Job Summary

The Industrial Electrician oversees the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems in the factories and production units of the business.

  • Minimum Qualification: Certificate
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description

Department:  Western Business Unit

Reports to:  Maintenance Supervisor

Work Location:   Kisumu, Kenya

Relationship:  Contract Employment

Remuneration:  Competitive


The Industrial Electrician oversees the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems in the factories and production units of the business. Carries out testing of existing equipment and determine if components of a system need to be upgraded or replaced. The Industrial Electrician checks switches, motors, regulators and other parts of an industrial electrical system. Work on hydraulic, pneumatic and other kinds of systems. The Industrial Electrician is responsible for maintaining and repairing all electrical equipment components in the business.


Installation of New Electrical Systems

The Industrial Electrician bears the responsibility of installing new or refurbished equipment for all manufacturing and production plants within the Western Business Unit. Runs tests to ensure that new machinery is ready to be implemented and work out any issues before the equipment is used on a daily basis.

Troubleshoot Problems with Electrical Equipment

When equipment on a factory floor runs into problems, it is up to the Industrial Electrician to determine the cause of these issues. The Industrial Electrician must be knowledgeable in troubleshooting problems with various types of equipment, such as hydraulic or pneumatic systems, and understand why equipment is not working properly. 

Repair and Maintain Existing Equipment

Once a problem has been identified, the Industrial Electrician must then use tools and replacement parts to make repairs to production and manufacturing machines. The Industrial Electrician also conduct regularly-scheduled maintenance on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis to keep machines running at they are intended and to avoid any down-time due to break-downs or improper operations.

Maintain Repair and Maintenance Logs and Records

It is important for the Industrial Electrician to create and manage reports pertaining to the repair and maintenance of industrial machines. This is crucial information for the Maintenance Supervisor to know in the event that machines need to be upgraded or replaced, there is a record of ongoing issues or proof that machines have been properly maintained.


Candidate must have a technical diploma or associate’s degree in electrical or mechanical technology. Furthermore, training as an Industrial Electrician through on-the-job training or apprenticeship programs are an added advantage. Candidates should have at least 10 years’ experience working with manufacturing and production equipment electrical components.

Preference will be given to individuals who have Industrial Electrician experience in one or more of the following:

Milling and Baking plant equipment

Fast Moving Consumer Goods production equipment

Food and Beverage manufacturing equipment


Among the most important skills that the Industrial Electrician should possess include problem-solving, troubleshooting, analytical and critical thinking capabilities. They should be strong communicators and team members who can also work independently as needed. Attention to detail, time management skills and organisational skills should also be displayed, as well as above-average eye-hand coordination and the ability to stand, kneel or crouch for long periods of time throughout the day. In addition to these main skills and abilities, an Industrial Electrician should also be capable of the following:

•             Installing various types of industrial equipment.

•             Repairing and maintaining hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems.

•             Calibrating and maintaining circuitry.

•             Reading and interpreting wiring diagrams.

Industrial Electrician Tools of the Trade – The Industrial Electrician relies on a wide variety of testing, repair and installation tools and pertinent knowledge to fulfill all job responsibilities.

Use of Hand Tools – The Industrial Electrician uses wire cutters, soldering tools and crimping tools are among the most common items used on a daily basis.

Testing Equipment – The Industrial Electrician must have solid knowledge of calibrators, counters, probes, scopes and meters. This knowledge is of utmost importance in order to carry out day-to-day activities.

Electrical codes – The Industrial Electrician should be familiar with national building electrical codes to ensure that systems are properly installed and maintained.

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