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The Fairmont Norfolk is a historic hotel in Nairobi, Kenya and is owned by the luxury hotel chain, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. The hotel has 170 rooms, 4 restaurants, and consists of 5 main blocks, each ranging from 1 to 2 stories high. The hotel has a signature Tudor style of architecture that has been maintained since its original construction.
Job Description

Reporting to the Cluster Director of Engineering, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Consistently offers professional, engaging and friendly service. 
  • Reports to the Senior Technician Electrical/Maintenance Supervisor, 
  • Signs in the Engineering log book, and attends briefing. 
  • Repair and maintain all electrical and related items, - e.g. motors, switchgear, cabling etc. 
  • Repair and maintain all lights, lamps and associated fittings. 
  • Repair and maintain electric/electronic controls. 
  • Co-ordinate the repair and maintenance to TV’s, sound systems, radios and lighting etc. 
  • Repair and maintain other items as designated by Chief Engineer 
  • Install and Manufacture new electrical and related items as assigned by the Chief Engineer.  
  •  Report all difficulties/shortcomings requests to Chief Engineer or Supervisor as appropriate. 
  • Repair and maintain all electrical parts of machinery – e.g. kitchen and laundry equipment etc. 
  • Provide necessary back up to Banquet Department, fixing and coordinating temporary installations of all types including sound systems, lighting, general maintenance/engineering support. 
  • To ensure that preventive maintenance schedules for all electrical equipment are followed. 
  • Identify equipment or installations that require maintenance and bring such to the attention of the Supervisor.  
  • Maintain electrical jobs record and logs as needed. 
  • Regular maintenance of electrical equipment as per list/checklist provided.  
  • Inspect and service electric controls, circuits and panels periodically. 
  • Ensure that all areas are inspected as per the provided checklist and correct information reflected.  
  • Ensure that bulbs are replaced in guest rooms and public areas as indicated in checklists.  
  • Ensure that all maintenance requests related to electrical section are handled daily with all guest requests being given first priority. 
  • Work with the other supervisors in other departments in resolving guests’ complaints and other Engineering related tasks. 
  • Cary out minor electrical installation within the building.  


  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities.
  • Highly responsible & reliable
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team.
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times.
  • Ability to use all general repair tools, read shop drawings and specifications, make rough estimates of required materials.
  • Previous experience is an asset. 
  • Diploma in Electricals &Electronics Engineering

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