Kilifi Plantations Ltd is one of the leading agricultural farms in Kenya located within Kilifi County. Kilifi Plantations was established in 1920 as a sisal plantation. It was privately bought in 1963 and today remains an ongoing agricultural business. Currently Kilifi Plantations consist of a leading national dairy herd milking 400 animals daily producing 3,000 litres a day. The farm also produces 350 tonnes annually of sisal fibre of export quality. Kilifi Plantations is looking for Workshop Mechanic Intern to join a vibrant Workshop team to facilitate smooth running of operations within the workshop.
Have an understanding of diesel engines and be able to at least dismantle the same with supervision.
Assist in conducting minor checks and services of all tractors, listers and generator engines.
Assist in keeping 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.
Assist in maintaining vehicle functional condition by listening to operator complaints; conducting inspections; repairing engine failures; repairing mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions; replacing parts and components; repairing body damage.
Assist in verifying vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.
Complies with state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards.
Assist in maintaining vehicle appearance by cleaning, washing, and painting.
Assist in maintaining vehicle records by recording service and repairs.
Assist in containing costs by using warranty; evaluating service and parts options.
Assist in keeping shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
A Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering.
Valid driving license duly stamped classes BCEFG will be an added advantage.
Minimum 1 year relevant experience.
Skills and competencies
High level of integrity
A monthly stipend will be provided. Housing will also be provided.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, send a one-page cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this role and your CV of no more than three pages to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Workshop Mechanic Intern". Please avoid sending additional materials or attachments such as certificates and copies of your degree until requested to do so. If you do not hear from Kilifi Plantations within two weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.