Motor Vehicle Mechanic III Job Vacancy in Kenya - Ministry of Defence

Position Title: MOTOR VEHICLE MECHANIC III – CSG 15 – TWENTY-SEVEN (27) POSTS (Advert    No. 7/2023)

 Basic Salary:                       Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m.
 House Allowance:              Depending on area of deployment
 Commuter Allowance:       Ksh 3,000
 Leave Allowance:              (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
 Terms of Service:              Permanent & Pensionable.

  • Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre and the officer will work under the supervision and guidance of a senior officer. Duties entail:

  • (ii) Inspecting and testing vehicles; completing preventive maintenance such as, engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters.
  • (iii) Maintains vehicle functional condition by listening to operator complaints; conducting inspections; repairing engine failures; repairing mechanical malfunctions; replacing parts and components;
  • (iv) Verifies vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.
  • (v) Maintains vehicle records by recording service and repairs.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, the candidate must have: –

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade ‘D’ plain or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Artisan National Trade Test Certificate Grade III/apprentice Certificate awarded by the National Industrial Training Authority or its equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution; and
  • Having NYS certificates will be an added advantage.

Applications are invited for the following posts in the Ministry of Defence. Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by completing ONE application form PSC2 (Revised 2016) and submit the same together with copies of the required certificates. The application form may be downloaded from Public Service Commission website &

Requirements and other detailed information for each of the posts is available on the Ministry’s website and on

Completed application forms should reach the Principal Secretary’s office- Ministry of Defence, P.O. Box 40668 – 00100, NAIROBI or hand delivered to Ulinzi House gate off Lenana Road, on or before 22nd May, 2023



  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Qualified persons irrespective of gender, age, race, culture, religion, marital status or disability are encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.