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  • Posted: Oct 13, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Nova Pioneer Education Group is a Pan-African independent school network offering preschool through secondary education for students from ages 3 through 19. We prepare the next generation of leaders and innovators through world-class teaching methods with an emphasis on 21st century skills. We established Nova Pioneer because we believe education should ...
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    2023 Driver / Auto-Electrician (Tatu Day/Athi River Day Schools)


    The Driver /Auto Electrician shall be responsible and accountable for the execution of daily transportation of students and the electrical maintenance of the Nova Pioneer’s fleet of motor vehicles. The role holder will report directly to the Transport Manager.

    You will:

    • Operate the school motor vehicle in a safe and efficient way according to all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
    • Ensure that “door to door” policy for dropping and picking of pupils is maintained.
    • Follow the planned route on a time schedule.
    • Work together with the bus assistant in maintaining order in the bus.
    • Report and document any vehicle defect on daily basis.
    • Observe speed limits and all other road signs.
    • Fuel allocated vehicle as per fueling schedule.
    • Drive pupils to educational trips, sports activities and any other school activity in a safe manner.
    • Document actual mileage, timings and destination in the vehicle movement book before commencement of any trip.
    • Undertake daily routine checks for tires, oil, radiator coolant and lights.
    • Notify Transport Manager of any accident/incident immediately.
    • Notify Transport Manager of any delay caused by Route diversions, riots etc.
    • Follow Emergency policy when involved in emergencies or accident.
    • Ensure the allocated school motor vehicle is kept clean on daily basis.
    • Ensure the school motor vehicle is safely and securely parked on campus and when on trips.
    • Ensure that all pupils on route are on board before journey start.
    • Ensure all on board are aware of rules and responsibilities as passengers.
    • Maintain order and discipline in the school motor vehicle.

    Auto Electrician Duties & Responsibilities

    • Diagnosis of malfunctions and troubleshooting: Establish the nature of motor vehicle electrical problems being experienced, track their frequency and any other unusual occurrences. Conduct inspections and test-drives to establish the cause of the electrical problems and thereafter to confirm that they have been resolved.
    • Undertake or supervise the repair of electrical repairs on all school motor vehicles : Fix and repair any malfunction/fault on the vehicle’s electrical system including but not limited to, charging systems, electrical supply systems, ignition electronic systems, lighting & signaling systems, sensors, starting systems, gauges and meters, electrical switches and wiring harnesses.
    • Routine Maintenance: Perform weekly safety and maintenance checks on all Nova Pioneer vehicles, document all recommended safety and maintenance data and use it to monitor Key Performance Indicators used in strategic decision making.
    • Documentation: Maintain complete and accurate transport related control documents which include; job cards for each repair to be carried.
    • Feedback: Propose, participate and provide feedback to the Transport Manager on repairs that have been undertaken and maintain a proactive approach towards the execution of tasks.
    • Timelines: Work within timelines that ensure the school motor vehicles are ready for daily routes services with minimum or no interruption.
    • Perform any other duties as assigned on behalf of the organization including running errands, transporting staff and ferrying students to the hospital for emergency cases.

    Compliance with Internal Policies, Standards, National Laws & Regulations

    • Adhere to the stipulated standards and conduct outlined by the Nova Pioneer Transport Policy, the Nova Pioneer Employee Handbook and other relevant policies.
    • Ensure that all National and County Legal requirements such as licenses, permits or certificates are met and continually kept current or updated. This includes any motor vehicle licenses, approvals, certificates and permits.

    Champion & Promote Safety & Best Work Practices

    • Conduct weekly workplace inspection to ascertain adherence to the Workplace Health & Safety Protocols and other relevant standards.
    • Participate and own all Health & Safety initiatives that may be recommended by the Health & Safety Committee or other Organisation or School Leadership organs.
    • Responsibly handle and operate tools, equipment and machinery according to the prescribed manufacturer’s recommendations and safety procedures.
    • Correct unsafe conditions in the work area and promptly report any conditions that are not correctable to the supervisor.
    • Keep the workshop, equipment and tools in a safe operating condition.

    Live the Nova Pioneer Culture

    • Fully embrace Nova Pioneer’s culture, values and beliefs and promote them to students, staff, parents and members of the outside community.
    • Work collaboratively and cohesively in a team, being mindful and respectful of each person’s contributions and style.
    • Maintain the adopted Nova Pioneer Transport Policy approach of door-to-door student pick-up and drop-off.
    • Ensure the strict adherence of the various Transport Services Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Attend and participate in team meetings that arise throughout the school year.
    • Operational Excellence.
    • Proactively monitor and report/act on Customer Feedback.
    • Adhere to the Transport Services Safety and Operating Procedures and provide timely feedback.
    • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all relevant records.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by your Manager from time to time.


    Skills and requirements

    • Diploma in Auto-electrical engineering from a recognized institution.
    • Knowledge of highway code and school bus regulations.
    • Possess a PSV License.
    • Possess a BCE- Class Driving License for more than 8 years.
    • Must Possess a recent (not older than 6 months at the time of application) Certificate of Good Conduct.
    • Recommendation letter from previous employers.
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience with school bus transportation.
    • Ability to operate a school bus in a safe and responsible manner.
    • Client service and public interaction skills.
    • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Effective verbal and listening communications skills.
    • First aid knowledge.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Nova Pioneer on to apply

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