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May 7, 2011

East African Cables Ltd Recruiting Electrical Engineer

East African Cables Ltd Job Vacancy For Electrical Engineer

East African Cables is a premier cable manufacturer, with a footprint that spreads across East and Central Africa. The company has four manufacturing facilities; two in Nairobi, Kenya, one in Dar es Salaam Tanzania and one in Eastern DRC. In addition, EAC is present in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Southern Sudan and Ethiopia, through a distribution network.
Products Overview
EAC manufactures an extensive range of cables for applications in domestic and Industrial lighting, as well as transmission and distribution of electricity. The company also offers Data, Telecommunication and Fiber Optic solutions with requisite accessories.

Product portfolio includes;
  1.  Copper electrical cables and conductors for domestic as well as industrial applications - PVC and XLPE based products.
  2.  Aluminum conductors and cables used for power distribution and transmission over national gridlines - AAC, ACSR and ABC Products.
  3.  Telecommunication and data cables:
  •  LAN cables
  •  Fiber optic cables
  •  Related accessories.

In keeping with the commitment to world-class standards, EA Cables has recently commissioned a new manufacturing plant in Kenya. The plant has been optimized to meet specific quality standards and is benchmarked against the best cables manufacturing facilities in the World.

In addition, EA Cables has consistently maintained internationally accredited Quality Management Systems, currently based on the ISO 9001:2008 standard. The certification was first awarded in 2003. The products have also been certified by Kenya Bureau of Standards and have attained the KEBS diamond mark of quality

Business Performance
As a business, EA Cables has consistently managed to post record returns and maximum value for its investors. Last year, the sales revenue grew to Kshs 3.6 billion (USD 45 million). To this end, EA Cables shall continue to deliver its promise - “Connecting Lives” within the region and beyond by providing Safe, Reliable and Economical cabling solutions.

The People
From humble beginning in 1966, the workforce has steadily grown through the years. EA Cables continuously enhances its human resource talent through; engagement of key skills and staff training both at local and international level.

Quality Assurance

EA Cables is committed to maintaining superior quality standards (KEBS & TBS) and maintains British Standard manufacturing processes. The company improves its operations through adherence to ISO 9001:2008 quality management system as well as IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission).

Capacity Enhancement
EA Cables is committed to enhancing capacity to meet the dynamic customer needs, in this regard, specific capacity enhancement programs such facility upgrades remain key

Job ID: 50817

Position: Electrical Engineer

Reference Number: EAC/HR/EE

Vacancy: 1

Grade: 3

Reports To: Head of Electrical Unit

  •  Electricians
  •  Electrical Technician

Main External Contacts:
  •  Suppliers
  •  Contractors

Main Internal Contacts:
  •  Plant Manager
  •  Head of Mechanical
  •  Head of Electrical
  •  Production team
  •  Quality Assurance team

Broad Function
The Electrical Engineer is responsible for ensuring consistent and cost effective electrical servicing of machines and equipment in the company.

Application Deadline:

Job Details

Primary Duties/Responsibilities
  •  Plan, organize, co-ordinate and control electrical installations, machine servicing and repairs.
  •  Oversee preventive and periodic maintenance of plant and facilities.
  •  Ensure training of Machine Operators and other affected staff on correct electrical handling of machines in order to achieve high levels of efficiency.
  •  Maintain records on machines and other electrical applications within the company and monitor their performance and take corrective action accordingly.
  •  Maintain records related to cost and items used in electrical installations and servicing and ensure that they are efficiently used.
  •  Oversee electrical repairs of plant and other office facilities
  •  Coordinate trouble shooting for suspected electrical malfunctioning of machinery and equipment in the organization.
  •  Raise orders for spares and other required electrical items.
  •  Record and maintain the electricity consumption rates by the company and advise the Head of Maintenance accordingly.
  •  Advise the company on health and safety issues relating to use of electricity and electrical appliances.

Person Specifications

Academic Qualifications

  •  BSc. degree in Electrical and Electronics engineering, or BSc. in Mechatronics Engineering or BSc in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

Professional Qualifications
  •  Registered Engineer- Added advantage

  •  At least three years working experience in electrical field two of which must be at in a busy manufacturing organization

  •  Technical knowledge of electrical engineering, production machinery and PLC’s
  •  Good interpersonal skills
  •  Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications

If you believe you are the right candidate and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application, indicating the reference number , with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts to;

The Human Capital Manager
East African Cables Ltd
P.O Box 18243 – 00500 


To reach us on or before 16th May 2011

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