Workshop Manager - Lusaka, Zambia
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Location||Lusaka, Zambia|
|Company Type||Transport, Shipping & Logistics|
|Job Role||Workshop Manager|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Career Level||Senior Management|
|Years of Experience||10|
|Residence Location||Lusaka, Zambia|
|Nationality||Any but must be willing to relocate to Lusaka if not based there already|
|Degree||Relevant Automotive/Mechanical Engineering|
We are looking for a strong dynamic, efficient, effective and proactive candidate that can hit the ground running. Some that has proven leadership capabilities and that also has sound technical knowledge. You need a good number of years of experience behind you and proven track record of on time delivery.
This role needs to be filled by a Zambian citizen.
Preferences for immediately available candidates committed to working weekends and longer hours.
Reports to: Depot Operations Manager
Effectively and efficiently managing the daily operations of the Workshop department with the key objective of reducing the turnaround time of maintenance and repair works by Workshop staff for the fleet;
Developing and leading a cohesive team capable of planning and executing day-to-day activities in a safe, professional, efficient and cost effective manner;
Ensure effective collaboration and coordination with the Stores and Procurement team to ensure that all required spares for maintenance and repair works are on hand and immediately available;
Proactive response to external factors to ensure that required arrangements (contingencies) are in place at all times for timely dispatch of Fleet out of the Workshop department;
Liaise with representatives in in other sub Saharan countries to ensure that all maintenance and repair issues for the Fleet outside of Zambia are dealt with as quick as possible;
Management of off-site Rescue mechanics to ensure reduced breakdown times in and around Zambia;
Performing regular workshop audits to ensure HSES compliance and providing month end/quarterly reports; Ensure that all equipment and machinery (electrical, electronic, pneumatical and mechanical) are maintained in good working condition by adhering to planned preventive maintenance and repair schedules;
Maintaining standardized policies and procedures across the entire department;
Managing human resources performance (Workshop staff) and development, to optimize utilization through the effective implementation of performance appraisals;
Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation including HR requirements and internal policies and liaise and coordinate with HR Department in regards to staff grievances and concerns;
Contribute to the continuous development of workshop systems and staff to benefit the Company and reduce wasted time, and ensure the same are used to their full functionality;
Contribute with any innovative ideas or ways that may improve the Workshop department and/or efficiency of the company and share/communicate it in a proper manner to management;
Ensure that all company risk with regards to the Workshop department are insured in line with company policy.
Good communication skills;
Good judgment and high levels of responsibility and accountability;
Hard worker, with high levels of energy and self-motivation;
Diligent with strong attention to detail;
Results orientated with delivery capabilities and good time management skills;
Planning and Organization Skills;
Decision making skills;
Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, Managers, and 3rd parties;
Conflict management ability;
Pro-active management style with initiative, dynamism and assertiveness approach;
Good judgment and ability to lead by example and demonstrate high ethical and moral behaviour whilst ensuring compliance with the Health and Safety, Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policies;
Show high levels of skills and interest in developing others;
Available to pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role.
Experience required (minimum/maximum): 5-15 years in Management role in a Transport and Logistics Company and experience with sound engine knowledge in all fields (overhauls, diffs, auto electrics etc..) in an International Company with thorough knowledge of Cross border transportation;
Applicants must be Zambian or have a residence permit in Zambia
Good understanding of the Business and Business needs;
IT knowledge: working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (word; excel; power point);
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