Automotive Mechanic job at U.S. Mission Uganda

U.S. Mission Uganda

Automotive Mechanic job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 23 September 2022

Hiring Organization: U.S. Mission Uganda

Job Details:

Automotive Mechanic

Basic Function of Position
Serves as an Automotive Mechanic in General Services Office / Motor pool (GSO). Responsible for the daily operation of vehicle maintenance and automotive service scheduling. Provides quality control for major maintenance on vehicles and performing basic on-site maintenance on vehicles.


Major Duties and Responsibilities __________% of Time
Fleet Operations Management 75%
• Performs major and minor overhaul and repair work to engines, transmissions, brake systems, springs, shocks absorbers, steering mechanisms, electrical, fuel and hydraulic systems, wheel assemblies, and other vehicles components.
• Disassembles equipment and adjusts, repairs, or replace defective parts or components to correct malfunctioning engines, brakes or components.
• Uses all typical tools and equipment of the trade, including testing and analysis equipment and other diagnostic equipment to determine proper functioning of automotive electrical circuits.
• Performs all facets of preventive maintenance operations on USG owned vehicles on a weekly basis to include oil changes, tire rotations, transmission flushes, suspension overhauls, and brake checks.
• Perform periodic checks to ensure drivers are conducting pre-departure vehicle inspections.
• Test drive USG owned vehicles to diagnose problems, identify need for and perform minor overhauling and repair work.
• Inspects vehicle components and advises Motor Pool Supervisor if further repairs or replacement of parts are required.
• Analyzes fuel usage and vehicle maintenance data and develop vehicle rotation plans to enhance efficient fleet utilization.
• Perform unscheduled maintenance due to sudden vehicle breakdown or failure, system checks (electrical, fuel, brakes etc.) to ensure vehicles are road worthy.

Administrative Functions 25%
• Coordinates with repair facilities to send vehicles for routine maintenance.
• Submits vehicle POSHO mishap reports to supervisor within 24 hours; and reports all damage to US
• Government vehicles or properties, and when citations are issued to drivers.
• Keeps an inventory of tools, equipment and materials in the mechanical shop and advises the Motor Pool supervisor when there is a need to adjust the levels.
• Responsible for the upkeep and safe custody of tools/equipment and other materials issued for the performance of mechanical repairs.

Note: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.

Qualifications Required for Effective Performance
• Completion of secondary school is required. Vocational automotive repair training, journeyman mechanic, or apprenticeship certification is required.

Prior Work Experience
• Minimum of two (2) years of experience as an automotive mechanic is required.

Post Entry Training
• Motor Pool applications such as the Integrated Logistics Management System (ILMS) and Fleet Management Information System (FMIS).
• PA264 Motor Pool Training.
• PA519 Advanced Motor Vehicle Management Overseas.
• Smith System Safe Driving Training.
• Language Proficiency: List both English and host country languages(s) proficiency requirements by level (II, III) and specialization (sp/read).
• English level II (Limited knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.

Job Knowledge
• A good working knowledge of vehicle diagnostics and troubleshooting practices, commercial and local market costs for parts and supplies, local dealerships and maintenance facilities for specialized auto servicing and repairs.
• A good working knowledge of USG regulations as it pertains to official vehicle preventative maintenance and repair.

Skills and Abilities
• Must hold a valid local driver’s license and be able to operate different types of vehicles such as utility and passenger vehicles, medium trucks, and forklifts. Must be able to interpret shop manuals, parts catalogs and diagrams, and understand technical language of the trade.
• Must be able to troubleshoot and determine the causes of a malfunction and be able to use diagnostic tools and software to troubleshoot vehicle problems.
• Must have basic computer skills to use proprietary software and prepare simple reports


Application procedure

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification or Public Trust clearance.
All applications must be submitted online. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for U.S. Embassy Kampala following instructions on the link below: 

For further assistance call 0414-306001
You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
On completion of this process, you will receive an auto response via your email.

Required Documents:
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
O&A Level certificates
Driver’s License
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)

Date Posted: 2022-09-16