Driver/Mechanic – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:     Driver/Mechanic  
Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station:  Mukono, Uganda
About UCU:
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker
Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker
Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history
from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to
operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s
missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and
others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital.
By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on
society through the higher education – not only of clergy but of other
professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.
Job Summary:  The Driver/Mechanic will primarily ensure that
all University vehicles are well maintained by doing minor repairs, vehicle
servicing, inspection and assessment reports, and a long side offering driving
services to students and staff.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure that the assigned vehicle is fueled
    at all times as per the University Policy, and that the vehicle has
    correct levels of lubricant, battery water and correct tyre pressure as
    recommended.
  • In charge of providing driving services to
    Uganda Christian University as may be deployed
  • Ensure that all passengers are safely
    seated and belted up at all times in transit and assist them to embark and
    disembark the vehicle.
  • Ensure safety of all luggage supplies and
    equipment within the vehicle
  • Ensure that vehicles are clean and in
    proper running condition at all times in compliance with Uganda Christian
    University rules and regulations and the traffic laws of Uganda.
  • Maintaining the logbook for all duties
    assigned.
  • Keeping safe custody of all vehicle
    documents.
  • Reporting when the Vehicle is due for servicing
    and repairs.
  • Conduct a diagnostic inspection of all
    vehicles to ascertain suitability for a journey
  • Check if tyres are well fitted ,brakes
    adjusted and all adjustments are done before the Vehicles set off for a
    journey
  • Keeping records of repairs, service and
    maintenance of all fleet and commonly replaced parts.
  • Endeavor to address drivers’ mechanical
    complaints on vehicles and conducting inspection to maintain vehicle
    functionality condition
  • Carrying out special inspections and
    testing of vehicles and completing preventive maintenance   for example checking engine oil and
    tyres among others.
  • Assess and check vehicles to provide a
    guide for major repairs
  • Quickly respond to routine and emergency
    calls for break downs and repairs
  • Perform any other official duties assigned
    by the Supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Uganda
    advanced level Certificate of Education (‘A’ level) and a Certificate in
    Motor Vehicle mechanics
  • Hold a clean and valid driving permit
    preferably a DH class.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a
    busy garage and as a driver
  • Excellent command of the English Language
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Should be willing and able to work beyond
    normal working hours
  • Must be Self motivated
  • Must be a committed Christian of high
    integrity
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should send two (2) copies of an application
letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vitae
and three references.( Academic, Leadership and Pastoral). Please remember to
attach two (2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts
and send to:
The Manager Human Resource & Administration
Uganda Christian University,
Pilkington Building,
P.O. Box 4, Mukono. Uganda
Deadline: 29th May,
2015
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