KPC jobs in Kenya: Technician (49 Positions)

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The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Limited is a State Corporation established under the Companies Act (CAP 486) of the Laws of Kenya to provide efficient, reliable, safe and cost effective means of transporting petroleum products from Mombasa to the hinterland.
In pursuit of this objective, the Company is looking for qualified, highly motivated and results oriented candidates to fill the following vacant positions:

Senior Technician (Airwing)
Job Group 7
1 Post
Location: Nairobi Terminal

Reporting to the Chief Pilot
Overall Job Purpose: Responsible for effective and efficient operations of the Company aircrafts through preventive and breakdown maintenance

Job Profile
• Ensure timely repairs are carried out on equipment both in the field and in the workshop.
• Carry out repair works.
• Carry out routine maintenance works.
• Write regular maintenance reports of assigned duties.
• Ensure equipment functioning as required.
• Liaise with other maintenance sections for suitable approach to maintenance tasks which are cross cutting.

Person Profile
• Minimum years three (3) years relevant experience.
• Higher Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering or its recognized equivalent

Laboratory Technician III
Job Group 10
10 Posts
Location: Quality Control Section
Reporting to the Chemist
Overall Job Purpose: To carry out testing of all petroleum products and to ensure smooth running and proper house-keeping of Petroleum products testing Laboratories in KPC system

Job Profile
• Testing of Petroleum products and comparing the obtained results with TSA or applicable quality specifications.
• Ensuring proper housekeeping in the laboratory
• Supervising the staff below to ensure they meet their targets
• Ensure slops are disposed effectively with due regard to product quality.
• Ensure accurate and up-to-date maintenance of measurement and monitoring records
• Timely preparation of section’s periodic report
• Ensuring Equipment functionality and availability
• Co-ordinates the Proficiency Testing Programmes

Person Profile
• Minimum two (2) years relevant experience.
• Diploma in Analytical Chemistry/Applied Chemistry/ Industrial Chemistry
• Membership to a relevant professional body.

Technician III (Shift Operations)
Job Group 10
10 Posts
Location: PS 27 (Eldoret), PS 9 (Embakasi), PS 26 (Sinendet)
Reporting to the Shift Controller / Loading Supervisor / Senior Technicians

Overall Job Purpose: Operation of Station equipment and monitoring of processes to facilitate efficient movement of products and ensure that pumping operation in the station is carried out safely and in accordance to set procedures and parameters.

Job Profile
• Operate the field equipment as may be directed by the Station Controller.
• Monitor product levels in dump tanks and the interceptor as required and arrange for their off-loading as directed by the Station Controller.
• Maintain checks on the field equipment status and good in-house keeping and keep a log in a clear manner.
• Man the station during Telemetry failure.
• Monitor line pressure and pump parameters and liaises with NCC on the same for smooth operations of the line.
• Raise defect notifications to relevant sections to attend to defective equipment.
• Report incidences and unusual events to various levels of authority as appropriate.
• Attend to ESD occurrences.
• Maintain and record shift events in the logbook in clear manner.

Person Profile
• Minimum three (3) years’ relevant experience.
• Diploma in any Engineering field from a recognized institution
Technician III (Loading Operations)
Job Group 10
4 Posts

Location: PS 27 (Eldoret)
Reporting to the Shift Controller/Loading Supervisor/Senior Technicians
Overall Job Purpose: Operation of Station equipment and monitoring of processes to facilitate efficient movement of products and ensure that pumping operation in the station is carried out safely and in accordance to set procedures and parameters.

Job Profile
• Liaises with stock control on OMC’s stock entitlement and advices Customer care Officer and Pipecor on the same.
• Validates loading orders and forwards to Operations Engineer for authorization.
• Checks FAN tickets against respective loading Orders.
• Maintains an update record of trucks.
• Updates Fuel Facs data base by entering additional trucks, transporters or OMCs.
• Liaises with Pipecor/OMCs on issues relating to orders e.g. expired insurances, licenses, PTA and Calibration charts.
• Liaises with Loading Supervisor in case any problem such as stored transaction and report the same to Operations Engineer.

Person Profile
• Minimum three (3) years’ relevant experience.
• Diploma in any Engineering field from a recognized institution
Technician III (Mechanical)
Job Group 10
6 Posts
Location: Engineering Department

Reporting to the Shift Controller / Loading Supervisor/Senior Technicians

Overall Job Purpose: Operation of Station equipment and monitoring of processes to facilitate efficient movement of products and ensure that pumping operation in the station is carried out safely and in accordance to set procedures and parameters.

