Mechanic (Trailers) Job in Kenya – Kwale International Sugar Company

Kwale International Sugar Company Limited is seeking a highly qualified and suitable candidate in the following position.

Position: Mechanic (Trailers)

Department: Technical Engineering

Reports To: Assistant Workshop Manager

Job Summary: To keep equipment / vehicles available for use by inspecting and testing vehicles/equipment; completing preventive maintenance such as engine tune-ups, oil change, tire rotation and remedial maintenance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Interview drivers or operators and take a detailed history of vehicle/equipment performance or mechanical failure.
  • Diagnose vehicles / equipment based on observational and mechanical testing as well as information provided by driver, operators or user.
  • Provide the workshop manager with detailed estimates for repairs and replacements and obtain signature approval prior to commencing work.
  • Inspect machines, engines, transmission etc and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues.
  • Troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner.
  • Conduct repairs aiming for maximum reliability and perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems.
  • Test drive vehicles / equipment after repair is complete to ensure mechanical soundness and to determine whether any other problems exist.
  • Describe vehicle’s / plant’s condition to driver/ operator or user and follow-up questions.
  • File appropriate documentation on each repair.
  • Clean and apply lubricants to machinery components.
  • Replenish fluids and components of engines or machinery.
  • Provide guidance on correct maintenance and preventive measures for machines or vehicles to users.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned (e.g. Repair of hydraulic systems, painting vehicles etc).
  • Keep vehicle service records for accountability purposes.

Person Specifications

Academic Qualifications

  • Government Trade Test II and above qualification.


  • 3 to 4 years’ work experience

How to Apply

Qualified individuals are invited to send their application along with detailed CV ONLY to indicating the Position as the Subject of the email.

CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

Deadline for applications is 2nd November 2018.

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Kwale, Kenya

Kwale County

Engineering and Technical
Updated: October 20, 2018 — 6:06 am