VACANCY: Workshop Manager in DRC

JobnetAfrica , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) , Lubumbashi

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Logistics / transport
  • Field of Expertise: General Management, Operations, Technique
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Salary: USD 5000 - 6000, USD 6000 - 7000
  • Gross / Nett: Nett
  • Benefits included: Bonus, Flights, International insurance
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Mar 04, 2019
  • Vacancy closing date: Mar 11, 2019

Job Description

 Expat position with net salary 5,000-7,000$ depending of candidate profile
 Performance bonus
 Medical care
 2 flight tickets per year to original country
 Rotation 5 months DRC – 1 month home

The job holder will:
 supervise workshop team of 15 mechanics, allocate workload and manage the day to day operations in the workshop
 liaise with internal and external key contacts to ensure minimum 90% availability of trucks fleet through efficient and timely preventive maintenance.
 be responsible to set up SOP and propose recommendations in continuous improvements approach
 ensure that all operations are executed in strict respect of HSE standards

 Setting up stores and inventory to ensure efficient stock
 Organizing and handling repairs on heavy duty trucks-trailers equipment ( 2 graders and 2 , excavators) and light vehicles.
 Developing the workshop’s annual plans, short and long term objectives
 Developing and controlling the workshop budget
 Leading and motivating the workshop unit to achieve quality, cost and availability targets
 Design and implement SOP to ensure efficient maintenance plan of fleets and equipment.
 Ensuring work instructions are up to date and maintenance tools/equipment are in place in order to help facilitate in-house staff/contractors in undertaking overhaul/repair tasks safely
 Coordinating resources, operational and human schedules to effectively manage the day to day operations, liaising with operations department on requirements
 Effectively responding and dispatching teams to recover all break downs in the shortest time possible
 management and vehicle tracking
 Conducting troubleshooting, fault finding and rectification, unit overhauls, service and maintenance of vehicles including private maintenance, to produce detailed and quality work
 Effectively responding and dispatching teams to recover all break downs in the shortest time possible
 Management of quality control and procurement aspects of the workshop
 Responsible for job allocation and job flow in the workshop including job scheduling and labour allocation for day to day operations
 Co-ordinate resources, (operational and human) schedules and activities to effectively manage jobs and ensure supplies are ordered for each job
 Provide oversight and check job estimates
 Report on manpower overruns or shortfalls
 Promote a Health and Safety culture within the business in general and the workshop in particular

 Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
 Computer literate – Microsoft Office (outlook, Excell, Word)

 Minimum 6 years’ experience in heavy haulage fleet maintenance, 3 of which should be in a managerial position. Previous experience in Africa is an asset
 French is a must, Fluent written and spoken English
 Experience in setting up stores and inventory and managing the same
 Broad experience in workshop management (knowledge and hands on experience, with some technical training overrides the need for a degree)

 Hands-on approach to work and strong work ethic
 Quality and productivity focused with keen attention to detail
 Flexible, resilient and results-oriented
 Problem solver, optimistic and enjoys assertive communication
 Ability to communicate/influence at all levels, coach for performance and build a cohesive team
 Ability to problem solve, work under high pressure, manage time and resources
 Ability to lead teams, empower staff, communicate and cooperate with everyone in the organization
 Ability to innovate and create new concepts

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