Facility Caretaker at Surge Energy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Surge Energy

REPORTS TO: Administration Officer

Position Summary

As a reliable and skilled Facility Caretaker, you will oversee the maintenance and cleanliness of our manufacturing facility. You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of all facility-related systems and equipment, as well as maintaining a safe and organized working environment for our employees.

Responsibilities:

  • Performing routine inspections of the facility to identify and address any maintenance or repair needs.
  • Conducting preventive maintenance on facility equipment and systems, including, plumbing, and electrical systems.
  • Coordinating with external contractors for specialized maintenance and repairs as needed.
  • Monitoring and maintaining inventory levels for facility supplies and equipment.
  • Ensuring compliance with safety regulations and company policies related to facility operations.
  • Responding promptly to facility-related emergencies, such as power outages or equipment malfunctions.
  • Maintaining cleanliness and orderliness throughout the facility, including offices, production areas, and common areas.
  • Assisting with facility-related projects and initiatives as assigned by management.
  • Documenting and reporting any issues or concerns regarding facility maintenance and operations to the appropriate personnel.
  • Ensuring there is adequate water supply for the factory at all times.
  • Ensuring that water tanks are opened and closed in a timely manner to avoid spillage.
  • Making alternative arrangements for water supply in case of any supply disruptions.
  • Landscaping and weeding of the compound to make it neat at all times.

Work Relationships and Scope:

  • Reports directly to the Administration Officer.
  • Daily interaction with all housekeepers.

 Performance Expectations:

  • Maintenance and Repair:
    • Ensuring all facility equipment and systems, including plumbing, and electrical systems, are properly maintained and promptly repaired when necessary.
    • Performing routine inspections to identify potential issues and address them before they escalate.
    • Coordinating with external contractors for specialized maintenance and repairs, ensuring work is completed efficiently and to a high standard.
  • Safety Compliance:
    • Upholding strict adherence to safety regulations and company policies related to facility operations.
    • Conducting regular safety checks and implementing corrective measures as needed to minimize hazards and maintain a safe working environment.
    • Promptly addressing any safety concerns or incidents that arise within the facility.
  • Inventory Management:
    • Monitoring inventory levels for facility supplies and equipment, ensuring adequate stock is maintained to support operations.
    • Coordinating with procurement or supply chain departments to replenish inventory in a timely manner.
    • Implementing cost-effective strategies to optimize inventory management and reduce waste.
  • Cleanliness and Organization:
    • Maintaining cleanliness and orderliness throughout the facility, including production areas, offices, and common areas.
    • Developing and implementing cleaning schedules and procedures to ensure consistent cleanliness standards are met.
    • Training and supervising cleaning staff, if applicable, to ensure they perform their duties effectively.
  • Emergency Response:
    • Responding promptly to facility-related emergencies, such as power outages, equipment malfunctions, or safety incidents.
    • Implementing emergency protocols to mitigate risks and minimize disruptions to operations.
    • Communicating effectively with relevant personnel and external authorities to coordinate emergency response efforts.
  • Documentation and Reporting:
    • Documenting all maintenance activities, repairs, and safety inspections accurately and thoroughly.
    • Reporting any issues or concerns regarding facility maintenance and operations to management in a timely manner.
    • Maintaining organized records and files for easy reference and future planning.
  • Continuous Improvement:
    • Identifying opportunities for process improvement and cost savings within facility operations.
    • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to implement best practices and innovative solutions.
    • Staying informed about industry trends and technological advancements relevant to facility management and incorporate them where applicable.
  • Communication and Collaboration:
    • Maintaining open communication channels with colleagues, supervisors, and other stakeholders.
    • Collaborating effectively with different departments, such as production, maintenance, and safety, to achieve shared goals.
    • Providing assistance and support to other team members as needed to ensure overall operational success.

Requirements:

  • Diploma or equivalent; technical certification or vocational training in facility maintenance is a plus.
  • Proven experience in facility maintenance or a related field, preferably in an industrial or manufacturing setting.
  • Strong knowledge of facility systems and equipment, including HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair facility-related issues in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility to work outside of regular business hours as needed for emergencies or special projects.
  • Physical stamina and dexterity to perform manual labor tasks as required.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: careers@surge.energy using the position as subject of email.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@surge.energy