Tire Technician Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Tire Technician

Salary: Ksh. 20,500

Overall Responsibility: Repair and replace tires, do fleet checks, road service calls, after hour’s calls and minor service and repairs on Commercial Customer vehicles.

Reports to Maintenance Technician.

Key Roles

  • Maintain and well document a ‘tire spare’ system to ensure that vehicles within the fleet do not suffer any downtime and disruptions in service delivery due to punctures.
  • Use all safety related PPE such as gloves, safety glasses and tire cages while doing any work.
  • Raise vehicles using hydraulic jacks.
  • Unbolt wheels from vehicles and remove them, using lug wrenches and other hand and power tools.
  • Separate tires from wheels, using rubber mallets and metal bars or mechanical tire changers.
  • Inspect tire casings for defects, such as holes and tears.
  • Seal punctures in tubeless tires by inserting adhesive material and expanding rubber plugs into punctures, using hand tools.
  • Reassemble tires onto wheels.
  • Identify and inflate tires correctly for the size and ply.
  • Remount wheels onto vehicles.
  • Locate punctures in tubeless tires by visual inspection or by immersing inflated tires in water baths and observing air bubbles.
  • Replace valve stems and remove puncturing objects.
  • Rotate tires to different positions on vehicles, using hand tools.
  • Assist mechanics and perform other duties as directed.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Autonomy – Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Reliability – The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Safety Awareness – Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.  Employee must be safety conscious, work in a safe manner using all required PPE.
  • Schedule Flexibility – Employee must be flexible on scheduled hours realizing that business hours are dictated by fleet needs and can run past scheduled ending times or start before scheduled beginning times.
  • Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

Education and Experience Needed

  • Education O’ level
  • Prior experience in tire repair necessary
  • Experience in operating tire changing machine is MANDATORY
  • Must write legibly, be able to read and verify information from work order to vehicle including tire size, vehicle information and other Customer related information.

Interested candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their CV to jobs@lanxafrica.co.ke clearly indicating the job title on the subject line on or before 7th June 2018.


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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Engineering and Technical
Updated: May 31, 2018 — 9:49 pm