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Manage the workshop team
Develop and maintain a sound relationship with operations staff and suppliers
Manage the fleet maintenance programme
Manage the budget for the maintenance costs
Ability to monitor vehicle utilization and control of maintenance
Exposure to fabrication technologies (boiler making/welding)
Extensive and in depth knowledge of maintenance philosophies for a varied range of automotive and materials handling equipment, specifically,
Service Scheduling and Planning
Cost and Quality control
Budgeting and Forecasting
Must be in possession of a class B drivers licence, possession of a EC driver’s license would be an added advantage
Knowledge of preventative maintenance programmes
Self-motivated and ability to work to pre-determined goals
Must have sound knowledge of Health and Safety.
The role will involve working with agricultural equipment as well as vehicles and other farming related equipment.
The role will involve repair and maintenance as well as servicing as well as some electrics.
There will also be some procurement required when sourcing spares and parts.
Excellent communication skills
This is a Senior level position and requires a minimum of 10 year's relative work experience in the same / similar position. The Candidate must be prepared to relocate to the Lowveld in Zimbabwe.
Truck mechanics, also known as diesel services technicians and mechanics, perform a variety of tasks on heavy-duty trucks, large construction vehicles, buses and tractor trailers. They inspect, diagnose and repair brake systems, engines, electrical components, steering systems, transmissions and tires. Duties
Truck mechanics perform diagnostic tests for routine maintenance procedures and determine a course of action for damaged parts and systems. They repair malfunctioning components, retrofit engines, change brakes, adjust steering systems, replace worn-out parts and change hydraulic fluids. Truck mechanics routinely use computerized equipment along with lathes, welding torches, pneumatic wrenches, hydraulic jacks, screwdrivers, pliers, mallets and precision gauges. They also test drive trucks before and after repairs.
Must be able to lift heavy equipment and parts regularly
Excellent customer service skills
Must be comfortable with working in awkward positions or cramped spaces
Outline of Duties & Responsibilities:
Gearbox and differential trouble shooting, overhauls and minor repairs;
Trouble shooting including use of service ranger, fit and adjust EPS, Rev counter sensor VSS, assessment of failure using the multi-meter and fitting ECM and electrical measurements;
Clutch installation and removal including gearbox and differential unit;
Attending to pneumatics and hydraulic problems;
Carry out brake overhaul;
Preparing horse/ trailer for COF at VID;
Conducting general maintenance and service of trucks;
Rear and front suspension repairs;
Carry out certification of fitness inspections and repairs;
Attending to vehicle breakdown;
Perform other tasks as may be required by the Workshop Foreman and/ or Workshop Manager
Experience on freightliner trucks will be added advantage
Work under minimum supervision
Full overview responsibility on the Volvo fleet.
Carry out preventive maintenance
Services and repairs on all Volvo Trucks.
Keep up to date records and schedules.
Hands on in trouble shooting and rectification on any mechanical and electrical failures.
Knowledge of Volvo tech tool diagnosis
Duties to include:
Providing customers with advice on vehicle parts
Liaison with workshops
Attention to detail
Managing all aspects of their large fleet includes lorries, tractors, combine harvesters etc.
Repairs and maintenance
Procurement of parts
Take responsibility for the day to day supply of parts and third party services
Assistance with project quotations
Source parts in line with quality and budgetary guidelines, seeking to increase profits where possible.
Prepare, seek authorisation and process purchase orders for parts
Update internal and external customers on progress of parts supply
Prepare and process dispatch paperwork including progress sheets, picking lists and delivery notes
Encourage business retention through pro-active phone and email correspondence keeping information accurate and up-to-date
Support parts requirements out of normal hours, if required
Manage courier relationships to ensure best service
Assist in the administration
Manage stock takes
A strong communicator and contributing team member
Positive approach to customer and clients
A high level of flexibility and a degree of patience
Able to work with little supervision
Ability to multi task, prioritise and plan to meet tight deadlines to achieve required targets
To generate business for the workshop services, by direct interactions with new clients for new business and existing clients for repeat business.
Responsible for optimum utilization of resources available for the workshop in terms of machinery, manpower, utilities, consumables etc for the various jobs being conducted for various clients.
To ensure that the activities of the workshop are well coordinated in order to complete the jobs received within the allocated time frame, quality parameters, class requirements and budgeted cost.
Coordinate with customers for planning and scheduling of activities prior to commencement of work and ensure appropriate approvals for the same.
To coordinate all related activities pertaining to testing, pre-commissioning and commissioning of equipment and machinery.
To develop and implement a system to ensure regular maintenance service for the machinery and for breakdown related activities.
Must be able to manage the facilities alongside the workshop and ensure compliance to all regulatory authorities.
To coordinate with other departments within the Company for issues relating to administration, logistics, quality, purchase.
Completion and submission of all required documentation to support the workshop activities including damage reports, repair procedures, quality tests and results, completion reports, additional work reports etc.
Results and solution focused
Strong planning and organisation skills