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  • Posted on: 21 May, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • CARE is a leading humanitarian and development organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. CARE commenced its humanitarian programme in Kenya in 1968. Since then we have built a substantial development and humanitarian program including refugee operations, emergency response, livelihoods, food security, climate change adaption, sexual reproductive and maternal health, women and girls’ economic empowerment, and youth employability.

    Welder and Fabrication


    CARE International in Kenya is looking for a well-organized and highly motivated individual who are result-oriented to fill the position mentioned below.


    Reporting to Assistant workshop foreman, the incumbent shall be responsible for the welding bay, welding equipment, material and accessories. He/she shall be required to fabricate metal structures, vehicles component and carryout repairs on regional agency fleet. He/she will be responsible for fabrications, cast, and forged components to assemble structural forms, such as machinery frames, tanks, pressure vessels, furnace shells, and building and bridge parts, according to blueprints and knowledge of welding and metallurgy: Selects equipment and plans layout, assembly, and welding, applying knowledge of geometry, physical properties of metal machining weld shrinkage, and welding techniques.

    Tasks and responsibilities.

    R 1: Welding and Fabrication

    • Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations
    • Inspects grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometer, caliper, and precision measuring instrument
    • Ensure work orders on completed tasks are fully and correctly completed on daily basis.
    • Ensure all accrued documentation from the previous week’s jobs is done before the start of another days work.
    • Ensure technical reports are written and sent to the Coordinator or workshop supervisor.
    • Ensure assistant mechanics follow the laid down safety rules and regulation of the workshop.
    • Welding components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions and securing parts and assemblies according to specifications, using straightedge, combination square, calipers, and ruler.
    • Removing rough spots from work piece, using portable grinder, hand file or scraper and cutting work piece, using powered saws, hand shears, or chipping knife
    • Develops templates and other work aids to hold and align parts.
    • Determines required equipment and welding method, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques
    • Tack-welds or welds components and assemblies, using electric, gas, arc, or other welding equipment.

    R 2: Safety Precautions and Quality Control

    • To consistently deliver high quality repairs in the required timeframes, which, ensure our clients needs and requirements are met. As a valued employee of Auto Mechanic Technicians you are considered to be an important factor in the continuing growth and development of this Organization. We encourage innovation and believe commitment to quality is both a team and an individual responsibility.
    • Complete work orders with all additional repairs and parts recorded; and also record any mechanical problems or other observations.
    • Observe and follow all safety rules and procedures including housekeeping activities.

    R3: Material handling

    • To provide accurate information on materials/component required, by using the appropriate parts catalogue and giving correct specifications on materials and part numbers to the coordinator or workshop supervisor, and storekeeper to speed up the ordering process and subsequently repair of the vehicles.
    • Counter check whether the material supplied is correct before proceeding to use in order to avoid use of wrong materials.
    • Advice the supervisor or assistant on materials or parts failure or general wear and tear on components that require replacement.
    • Ensure parts missing are ordered by filling the w/shop parts requisition form accordingly.
    • Liaise with the storekeeper, Coordinator or Workshop supervisor and when ordering materials required for welding fabrication and vehicle refurbishment.
    • Ensure use of safety precaution gears while working on rotation machines and equipments.


    • Spending Authority: This position does not have spending authority.
    • Supervision: Will directly supervise and provide technical assistance to two assistant mechanics.
    • Decision Making: Makes normal decisions. Deliberations on repairs can be done in consultation with the Supervisor.


    External: UNHCR , WFP and IP drivers

    Internal: CARE drivers


    The position is based at Dadaab Main Office (DMO) with frequent movements to Hagadera, IFO and Dagahaley camps as well as any other extension camps and program sites. This is a non-family working station. Hot weather is prevalent throughout the year with limited basic amenities. Road movement to and from work station to Garissa as well as inter-camp movement must be under police escort (Scheduled convoys). Strict adherence to security instructions all the time. It is a six days work station with a compensatory time off according to CTO policy. The incumbent will be required to travel to Nairobi office and perform official responsibilities as will be required

    The incumbent shall reside in the CARE compound while executing official duties and shall obey and adhere to residential compound regulations.


    Education: Diploma in Auto/Mechanical Engineering

    Experience: 3 years of relevant work experience in a busy environment

    Certificate: Government trade test Grade II & I & a Valid, accident free driving license preferably with Class B, C, E.


    • Good interpersonal and communication skills, in English and Kiswahili
    • Ensures high quality
    • Dependable
    • Demonstrates honesty
    • Maintains effectiveness
    • Show respect for and learns from diversity
    • Responds quickly to situations
    • Interpret information and willing to share with others.

    Auto Mechanic


    CARE International in Kenya is looking for a well-organized and highly motivated individual who are result-oriented to fill the position mentioned below.


