AF22439 - Special Welder-Cifa structure repairs | OMATRA | Jeddah, KSA

Department: OMATRA
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Jeddah | Saudi Arabia
Closing Date: 20-Mar-2016

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.


Al-Futtaim is regarded as a pioneer in the region’s automotive industry. The company imported the first consignment of Toyota vehicles to the UAE and established Al-Futtaim Motors in 1955.

Al-Futtaim represents 44 automotive brands across 16 countries and encompasses every aspect of the business:

  • Passenger and commercial vehicles sales
  • Manufacturing agricultural vehicles
  • Construction equipment sales and service
  • Used car sales
  • Rental and leasing
About the Business:

OMATRA (Orient Marketing and Trading Company) is a premier truck, bus and concrete equipment company in the Middle East spanning Saudi Arabia, Syria and Lebanon. Acquired by Al-Futtaim in 2013, OMATRA is known across the region as the distributor for IVECO and ASTRA trucks, IVECO buses and CIFA concrete mixers and pumps. Founded in 1977, OMATRA today has five branches in Saudi Arabia with plans to expand up to 12 branches over the next three years which includes parts and service facilities. OMATRA is headquartered in Jeddah and has a total workforce of 250 employees.

Following Al-Futtaim's acquisition, OMATRA is now managed by FAMCO (Al-Futtaim Auto and Machinery Company) which is the region’s leading supplier of commercial vehicles and industrial machinery. Under the new management, OMATRA is being transformed into  an employee focused organisation where both the business and associates can grow together, while striving to provide the highest levels of customer service.

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About the Job:

• Repairs damage to metal body work on vehicles and Cifa equipment.

• Repairs panels by welding on new sections.

• May assist vehicle body builders in construction or restoring custom-designed, vintage or other specialty vehicles. .

• May form panels using metal presses, guillotines and cutters, according to dimensional drawings.


Description of the Accountability


  • Carry out accurate advanced diagnosis to trouble shoot and fault find and then perform effective repairs on vehicles, machinery and equipment.
  • Operate lifts, tools and related workshop equipment
  • Drive vehicles safely inside workshop and follow workshop health & safety, ISO regulations and company policy and procedures.
  • Undertake computer based Self Learning and Instructor led training for product awareness
About the person:
  • Must know how to spot, electric and oxy weld; will use a hammer & dolly flipper to press metal.
  • Must be experienced in smash work so that the panels line up & the doors close in alignment.
  • Preferred be able to use hand tools and to use hydraulic systems competently
  • Must speak English
Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.