Alistair Group
Posted Job
2 months ago

Heavy Duty Mechanic

ALISTAIR is one of East and Southern Africa’s fastest-growing service companies, providing a variety of self-delivered logistics solutions with core competencies in road freight and operational hire of material handling equipment. The business has gone from strength to strength, growing quickly in its geographical coverage and variety of services offered to clients. Currently, the Group employs over 800 personnel, delivers services across sixteen countries, and is poised for significant further expansion.

Core Competencies:

  • Material Supply
  • Customs Clearance
  • Road Freight
  • Material Handling
  • Storage and Warehousing
  • Offshore & Onshore Equipment Rental
  • Specialized Inspection Service


To be known as the Company that makes Africa work better.

Company Behaviours

Honesty, Customer Focus, Continual Improvement, Humility, and Safety.


  • General and Task Management
  • Attend breakdowns, identify faults, and problem-solving, with minimal downtime to production
  • Carry out a diagnosis of faults, the maintenance and repairs to all types of trucks and equipment in a safe, timely, and professional manner
  • Handle major repairs i.e Engine and Gearbox repairs and rebuilding
  • Estimate the length of time required to complete a job and likely consequences of failure to complete work within required timescales
  • Identify and escalate any activity that has the potential to cause harm or damage
  • Report breakdown root causes, equipment faults, and concerns to Workshop Foreman/Lead
  • Ensure all work is undertaken to a high-quality standard.
  • Identify spares requirements and log usage
  • Assist in the development of planned preventative maintenance (PPM) schedules
  • Carry out PPM schedules as necessary and planned work orders as required and provide feedback
  • Assist with developing the system for the moving, installation, and repositioning of machines and equipment
  • Plan and prioritize workload to support Operations and ensure efficient use of working time
  • Fill in job cards on FMP accordingly of work on the computerized maintenance management system

Health and Safety

  • Ensure all personal protective equipment is identified, always available, and correctly used and all associated problems are reported to management
  • Ensure all lost time, minor and trivial accidents are reported
  • Promote environmental issues and ensure all company procedures are understood and followed
  • Ensure a safe working environment exists for self and colleagues, ensuring all health, safety environmental, and quality management procedures are followed

Education, Skills & Qualifications

  • Craft certificate or Advanced Certificate in Heavy Equipment Repair / or equivalent.
  • 5 years of work experience as a mechanic working on Heavy Duty Engine overhauls, Transmission systems, Fuel systems, braking system overhauls, and air suspensions system.
  • Minimum 2 years of practical works experience on Sinotruks and Hendred trailers (Weweler suspension system)
  • Must be a member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (E.I.Z).
  • Clean driving license