Agricultural Mechanic

Job Categories:

Automobile


Date Posted:

2019-02-04

Employment Type

Full Time

Website

bemconsult.com

Location:

Mumbwa

Salary:

Negotiable


Description:
 
Job Purpose
Maintain, repair, and overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, and farm implements. Reassemble machines and equipment following repair; test operation; and make adjustments as necessary.
 
Key Responsibilities;
  • Record details of repairs made and parts used.
  • Examine and listen to equipment, and confer with operator to locate and diagnose malfunctions.
  • Dismantle defective machines for repair, using hand tools.
  • Test and replace electrical components and wiring, using test meters, soldering equipment, and hand tools.
  • Clean machinery and lubricate parts before handing machinery over.
  • Drive vehicle to haul tools and equipment for in field repair of machinery both day and night.
  • Be very strong with identifying the abuse and improper use of machinery, help to rectify and report to management.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment both in the workshop and out in the field.

Required Competencies
  • Dependability - being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Attention to Detail - being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Independence - developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Integrity - being honest and ethical.
  • Achievement/Effort - establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Cooperation - being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Innovation - creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Analytical Thinking - analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Initiative - willingness to take on new responsibilities and challenges.
 

 


Primary Areas of Accountability:
Qualifications and Experience
  • Advanced Certificate / Diploma in Mechanics or related qualification
  • Minimum 5 years Agricultural Technician Experience.
  • Must have worked as Mechanic at a Farm or agricultural service company
  • Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of Machinery systems such as basic  Electronics, hydraulics and Engine components
  • Basic computer skills to search and identify parts on online machinery catalogues for procurement.
  • Repairing - machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
 
If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to : jobs@bemconsult.com and Copy-in bemconsult@outlook.com  
 
Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 14 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.
 
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