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Auto Electrician Job in Kenya

Ref: AE/7/2011

Job Title: Auto Electrician

Department/Project: MSU/ERO

Supervisor: Workshop Foreman

Location/Duty Station: Daadab

Grade: D

Job Summary & Purpose:

The primary role of the incumbent is to install, maintain, diagnoses faults and repair electrical wiring and computer based equipments in cars, tracks, caravans, trailers, earthmoving and agricultural equipments and wheeled tractors.
The emphasis of quality control and customer centered attitude will be the hallmark of her/his day to day work. He/she will be required to comply with the workshop standard operating procedures, internal control procedures and CARE’ Kenya’s vehicle operation & maintenance management policy
Tasks and responsibilities
Preventive and Maintenance of Motor vehicles and Equipments
§  Carry out the Mechanical / Electrical Preventive maintenance and repair of vehicles, plant and equipment including but not limited to Isuzu trucks, 4×4 vehicles, tractors, Agro – trailers, Backhoe loaders, and heavy vehicles of various makes, types and models.
§  Repair electronic and computerized vehicle gadgets, air brakes, EFI and A/C systems.
§  To be competent in a range of technical skills covering electrical, pneumatics, modifications, welding, fabrication and mechanical disciplines.
§  Completion of work orders / job cards and time sheets of the assigned repair jobs.
§  Test and operate vehicles and equipment as required and observe evidence of abnormal or normal operation.
§  To input breakdowns, root cause and actions taken into the breakdown database
§  Repairs and maintenance of agricultural equipment and modifications to suit our operational needs.
§  Diagnose service and repair electronically controlled vehicles systems such as electronic fuel injection and ignition, anti-lock braking, cruise control and automatic transmission.
§  Repairing and installing electrical equipment such as air cons, alternators, starter motors and batteries.
§  Skilled usage of measuring instruments and test equipment such as engine analyzers, injector testers, ignition timers, lactometers, etc.
Safety Precautions and Quality Control
§  To consistently deliver high quality repairs in the required timeframes, which, ensure our clients needs and requirements are met. As a valued employee of Auto Electrical Technicians you are considered to be an important factor in the continuing growth and development of this Organization. We encourage innovation and believe commitment to quality is both a team and an individual responsibility.
§  Work must be performed to the standard required by International standards and as per estimate of repairs. Any additional work must be sighted, approved by Supervisor & proceeding if necessary. All additional parts are to have the job numbers recorded on them and to be retained for inspection as required. No Vehicle or Equipment shall be released to the customer until repairs meet quality standards.
§  Work orders to be completed with all additional repairs and parts recorded. Any mechanical problems or other observations must also be recorded. On completion of repairs the job checklist must be performed.
§  Observe and follow all safety rules and procedures including housekeeping activities.
Mechanical/Electrical Diagnosis and Interpretation of Repair Manuals
§  Interpret instructions, technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams, schematics and other guides to conduct repairs and modifications.
§  Skilled usage of measuring instruments and test equipment such as engine analyzers, injector testers, ignition timers, lactometers, ammeters, ohmmeters etc.
§  The job holder will interact with all staff within the department, end users of the vehicle in a professional manner.
§  During repair, the Mechanic will refer to manufactures manual and guide Assistant Mechanics staff within the section on specific tasks.
§  Staff must encourage team work during working time.
§  Spending Authority: This position does not have spending authority.
§  Supervision: Will directly supervise and provide technical assistance to one assistant electrician.
§  Decision Making: Deliberations on repairs can be done in consultation with the Supervisor.
Contacts/Key Relationships
§  CARE Sectors, and IP drivers
Working Conditions:
The position is based at Dadaab Main Office (DMO) with frequent movements to Hagadera, Ifo and Dagahaley camps as well as any other extension camps and program sites. This is a non-family working station. Hot weather is prevalent throughout the year with limited basic amenities. Road movement to and from work station to Garissa as well as inter-camp movement must be under police escort (Scheduled convoys).
Strict adherence to security instructions all the time. It is a six days work station with a compensatory time off according to CTO policy.
The incumbent will be required to travel to Nairobi office and perform official responsibilities as will be required The incumbent shall reside in the CARE compound while executing official duties and shall obey and adhere to residential compound regulations.
§  Diploma in Auto/Electrical Engineering and must have a Valid driving license preferably with Class B, C, E.
§  Demonstrate experience of at least 3years in repairs and maintenance of vehicles and equipments especially 4WD and tractors in the automotive field.
§  Good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with knowledge of vehicle computer-controlled systems, engine fuel and ignition, ABS braking and transmission functions.
§  Computer literate with good knowledge of MS office.
§  Experience with a reputable franchise holder or a busy Garage is a plus.
§  Good interpersonal and communication skills, in English and Kiswahili
§  Demonstrated Multi skilling in Mechanics, auto Electrical, Auto Electronics, welding and fabrication works a great Advantage.
§  Ensures high quality
§  Dependable
§  Demonstrates honesty
§  Maintains effectiveness
§  Show respect for and learns from diversity
§  Responds quickly to situations
§  Interpret information and willing to share with others.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their application letters quoting reference number on the subject field together with detailed C.V with three professional referees and daytime telephone contacts by Friday 20th July, 2011 to
The Human Resources & Development Manager,
CARE International in Kenya.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Warning to all applicants: CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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