General Welder at Proto Energy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Proto Energy

Must have skills

  • Team Work
  • Time Management
  • Proper organization skills


  • Certification from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Grades 3-1.
  • A minimum of 2G welding certification.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in welding and fitting.
  • Capable of obtaining certified welding certificates for a variety of AWS standards.
  • Combination of additional education and experience.
  • Strong learning aptitude required because 85% of the knowledge required must be learned on the job.
  • Working knowledge of gas-fired, electric arc, flux core arc, MIG, TIG and Submerged welding machines.
  • Good mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills.
  • Great knowledge of the 5S foundation.
  • Deftness and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in areas requiring safety harnesses (heights) and confined spaces.
  • Understanding of production procedures and adherence to as per the set SOP’s.
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics and manuals.
  • Proficiency with hand tools.
  • Adherence to health and safety regulations (e.g., constant use of protective gear).
  • Certificate of Good Conduct

Job Role

  • Operate manual wire feed welders and automatic welding machines to produce quality welds utilizing the appropriate welding wire, heat, arc, speed, depth, position, and bead size of weld for the welding requirement.
  • Accurately weld fabricated components of carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel and perform welds in all positions – flat, horizontal, vertical up and down.
  • Operate angle grinders to prepare the parts that must be welded.
  • Confer with supervisors and production personnel to resolve welding problems.
  • Respond quickly to priority changes and work well under pressure due to scheduling constraints and perform quality work in a safe and efficient manner. Function as a viable member of the welding team
  • Operate and monitor welding machines to ensure proper production according to schedule.
  • Maintain accurate records of regular safety checks on machine conditions, product quality, and quantity produced.
  • Adjust machine settings, troubleshoot problems, system abnormalities and take corrective action as necessary.
  • Train new welders on proper safety and production procedures.
  • Monitor inventory levels of raw materials and finished products.
  • Liaise with QC/QA, segregate and identify rejects at the production line.
  • Report any incidents or accidents immediately to the supervisor.
  • Responsible for accurate reporting of production and generated scrap data.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with co-workers, supervisors, and management.
  • Grow lean knowledge and use the tools to identify and assist with continuous improvement.
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  • Any other duty as will be assigned by immediate supervisor.

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