Job Summary

The senior mechanic performs technical and skilled mechanic functions for the company vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair; responsible for the operation and administration of company fleet and equipment. Leads and trains lower-level staff and ensures vehicles and equipment are available for use and consistently maintained.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description/Requirements

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Performs a variety of technical and skilled mechanic functions for vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair, including, but not limited to, fleet vehicles, such as automobiles and light trucks; light and heavy equipment, such as tractors and graders; and parks tools and equipment, such as mowers, chain saws, pumps, sprayers, and trimmers. Ensures that vehicles and equipment are available for use and consistently maintained in a safe and clean condition.
•    Operates a variety of tools, welding equipment, and mechanical hoists and cranes.
•    Conducts road testing to ensure that vehicles and equipment operate within prescribed parameters.
•    Reads and interprets manuals, drawings, and specifications.
•    Provides lead direction and training to lower-level staff; reviews completed work to ensure quality and completeness; and provides input to supervisor on staff performance.
•    Evaluates assigned work projects, including materials and staff resources needed to perform the work; estimates time, materials, and equipment necessary for the successful completion of work projects; acquires necessary resources as appropriate.
•    Inspects vehicles and equipment for safety and security; identifies and reports hazardous conditions and maintenance needs to supervisor.
•    Provides recommendations for contracted services; oversees the work of contracted services to ensure compliance with service agreement and work quality consistent with company standards and expectations.
•    Follows safe working practices and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.
•    Monitors inventory, orders supplies, and maintains purchase records within authorized budget.
•    Conduct diagnosis of technical problems and take necessary action
•    Maintains records and logs of daily activities.
•    Effectively provide leadership and work direction to staff.
•    Perform technical and skilled vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair work.
•    Oversee and evaluate the work of contracted services.
•    Review work to be performed and identify resources necessary for completion.
•    Monitor and enforce laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
•    Safely and effectively use, operate, and maintain tools and equipment.
•    Maintain facilities and equipment in a clean, safe, and secure manner.
•    Perform work as directed in an efficient, effective, safe, and timely manner.
•    Maintain accurate records and reports.
•    Respond appropriately to changing situations.
•    Independently organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments.
•    Demonstrate strong customer service skills and establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships.
•    Conforming to company safety regulations.
•    Completing job reports.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATION
•    Diploma in Mechanical Engineering;
•    10 years of relevant work experience, especially with heavy diesel engines with at least one year in a lead capacity.
•    Proficient with Scania engines is an added advantage
•    Experience on working with hydraulic systems

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