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Nov 3, 2017

Fleet Maintenance Supervisor Job in Nairobi

Job Vacancy: Fleet Maintenance Supervisor
Reporting To: Workshop Manager

Direct Reports: Mechanics
Department: Workshop
Location: PEAK East Africa Ltd; Nairobi
General Purpose: Under general supervision of the Workshop Manager, performs supervisory duties in the implementation and management of a fleet operation in the Peak East Africa workshop: performs supervisory and technical work in vehicle and equipment mechanics as needed; in collaboration with the Store Keeper, manage a stock management system of the workshop stores containing a wide variety of heavy vehicles, spare parts and materials, and camping equipment.
Specific Duties
  • Responsible for the supervision of maintenance and repair of all vehicles and equipment assigned to the department.
  • Implements and monitors a preventative maintenance program to assure cost effective maintenance and a scheduled maintenance program to provide maintenance by manufacturers’ specifications.
  • Maintains a complete inventory system through recording of all expenditures and income of each vehicle, maintenance equipment, fuel, repair parts, supplies, etc.
  • Monitors user departments by analysis of vehicle and equipment utilization and evaluation of equipment specifications.
  • Enforces health and safety practices and procedures and ensures employees receive appropriate safety training.
  • Supervises Fleet Services employees; trains and manages the performance of employees in consultation with the Workshop Manager.
  • Assists in the development of the Fleet Services budget to include a review of past year expenses and income; adjusts and administers all Fleet Service purchases, including parts, tools, office supplies.
  • Checks all repair work performed in the workshop for completeness. This includes physical inspections and road tests before vehicle is turned back for departure.
  • Keeps maintenance and repair records.
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
  • Relevant Diploma plus course work in auto and equipment mechanics at a trade school and at least three (3) years’ experience as a mechanic, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in fleet management and working with Mercedes Benz trucks is highly desired.
Special Requirements
  • Must be on 24 hour call.
  • Must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License.
  • Team player
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of methods, techniques and procedures involved in maintenance repairs and replacement.
  • Considerable knowledge of safety practices and techniques in mechanics; considerable knowledge of diesel and gas engine mechanics; considerable knowledge of vehicle make-up;
  • Ability to function and perform effectively as a manager and supervisor fostering a healthy team environment.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled employees engaged in repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
  • Ability to create effective working relationships with employees.
  • Ability to coordinate programs, prepare reports and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Tools & Equipment Used
  • Personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheets, email, intranet and database software.
  • Motorized vehicles for mechanical testing purposes; power and hand tools and equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanic’s tools including jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools and other tools required for minor repairs and routine maintenance of motorized vehicles; electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment.
Annual Operational Accountabilities and Benchmark Measure

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV to [email protected] by 14/11/2017. 

Kindly indicate the position title on the subject line when applying. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Peak East Africa is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. 

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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