Workshop Manager at J&J Transport Zambia Ltd
J&J Transport Zambia Ltd
Lusaka, Zambia
4d ago
source : Jobs in Zambia

J&J Transport Zambia Ltd. is looking for a suitably qualified individual who will be able to promote organizational excellence by managing the maintenance and repair of its entire Fleet, with a focus on quality delivery, accuracy, and a deliberate, consistent emphasis on precise work.

Reports to : Depot Operations Manager

Job Responsibilities

  • Effectively and efficiently managing the daily operations of the Workshop department with the key objective of reducing downtime of the fleet and boosting 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 Malawi, Zimbabwe, DRC and Mozambique 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.
  • Requirements :

  • Academic Background : Degree / Diploma in relevant field of technical / mechanical engineering
  • 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;
  • Age (minimum / maximum) : 35-45+;
  • 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);
  • Leadership Experience.
  • Preference (soft skills / behaviours)

  • 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.
  • Preferences for immediately available candidates.

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