Electrical Technician - Kinanie

About Sanergy

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya. We undertake three exciting lines of work:

  • We provide safe, sustainable sanitation services to residents living in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu using end-to-end non-sewered sanitation solutions. Watch here!

  • We implement a  circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed in-house, we upcycle the waste into insect-based protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!

  • We partner with cities to develop and deliver safe sanitation and waste management for urban residents. Using a systematic methodology, we match cities’ sanitation and waste management needs with technology and service delivery models, and then offer clear guidance on the steps that governments, funders, service providers and technology developers can take to develop and implement integrated service delivery systems. 

Operational since 2011, Sanergy serves over 140,000 urban residents with safe sanitation services every day. Sanergy collects and treats over 12,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural end-products to farmers in over 20 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. At the same time, we have built a team of over 400 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals. For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accelerator; by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa,by  Earthshot Prize as a Finalist a and the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

We seek to recruit an Electrical Technician who will undertake hands-on maintenance of all Sanergy assets including equipment and vehicles with an aim to reduce the MTTR (Mean Time To Repair) and increase the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure).The role is based in Kinanie - Athi River

  • Hands-on maintenance of machinery and vehicles

  • Train operators on Autonomous and Preventive Maintenance

  • Ensure operators conduct Autonomous Maintenance as specified

  • Conduct Preventive Maintenance as specified

  • Respond to breakdowns and resolve them in the shortest time

  • Record breakdown data

  • Reduce MTTR (Mean Time To Repair)to less than a day

  • Coordinate with vendors on the repair of equipment

  • Record and maintain up-to-date maintenance records.

  • Record and maintain up-to-date maintenance spare part inventory, plan for replacement of all used parts.

  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering

  • 1+ years of experience in maintenance operations. 

  • Knowledge of Total Productive Maintenance and Reliability Centered Maintenance will be preferred

  • Strong knowledge of machines and equipment.

  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.


Sanergy/FreshLife is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.