Plant Operators

Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS)

Job Summary

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the positions below:

  • Minimum Qualification: Certificate
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Applicants are required to take note of the following:
i)    Provide all the details requested for in the specific advertisement and that it is an offence to include incorrect information.
ii)    Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted.
iii)    Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification
iv)    Nairobi Metropolitan Services is committed to implement the provisions of constitution - Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation, of Kenya diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities, to women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. Women, people with disabilities, the marginalised, and minorities are encouraged to apply.
v)    Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National identity card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
vi)    It is criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.

Plant Operators - V/NO NNS/04/2021- THIRTY (30) POSTS
Salary Scale: Kshs.25,470 - 33,950 p.m
House Allowance: Ksh.6,750
Commuter:Ksh.4,000
Leave allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the Government
Terms of Service: Two (2) years contract

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: -
i) Operating heavy plants of 'difficult rating' A and l3;
ii)    Keeping records of inventory of all plants in a project/unit;
iii)    Formulating and administering working techniques;
iv)    Assisting in costing and evaluating small roads and accesses;
v)    Preparing maintenance schedules for servicing of machines;
vi)    Organizing, managing and controlling operators and equipment on a given construction project and unit;
vii)    Carrying out fitter and oil changes and simple adjustments not requiring special tools; and
viii)    Assisting in training of plant operators. In addition, the officer will assist in managing staff in implementing programmes approved by the maintenance unit.

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: -
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

a) Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean Grade 'D' Plain or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
ii)    A valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for relevant class(es) of plants;
iii)    Passed Occupational Trade Test I for Plant Operators;
iv)    Ability to operate two (2) Plants of 'difficult rating' A and two (2) Plants of 'difficult rating' B;
v)    Attended a Refresher Course for Plant Operators lasting not less than one (1) week within a period of three (3) years at the Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized Institution;
vi)    Attended a First-Aid Course lasting not less than one (1) week from St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized Institution; and
vii)    A minimum of three (3) years' experience in operating any of the following equipment/plant: forklift, motor grader, shovel, excavator, roller or any other special kinds of plants and equipment for which special authorization is required from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) as defined in the Traffic Act before such plants can be registered for use.
viii)    Demonstrate outstanding professional competence and integrity in work performance and results

How to Apply:
a)    Applications should be addressed to:
The Director General
Nairobi Metropolitan Services
P.O. Box 40530-00100
NAIROBI

b)    Each application should be accompanied by scanned copies of detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials, and other supporting documents.
c)    Copy of the National Identity card.
d)    Certificate of good conduct.

All applications should clearly be marked the position applied for and submitted online to hr@nms.go.ke to be received on or before 29th January 2021 at 5.00pm.

DIRECTOR GENERAL
Nairobi Metropolitan Services

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