KBR Generator Mechanic - Middle East in Kabul, Afghanistan

Title: Generator Mechanic - Middle East

Location: AF-Kabul

Job Number: 1075890

Job Title : Generator Mechanic

Job Code:

Reports to

: Site Lead / Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Manager

Location : Across the Middle East, based in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Must be willing to work in Erbil, Iraq should the requirement arise).

Core Responsibilities

Providing mechanical and generator advice to the Site Lead

Motivated and able to evaluate and complete tasks

Management of Power Generation and Mechanical Works.

Ensuring and promoting high standards of mechanical hygiene to prevent contamination to prime mover units.

Undertaking of inspection of maintenance on generators.

Responsible for ensuring compliance with the Health and Safety at Works Act and implementing Safe Systems of Work.

Pro-actively promote an open and honest HSE culture within the areas of responsibility.

Arranging for Generator repairs and Planned Preventative Maintenance to be undertaken and satisfactorily completed within contracted timescales as dictated by the Site Lead.

Initiation and ordering of materials via the Stores Request Service.

Conduct ad-hoc and weekly toolbox talks.

Deliver pre-shift briefs and any specific task instructions.

Present a positive image of KBR / OSSL at all times.

Provide assistance to the Site Lead on non-related generator matters as and when required.

Provide rotational leave cover and/or support for Site Lead’s area of responsibility as required.

Deputise for the site lead as required.

Provide support and technical advice to the on-site Generator mechanics in relation to the investigation of faults and problems and advice on all generator related matters.

Ensure document control accountability for all KBR forms used in relation to the tasks undertaken on site.

Any other duties as directed by your line Manager.

Essential Experience & Skills :

A minimum of 5 years on site experience preferably with a major generator manufacturer, or supply agent.

Recognised and accredited trade qualifications of City & Guilds standards or above.

First class fault finding and diagnostic abilities on Prime power and stand by Generators.

Supervisory experience and good communication skills.

Proven ability of applying good environmental practices in tasks performed including the investigation of accidents and incidents, carrying out risk assessments and risk control and complying with UK health and safety legislations.

Ability to run multi trades across a defined area of operation in the absence of the Site / Country Lead.

Must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of UK health and safety legislation and an ability to carry out risk assessments and propose actions for risk control/management.

Must be confident to make decisions under pressure.

Clean Manual Driving License.


Experience of working on operations in austere remote sites or in developing nations.

Familiarisation courses and product training on Caterpillar prime mover units.

Familiarisation courses and product training on FG Wilson Generators/Perkins prime mover units.

Familiarisation courses and product training on Woodward control gear.

Load bank testing.

Familiarisation and product training on electronic engine controls.

Familiarisation of engine diagnostic tools i.e., Perkins electronic service tool, Cat electronic technician.

Electrical qualification showing competence and knowledge of IEE regulations at 18th Edition.

Hold a valid St John’s (or equivalent) (3 day standard) First Aid certificate

Experience of working on operations in austere remote sites or in developing nations

Ideally hold MOD Authorised persons certificate in disciplines such as Mechanical and Petroleum.

Be familiar with UK MOD AESPs, JSPs & UK military terminology.

Have experience in working in line with JSP375.

Experience of working on operations in austere remote sites or in developing nations.

Job: Mechanical Crafts