For direct appointment to this grade a candidate must have a Diploma in Civil or Water Engineering with 2 years’ experience

Desired Characteristics:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports/correspondence and speak effectively to employees of the organization
  • English proficiency required

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