Position: Motor Vehicle Mechanic (1 post)
Reports to: Transport Manager/Branch Transport Officer
Work station: Bagamoyo
Apply by: September 7, 2018
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IHI is looking for a Motor Vehicle Mechanic to fill a vacant position in our workshop. S/he
must be specialized in servicing and repairing all automotive vehicle systems.
Duties and Responsibilities
S/he must ensure that the institutional garage and its fleet is well managed and maintained
at high standard, with strictly adherence to relevant institutional policies, guidelines, rules
Ensure all institutional vehicles and motor cycles are well serviced at the right time, right
intervals and at high standards as per vehicle/cycle manufacture specifications.
S/he has to conduct and supervise the inspection of motor vehicles and motor cycles
brought at the garage to identify reported faults and identify other problems/faults and
After conducting vehicle servicing, inspecting and taking road tests before authorizing the
use of vehicle to end users.
Be a custodian of site garage through supervision of maintenance/repairs happening at the
Ensure hand tools/equipment are kept in safe place and their records are updated.
Ensure that all spare parts issued during maintenance/repairs are fixed in vehicles and
motorcycles as requested/recommended in a professional way.
Assist the Storekeeper in identifying spare parts needed by the institute when the former
orders spare parts and consumables.
Assist store keepers at branch level and head office to ensure IHI receives right quantity,
quality and genuine spare parts and consumables from suppliers.
Use the tools available at the garage to diagnose and identify electrical and mechanical
Develop and execute a repair plan for issues reported by drivers (or transport unit) for
institutional vehicles only.
Make sure that electrical devices installed in institutional fleet work properly without
interfering with vehicle’s interior electrical systems.
Make sure any fault caused by reckless driving is reported to the respective Transport
Officer/Manager for immediate action.
Develop, maintain and update fleet preventive maintenance plan for IHI vehicles and motor
Ensure maintenance records for all repairs carried out at the institutional garage are
captured and reported.
Ensure timely submission of monthly vehicle maintenance/repair reports to the Transport
Officer at the branch level.
Ensure institutional fleet operates at optimal cost without compromising quality of the
service provided at the garage.
Advise Branch Transport Officer and the Transport Manager on repairs/maintenance which
might require high cost by providing alternative or options for the same.
Perform any other duties assigned by his/her immediate supervisor.
Qualifications and Experience
Must have completed at least Form Four level of the Tanzanian education system.
Must be a motor vehicle mechanic technician with Trade Test Grade One certificate from
Must have knowledge of operating electronic engine diagnostic machine.
Three years and above experience of working as a Mechanic in a reputable garage or
company in General Mechanics Work and Auto Mechanics.
Be able to rectify electric faults in various vehicle models such as Toyota, Nissan, Ford
Ranger, Freelander, and Suzuki.
Conversant with all mechanical and electrical issues for common type of vehicles, such
as Toyota, Nissan, Suzuki, Freelander and Ford-Ranger.
Must be computer literate, with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Knowledge in fleet management system will be an added merit.
Flexibility in working hours.
Must demonstrate high integrity in his/her area of responsibility.
Competence at work and high capacity in reasoning when facing pressure in technical
Must be conversant with basic forms.
Must be able to speak and read Kiswahili and English languages.
Must be good in keeping records of any work done or spare part fixed in motor
vehicles/motor cycles at the garage.
Be able to compute direct cost and revenue generated from servicing project vehicles
and motor cycles.
An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to a successful candidate as
per IHI salary scales.
IHI is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit intentional biases or discrimination and
harassment of any kind at the work place and during recruitment. All employment decisions are
based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and our recruitment process is
governed by the labour laws of Tanzania.
Mode of Application
All candidates who meet the above job requirements should send their application letters
together with their detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact addresses including email,
telephone/cell phone numbers and copies of academic and professional certificates to the
address below. The deadline for this application is September 7, 2018 at 1700hrs.
All e-mail subject titles should read, “MECHANIC.”
Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Chief Human Resources Officer,
Ifakara Health Institute,
Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni,
P. o. Box 78373,
Dar es Salaam.