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  • Posted on: 4 December, 2018 Deadline: 7 December, 2018
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  • Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

    Mechanic Officer


    Damaturu, Yobe
    Job type: Full Time
    Starting Date: As soon as possible
    Direct Line Manager: Logistics Manager

    Objective 1

    • Ensure maintenance of equipment and vehicles

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Check periodically the state of equipment and vehicles;
    • Carry out necessary repairs;
    • Manage the maintenance of equipment and tools;
    • Order tools and spare parts if needed.
    • Inspect machines for faulty parts
    • Analyze and diagnose mechanical issues
    • Create an action plan for all repairs
    • Follow checklists and protocols while conducting repairs
    • Regularly clean and maintain tools and equipment
    • Input, track, and maintain all maintenance data and records
    • Keep machinery in good working condition
    • Follow necessary warehousing procedures to get spare parts from the store
    • Follow up with the warehouse officer the inventory spare parts when required
    • Prepare orders for new spare parts
    • Explain to clients the nature of the repairs required, the plan of action, and a options available to them
    • Supervise mechanical external service providers

    Objective 2

    • Ensure Security and safety measures in the Workshop

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for operations ground safety
    • Ensure a safe, organized, and tidy workspace
    • Follow all health and safety laws and guidelines, as well as common sense safety practices
    • Provide safety briefing to drivers, daily workers and any staff stepping in the workshop
    • Comply with state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards.

    Objective 3

    • Supervise the use of material and vehicle

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Write a consumption report for parts and consumables.
    • Ensure all vehicle operation policies and systems are up to date and enforced within field operations
    • Keeps equipment available for use by inspecting and testing vehicles; completing preventive maintenance such as, engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters.
    • Maintains vehicle functional condition by listening to operator complaints; conducting inspections; repairing engine failures; repairing mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions; replacing parts and components;
    • Verifies vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.

    Objective 4

    • Contribute towards the optimum use of equipment and vehicles

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Check the state of equipment and vehicles after use;
    • Conduct repairs aiming for maximum reliability
    • Troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
    • Perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
    • Clean and apply lubricants to machinery components
    • Replenish fluids and components of engines and machinery
    • Provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures to machine or vehicle users
    • Undertake other duties as assigned (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems, painting vehicles etc.)
    • Keep logs of work and report on issues
    • Inform the users to study the instructions for use of the equipment and vehicles

    Objective 5

    • Supervise the team

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Support coworkers and be a good team player
    • Delegate activities to the Mechanic assistant and check that they are properly executed
    • Develop work plan and assign responsibilities
    • Assist in making drivers schedule when support requested by fleet assistant.
    • Maintain local safety meeting
    • Plan, organize and manage the work of subordinate staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements
    • Develop, maintain and ensure adherence to disciplinary procedures and drivers’ orientation program
    • Make and advise recommendations to Human Resources Department, through the Logistics Manager, on training, annual leave or off-days, scheduling, reprimanding, hiring, and termination of recalcitrant employees
    • Follow up leave plan with Mechanic assistant.
    • Carry out appraisal interviews; to the Mechanic Assistant

    Objective 6

    • General Record keeping

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Obtain and maintain maintenance planning,
    • Obtain and maintain maintenance and repair sheet
    • Issue and keep track of job/maintenance card
    • Track inventory of equipment and parts and accountable for all spare parts
    • Assist Mechanic assistant to keep archive of inventory list, job/maintenance card properly

    Objective 7

    • General Logistics Support

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Participation in defining and improving logistical procedures.
    • Follow up with Fleet officer and Base log regarding any kind of mechanical and driver issue.
    • Assist in the preparation of external audits.
    • Provide technical support to the team as necessary
    • Assist in the recruitment, training and assessment of relevant staff
    • Write Maintenance report and Inventory report of equipment & spare parts each month,
    • Assist Mechanic assistant to keep archive of inventory list, job/maintenance card properly

    Internal & External Relationship

    • Follow-up with with the Finance and HR department including close collaboration with program teams.


    • Interact with suppliers, and external mechanical service providers.


    • Degree/HND in Mechanical Engineering (Automotive) or any other equivalent course.
    • Minimum of 4 years proven experience as a mechanic

    Skills & Experience

    • Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components
    • Aptitude in using various hand tools (screwdrivers, hammers etc.) and precision measurement tools (e.g. calipers)
    • Ability to follow established procedures and practices and read instruction, blueprints etc.
    • A strong commitment to all health and safety guidelines
    • Very good communication skills
    • A problem-solving ability
    • Very good physical strength and stamina
    • Knowledge of computer packages MS office, email and internet use
    • Good communication skills in both written and oral English


    • Previous experience working with NGO or UN agencies
    • Proven knowledge and experience of logistics core competencies
    • Can communicate effectively in Hausa or Kanuri language

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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