Apprentice Diesel Mechanic - Michelle Cloete Consulting Pty Ltd, East London

  • East London
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Chemical, Motoring
  • Posted by Michelle Cloete Consulting Pty Ltd on Wednesday, February 12, 2020
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  • Apply before Monday, April 13, 2020 - 53 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Michelle Cloete Consulting Pty Ltd

Large Diesel organisation requires school leaver who has completed Grade 12 with mechanical knowledge.

This person would be put through an apprenticeship while working closely with a Qualified Mechanic and ultimately to the Workshop Manager.

This person would need to obtaining a code 14 drivers license - (6 Months)

  • Assist with inspection, repair, maintenance of fleet of trucks, LDV’s and vehicles.
  • Prep vehicles for C.O.F. and safe loading pass inspections
  • Complete service sheets and record relevant repairs.
  • Attend to vehicle breakdowns and road side repairs.
  • Carry out electrical repair work
  • Conform to company health and safety policy.
  • Carry out work given to you by your superiors.
  • Be available for standby, this is normally one week a month but may vary due to staff being away on leave or sick. A standby allowance will be paid.
  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting, mechanical problems.
  • Sign up on an apprenticeship contract with the intention of qualifying as a diesel mechanic.
  • Prepare workspace and arrange equipment for use. Ensure your work area is kept clean and cleaned after completion of each job. 

Every effort is made to avoid weekend work but due to operational needs this will be required from time to time.

Required Skills

  • mechanical aptitude : 1 year or less
  • hands on approach : 1 year or less
  • diesel apprenticeship : 1 year or less

Candidate Requirements


  • MATRIC - mechanical background - technical schooling
  • Code 8 driver’s license - reliable transport
  • Ability to perform physical hard work.
  • Work to deadline.
  • Results orientated.
  • Have a sense of urgency in getting vehicles back on the road.
  • Punctual with good communication skills - call the Manager if not going to be at work on time!!
  • Strong organizational and planning skills. 
  • Computer literate.
  • Own tools unlikely but advantages. 

This position reports to: Warehouse Manager Apply before Monday, April 13, 2020 - 53 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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About Michelle Cloete Consulting Pty Ltd

MICHELLE CLOETE CONSULTING (PTY) LTD - based in beautiful Beacon Bay, East London, meets both clients and candidates recruitment requirements.

Having been in recruitment for almost 20 years, Michelle is well known for her ability to look beyond the obvious and come up with a solution that will both suit the client and the candidate.

Using her wealth of recruitment experience of the industry and clients within the: Automotive, Chemical, Accounting, Manufacturing, Retail, FMCG, Property sector, to name a few, Michelle will strive to fulfil your requirements with the most suited candidate.

Her clients are not only locally based, but nationally as well as internationally.

She has built her business knowing that giving back is key to success and lives by the knowledge that you need to treat your candidates as well as you would your clients, as your candidates could well become your clients.

Michelle’s passion for people is evident in her business and the feedback she obtains from both candidate and client.

Below are comments from very happy candidates placed in various roles:

“Hallo Michelle, Please find attached hereto the signed agreement. I want to once again thank you for the part you played in to this entire situation.  You give a new meaning to “going the extra mile”. You went twice around the world.”

“Hi Michelle, no words can describe the joy I feel in my heart.   Thank you, stay blessed”

“Hi Michelle, I trust you are well. Just letting you know that I survived my first day. Everyone has been very friendly and helpful. I am settling in nicely and should start getting some direction tomorrow as to what is expected of me. Thank you so much for all your effort and support in the recruitment process.


Michelle’s Moto is:  “In order to bloom – you must grow” -  Aly Aubrey