Workshop Manager

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  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Windhoek



Introduction APS is currently looking to recruit a Workshop Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, leading, organizing, supervising, and reporting the day to day activities of the Workshop division, controlling the quality of repairs, implementation of HSEQ standards and performance appraisal of subordinates.

Job Functions Management
Industries Distribution and Logistics

1. Fleet & Asset Management:

  • Performs troubleshooting and diagnostics procedure on vehicles and equipment.
  • Record observations and findings during diagnostics run and decide on the correct method of repair, as necessary.
  • Plan and organise Preventive Maintenance System (PMS) and delegate specific tasks to the concerned section/mechanic.
  • Ensure that warranties are properly followed up, monitored, and documented.
  • Supervise and follow up on actual progress of each individual repair job.
  • Hands-on supervision of all workshop activities, especially technical issues.
  • Test and approve operators for truck, excavator, loaders, cranes, grader, backhoe, etc.
  • Good knowledge about Hydraulics necessary.
  • Conduct final check/test driving for all vehicles/trucks prior to release.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and conditioning of the whole company and premises. (Fences, Water Pumps, Gates ext.)
  • Make sure that the correct vehicles and equipment are ordered and purchased to do the job.
  • See that all company insurance claims are submitted and finalized.
  • Responsible for the pre-preparation activities of the crane technical inspection.
  • Overall responsible for the overall fleet

2. Welding area:

3. Financial & Budget Control:

  • To ensure through good control of direct costs and overheads and revenue growth the attainment of a profit target agreed to by the incumbent and EXCO monthly at the Workshop.
  • Salary cost vs budget
  • CPK of the fleet
  • Actual Repairs and Maintenance vs budget
  • Fleet availability % should be above 90%
  • Responsible for the Fix Asset Register information update on all the assets whose repairs and maintenance falls under the responsibility of the Workshop manager

4. Staff Resources:

As a major cost Centre, this requires a constant and ongoing dynamic review.  This specifically concerns the following aspects:

  • Overall supervision about staff Discipline
  • Leads a group of mechanics and helpers within the workshop and other sites.
  • Provide on-the-job training as well as coaching and mentoring to mechanics and helpers.
  • Evaluate the training requirements of his subordinates and discuss/agree on training needs with the Equipment HOD.
  • Industrial relations i.e. Union involvement (Strike action, etc.)
  • Overall supervision to ensure that training needs at all levels of staff are identified and that where necessary.
  • To review the possibility of any refresher training when necessary.
  • Plan and organise Preventive Maintenance System (PMS) and delegate specific tasks to the concerned section/mechanic.
  • Conduct annual performance appraisal of all direct subordinates.

5. Health & Safety (Workshop)

  • Responsible for the implementation of ISO and other HSEQ standards within the workshop area.
  • That the prescribed Induction list is being completed by the responsible Supervisor and signed off by the operator
  • Support and full comply with Company and Departmental Policies & Procedures (Standard/Safe Operating Procedures)
Requirements The applicant is to have a minimum of 10 years’ experience leading a multicultural workshop team, preferably operating in Namibia

Heavy duty (CE or C1) will be an advantage

Hydraulic and auto electric experience OR qualification

At least 10 years’ relevant working experience

Professional technical qualifications in the vehicle and equipment domain

Tertiary Managerial / Business or Technical Qualification

Driver’s license compulsory

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