The Assistant Mechanic is to ensure that vehicles function in a proper and safe manner, and supply fuel to company vehicles.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Conduct routine maintenance service on vehicles, such as changing oils, filters and radiator coolants etc.
  • Supply Fuel to company vehicles.
  • Keep record of Fuel and Oil stocks and order accordingly.
  • Communicate with drivers and Manager on the state of the vehicles.
  • Ensure that the work area, equipment and tools used are organised and clean.
  • Assist on carry out tests on vehicles to identify potential problems, such as defective components and to monitor vehicle performance
  • Dismantle, repair or replace parts of the vehicle including doors, engine, wheels and interiors.
  • Inspect and test transmission, fuel systems, brakes, steering, suspension and other parts of the vehicle.

 

Work on a full-time basis. Working hours are usually up to 40 hours spread over five days a week. Working Overtime, on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays may be required.

 

EDUCATION & LICENSES REQUIRED

  • Qualified as a Motor Vehicle Mechanic.
  • On-the-job training is offered by the employer.

 

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / QUALITIES / TOOLS & EQUIPMENT USED IN THIS POSITION

The mechanic is expected to have:

  •  An understanding of the electrical, electronic and mechanical workings of a vehicle and how components interact with one another
  • Knowledge of the different types of vehicle engines and their characteristics
  • The ability to use and maintain multiple tools and equipment
  • The ability to keep up-to-date with the latest vehicle technologies
  • An awareness of the national safety standards and vehicle regulations
  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Written communication skills in Maltese and/ or English
  • Numeracy skills  and organizational and planning skills
  • Analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Time management skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • A methodical approach and a passion for vehicles
  • A practical orientation and arm-hand steadiness
  • Attention to detail, manual dexterity, patience and precision

 

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