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Oct 31, 2017

Power Station Operator Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Operator – Power Station
 
Reports to: Electrical Team leader – Power station
 
Job description summary: The operator is responsible for proper operation of the power station. 

The job involves generation and distribution of quality power in a safe manner. 

There are no reportees unless in cases where contractors are engaged.
 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Supervises any contractor deployed to carry out work in the restricted areas in the power station.
  • Carry out all switching activities at 66 kV sub-station, 5.5 kV board and 550 V board.
  • Ensure safety for all persons working within the precincts of the power station by carrying out a hazard assessment and giving Permit to Work (PTW) before any work is done.
  • Communicates accurately and timely with the Kenya National Grid controller when a fault or system malfunction occurs.
  • Carry out proper operation of the HFO generators and related auxiliaries in island mode or in parallel with the national grid.
  • Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the DC battery banks that supply various switchgears with control voltage.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the power station facility including the generators, switchgears and auxiliaries.
  • Responsible for the security of the power station and communicates timely to the security team, Electrical team leader-power station and Electrical &Instrumentation Engineer in case of any breach.
  • Identify faults with generating equipment or system and take corrective action.
  • Recognize and advise the plant controllers/managers on the demand trends and shortfalls if any.
  • Monitor quality of power and ensure it is within specifications.
  • Ensures that the power station’s power factor (PF) is within allowable range to avoid penalties from KPLC.
  • Monitor levels of various fuels in the power station, project use and request for top up early enough to avoid running short of fuel during generation.
  • Keep records of power load consumption and/or generation and generate reports as required.
  • Comply with technical and SHE standards, regulations and procedures during operation.
  • Responsible for the safety of all employees and equipment in area of operation
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Diploma in electrical engineering(power option) or mechanical engineering
  • At least 5 years experience in a similar role preferably in a reputable power station.
  • Be computer literate.
Knowledge / Skills / Ability:
  • Knowledge in operation of protective relays, switchgears and generators.
  • Ability to remember earlier experiences to aid in resolving issues.
  • Be a team player, responsible and with high level of integrity.
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