KBR Deputy Garage Manager in Afghanistan

Title: Deputy Garage Manager

Location: Afghanistan

Job Number: 1075257

To maintain the serviceability of Armoured and soft skinned vehicles whilst undertaking technical, administrative, billing and client facing duties associated with the complete management of a vehicle maintenance facility.

Carry out preventative and corrective maintenance, diagnostic fault finding, inspections and modifications to vehicles and Plant.

Carry out lifting equipment inspections

Carry out training of Locally Employed Staff.

Providing a management service to the client, including:

Customer liaison

Contract compliance, including KPI performance

Contract output

Customer complaints

Operational organisation

Driving through continuous improvement

Work to a clear strategy to address any shortcomings and to establish a comprehensive vehicle maintenance system that achieves the highest standard of service

Ensure that the facilities, and those that work in the facilities, apply the principles of Quality, Health and Safety, COSHH, Engineering Hygiene, Risk Assessments and safe working practices in a hazardous environment.

Administer, instruct, supervise and inspect work of locally employed mechanics, controls resources within time and budget, maintains technical reports, records and documentation, monitors supply resources, responsible for ordering parts and equipment.

Dealing directly with clients both operationally (discussing requirements, updating where necessary, returning vehicles and briefing on price, limited promotional


Passport which is valid for at least 1 year

Minimum of an NVQ 3 Motor Vehicle Maintenance/Mechanical Engineering or City & Guilds

Motor Vehicle Technician’s Certificate - Part 3, Motor Vehicle Craft Studies - Parts 1, 2 and 3

IOSH qualified

LOLER qualified

PUWER & Pressure Systems Experience

Be highly motivated, strong, confident and articulate. Be client facing and have good people skills and a sound communicator.

Have a proven track record in the management of a large team in a busy and demanding environment.

Substantial knowledge of the principles and construction of motor vehicles and the working of the major components. A thorough understanding of the operation and testing of petrol and diesel engines, both normally aspirated and turbo charged.

Has a comprehensive knowledge of the operation, testing and repair of vehicle electrical/electronic systems, have substantial knowledge of automotive air conditioning systems.

Experience of managing armoured and soft skin vehicle & plant fleets in a hostile environment from both security and geographical perspectives.

Specific experience will include: Armoured vehicle, ECM power systems,

Planned and reactive maintenance management, including scheduling major servicing & minor refurbish/regeneration programs.

Armoured vehicle maintenance, particularly up-armoured civilian vehicles such as Toyota Land Cruiser and Mercedes-Benz Minibuses,

Stores management & Spares procurement in a challenging environment

Commercial responsibility with at least partial P&L

Working within an ISO 9000 compliant environment

Understanding and appreciation of the underlying principles of ISO 14000 and ISO 18000 compliance. Have a comprehensive knowledge of Lean Engineering & Quality Inspection techniques

The candidate is expected to be computer literate in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Outlook.

Full driving licence including C E, HGV 1

Job: Fleet Management