Water Technician

Water Technician
September 7, 2023 administrateur
  • Full Time
  • Kibera

Website SHOFCO

SHOFCO Overview

SHOFCO combats gender inequality and extreme poverty in urban slums by linking tuition free schools for girls to holistic social services for all. The SHOFCO model elevates girls while connecting community transformation to women’s empowerment. Our ecosystem of services enables everyone to reach their full potential. Our holistic services change communities today: we improve health, provide economic opportunity, work to end gender-based violence and create sanitation systems that offer dignity. Tomorrow, our girls will become next-generation leaders, disrupting the systems that hold poverty in place.

Job Purpose

The water technician is responsible for the production process and supply of treated portable water through Reverse Osmosis & Ultra Filtration technology at SHOFCO water treatment facilities. The incumbent shall be responsible of the Lindi and Laini Saba water treatment sites.


Location – Kibera

Reports – Water Supply Officer

Monday – Friday | 7.00 AM – 6.00 PM


Position Objectives and Responsibilities

  • Operate, monitor and maintain the borehole water pumping systems, including pumps, raw water tanks, clean water tanks, piping system and power supply systems
  • Operate and maintain the water treatment to produce optimum quality, potable water for use in the SHOFCO facilities, water kiosks and other supply points
  • Ensure production of adequate purified water to meet the daily water demand. This may require working extra hours, including weekends and public holidays. Be on call for emergency call outs when on shift or as need arises
  • Monitor water levels for both raw and clean water storage tanks and ensure all SHOFCO facilities, water kiosks and other connections are adequately served
  • Read flow meters, gauges and other recording instruments to measure water output and consumption levels
  • Monitor and inspect plant equipment and systems to detect equipment malfunctions and to ensure plant systems are operating normally
  • Perform minor repairs/maintenance or assist skilled external technicians with installation, servicing and repair of water treatment plant components
  • Clean the plant room & all surfaces of the water treatment plant components
  • Measure, mix and monitor chemicals levels daily or when needed.
  • Maintain site logs, daily reports, inventory, and consumables. Recommend the purchase of relevant consumables and equipment as required
  • Ensure safety standards are observed at all times

Education, Experience and Skills

  • Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical/Water Engineering or equivalent

Professional Qualification

  • Minimum 1-year experience in operating water treatment plants, particularly RO/UF plants
  • Computer knowledge as most RO/UF plants use computerized equipment

Functional Skills

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to attend and understand technical courses
  • Ability to assume responsibility for complete operation of treatment plants
  • Ability to detect problems in equipment operations
  • Ability to make sound, independent, decisions requiring treatment plant operations
  • Literacy skills including the ability to read manuals

Behavioural Competencies/Attributes

  • Interacting with people
  • Showing composure
  • Team working
  • Establishing rapport

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to [email protected], quoting their current and expected salaries. All Applicants must provide at least three professional references. The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for. Applications without this information will not be considered. Applications should reach us no later than 15th September 2023.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@shininghopeforcommunities.org