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14 Mar 2019

Lead Diesel Mechanic at Yalelo Limited

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Yalelo is seeking a hands on Lead Diesel Mechanic with extensive experience in Proactive & Corrective Maintenance to be based at our production site.

Location: The role will be primarily based at our Yalelo farm in Siavonga but may require occasional travel to Lusaka.

Our Right Fit candidate will:

  • Examine both trucks and cars based on scheduled / proactive maintenance and table customer concerns on company units.
  • Troubleshoot faults and repair or replace worn parts such as: spark plugs, wheel bearings, brake pads, fuel filters, and sensors etc on a wide range of units (Mercedes, Isuzu, Daf and Tata trucks), as well as light motor vehicles such as: Isuzu, Toyota and Ford.
  • Carry out weekly inspections to ensure thorough examination of all units at the Siavonga farm using detailed checklists.
  • Carry out detailed mechanical and auto electrical trouble shooting of problems using computerized diagnostic equipment and common sense.
  • Establish appropriate repair measures based on analysis, peer-to-peer examination, and past experience.
  • Perform repairs thoroughly and accurately on diesel and petrol engines, taking into account original repair strategy and customer specifications OTIF.

Our Mechanic should have:

  • A Craft Certificate or higher in Automotive Mechanics or higher with specific focus on diesel engines or completion of a post-secondary program in diesel automotive mechanics
  • Industry Experience: At least three (5) years’ work experience in a maintenance environment including two (2) years’ experience at supervisory level
  • Experience with electronic systems maintenance and repair
  • Experience in engine OVERHAUL on both petrol and diesel engines.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills – Our mechanic is expected to communicate repair works/information to the customer, other mechanics as well as the departmental manager.


  • High Critical thinking skills
  • Exceptional Troubleshooting skills
  • Mechanically and analytically minded
  • Physical strength and stamina.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to work a schedule outside business hours and/or flexible shifts.
  • Be able to work in a team.
  • Be detail-oriented and meticulous.

Other expectations:

  • Use computer maintenance management system (CMMS FIIX).
  • Increase truck availability.
  • Positively IMPACT work schedule compliance.
  • Reduce Overdue preventive maintenance work orders
  • Positively impact MTBF – Mean Time Between Failures
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How to Apply

If you’re the one, Yalelo wants to hear from you today!!! To Apply, follow this link – Job Application: Lead Diesel Mechanic

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NOTE: Yalelo does not require any fees nor do we use any agents in our recruitment process.

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