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CARE International in Kenya Job Vacancy – Workshop Foreman

CARE International in Kenya is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate for the position of Workshop Foreman for its Emergency and Refugee Operations (ERO) Project in Dadaab. This position requires an innovative and self motivated individual, well versed with the complexities and dynamics of working in a multi cultural environment.
Job Summary
Reporting to the Services Coordinator, the Workshop Foreman will be responsiblenfor ensuring shop capacity loading and turnaround, supervision of the mechanical services team, strict adherence to workshop safety and fire precaution, requisition of spare parts, workshop maintenance of tools and materials, preparation of workshop floor situational reports and maintenance of vehicle service schedules.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Supervise and offer hands on technical advice and guidance to the workshop team
  • Requisition of parts and materials and keep an updated record of jobs and immediately bring procurement needs to the attention of the Coordinator in a timely manner. Be responsible for preparing a cost analysis of vehicle maintenance and advice the sector Coordinator accordingly.
  • Prepare accurate and up to date workshop weekly and monthly situational reports.
  • Ensure workshop safety and fire regulations are strictly adhered to minimize accidents, injury and other hazards. Ensure workshop tidiness and cleanliness.
  • Prepare quarterly maintenance schedules or all mission vehicles every three months and follow up to eliminate causes of delays in repair of vehicles or equipment.
  • Ensure that all maintenance and repairs of vehicles and equipment are carried out in accordance to the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Responsible for testing vehicles, equipment and certifying repair work done on vehicles and equipment.
  • In liaison with the procurement team, ensure timely delivery of high quality service/repair kits.
Required Experience and Qualifications;

  • A degree in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • At least 5 years hands on experience in a busy workshop
  • Those with a Higher Diploma in MVE with at least 7 years relevant experience will be considered
  • Cost management, budgeting and proposal writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, innovative in operation and maintenance of automobiles and technological development
  • Good communication and facilitation skills, a self-motivated and energetic person who can work with minimal supervision
  • Must be computer literate in work processing and spreadsheets.
Applications:
Qualified candidates are invited to send their application letters together with a detailed C.V with three professional referees, copies of certificates and testimonials including daytime telephone contacts by 19th May 2010 to:
The Human Resources & Development Manager,
CARE International in Kenya,
P.O Box 43864 – 00100,
Nairobi
or Email: vacancies@care.or.ke.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity

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