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Auto Mechanic Job Vacancy in Dadaab

Auto Mechanic 


Based in Dadaab

Reporting to the workshop foreman, the primary role of the Auto Mechanic is repairing and servicing fleet booked into the workshop, diagnosing faults on the fleet and determining the extent of repairs required. Stripping, fitting and replacing components on fleet of various makes, types and kinds.

She/he shall undertake inspections, repairs and routine preventative maintenance for fleet in Dadaab region and ensure that all vehicles, plant and equipment meet or exceed set repair and maintenance standards.

The emphasis on quality control and customer centered attitude will be the hallmarks of her/his day to day work. She/he will be required to comply with the Workshop Standard Operating Procedures, Internal Control Procedures and CARE Kenya vehicle operation & maintenance management policy. 

Tasks and responsibilities.

R 1: 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, 4x4 vehicles, tractors, Agro - trailers, Backhoe loaders, and heavy vehicles of various makes, types and models
  • Overhaul engines, transmissions, differentials, hydraulic pumps, repair electronic and computerized vehicle gadgets, air brakes, EFI and A/C systems
  • To be competent in a range of technical skills covering mechanical, pneumatics, modifications, welding, fabrication and electrical 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
R 2: Safety Precautions and Quality Control 
  • To consistently deliver high quality repairs in the required time frames, which, ensure our clients needs and requirements are met. As a valued employee of Auto Mechanic 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 & preceeding if necessary. All additional parts are to have the job numbers recorded on them and 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
R3: Mechanical and 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
  • Knowledge of vehicle computer-controlled systems, engine fuel and ignition, ABS braking and transmission functions
  • Spending Authority: This position does not have spending authority
  • Supervision: Will directly supervise and provide technical assistance to two assistant mechanics
  • Decision Making: Deliberations on repairs can be done in consultation with the Supervisor
Contacts / Key Relationships 
  • CARE Sectors, and Implementing Partners' 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/Mechanical Engineering and must have a Valid driving license preferably with Class B, C, E
  • 3 years demonstrated experience in repairs and maintenance of vehicles and equipments especially 4WD and tractors in the automotive field
  • Good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • 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, indicating the reference number in the subject line together with a detailed CV with three professional referees and daytime telephone contacts by 3rd September, 2011 to the

Human Resources & Development Manager,
CARE International in Kenya,

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity.

Women are encouraged to apply. 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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