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Vehicle Mechanic 4x4 - Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands

A fully trained or time-served vehicle mechanic is required to join a successful team of workshop technicians within the 4x4 repairs and maintenance division of a company based in the Falkland Islands.

The candidate is to be based in the capital (Stanley) of the Falkland Islands on an initial two-year fixed term contract basis. Relocation assistance is provided.

The organisation was granted its Royal Charter in 1852 and since then has been supplying the Falkland Islands with a wide range of essential services. The company's main areas of activity embrace retail (including food, clothing, electrical goods, home furnishings, gifts and DIY), residential and commercial property, the sale and hire of 4x4 vehicles, travel services including flight bookings, airport transfers and luxury coach and walking tours for tourists, insurance, agency services for cruise ships and fishing vessels and the provision of freight and shipping services to and from the islands.


Adhere in compliance with company health and safety procedures, safe working practices

Inspect and assess mechanical and electrical faults

Test drive vehicles

Suggest and recommend required repairs to the manager

Carry out service, maintenance and repairs

Record jobs and inspection documents on a daily basis

Supervise junior technicians and give guidance and instructions

Instruct and assist with cleaning of equipment, tools and the general workplace

Skill level includes

Manual and Automatic transmissions

Diesel and Petrol engines

Brakes, lubricants & fluids

Suspension & Steering

Tyres & Wheel Alignment

Cooling and Heating

Clutch and drive line

General body and Exhaust

Electrical components

Computer diagnostics and analysis

Proper use of specialised tools and equipment

Qualification & Skills

Valid driver's licence, Cat B or above

Vehicle mechanic qualification

Good communication skills

Basic computing skills

Desirable is Land Rover Licensed Automotive Service Technician

Presentable and reliable, teamwork experience and ability to work under pressure

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate on experience and qualifications. Overtime applicable and is paid at a rate of time and a half. Relocation costs to and from Falkland Islands upon completion of the contract. Upon arrival and submission of original receipts, reimbursement of immigration related expenses (i.e.: background check certificate costs, medical certificate costs etc). Accommodation contract without security deposit, rent deductible monthly from your salary in arrears. Annual bonus based on performance.

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