22 Feb 2017

DRIVER MECHANIC

Job Description

Peace Corps/Zambia wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Driver Mechanic.

Location: Lusaka

Starting Salary : ZMW 102,703/Annum

General Description.

The Driver/Mechanic reports directly to the Motor Pool Coordinator, S/he will provide routine maintenance on all Peace Corps (PC) vehicles including generators, transports official cargo, PC staff, the eligible family members of US direct-hire (USDH) employees, Volunteers and Trainees and other personnel conducting official PC business.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops and adheres to a preventive maintenance schedule for all vehicles and keeps a record of the status of all vehicles that is easily accessible to the GSO team.
  • Keeps a good record of vehicle mileage for all vehicles serviced and ensures that service parts are available on/before the next service mileage to ensure vehicles do not exceed service mileage.
  • Performs major and minor overhauls and repair works to engines, transmissions, brake systems, springs, shock absorbers, steering mechanisms, electrical, fuel and hydraulic systems, wheel assemblies, and other vehicle components.
  • Recommends works that are beyond his expertise to the Motor pool Coordinator and assists in recommending qualified outside vehicle repair shops.
  • Assists the General Services Manager and Motor pool Coordinator in the identification and procurement of vehicle parts and supplies.
  • Works with Skilled Maintenance Worker in drawing up a service and maintenance plan for all PCZ generators.
  • Assists Skilled Maintenance worker in the drawing of fuel and refueling of generators.
  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge of and adhere to all current Zambian road traffic laws and mission policies regarding the operation of motor vehicles and the specific requirements related to vehicles carrying diplomatic license plates
  • Transports all staff, Volunteer, Trainees, visitors and other passengers as may be assigned in a courteous manner and also ensures that all passengers are properly fastened in seat belts before embarking on a trip and during the entire duration of the trip.
  • Transports supplies, equipment and volunteers, USDH to assigned destinations.
  • Assists Motor pool in ensuring all closed vehicle logs are removed from the vehicles and handed over to Motor pool for filling and review.
  • Ensures all vehicles are cleaned and in road worthy condition and the start of each day.
  • Inspects all vehicles at the end of each working day and reports any faults or dents
  • Safeguards the vehicles, passengers and cargo. Ensures that vehicles are locked at all times, and safely parked/garaged after hours.
  • Safeguards the vehicles, passengers and cargo. Ensures that vehicles are locked at all times, and safely parked/garaged after hours.
  • Secures loads on top of the vehicles in a manner that will prevent damage to the vehicles, and to prevent cargo from falling from the roof while vehicles are moving and stopped.
  • Ensures that the vehicle is equipped with all necessary emergency accessories such as medical kit, triangles, spare tire and jack, triangles at all times.
  • Transports fuel, including cooking gas, only in approved containers, and only on top of vehicles

Required Qualifications:

  1. Successful completion of secondary school and a diploma /certificate in auto-mechanics is required.
  2. Three (5) years journeyman auto-mechanics experience including driving and generator maintenance and repairing is required.
  3. Must have a comprehensive knowledge of all current Zambian road traffic laws and area traffic patterns including rural Zambia.
  4. Must have a good working knowledge of English language.
  5. Ability to work in a multicultural setting and fast paced environment is required.
  6. Must possess a clean unrestricted Zambian driving license of class C level.

To apply, submit an application letter that clearly addresses the Required Qualifications, CV and list three references. Applications must arrive at the Peace Corps Office on or before the closing date of March 3, 2017.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified and no telephone inquiries will be entertained.

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How to Apply

  Address applications to: The Human Resources Specialist, Peace Corps Zambia Plot 71A Kabulonga Rd. P.O. Box 50707, Lusaka, Zambia Email: [email protected] clearly stating your name and position applied for in subject line

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