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VAC-7600 Mechanic

Addis Ababa

  • Organization: CTG - Committed To Good
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2022-07-31

Job description

CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

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Overview of position

CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements. In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Role objectives
  • Examine, inspect & report thoroughly on the condition, road worthiness or safety of any vehicle or equipment, including functional testing & the application of computerised service & diagnostic techniques.

  • Service, maintain adjust or repair vehicles, equipment or components utilising the necessary tools, equipment & facilities in a safe manner within the standard job times defined by the vehicle / equipment manufacturer.

  • Interpret & implement technical service data & statutory maintenance standards to ensure that all work performed is in accordance to minimum requirements defined.

  • Recovery of broken down or immobilised vehicles & equipment, utilising proper techniques to minimise the risk of additional damage without causing any danger to the public.

  • Apply the organisations policies in respect to maintenance practices & standards to ensure that these are fully implemented & that maximum benefit is obtained in terms of equipment availability & minimising costs.

  • Apply in a logical & progressive manner the appropriate diagnostic techniques to determine the cause or causes of reported malfunctions in vehicles, components or systems. Including also recommendations for improvements & modifications designed to enhance safety & reliability.

  • Supervise & instruct semiskilled staff, apprentices & other junior staff in the workshop. Including also the requirement to attend any training courses on vehicles or equipment that may be deemed necessary.

  • Use safe working practises & procedures at all times & in particular to comply with the organisations H&S at work policy.

  • Including the wearing of protective clothing & consideration for the environment.

  • Share experiences gained with other staff members & strive towards creating good team building & harmonious atmosphere.

  • Loss or damage of cargo, spares, tools or equipment as well as loss of fuel in the care of the employee shall be deducted from the salary based on CIF value or local market rate, whichever is prevailing. This can also lead to penalties or dismissal to the personnel & penalties on the service provider or contractor.

  • Travel occasionally, as required by the organisation & perform any other duties as requested by immediate supervisor.

  • Will perform any other duties as requested by immediate supervisor.

  • Complete work within MST's (Manufacturers Standard Times), to ensure that downtime is kept to a minimum.

  • Work consistently completed to a high standard without customer complaints or repeat repairs.

  • Displays initiative in overcoming technical problems & is an effective diagnostician.

            Project reporting

            This role will report to the immediate Supervisor.

            Key competencies


            • High school graduate.

            • Completed “A” Levels / Secondary School in Mathematics & English as main subjects OR Completed a full course at technical college, or similar institution in Auto Mechanics with experience gained in both light & heavy vehicles.

            Work experience:

            • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant maintenance experience.

            Key competencies:

            • Constantly updated & taken regular technical training refresher courses

            • Held the position of Mechanic or similar job in a company / NGO with at least 5 years’ experience gained in the relevant field.

            • Computer skills, good working knowledge of the complete MS Office suite (asset).

            • Experience gained using a computerised FMS (asset).

            • Hold a full driving licence for all the categories of vehicle on which employed. This includes HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicles) licence of the appropriate type where employed on HGV repairs & maintenance.

            Team management

            This role will have a team of Assistant Mechanics (apprentices), Semi-skilled staff, Trainees delegated to work with a nominated Mechanic.

            Further information

            To be advised.

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