Job Profile
• Implement maintenance programmes.
• Receive, maintain and keep records of maintenance jobs undertaken.
• Ensure safe working conditions are appropriately applied.
• Understand and observe /apply staff rules and regulations.
• Make regular reports on jobs executed.
• Inspect new spares and materials before acceptance.
• Responding to emergency repairs of the pipeline/equipment – whichever is applicable.
• Participate in preparation of engineering procedures and work instructions, maintain records on key performance indicators.
• Make regular reports on jobs executed.
• Assess materials/spares requirements, and personnel for major overhauls and routine tasks.
• Raise the necessary purchase requisitions and reservations for the maintenance works.
• Assist in Carrying out checks on tools and make inventory of required tools for various tasks.
• Observe the safety regulations.
• Respond to emergency repairs of mechanical equipment/pipeline – whichever is applicable.
• Supervise contractual works as assigned by supervisor.

Person Profile
• Minimum three (3) years’ relevant experience.
• Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized institution
Technician III (Electrical)
Job Group 10
2 Posts
Location: Engineering Department
Reporting to the Senior Technicians

Overall Job Purpose: Operation of Station equipment and monitoring of processes to facilitate efficient movement of products and ensure that pumping operation in the station is carried out safely and in accordance to set procedures and parameters.

Job Profile
• Ensure proper running of station’s electrical installations through coordinating and directing the activities of staff in the station.
• Co-ordinate the repairs and maintenance of all electrical equipment/systems to ensure that downtime is minimized.
• Ensure that power generated is of acceptable voltage and frequency.
• Inspect all equipment in the station and ensure that preventive maintenance of all electrical equipment is well scheduled, carried out and documented.
• Prepare an annual operating and maintenance budget for the station for management approval.
• Prepare documentation for procurement of spares parts needed for all electrical equipment operations.
• Attend to issues related to overall power supply and distribution matters to company premises, housing estates and outstations.
• Ensure safe use of all electrical equipment, availability of necessary accessories and also ensure safety of all KPC staff and electrical equipment.
• Maintain a duty roster of all staff in the station and report on staff utility rates in the section.
• Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that the candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.
• Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations as well as handle employee disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures and regulations.
• Conduct training needs assessment, design and implement training programmes aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and delivery of high quality services.
• Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals and multi-disciplinary teams.

Person Profile
• Minimum three (3) years’ relevant experience.
• Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution
Technician III (Corrosion Control)
Job Group 10
1 Post
Location: Engineering Department
Reporting to the Senior Technicians

Overall Job Purpose: Operation of Station equipment and monitoring of processes to facilitate efficient movement of products and ensure that pumping operation in the station is carried out safely and in accordance to set procedures and parameters.

Job Profile
• Ensure timely repairs are carried out on equipment both in the field and in the workshop.
• Carry out repair works.
• Carry out routine maintenance works.
• Write regular maintenance reports of assigned duties.
• Ensure equipment functioning as required.
• Liaise with other maintenance sections for suitable approach to maintenance tasks which are cross cutting.

Person Profile
• Minimum three (3) years’ relevant experience.
• Diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized institution
Technician III (Instrum. & Control)
Job Group 10
15 Posts
Location: Engineering Department

Reporting to the Senior Technicians

Overall Job Purpose: Operation of Station equipment and monitoring of processes to facilitate efficient movement of products and ensure that pumping operation in the station is carried out safely and in accordance to set procedures and parameters.

Job Profile
• Ensure timely repairs are carried out on equipment both in the field and in the workshop.
• Carry out repair works.
• Carry out routine maintenance works.
• Write regular maintenance reports of assigned duties.
• Ensure equipment functioning as required.
• Liaise with other maintenance sections for suitable approach to maintenance tasks which are cross cutting.

Person Profile
• Minimum three (3) years’ relevant experience.
• Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering or Electrical & Communication Engineering from recognized institution

How to Apply
Suitably qualified candidates should apply in confidence to the address below enclosing CVs with full details of education background, professional qualifications, experience and attach copies of certificates and relevant testimonials. Applications may be deposited at our Head Office, Kenpipe Plaza, Ground Floor in the APPLICATION BOX or posted to:
The Managing Director Kenya Pipeline Company Limited P.O. Box 73442, 00200 Nairobi.
All applications should be received not later than 6th November 2015.
Kenya Pipeline Company is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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