Jobs at New Forests Company - Senior Mechanic 2022

Jobs at New Forests Company - Senior Mechanic 2022

Jobs at New Forests Company - Senior Mechanic 2022

The New Forests Company is a sustainable forestry company with operations in  Tanzania and Uganda, as well as a Group office in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Our mission is to become the premier Pan-African, vertically integrated, socially  responsible, sustainable timber company, sharing the value we create with our  shareholders, employees, customers, and neighboring communities. 

We are an  agent of change through responsible forestry, timber processing, profitability,  employment, conservation, and community development. Where necessary, we  challenge the status quo and established business models, redefine the role of  companies as drivers of economic growth in Africa. See more at

Purpose of the position:

Responsible for the maintenance and service of all NFC Equipment including heavy duty  machinery, Vehicles, Pole plant and Sawmilling machines.

Key Result Areas and accountabilities:

  • Managing vehicle maintenance budget 
  • Maintaining vehicle & plant maintenance schedules 
  • Planning, procurement, and control of spares & equipment 
  • Emergency maintenance of all plant equipment 
  • Liaising with the team to ensure all routine and emergency maintenance and repairs are  done in time to remain productive. 
  • Conduct regular maintenance on plant machinery, systems, and automotive vehicles. ➢ Design a plan of action for all maintenance tasks and upgrades. 
  • Maintain work logs, repairs, and maintenance records. 
  •  Ensure all work is undertaken to a high-quality standard and adheres to all quality standard  regulations. 
  • Maintaining Sawmilling machines  
  • Handle the tasks of rebuilding parts such as cylinder blocks and crankshafts by using  welding equipment, shapers, lathes, and drill presses 
  • Emergency maintenance of all plant equipment  
  • Complying with relevant health, safety & environmental requirements

Skills, Knowledge & Competencies required to perform this role:

  • Qualified Mechanic with at least 5 years’ experience with heavy duty vehicles  ➢ Good report writing, communication, presentation, and research skills  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of diagnosing performance problems, repairing related  estimates and writing work orders accurately 
  • Skilled in working with air conditioning, cooling fuel, electrical, exhaust and steering systems ➢ Ability to maintain and service CCA Pole Plant  
  • Proven ability to service and maintain Sawmilling machines  
  • Possess strong problem solving as well as customer service skills  
  • Sound knowledge of computerized diagnostic tools and equipment  
  • Proven ability to service and maintain heavy duty machinery  
  • Excellent time management and planning skills  
  • Knowledge of Health, safety & environmental provisions related to workshops  ➢ Valid Driver’s licence  
  • Good written and spoken command of English and Kiswahili Languages

Qualifications & Professional registration:

  • Essential: Relevant mechanical diploma or certificate
  • Years of experience required to perform this role
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role. 

Desired Start date: 01 July 2022

How to apply 

If you are interested, please send your CV to not later  than 29th of May 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

 “NFC is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply”

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