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Plumber

Kenton College Preparatory School

This school is based in Nairobi, Kenya and is looking for a Plumber

Kenton College is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. It is compulsory for all members of staff to familiarise themselves with the following, first, among all other relevant policies: Safeguarding/Child Protection; Staff Code of Conduct; Whistleblowing; Prevent Duty; Equal Opportunities.

Job Purpose
The post holder is responsible for the installation, modification, maintenance, and repair of plumbing fixtures for drainage and water systems in the School. As part of the grounds team, he/she will routinely carry out grounds maintenance duties. A high standard of customer service care is essential for our establishment, which has extensive buildings and grounds. Close liaison with the Estate Manager is essential on a day to day basis.

Duties and responsibilities include:
● Inspect work sites to advise the Estate Manager on type and amount of material/equipment required for plumbing work.
● Perform scheduled maintenance and repair to ensure plumbing equipment and fixtures are functioning efficiently.
● Ensure compliance with relevant local authority and Health and Safety legislations.
● Read and interpret blueprints to assess plumbing installations and layouts.
● Locate and repair issues with water supply lines and sewage systems.
● Inspect and test plumbing systems for safety, functionality, and compliance.
● Maintain a monthly stock of all plumbing materials.
● Work in liaison with the inhouse mason in repair of manholes and construction of new manholes.
● Regular inspection of manholes and sewer systems for blockages and general maintenance.
● Any other grounds duties as directed by the Head of Grounds.

This job description is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks but sets out the main duties and responsibilities of the job and the expectations of the School in relation to the post holder’s responsibilities and duties. However, the job or duties described may vary or be amended from time to time without changing the level of responsibility associated with the post.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The School will be expecting to appoint a candidate who will contribute to the life and work of the school in a positive and enthusiastic manner. He/she will demonstrate:

  • Strong understanding of plumbing systems, materials and equipment
  • Working knowledge of heating and ventilation systems as well as appliances
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

 

Qualifications & requirements
● Minimum Certificate in a Plumbing course
● 2 years hands on relevant experience.

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