Assistant Mechanic

at Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 3, 2020
Category Logistics
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) is a strategy and delivery-oriented government agency created to help accelerate the growth and transformation of the country’s agriculture sector. The ATA envisions that, by 2025, smallholder farmers are commercialized with greater incomes, inclusiveness, resilience and sustainability, contributing to Ethiopia’s achievement of middle-income country status.

The agency focuses on two primary national approaches to catalyze agricultural transformation. First, we support the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources (MoA), its affiliate institutions, and other partners to identify and address systemic bottlenecks within an Agricultural Transformation Agenda. Second, we support Regional Governments to accelerate development of high-priority commodity value chains in clearly defined geographic clusters, through the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters (ACC) Initiative.

Our major activities include conducting strategic and analytical studies, providing technical implementation support, coordinating platforms to better integrate partners and projects, and designing and directly leading a number of implementation projects. Our headquarters are in Addis Ababa, and we have regional offices in Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray regional offices, allowing us to work closely with a wide range of public, private and development sector partners across the country.


We have an exceptional team of highly competent employees with a proven track record of success in managing complex activities and achieving transformational results.  Our culture is one where talented, dedicated and adaptable individuals are committed to doing their best and exhibit great team work to achieve excellent results.

At ATA, we provide an exceptional platform for people who want to achieve their highest potential and make a meaningful contribution in changing the country’s agricultural sector.  We offer rewarding work in a young, fast-paced growing organization with passionate, committed, motivated colleagues and excellent career development and training.  We recognize our most valuable assets are our staff and are committed to providing our employees with the tools, training and mentorships necessary to achieve their career goals. 


The Assistant Mechanic provide support to the mechanic working in automotive repair workshop by directly helping with repair and maintenance-related tasks.


  • Provide continuous support to the mechanic which involves both directly and indirectly.
  • Ensure that the mechanic has ready access to the tools and parts they need to finish repair and maintenance activities.
  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks which includes but not limited to change a vehicle’s oil, tire rotation flush and replace fluids, change bulbs etc.
  • Repair and replace automotive parts which includes but not limited to belts and tubes that have worn out or could soon fail.
  • Fuel, grease, lubricate autos.
  • Change and repair tires, install and service batteries, spark plugs, light bulbs fan belts and simple mechanical parts.
  • Assist the mechanic in the performance of mechanical repairs as required.
  • Pick up and deliver auto parts, supplies and vehicles.
  • Repair minor vehicle damage, replace broken windows, touch up minor scrap and dents, clean, sew, repair upholstery.
  • Repair and overhaul various equipment.
  • Perform safety inspection on vehicles and equipment.
  • make more advanced repairs or replacements under the supervision of mechanic, such as swapping out engine components or transmissions.
  • Provide diagnostic support and submit data & report to the mechanic.
  • Maintain customer and vehicle records both hard copies of records and computerized data.
  • Ensure customer record is created, fulfilled and updated.
  • Ensure all vehicle related information is gathered, properly kept and up to dated
  • Assist the mechanic on data entry and reporting.
  • Ensure Garage cleanliness and safety.
  • Ensure hazardous materials such as oil, gasoline and other fluids are removed.
  • Follow established procedure for safe disposal of motor oil, tires and other vehicle fluids.
  • Conduct periodic checks of equipment and work areas to ensure they are free of clutter and dangerous materials.
  • Assist the mechanic in the performance of mechanical repairs as required.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Diploma/Level 4 in Auto Mechanic, Automotive Technology or other related fields.
  • A minimum of 4 years relevant work experience in a similar field with commercial, governmental or humanitarian environment.
  • Knowledge of automotive repair and electronics is extremely helpful.

 Additional skills.

  • Automotive mechanics skills.
  • Valid driving license.
  • Diagnostics and troubleshooting.
  • Team collaboration and attention to detail.
  • Significant physical abilities to handle mechanic activity.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of vehicle operation, basic maintenance requirements and driving codes.


Applying Instructions


We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to send (i) a cover letter and (ii) CV (maximum 3 pages) at

Also, please DO NOT submit scans of certificates with your application form.

Women are highly encouraged to apply.

NB. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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