Vacancy

Workshop Manager

Alistair Group

Alistair Group is recruiting a Workshop Manager, to be based in Temane, Mozambique.
Description
  • Alistair Group, one of the fastest growing entities in East Africa, seeks a Workshop Manager to join its senior management team. We make industry work better in Africa. We are an asset-based organization run by a professional and highly experienced team focused on bringing efficiency, execution culture and best practice to our customers’ operations
  • Core Competencies: Material Supply; Customs Clearance; Road Freight; Material Handling; Storage and Warehousing; Offshore & Onshore Equipment Rental and Specialized Inspection Services
Duties
  • The Workshop Manager is responsible for all the activity in the workshop and activities and responsibilities include the following:
  • Make sure that all the machinery and assets are available 100% of the time
  • Managing workshop activity – the Workshop Manager plans, assigns and reviews the work of all mechanics and electricians in the workshop. He briefs the supervisors, who then supervise the work of the mechanics, Welders, Panel beaters and electricians
  • Managing safety – It is the responsibility of the Workshop Manager to ensure that the workshop is safely maintained, that all working areas are safe and that staffs are fully trained to do their job efficiently and safely
  • Managing staff: Evaluating performance of workshop personnel, identifying training needs and recruiting
  • Liaising with other departments –co-ordinate the need for maintenance and repair of operational equipment with other employees at managerial level, for example the operations and managers
  • Managing workshop personnel and machinery for the effective and efficient repair and maintenance of trucks, trailers & equipment
  • Planning and scheduling job flows in accordance with operations’ deadlines, clients’ delivery requirements, and job priorities
  • Monitoring workflow, recognizing and anticipating problems affecting workshop operations, and determining the best solutions
  • Ensuring adequate use and maintenance of tools, equipment, machinery, vehicles, and materials in the workshop
  • Responsible for the quality of the workmanship involved in all workshop operations
  • Setting up specific maintenance schedules for trucks & equipment
  • Implementing systems to allow for effective delegation in the workshop
  • Coordinating the maintenance function of motor vehicles, plant and equipment at the Mozambique branch
  • Planning, scheduling and follow up of regular, preventive and breakdown maintenance practices for all machines, trucks and equipment
  • Coordinating execution of third party service contracts for repair and maintenance of vehicles and mobile equipment
  • Monitoring mechanical inventory parts usage and compiling monthly fleet cost accounting reports using Fleet Maintenance pro and SAP ERP systems
  • Developing and Maintaining a motor vehicle and equipment plant register, keeping records of all maintenance activities and analysing vehicle costs using the Fleet Maintenance pro system
  • Making sure that safety regulations are followed in the workshop, by both workshop personnel and visitors
  • Selecting tools/equipment/machinery needed for the workshop, as well as spare parts for existing machinery
  • Manage and coordinate the safety and compliance of subcontractors engaged to operate within the workshop, office and yard e.g. Cranes, forklifts, etc.
Requisites
  • Degree in Mechanical engineering preferred, but not mandatory
  • College diploma/certificate in management
  • Good computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Applications, internet, online fleet management & tracking systems, Sage Pastel and SAP Business One ERP systems A leader, with strong interpersonal, organizational, and management skills
  • A working knowledge of motor vehicle parts and basic auto functions is important
  • Over 5 years of experience in workshop operations, of trucks and lifting equipment
  • Energetic, self-motivated & target-oriented, capable of team management & working under pressure
  • Good computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Applications, internet, online fleet management & tracking systems, Sage Pastel and SAP Business One ERP systems
  • Fluent in English and Portuguese
Notes
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
How to Apply
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  • Published 25.04.2018
  • Expires 30.04.2018
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