    Reporting to the workshop Foreman, the primary role of the Auto Technician is repairing and servicing fleet booked into the workshop for both auto electric and mechanical tasks, diagnosing faults finding on the fleet and determining the extent of repairs required. Stripping, fitting and replacing components on fleet of various makes, types and kinds. She/he shall undertake inspections, repairs and routine preventative maintenance for fleet in Dadaab region and ensure that all vehicles, plant and equipment meet or exceed set repair and maintenance standards.

    The emphasis on quality control and customer centered attitude will be the hallmarks of her/his day to day work. She/he will be required to comply with the Workshop Standard Operating Procedures, Internal Control Procedures and CARE’ Kenya’s vehicle operation & maintenance management policy.


    • R1: Preventive and breakdown maintenance of motor vehicles and equipment
      • Carry out the mechanical/electrical preventive maintenance and repair of vehicles, plant and equipment including but not limited to Isuzu trucks, 4x4 vehicles, tractors, agro - trailers, backhoe loaders, and heavy vehicles of various makes, types and models.
      • Prepare vehicles/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.
      • Carry out all vehicles and equipments electrical repairs and system installations including and not limited to vehicles tracking system, communication systems, speed limit governors and electrical gadgets.
      • Service and maintain all mobile air Conditioning systems and other related accessories.
      • Maintain vehicles in functional conditions by listening to operator complaints; conducting inspections; repairing engine failures; repairing transmissions, differentials, hydraulic pumps malfunctions; replacing parts and components and computerized vehicle gadgets, air brakes, electronic fuel injection (EFI) and mobile air conditioner systems.
      • Maintain vehicle records by recording service and repairs while ensuring they are signed before handing over the documents to supervisor.
      • Verify vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.
      • To rescue breakdown vehicles in the field and provide defect reports on the root cause and actions taken into the breakdown.
      • Carry out repairs and maintenance of agricultural equipment and modifications to suit our operational needs.
      • Request for spare parts and other necessary sundries/consumables; requisitions must be approved by the supervisor.
      • Take responsibility of approved spares and work in progress for intended purpose.
      • Get the repair of vehicles/equipments first time right away to avoid down time and repeat work.
      • Account for all tools and equipments assigned to or on temporary request.
    • R2: Safety precautions and quality control
      • To consistently deliver high quality repairs in the required timeframes, which will ensure clients’ needs and requirements are met.
      • To ensure that all electrical appliances are turned off in the evening before closing for the day.
      • To complete all work orders and record all additional repairs and parts and ensure that a checklist has been performed.
      • Ensure workshop safety rules and procedures are followed, including designating highly flammable substances and use of right tools and equipments.
      • Complies with statutory regulations of vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards.
      • Observe and implement NEMA environmental laws concerning the handling of hazardous materials routinely used in fleet service operations.
      • Observe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, and fleet policies and procedures pertaining to the safe performance of fleet service operations.
      • To segregate used parts before disposal.
      • Maintains vehicle/equipment appearance by cleaning and washing.
      • Protect exposed sensitive sensors during engine/operating unit/components cleaning.
    • R3: Mechanical and electrical diagnosis and interpretation of repair manuals
      • Interpret instructions, technical manuals (manual/digital), illustrations, specifications, diagrams, schematics and other guides in conducting repairs and modifications.
      • Keeps workshop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; performing preventive maintenance; inform supervisor of any pending repairs.
      • Skilled usage of measuring instruments and test equipment such as engine analyzers, injector testers, ignition timers, lactometers, ammeters, ohmmeters etc.
      • Ensure proper use of vehicle computer-controlled diagnostic machine on engine, fuel and ignition, ABS braking and transmission systems.


    • Spending Authority: none.
    • Supervision: Supervises one assistant mechanic
    • Decision Making: Decisions limited within prescribed standards.


    External: UNHCR, WFP and other implementing partners, operating partners with MOU with CARE.

    Internal: All CARE staff.


    The position is based in Dadaab Main Office with occasional visits to the camps and other program sites. This is a non-family work station. Hot weather is prevalent throughout the year with limited basic amenities. Road movement between the work station and Garissa as well as inter-camp movement must be under police escort (scheduled convoys), with strict adherence to safety and security instructions all the time. It is a six days work station with a compensatory time off according to CTO policy.

    The incumbent shall reside in the CARE compound while executing official duties and shall obey and adhere to residential compound regulations.


    Education: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Automotive/Plant) and must have a Valid driving license with Class B, C, E.

    Experience: Demonstrate experience of at least 3 years in repairs and maintenance of vehicles and equipments especially 4WD and tractors in the automotive field. Good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated Multi skilling in Mechanics, Auto Electrics/electronics, welding and fabrication works a great Advantage.

    Certificate: Computer literate with good knowledge of MS office.


    • Flexible
    • Respectful
    • Excellent diagnostic and good trouble shooting skills
    • Problem solving
    • Reliable
    • Team player
    • Safety skills
    • Reporting writing skills
    • Coaching skills

    Method of Application

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

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