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Telemetry System Operator

Africa Talent Contours (Limited) is incorporated in Kenya as a human Resource Outsourcing and Consulting Company. We have a footprint in over 10 African Countries and still growing to target the entire Sub-Saharan Region of Africa and the rest of the continent and the World.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB TASK AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This position description is subject to change at any time as needed to meet the requirements of the program or company)

  • Manages and operates water supply systems including all systems, components, and monitoring equipment between aquifers and WTPs including but not limited to water wells, transfer tanks, and associated pumps; telemetry system includes but is not limited to, probe sensors, motorized valves, motor control centers, float switches, a graphic control panel, control console, level transducers, a Human Machine Interface, and SCADA monitoring to ensure water demands are met continuously while maintaining the integrity of the freshwater aquifer.
  • Operates the telemetry system and related equipment in the proper sequence continuously and maintains and provides to the Government upon request a Daily Telemetry Log to document both normal and abnormal operating conditions and/or malfunctions; records shall include at a minimum data record of operations of good pumps, transfer stations, and motor control centers.
  • Maintains the telemetry system equipment IAW the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Calibrates instruments and chemical feeders.
  • Observe and follow all safety rules and procedures, including wearing the required personal protective equipment.
  • Performs other work-related duties and responsibilities as assigned to meet organizational/operational objectives.

 BASIC JOB QUALIFICATIONS: (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Telemetry or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system operator must have the following qualifications:
  1. Technically skilled in the installation, connection, programming, editing, debugging, calibration, testing, and adjustment of the telemetry system.
  2. Knowledgeable of the principles of computer operations, solid-state fundamentals, and logic circuits by experience, training, or both.
  3. Capable of operating, maintaining, and calibrating the telemetry system and associated equipment, including but not limited to analytical instruments, probes, and sensors.
  4. d) Competent in analyzing malfunctions in the control circuits and making appropriate repairs.
  • Must possess administrative, organizational, and computer skills to include proficiency with Microsoft Office suite including (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Proven ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through to completion of multiple tasks, under strict deadlines, and changing priorities.
  • Ability to work quickly and in a potentially high-stress environment.
  • Comfort with multi-tasking and handling multiple requests from different individuals and departments.
  • Must speak, read, and understand the English Language.
  • Must pass overseas medical screening and be in good health.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with the following license codes (B, B1, B2, C, D) and be able to operate the assigned vehicles.


Satisfactorily completed the training course and exam provided by the Navy Operator Certification Authority (NOCA) Board.

  • Level 1 Overseas Drinking Water Treatment System Operator
  • Level 1 Overseas Drinking Water Distribution System Operator


Must have at least a High School diploma, Vocational or Technical course Graduate related to Instrumentation and Control is required.


  • Must have at least two (2) years of experience working in water treatment and distribution facilities.
  • Must have experience in PLC programming and calibration of instruments.

Basic terms of the job offer.

  • Assignment Duration: 12 months. Renewal subject to performance and project status.
  • Base Monthly Salary: 48 hours per week minimum work requirement: $780.00 (based on 48 hr. work week requirement)
  • Working schedule: 48 hours per week (8 hours per day/6 days a week)
  • Payroll period: Monthly. Amount give take home.
  • Overtime: Work more than 8 hours per day or work performed on a rest day and/or holiday,

will be paid as overtime at the base salary rate.

  • Accommodations: Housing, transportation, meals in-country, and laundry facilities are provided
  • Sick Leave: Employee will accrue 2.67 hours of sick leave for each full month of service, beginning with the completion of the first full month of Foreign Service employment.
  • Annual leave Up to 21 days paid at the end of each 12-month contract.
  • Travel will be provided by the employer to the employee’s home country.
  • Project Holidays: 10 paid holidays. New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, President’s Day, Philippine Independence Day, USA Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Other requirements

  • Your Passport must be valid for at least 12 months, with at least 6 total blank visa pages remaining.
  • Your driver’s license must be valid for at least 6 months (unless processing for a CDL-required position, which will require 12 months remaining).
  • Updated covid vaccination certificate
  • Medical exam report at a date to be advised.

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