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Employment Opportunity : Mechanic - NFC Rwanda

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 The New Forests Company


Job position: Mechanic

The New Forests Company is a sustainable forestry company with operations in Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.  We manage the buffer zone around Nyungwe National Park and are the largest producer of electrification poles in Rwanda. 

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 www.newforests.net.

The ideal candidate is ambitious, dedicated, hardworking, intelligent, results oriented, energetic, honest, and passionate, with strong people skills and an excitement to learn and grow in the role.  Candidates must be willing to relocate near Nyungwe Buffer Zone on a permanent basis.

Mechanic - NFC Rwanda

Summary of the Position: this role requires a skilled and professional mechanic with diverse knowledge of handling various auto mechanical tasks, looking for a responsible position in the field of auto/diesel mechanic in NFC Rwanda. To this position, the Mechanic will report to Forestry Manager


  • Working in Forestry industry or agricultural plantation as Mechanic
  • Handle the tasks of repairing and overhauling automobiles, trucks, generators well as Motorcycles
  • Responsible for planning work procedure by using technical manuals
  • Perform the task of removing units like transmission and engine by using hoist and wrenches
  • Responsible for overhauling or replacing blowers, carburettors, generators, starters, distributors and pumps
  • Handle the tasks of rebuilding parts such as cylinder blocks and crankshafts by using welding equipment, shapers, lathes and drill presses
  • Responsible for disassembling unit and inspecting parts for wear by using callipers, micro meters and thickness gauges


  • Good report writing, communication, presentation and research skills
  • Skilled in repairing and maintaining automobiles, big machines (Tractors, Urus, Logger, TLB), trucks and vans effectively
  • Well experienced in bearing replacement, rotor resurfacing, tire rotation and front-end alignment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of diagnosing performance problems, preparing related estimates and writing work orders accurately
  • Skilled in working with air conditioning, cooling, fuel, electrical, exhaust and steering system
  • Possess strong problem- solving as well as customer service skills
  • Sound knowledge of computerized diagnostic tools and equipment


  • Achieved a diploma in Mechanics from a recognized institution
  • At least Five years' experience as Mechanic working with recognized institutions
  • The ability to or have previous experience working on Bell Loggers and other agricultural equipment
  • Ability to ride a motorbike, to drive cars and in possession of a valid driving licences of Category A, B and F. Possession of C category is an advantage

Remuneration and Benefits:
dependent on qualifications, experience, and skills of candidate

Desired Start Date: 01st December 2017

How to apply: If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter to hr@newforests.net with the position (Mechanic) in the email subject line, not later than 13 October 2017 at 17h00. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.  The New Forests Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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