Position: Diesel Mechanic
Direct Report: Depot Manager
Purpose of the Position:
The mechanic is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all vehicles / equipment
Key Performance Areas:
Communication and Feedback
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Matric or N3 Diesel Mechanic
Code (14) Drivers License & PDP
Min 5 years previous experience in a similar position.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The mechanic is responsible for scheduling vehicle / equipment maintenance intervals in accordance to manufacturer‚s requirements.
Responsible for specifying all service / repair work to be done and where this is done by an outside agent, he is responsible for ensuring all work required is correctly done.
Responsible for getting vehicles in fit state to pass COF tests as and when required to minimize retesting as far as possible.
Responsible for checking each vehicle under his control at least once per week for potential problems and to attend to faults as listed on drivers inspection sheets.
To speedily respond to faults and damage repair requests made by controllers via the company vehicle inspection sheets, completed by drivers e.g. faulty brakes, headlights etc.
Responsible for the physical appearance and housekeeping of the workshops.
Responsible for the condition and serviceability of all tools and equipment.
Responsible for the maintenance (cleanliness of all lubricants and fluids used in vehicles to prevent contamination.
Responsible for the action of assistants under his control to ensure all work is done safely and correctly.
To be available for all call out work as scheduled and if the scope of work falls outside of his expertise to arrange in liaison with Depot Manager the necessary agents to attend to the breakdown.
Any other duties as may be defined from time to time
On24-hour standby; available for call out at night, weekends and public holidays; maintain workshop tools and equipment in good condition, security of workshop tools and equipment
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Responsible for ensuring that all equipment in the workshop is used in a safe manner by:
Wearing the necessary protective equipment
Checking condition of hoses etc.
Responsible for controlling all costs and recovery of ‚outwork‚ costs
Requesting purchases via line manager and ensuring that system generated purchase orders are issued before receiving goods or spares.
Controlling usage of all consumables and spares
Accurate completion of all job cards to facilitate costing out
Planning all purchases to gain from bulk purchasing or discounts
Limiting rework or late follow up
Communication and Feedback
Ensure all your superiors are notified in a timely manner regarding aspects of your areas as deemed necessary by them.
Deal with personnel matters such as reporting incidents, customer complaints, requesting new employees, extension of contracts and terminations to your manager,
Ensure your manager is informed off all staff related matters that will affect the organisation in a dire manner immediately (e.g. IR).
Mentorship and Skills Transference
Ensure all subordinates and colleagues are up-skilled and ensure transference of skills through mentorship and coaching,
Provide training and guidance for new employees and ensure they are assisted.
Any other reasonable adhoc duty as required or requested by management.
It should be noted that individuals may need to expand their roles / scope to cover the work load of other employees in times of high work loads or individuals whom may be absent from work. This is the sole discretion of management.