DIESEL MECHANIC – AGRICULTURE

Aliwal North area – Eastern Cape: The diesel mechanic is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all agricultural farm equipment, with a focus on harvesters, planters and tractors.

Job duties include performing routine maintenance on the farm equipment, diagnosing problems with failing machinery, and replacing worn out parts.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Grade 12 or NQF4
  • Trade Tested Diesel Mechanic qualification
  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years’ post trade practical experience within a similar environment
  • Sound knowledge of Agricultural Equipment and on mechanical machinery operation and maintenance.
  • Sound hydraulic experience.
  • Knowledge of gear pump manufacturing
  • Welding advantageous.
  • Ability to diagnose faults, strips and re-assemble machines without supervision
  • Valid Driver’s License EB1
  • Clear criminal record
  • English & Afrikaans proficient – Xhosa will be highly beneficial
  • Constantly adding value to the current functions of the position
  • Teamwork
  • Thorough, precise and accurate

 

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Service, repair and overhaul the mechanical parts of agricultural equipment and vehicles
  • Ensure that all work sheets for services rendered, are done according to RW policies and procedures
  • Comply with all Health and Safety standards
  • Correctly complete all guarantee claims and claims information
  • Train and mentor all relevant personnel regarding RW Maintenance department policies and procedures
  • Ability to motivate and work with staff essential
  • Strong management skills essential
  • Stock control and reporting
  • Ensure that parts are bought and sourced at the most competitive prices
  • Ensure that work done by 3rd parties on vehicles is necessary and appropriately priced
  • Ensure that essential spare parts are always on hand
  • Have the ability to plan and record parts inventories
  • Continuous liaison with internal departments, suppliers and clients
  • Daily adhoc duties as required

ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted

To apply CLICK THIS LINK and upload your CV https://webapp.placementpartner.com/wi/vacancy/?id=farm&VacRef=FM000998&preview=4541b9114e383058aa8d88a54f89c12b