Action Africa Help - International Mechanic/Welder Jobs in Kenya

Action Africa Help - International Mechanic/Welder Jobs in Kenya

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living.

With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.

More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.


  • Operations (Workshops Unit)
    Reports to:
  • Workshop Supervisor
    Liaises with:
  • Workshop Supplies Technician, Electrician

    Job Summary:

    The Mechanic/Welder will be responsible for general welding for all type of metals, maintenance and repairs of all vehicles and other assets.

    S/he will carry out all major repairs; diagnose faults, and overhaul engines, gearboxes, transmissions, differentials, and other mechanical components.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • The General Maintenance, Servicing and Repairs of all vehicles and other assets
  • Operates oxyacetylene and electric arc welding machines in cutting and welding and also carry out fabrication work
  • Cuts, welds, brazes and solders metal parts in the repair and replacement of parts for mechanical equipment, or in the repair, replacement or installation of structural steel;
  • Ensure proper repair of punctured tires and recommend if the inner tubes or tires need to be replaced.
  • Distinguish uneven tire wear on the vehicle and recommend if there is a need for suspension repair or wheel alignment.
  • Keep the workshop section clean at all time.
  • Ensure safekeeping of assigned tools
  • To update vehicles/generators repair schedule.
  • Perform vehicle repair such as mechanical/electrical and accessories and will check thoroughly any signs of malfunctioning.
  • Carry out all major breakdown, diagnose faults, overhaul engines, gearboxes, transmissions, differentials, and other mechanical components and carryout task in proper procedures.
  • Retrieve/repair/rescue broken down vehicles in the field and provide defects reports.
  • Request for spare parts; requisitions must be approved by the supervisor.
  • Take responsibility of approved spares and work in progress for intended purpose.
  • Get the repair of vehicles/equipment first time right to avoid down time and repeat work. 14.
  • To consistently deliver high quality repairs in the required timeframes
  • Ensure workshop safety rules and procedures are followed and use of right tools and equipment for the right job.
  • Interpret instructions, technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams, schematics and other guides in conducting repairs and modifications.
  • Ensure skilled usage of measuring instruments and test equipment
  • Diagnose vehicles with problem.
  • Ensure proper parts are fitted and quality of work is maintained.
  • Will check, test, and calibrate nozzles.
  • Will ensure working under safe conditions and to avoid risk causing injury to himself and others as well as damaged to the equipment.
  • Develop skills and training for users of 4wd vehicles, safety driving, on and off road operations.
  • Responsible for the Workshop assigned tools
    and equipment and to make sure that they use carefully and are well clean at all times.
  • Report on vehicle files, repairs carried out for future reference records.
  • Ensure that lubricant and other liquid solutions are filled/topped up/added only the right quantity.
  • Ensure proper use and responsibility of assigned workshop tools and equipment, proper safe keeping, clean tools & equipment and proper workshop housekeeping every day.
  • Will carry out fabrication/rebuilding/welding and repairs on vehicle component with limited resources.
  • Will attend routine servicing and maintenance to project vehicles, generators, pumps, and others.
  • Be prepared to travel on frequent basis from Logistic base and other field offices to fulfill this tasks outlined in this job description.
  • This will entail traveling and living under difficult environmental conditions.
  • Will perform and carry out other duties/ jobs that may be assigned from time to time as normal routine duties

    General Tasks
  • General welding, maintenance and repairs of all vehicles and other asset. Carry out all major repairs, diagnose faults, overhaul engines, gearboxes, transmissions, differentials, and other mechanical components and carryout task in proper procedures.
  • Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • Relevant diploma in mechanical engineering/ Grade 1 technician (Welding and fabrication/Automotive option).
  • Driving license class B,C & E
    Relevant experience in general welding, motor vehicle repairs, generators, plant and equipment.
  • Demonstrated multi skilling in mechanics, Auto Electrics/electronics, welding and fabrication works is a great advantage.
  • Relevant experience in spare parts management.
  • Notions in computer literacy / data processing (Word, Excel, Access)
  • English read / written / Spoken

    Professional Experience
  • At least 3 years’ work experience in a comparable position with references

    Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Good knowledge of English language and Kiswahili will be an added advantage
  • Sensitivity in handling and disposing of documents which may be important
  • Reliability and good organisational skills, appropriate appearance and clothing

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to to be received by 18th April, 2019.
  • The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for.
  • AAH-K is an equal-opportunity employer.
  • We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website.
  • Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.
  • AAH-K does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.
  • Selection will be done on a rolling basis.

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