VACANCY: Workshop Manager in Zambia

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Logistics / transport
  • Field of Expertise: Engineering, General Management, Operations
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Salary: USD 3000 - 4000
  • Gross / Nett: Nett
  • Benefits included: Accommodation
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: May 08, 2018
  • Vacancy closing date: May 30, 2018

Job Description

Are your hands dirty, greasy and bruised? And do they also handle a keyboard well? Can you design your next component on the computer? If you are skilled, both in the workshop as well as on the computer, if you are hands on, hardworking, energetic and enthusiastic, we may have the perfect job for you. This job for a Road Freight division will give you the chance to manage a large workshop and to build on the foundation that was already created of being maintenance facility in the region which is the most techonology advanced. We are seeking an individual who is both hands on and process driven,and is capable to continue to grow and innovate.

1. RESPONSIBILITY

1.1. Having overall managerial responsibility for ensuring that the requirements of the procedures are met.
1.2. Being able ensure compliance with company procedures, policies and relevant Zambian legislation. Supervising the daily activities of maintenance operation and vehicle repair to ensure safety
and good performance of all company equipment and vehicles.
1.3. Provide supervision and leadership for reporting staff to meet company deliverables. Ensure all assets and equipment are built, designed, maintained and serviced in a professional, safe and efficient way.
1.4. Making sure all yard and workshop operations are done in an efficient, cost effective, professional and safe way.
1.5. Produce and plan a preventative maintenance schedule for mechanical work but also for visual aspects.

2. DAY TO DAY TASKS

2.1. The Workshop Manager assigns, plans and reviews all the work which is done by technicians in the workshop. Instruct the supervisors who will supervise the work of the electricians, panel beaters, welders and mechanics.
2.2. Actively support the companies' vision and values on Environment, Quality and Safety. The Workshop Manager is responsible to make sure that all working areas are safe, that the workshop is safely maintained and that staff is fully trained to do their job safely and efficiently.
2.3. The Workshop Manager makes recommendations regarding the promotion and discipline of employees and also the recruitment. He authorizes overtime and leave, assesses and evaluates employee performance and advises employees on work related problems, .
2.4. Cooperating with other departments and co-ordinate the need for repair and maintenance of operational equipment with other departments and employees.

3. REPORTS

3.1. The Workshop Manager will produce a monthly service report of the work, breakdowns and tyre tasks which are done by the workshop, along with feedback and recommendations to management. These reports will include:
3.2. A Monthly workshop report, including number of vehicles worked on, breakdowns, fleet reliability and availability, turnover time, equipment PPM calculator report, tyre scrap report and KPI’s for workshop staff.

4. EDUCATION / TRAINING

4.1. Hold a degree in an engineering field.
4.2. At least 5 years’ ofexperience in maintenance / vehicle repair.
4.3. Minimum 2 years managing / supervising experience.
4.4. A course in health and safety in the workplace would be a plus.
4.5. Advanced knowledge on SAP, Microsoft office suite, FMP, BUDINI software.

5. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

5.1. Being able to coordinate workshop operations and supervise and direct personnel.
5.2. Advanced skills in English in both speaking, reading and writing
5.3. Resolve vehicle breakdowns and being able to operate all equipment and tools involved in vehicle repairs.

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