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Solomon Power Solomon Power

Assistant Mechanical Engineer Operation

Job Description

Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) trading as Solomon Power is a state-owned enterprise established under the Electricity Act 1969 and governed by the State-Owned Enterprises Act 2007 and the associated regulations. Solomon Power owns, maintains, and operates the country’s national electricity grid. Solomon Power generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in the Solomon Islands.

The Assistant Mechanical Engineer Operation will manage, monitor and lead the Mechanical Fitters Operational team. The role reports to the Mechanical Engineering Coordinator.


Organisational Stakeholders
1. Power Station operations effectively and efficiently managed
  • All tasks associated with the monitoring and running of the Generation plant and auxiliary equipment supervised and monitored
  • Machines worked within specified parameters and any abnormalities reported is investigated with solutions identified
  • Quality and timely monitoring reports provided from Team Leader Power Operator is reviewed and Mechanical Engineering Coordinator and Electrical Engineer are liaised on the performance of all Generation plant and auxiliaries to obtain optimum component efficiency
  • Daily generation statistics gathered and submitted to the Mechanical Engineering Coordinator by the end of the first week of the new month and is readily available to provide the Chief Engineer with statistics whenever required
2. Well trained and effectively managed staff
  • Time sheets correctly maintained, prepared on a daily basis and submitted to the Mechanical Engineering Coordinator on a fortnightly basis
  • Staff issues addressed in consultation with the Mechanical Engineering Coordinator for necessary corrective action to be taken
  • Job training of all Mechanical fitters carried out
  • All safety standards and regulations are observed by all staff and strict safety rules applicable to the Power Station operation enforced at all times
3. Informed Mechanical Engineering Coordinator
  • Mechanical Engineering Coordinator is kept informed of any technical issues relating to the Generation facilities and related matters
  • Mechanical Engineering Coordinator are updated on the status of mechanical plants and auxiliaries
4. A healthy, safe and OHS compliant Solomon Power
  • Taking reasonable care of own health and safety and for the safety of other people, including people working under incumbent's supervision or direction who may be affected by his or her acts or omissions at the workplace ensured
  • Comply with any direction given by Solomon Power or one of its Responsible Officers with respect to any health and safety matter under current Safety acts and regulations adhered
5. Environmental protection is prioritised at all times
  • Ensure adherence to the requirements of the environmental systems
  • Ensure compliance with specific environmental management procedures applicable to their work
  • Complied with any direction given by any person employed by Solomon Power fulfilling the requirements of the environmental systems
  • Accepted the authority to report, enhance and assist in the management and function of the environmental systems
6. Sol Power image upheld and values demonstrated at all times
  • Deliverable's are complied with the prevailing laws and organisational policies and procedures
  • Environment aligning deliverable to organisational values and strategic direction supported
  • Organisational values and good corporate and governance practices are complied with whilst delivering outcomes
  • Company policies and procedures including safety rules adhered to at all times
  • Teamwork and good working relationships with managers and work colleagues are ensured

Responsibilities - Critical Competencies

Competence Description
Business Performance Manage the performance of the organisation.
Risk Management Analyse and manage risk.
Planning Deliver results by developing, reviewing or following a work plan, action plan or operational plan.
Communication Exchange information through verbal communication
Customer Commitment Demonstrate a commitment to customer service - both internal and external customers.
Commercial Focus Optimize the commercial viability of the organisation.
Quality Focus Deliver quality.
Leadership Utilise a leadership position to influence people and events and to increase performance.
Facilitation Assist the progress of work ensuring its timely and effective completion.
Innovation Use original and creative thinking to make improvements and/or develop and initiate new approaches.
Technical Strength Demonstrate knowledge of a specialist discipline.
Compliance Comply with relevant laws and the policies and procedures of the organisation.
Equipment Operation Control the operation of specialised equipment, plant or vehicles to satisfy the demands of the assignment.
Maintenance Monitor and/or maintain equipment, plant or vehicles in sound operating order.
Health and Safety Establish and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
Stock Control Acquire and monitor stock to meet business needs


Qualification Discipline Notes
Degree Mechanical Engineering

Work Knowledge and Experience

  1. At least 3 -5 years as a senior engineer in a relevant field
  2. Accurate and correct reporting skills both written and verbal. Analytical skill and ability High customer relations service skills Excellent command of English (written and oral)


Language Proficiency
Excellent command of English (written and oral)
Professional Associations
Membership of appropriate Professional Institution
Regulatory Compliance Requirements
Driver’s License


Interaction Comments
Distribution Engineers
Planning Engineering Department
Manager Generations
Consultants and Contractors
Statutory Authorities


Attribute Definition
Behavioural Styles
Accountable Assumes full responsibility for own actions and identifies with the success or failure of own part of the overall work/goal.
Achiever Puts in effort to achieve a desired result or goal and is motivated by this end and the overall accomplishment.
Detail oriented Attends to the small elements of a task/activity, ensuring completeness and accuracy.
Punctuality Completes a required task or fulfils an obligation before or at a previously designated time
Resilient Cope positively with stress and catastrophe. Bounces back from setbacks, mistakes or misfortunes.
Interpersonal Styles
Forthright Speaks out frankly without hesitation, showing a direct manner.
Objective Impartial and honest in dealings with others, eliminating own feelings and view to reach a balanced judgement.
Realistic Shows concern for facts and reality, rejecting the impractical.
Self-sufficient and assured Readily copes with situations without recourse/need of others, showing confidence and belief in oneself and one's own abilities.
Thinking Styles
Analytic Able to separate things into their constituent elements in order to study or examine them, draw conclusions, or solve problems.
Flexible/Adaptable Readily accommodates changing circumstances, modifying own behaviour and/or views. Able to adjust easily to new conditions.
Holistic thinker Considers issues/situations as a whole rather than analysing or dissecting the parts.
Well organised Controls tasks in a well thought out and critical manner.



31 Jul 2023

Date Posted

1 month ago

Closing Date