Workshop Mechanic – Kilifi – Kilifi Plantations Ltd

Kilifi plantations Ltd is one of the leading agricultural farms in Kenya located within Kilifi County. Kilifi Plantations was established in 1920 as a sisal plantation. It was privately bought in 1963 and today remains an ongoing agricultural business. Currently Kilifi Plantations consist of a leading national dairy herd milking 400 animals daily producing 3,000 litres a day. The farm also produces 350 tonnes annually of sisal fibre of export quality. Kilifi Plantations is looking for Workshop Mechanic to join a vibrant Workshop team to facilitate smooth running of operations within the workshop

The Role:
• Demonstrate good understanding of diesel engines and be able to at least dismantle the same with medium level of supervision.
• Be well versed with all the minor checks and services of all tractors, listers and generator engines.
• Keep equipment available for use by inspecting and testing vehicles; completing preventive maintenance such as, engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters.
• Maintains vehicle functional condition by listening to operator complaints; conducting inspections; repairing engine failures; repairing mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions; replacing parts and components; repairing body damage.
• Verifies vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.
• Complies with state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards.
• Maintains vehicle appearance by cleaning, washing, and painting.
• Maintains vehicle records by recording service and repairs.
• Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
• Contains costs by using warranty; evaluating service and parts options.
• Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
• Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
• Accomplishes maintenance and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
• Good understanding of budgets and costs.

Academic Qualifications
• A Bachelor’s Degree in any field will be an added advantage.
Professional Qualifications
• Diploma in automotive engineering from a recognized institution.
• Must have a Valid driving licence duly stamped classes BCEFG

Minimum 3 years relevant experience
Skills and competencies
• Time management
• Dependable
• Highly motivated
• Independent thinker
• High level of Integrity

Salary Details
A monthly salary of Ksh 30,000 will be provided depending on experience. Housing will also be provided.

To apply for this position, send a one-page cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this role and your CV of no more than three pages to with the subject “Workshop Mechanic Application”. Please avoid sending additional materials or attachments such as certificates and copies of your degree until requested to do so.

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