JOB ADVERT: Auto Mechanic Foreman
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Sources
POSITION:Auto Mechanic Foreman
CLOSING DATE:October 31, 2016 at 16:00
WORK HOURS: Full time, 40 hours/week
The U.S. Mission in Yaounde, Cameroon is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Auto Mechanic Foreman. This position is located in Yaounde, Cameroon.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION
Under the supervision of the General Services Officer and the Motor Pool Supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for the efficient operation of the Motor Pool Garage in conformity with all Department of State regulations and Embassy policies. The incumbent provides work guidance to three Mechanics and contractors (electricians, AC and body auto mechanics).
Detailed Duties and Responsibilities for Auto Mechanic Foreman:
A. 65% of Time
Assures effective maintenance, is performed on all official Mission vehicles; employee diagnoses mechanical problems, recommends maintenance to be done, and supervises its performance by the mechanics. Establishes and maintains procedures to ensure the personal safety of mechanics and the security of U.S. Government property and equipment. Assists in training personnel in such procedures and assists with in-house driver and safety training. Prepares required reports, on timely and efficient manner, on all aspects of garage operations, in collaboration with the motor pool supervisor. Prepares any other reports as requested by the supervisors. Briefs motor pool supervisor regularly on mechanical conditions of vehicles and all issues affecting the Garage.
B. 20% of Time
Completes requests for Expendable Supplies to obtain spares from the auto supply clerk and hand to mechanics. Enforces safety procedures at the work place; keeps repair records of all vehicles detailing work done and spare replaced. Informs Motor Pool Supervisor of inappropriate behaviors at work place, follows up the preventive maintenance schedules, requests what is needed for the mechanics to do their work properly. Forward all repair costs, oil costs and labor to the motor pool supervisor. Serves as back-up to the Motor Pool Supervisor when the latter is absent or on leave.
C. 15% of Time
Research auto spare parts online in parts catalogues and communicates with dealers in country and out of country to choose the most appropriate spare parts for vehicles. Incumbent decides on the level of auto parts supplies that should be kept in the auto supply shop. Incumbent recommends purchases of auto supplies.
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
EDUCATION: Completion of Technical High School in Auto Mechanic or equivalent diploma is required.
EXPERIENCE: At least five years of auto mechanic experience including experience repairing motorbikes and trucks in a large commercial facility, a diplomatic mission or an international organization is required.
LANGUAGE: Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English and level II (Basic Knowledge) Speaking/Reading of French are required. (This will be tested.)
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Mechanical aptitude is required. Incumbent must be able to operate a computer work on Word, Excel, Internet and email. Valid driver's license (categories B, C, and D) is required. (This will be tested.)
JOB KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent must have a good knowledge of the functions of all parts of vehicles; names of parts; names of functions of tools and proper applications and management of vehicles. He/she must be able to read and interpret automotive manuals.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
- Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
- Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office:
P.O. Box 817, Tel.: 222-201-500, Ext 4006,
U.S. Embassy Yaoundé, Cameroon E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please, indicate the title of the position on the “Subject:” line)