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Nairobi, KE

Function:  Contract Delivery
Job Category:  Other

Plant Operator

Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians help our customers unlock the value of energy transition by optimizing their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world, including 80 energy storage systems?
In this era of innovation and fast changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Want to join the ride?


Plant Operator

We are now looking for a Plant Operator to join our Services Delivery location for the position is in Kenya.  


What will you be doing?

  • Responsible for the safe and economic operation and maintenance of the plant during the designated shift.

  • To comply with all safety regulations including isolation, lock out and tag out.

  • Operate and maintain the plant during the shift according to company policies and procedures.

  • Maintain the plant power production at the output designated by management.

  • Operate the plant within the acceptable loading envelope under plant dispatch directives from utility.

  • Assist in start-up, shut-down and normal operations of the power plant systems.

  • Complete and maintain all logs and running records in a clear and concise manner according to the stipulated guidelines.

  • Responsible for taking corrective action during system operational disturbance and/or bringing such disturbances to the attention of the Shift Supervisor.

  • Effectively communicate the condition of the plant equipment and performance to the person in charge of the shift and fellow plant personnel.

  • Responsible for maintaining the plant in a clean and safe condition always.

  • Perform emergency procedures in order to protect personnel and equipment in case of damage or failure of safety deficiencies.

  • Utilize all tools, equipment, and accessories in such a manner to maximize useful operating life.

  • Assist in ensuring safe and efficient operation of the plant by bringing violations of colleagues to the attention of the Shift Supervisor or duty manager.

  • Provide the relieving shift operator with a complete handover, bringing to their attention any operational disturbances, malfunctions or abnormalities.

  • To perform planned and corrective maintenance as directed and as needed and to account for all parts and materials, supplies and fluids used in the performance of that work.

  • Any other duties assigned by the superior.


You will shine in this role, when you have?

  • BSc Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation and Control Engineering.

  • Technical training.

  • One and a half (1 ½) years’ experience in Operation and/or Maintenance of a Diesel Power Plant.


Why you and us?

We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative.

We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it righ.t the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition?


How to apply?

If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application through our career’s portal. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.



Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to). Please reach out to:

Mr. Ali Mohamed Ali

Talent Acquisition Specialist, Middle East, South Asia & Africa.



Last application date: 29/09/2021

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers unlock the value of the energy transition by optimising their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Our offering comprises flexible power plants, energy management systems, and storage, as well as lifecycle services that ensure increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world.


Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com