Diesel Mechanic


The main purpose of the job is to inspect, repair and service heavy duty diesel engines. The Diesel Mechanic will work with a wide range of heavy duty vehicles and machinery and perform a wide range of tasks, from routine maintenance to full engine overhauls or rebuilds.



  • Repair / replace engines and transmissions
  • Repair / replace steering and braking systems
  • Testing vehicles to determine vehicle condition
  • Running diagnostic tests
  • Analysing test results 


  • Maintain detailed records of serviced vehicles
  • Maintain records of Parts Inventory
  • Customer consultation
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment


  • Continually striving to improve through teamwork with other employees all related aspects of De Heus (Pty) Ltd business.
  • Using objective measurement, identifying problems within the company and subsequently identifying the “root cause” of problems.
  • Ensuring at all times that corrective actions taken to resolve problems are, ultimately, permanent and preventative.
  • Assisting, wherever possible, to ensure that all actions, functions and processes in De Heus’s business are conducted in a value added manner.
  • Complying, in line with the Policy Document, departmental procedures and practices.
  • Ensuring that any subordinates reporting to you are effectively communicated to with regards to their responsibilities and authorities.
  • Control of any company expenditure, which may be entrusted to you, in line with the overall company budget.
  • To comply with any other work related instruction which is relayed via a superior and which is deemed to be necessary and reasonable.
  • The duties and responsibilities in this letter of appointment may be revised, by mutual agreement, in line with the company’s overall Policy Document and the responsibilities matrix therein.
  • The company expects the employee to carry out his/her duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability and commits itself to empower the employee with the authority to meet these requirements.

Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience

  • Matric (Grade 12 Certificate)
  • Red Seal / Trade Certificate
  • Possession of a valid drivers license (Preferably Code 10 or 14)
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience in a similar position.
  • Working Knowledge of MS Word, Excel
  • Working knowledge of computer systems and electronics
  • Advanced knowledge of Diesel Engines
  • Proficiency with maintenance tools and repair equipment
  • Strong Diagnostic skills


  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Conflict handling skills
  • Communication and influencing skills
  • Relationship building and team leadership skills
  • Computer skills (MS Office)
  • Written and Verbal communication skills
  • Negotiation and Selling skills
  • Strong organizational skills


  • Positive, pro-active, results-driven attitude
  • Innovative
  • Highly ethical and principle-driven
  • Committed, dedicated, motivated
  • Self-starter and follow-though
  • Energy, drive, courage and tenacity
  • Required to work with minimum supervision

Adverse Working Conditions

  • On call regularly

Applicants must submit a comprehensive CV, with work-related references to hrsa@deheus.com

Closing date:    15 December 2023

Please note that only applicants who meet the stipulated minimum requirements will be considered. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date, kindly consider your application unsuccessful. De Heus reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised.