Carries out the skilled preventive and corrective maintenance on heavy duty vehicles including cranes, tankers, flat beds and forklift trucks, and various mechanical devices such as air compressors, vacuum pumps and crane truck.
Includes preventive and routine maintenance tasks such as checking and changing oil, hydraulic fluids, filters and water, as well as major dismantling, repair and reassembly of engines, gear assemblies and other associated equipment.
Carries out corrective maintenance and repair in the workshop or on site, and the workshop overhaul of heavy duty lifting equipment and ancillaries, such as vacuum pumps, portable air compressors, cranes, forklifts, diesel generators and fire pumps.
Includes stripping, cleaning replacing defective parts, adjusting, refitting and reassembling as required.
Carries out repair and service work on the engines and drive mechanisms of heavy duty vehicles, including overhaul, repair and replacement of clutches, gear boxes, propeller shafts, front and rear axles, braking system and steering assemblies.
Performs preventive maintenance duties on heavy equipment according to regular schedules and check lists. Includes changing engine oil, replacing filters, cleaning filter elements, checking fan belts and water hoses, filling radiators and cleaning engines with appropriate chemicals.
Greases and lubricates moving parts as required.
Inspects repaired engines and starts them. Includes checking for leaks, proper installation and operation of safety devices, such as oil and water temperature gauges and over speed trip switches.
Test- checks all engine and mechanical parts, including load testing of crane and forklifts, to ensure that proper procedures have been followed.
Works from equipment drawings and manuals, using spare part lists and vocabulary system information, to ensure that correct parts or adequate substitutes are installed.
Determines with Supervisor the extent of work and appropriate action to be taken such as replacing parts, reconditioning components or performing complete overhauls.
Services and maintains the internal combustion engines of plant stationary diesel driven or petrol driven equipment such as emergency generators, diesel driven compressor, diesel driven pipe pumps, wheel and spillages.
Complies with all safety and fire rules and regulations, including the use of protective clothing and equipment, maintains work location in a clean and tidy condition including removal of wastes and spillages.
Carries out other similar or related duties as assigned, such as fabricating small parts, attending to breakdown, and diagnosing faults based on Driver’s descriptions.
Completion of Preparatory (12 years) technical secondary education followed 2 years formal training in related field.
6 years’ experience in heavy duty vehicle maintenance and repair work.
Working knowledge of English
Daily contact with Maintenance and Operations personnel up to Supervisor level to acquire information on, and obtain necessary work permits to isolate and deal with, faulty mechanical equipment.
Spends more than 90% of the work time walking, standing, bending, carrying medium weight materials and equipment and using a variety of hand tools to carry out Maintenance tasks.
Exposed to prevailing weather and plant operating conditions for about 90% of the work.