Victory

Sr. Mechanic Manager (located in Homa Bay)

Job Summary

You will report directly to our Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for managing a crew of mechanics to ensure the repair and upkeep of generators, dozer. backhoe, forklift, and light vehicles at our facility in Homa Bay.

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

Job Description/Requirements

Victory Farms Kenya:
Victory Farms aims to be the most sustainable fish farm on the planet whilst it scales to feed 2 billion Africans in the coming 2 decades. Currently, VF is sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing fish farm, and the largest Fish Farm in East Africa. We have operations on the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria and distribution capacity throughout Kenya. The Company has the highest standards for performance, execution, culture, and integrity, with best-in-class talent from
across the globe.

OPEN POSITION:
Sr. Mechanic Manager (located in Homa Bay)


In this role, you will be a key member within the Victory Farms Operations department. You will report directly to our Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for managing a crew of mechanics to ensure the repair and upkeep of generators, dozer. backhoe, forklift, and light vehicles at our facility in Homa Bay.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manage a team of mechanics and ensure a high quality of work
• Maintain fully functional vehicle condition by conducting regular inspections,preventative and corrective maintenance
• Follow or create a prescribed maintenance (as necessary) and keep logs of work and issues
• Proactively identify parts required for repair jobs and partner with procurement department to purchase and stock required items

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintain vehicle condition

• Conduct regular inspections to ensure assets are kept in fully functional condition This may include:
o Providing accurate estimates (cost, time, effort) for a repair or maintenance job
o Reviewing both mechanical and electrical components to diagnose issues accurately
o Inspecting vehicle computer and electronic systems to repair, maintain and upgrade.
o Identifying and repairing failures as necessary

Follow or create a prescribed maintenance schedule
• Identify and follow preventative maintenance schedule for assets
• Create recommended schedules for assets (as necessary) in line with manufacturers’ recommendations and best practices
• Keep detailed, written repair logs for each asset using maintenance software

Manage a team of mechanics and ensure quality of work
• Manage a team of junior mechanics to ensure maintenance is completed on all assets
• Review and ensure mechanic’s work is up to manufacturers’ standards and requirements
• Work with mechanics to identify and diagnose problems and recommend appropriate solutions
• Conduct training on tools and equipment as necessary

Proactively identify parts required for repair jobs
• Identify parts required for both corrective and preventative maintenance; ensure correct stock levels for common use items (e.g., oil filters)
• Share orders with procurement department and partner with them to ensure on time delivery of goods

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Diploma/degree in Automotive Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
• 10-15 years’ experience in a busy motor vehicle garage/ Workshop Environment managing a team of mechanics
• Proven knowledge of motor vehicle mechanics
• Experienced and capable of repairing all types of vehicles and familiar with modern technology

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS
Location: Homa Bay, Kenya
Status: Full time
Salary: Competitive, based on experience

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