Driver

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Ebenezer Commercial Works Ltd

Driver

Company Overview:

Welcome to Ebenezer Commercial Works Ltd (ECWL), a leading organization specializing in road maintenance and weighbridge management operations. At ECWL, we prioritize integrity, professionalism, and excellence in all our endeavors. We are currently seeking dedicated individuals to join our team as Drivers.

Position Overview:

As a Driver at ECWL, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation and maintenance of our vehicles. Reporting directly to the Weighbridge/Cluster Manager, you will uphold our Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct while performing your duties.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Vehicle Maintenance: Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of assigned vehicles, including checking oil, water, battery, brakes, and tires. Perform minor repairs as needed.
  • Trip Logging: Log all trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, and greasing activities.
  • Safety and Compliance: Abide by all transportation laws, maintain a safe driving record, and ensure vehicles are always in compliance with safety regulations.
  • Emergency Response: Chase any transgressing vehicles that refuse to divert for weighing or stop when ordered by police during mobile operations, always in the company of a uniformed police officer on duty.
  • Fuel Management: Ensure vehicles have sufficient fuel and are always ready for use. Arrange for vehicle repairs when necessary.
  • Route Adherence: Follow assigned routes and adhere to time schedules to ensure timely transportation of clients and staff as instructed by the Operations Manager.
  • Additional Duties: Carry out any other assignments instructed by the Cluster Manager or Operations Manager.

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of KCSE or equivalent with good passes in English and arithmetic.
  • Holder of a class B-C-E driving license.
  • At least 3 years of experience as a driver in a busy work environment.
  • Ability to drive a 4-wheel manual vehicle and at least 6-wheel trucks and above.
  • Possession of a certificate of good conduct from the relevant government authority.
  • At least two years of accident-free driving experience.
  • Approachable, flexible, diligent, reliable, and customer-focused.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to hr@ebenezercwltd.com by Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of academic certificates
  • Valid copy of driving license

Please indicate the “Driver” position as the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

ECWL is committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and ensure that every qualified candidate is given equal consideration for employment opportunities.


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Sample Cover Letter for a Driver Position

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to express my interest in the Driver position at Ebenezer Commercial Works Ltd (ECWL), as advertised. With a proven track record of safe driving and a commitment to excellence, I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to your team.

In my previous roles as a driver, I have developed strong skills in vehicle maintenance, route planning, and customer service. I am well-versed in performing routine inspections, ensuring vehicles are in optimal condition for travel, and responding effectively to any emergencies or incidents on the road. Safety is always my top priority, and I take pride in maintaining a clean driving record throughout my career.

I am impressed by ECWL’s dedication to integrity and professionalism, and I am eager to align myself with a company that values these principles. I am confident that my experience and skills make me a strong candidate for this position, and I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to ECWL’s success.

Thank you for considering my application. I am looking forward to the possibility of discussing how my qualifications align with the needs of ECWL in more detail. Please find my attached resume for your review, and feel free to contact me at your convenience to schedule an interview.

Sincerely,

Your Name

10 Expert Tips for Being a Successful Applicant for the Driver Position

  1. Highlight relevant driving experience and certifications in your resume.
  2. Tailor your cover letter to emphasize your commitment to safety and adherence to regulations.
  3. Provide clear and concise information in your application materials.
  4. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to take on additional responsibilities as a driver.
  5. Showcase your ability to maintain vehicles and respond effectively to emergencies.
  6. Emphasize your customer service skills and ability to interact professionally with clients and staff.
  7. Be punctual and reliable throughout the application process.
  8. Prepare for potential interview questions related to driving experience and problem-solving scenarios.
  9. Follow up with a thank-you email or note after submitting your application or attending an interview.
  10. Stay positive and confident in your abilities throughout the hiring process.

Possible Driver Interview Questions With Answers

  1. Can you describe a situation where you had to handle a vehicle emergency? Example Answer: During a previous role, I encountered a tire blowout while transporting clients. I remained calm, pulled over safely, and followed protocol to address the issue promptly.
  2. How do you ensure compliance with transportation laws and safety regulations? Example Answer: I regularly review and stay updated on relevant laws and regulations. I conduct pre-trip inspections and adhere strictly to speed limits and traffic rules.
  3. How do you handle challenging driving conditions, such as inclement weather or heavy traffic? Example Answer: I adjust my driving behavior accordingly, reducing speed and increasing following distance in adverse conditions. Communication with dispatch and monitoring weather updates are also essential.
  4. What steps do you take to maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of the vehicle? Example Answer: I follow a regular cleaning schedule and promptly address any spills or mess inside the vehicle. I also conduct routine inspections to identify and address maintenance issues.
  5. How do you prioritize tasks and manage time effectively when following assigned routes? Example Answer: I plan routes in advance, considering factors like traffic patterns and estimated travel time. Flexibility is key, as I adjust plans to accommodate unexpected delays or changes.

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We wish you the best in your job search journey and thank you for considering a career with ECWL. We are committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner. Remember, we are an equal opportunity employer and do not charge any application/recruitment fee, whether refundable or not.

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