Jobs and Vacancies in Rift Valley Railways (RVR) Kenya

Rift Valley Railways (RVR) Ltd   is in the middle of a Ksh. 25 Billion (USD.287M) turnaround process with major investments going towards expanding and modernizing the fleet, improving rail infrastructure, introducing high-end technology with a vision of becoming the premier rail and logistics provider.
Exciting career opportunities in Operations department has risen and we now seek to recruit a strategic, committed & results driven persons.   
Purpose: We require all-rounded Diesel Locomotive Engineers & Mechanical Fitters, Welders and Artisans.

1. Diesel Locomotive Electrician 

(1 Post)
Key Strategic Deliverables
  • Preventive and corrective maintenance of electronic and electrical control components for locomotives e.g. Voltage regulators, high voltage rectifier (Three phase and single phase), Relays, Switches, BKT, Reverser Unit, Alternator, Exciter, Auxiliary Generator, Power Contactors and DC Traction Motors.
  • Rewiring of High Power and Control Cables for both Diesel Hydraulic and Diesel Electric Locomotives
  • Carry out Preventive and corrective maintenance of the On Board Computer (OBC)
  • Trouble shout and fix Electrical Faults on Locomotives
Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • At least government class II electrical crafts certificate or equivalent
  • Diploma in electrical and electronics engineering is an added advantage.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • A team Player and ability to self-manage
  • Ability to operate effectively under pressure with Minimum Supervision
  • At least 2 Years working in the rail industry.
2. Welders

(3 Posts)
Scope of Job: carry out fabrication and fitting work.

Key Strategic Deliverables
  • Fitting and assembly of components and vessels for wagons and locos according to drawing, valid samples or instructions provided.
  • Perform SMAW, MIG, TIG, oxy-acetylene and arc welding processes as appropriate.
  • Carry out bench work
  • Attend to machine brake down
  • Determine best approach to task given
  • Employ best process for best results.
  • Abide by safety and environmental regulations binding.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • KCSE Certificate minimum D+
  • Class 1 certificate in welding  and Fabrication  from;

1] National Industrial and Training Authority {NITA formerly DIT}.
2] KNEC Craft Welding and Fabrication certificate from Recognized College. 

3] C & G Craft welding and Fabrication certificate from a recognized Institution.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • A team Player and ability to self-manage
  • Ability to operate effectively under pressure with Minimum Supervision
  • Two years as a Welder/Fitter
  • A responsible person of high integrity
3. Diesel Locomotive Mechanical Fitters

(4 Posts)
Key Strategic Deliverables
  • To overhaul, Maintenance ,Service and Repair High and Medium Horse Power Diesel Engines
  • Servicing of engine  parts
  • Trouble shoot and Repair of engine parts
Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • Must have at least Class one trade test Diesel fitter or equivalent
  • A Diploma will be an added advantage
Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • A team Player and ability to self-manage
  • Able to work under Pressure with minimum supervision
  • Ability to operate effectively under pressure  with Minimum Supervision
  • At least 2 years working in the rail industry will be an added advantage.
4. Artisans

(2 Posts)
Key Strategic Deliverables
  • Dismantling of the bogie frames, services and repairs all defects on Bogie frames parts.
  • Oversees the assembly of the bogie frames.
  • Ensures proper use of tools and plants.
  • Maintains the quality of work and workmanship
  • Oversees the cleaning of the work place.
  • Prepare report on work progress and output in the shop.
  • Ensuring health and safety regulations are followed.
  • Inspect incoming rolling stock for defects and faults and plans for the repair work.
  • Carry out servicing and maintenance of marked defects on wagons in the line/shop.
  • Ensures proper use of spares and materials to effect repairs.
  • Ensures security and proper use of the assigned tools in the line/shop.
  • Marks and outlines wagon body panels to be replaced.
  • Fabricates spares and components for maintenance work.
  • Attend to accidents and incidents involving trains on the line
  • Does any other duty as assigned by the Foreman.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • Apprenticeship certificate class I.
  • KCSE Certificate
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering is an added advantage
Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • 2 years’ experience
  • Knowledge of working principles of all Westinghouse & oerlikon braking system
  • Experience of accidents & breakdown track clearance procedures.
  • •   Knowledgeable in CXR operational in Carriage & wagon repair work. an added advantage
How to Apply:  

Suitably qualified applicants should submit their application letters, with detailed CVs including a day time contact phone number and email addresses citing the relevant job title on the subject line to:-

Note: The deadline for submitting application is before by close of business on 29th April, 2016

 In the event that you are successful, we will require that you provide us with a certificate of Good Conduct that is not more than 6 months old.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted