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Mechanic Driver

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  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Posted:
    7 months ago
  • Category:
    Drivers & Mechanic
  • Deadline:
    September 17, 2023

MECHANIC DRIVER

Location:( Monrovia) Liberia

Position Status: Full-time,

Salary Level: level 3

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps (MC) is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

Mercy Corps implements a variety of programming throughout the Africa Region in response to the diverse humanitarian and long-term development needs of the region. Mercy Corps has ongoing programs in Liberia Mercy Corps is committed to delivering high-quality, high-impact programming that reaches communities or individuals in need, wherever they are.

General Position Summary

The Mechanic Driver is responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of vehicles and repair equipment (mechanical instruments) used by Mercy Corps Liberia (MCL). This position combines driving duties with basic vehicle maintenance and repair tasks to support the organization’s programs and projects. The Mechanic Driver is expected to adhere to safety standards, maintain vehicle logs, fill and submit vehicle status/diagnostics checklist forms, organize rescue trips to bring back vehicles that breakdown in different locations away from the office and assist in transporting personnel and cargo to various destinations upon request from management.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Mechanic Responsibilities:

  1. Vehicle Inspection and Diagnostics:

Conduct thorough inspections of vehicles to identify mechanical, electrical, or technical problems.

Use diagnostic tools and equipment to pinpoint issues accurately.

  1. Repair and Maintenance:

Perform repairs on various vehicle components, including engines, transmissions, brakes, suspensions, and electrical systems.

Replace or repair defective parts and components using hand tools, power tools, and specialized equipment made available by MCL.

Perform routine maintenance tasks such as oil changes, tire rotations, and filter replacements.

  1. Troubleshooting:

Analyze diagnostic test results and vehicle data to determine the cause of malfunctions. Develop and implement effective repair solutions, advise the Fleet Team about preventive approaches that will help mitigate causes of the identified and repaired malfunctioning. 4. Documentation:

Maintain detailed records of repairs, services, and parts used.

Provide clear and accurate repair estimates for MCL when required.

  1. Safety and Compliance:

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Ensure that all repairs and maintenance activities adhere to safety standards and regulations.

Keep up to date with manufacturer specifications on vehicle maintenance standard. Work with drivers to ensure the availability of safety tools on board of every vehicle before being dispatched to the field.

  1. Teamwork:

Collaborate with other mechanics and technicians to share knowledge and solve complex problems.

Assist in training and mentoring junior mechanics or apprentices to support positive succession plan.

Driving Responsibilities:

  • Driving: Operate Mercy Corps Liberia’s vehicles, such as moving them within the facility, delivering vehicles to local service providers, or conducting road tests after repairs or as requested by the Head of the Fleet Unit, Support programs travel to the field.
  • Maintain vehicle log sheets following MC policies/regulations.
  • Check the vehicle conditions after each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to transport management.
  • Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor.
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares, etc. Keep the vehicle ready, clean, and on standby – ready for use at all times in the absence of assigned driver or after maintenance.
  • Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to the Fleet Officer regularly before embarking on repair process.
  • Undertake field assignments as assigned.
  • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals.

Security

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
  • Know that staff safety is paramount in any situation.

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient, and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development.

Accountability

Reports Directly to: Operations/Logistics Officer

Works Directly with Programs Teams, Support teams, Country Leadership Supervises: None

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Vast knowledge in vehicle diagnostic, troubleshooting and repair.
  • Valid driver’s license and experience driving 4×4 vehicles.
  • Must respect and adhere to all safety and traffic rules.
  • Must have about three (3) years of driving experience in a reputable organization. Must know how to complete a vehicle maintenance request & report forms, log sheet. Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is required.
  • A basic understanding of English and fluency in all local languages are required. Vehicle Mechanic Training Certificate is not an obligation, may be an added advantage.

Success Factors

The successful individual must be willing to travel out of Monrovia. He or she must understand basic safety guidelines. Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Expertise is a MUST. Knowledge of First aid is a plus. He or she must be diligent and committed to making this world a better place.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have a sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination based on race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status, or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants, or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary-General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct

themselves professionally, respect local laws and customs, and adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of our field projects.

 

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