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Technical / Workshop Manager - Mozambique

Hands-on Qualified Mechanic / Workshop Manager (Technical)

My client in Mozambique, is looking for a Qualified Mechanic with experience in a Management Role (Workshop and General Maintenance), to join their team.

You must:

* Speak Portuguese

* Be someone who is from Mozambique looking for a way to return to Mozambique or currently in Mozambique

This is not an Expat Role, the company does not offer housing and schooling etc.

Housing and / or relocation is for your own cost.

Company does provide

* medical aid, business cell phone allowance, normal annual leave.

KEY RESULT AREAS (KRA'S) - Reporting to the Managing Director

* Manage the 2 x workshops (20 x Trucks / trailers & 90 x Forklifts).

* Manage and control building / Warehouse maintenance activities.

* Manage and control general maintenance housekeeping.

* Manage departmental maintenance budget's and expenditure.

* Manage, monitor and develop subordinates.

* Manage corporate governance and safety.


Daily meetings with the workshops mechanics, spares storeman & general maintenance teams in order to manage and prioritise workloads and scheduled maintenance.


Minimise machines & equipment downtime. Manage critical spares


To ensure all machinery and equipment is operating at optimum efficiencies.

* Manage maintenance and repairs of:

* 20 x Fleet of Trucks

* 26 x trailers (Triaxels, Super-links, Refrigerated).

* 80 x Fleet of Forklifts and other equipment.

* Ensure through preventative schedule maintenance all trucks and trailers have a maximum technical down time of 3 days per month.

* Guarantee high quality after sales maintenance and spares service to all Top brand Forklift customers nationwide.

* Maintenance - short and long term contracts.

* Repairs

* Expand the after sales maintenance service business offering across the whole country and increase the maintenance business in all the client's branches.

* Guarantee that all maintenances are done as per a sechedule in due time as per factory standards and requirements

* Supervise all technical teams (trucking, forklifts and infrastructures)

* Manage procurement / costs / budgets of all spare parts for all business units.

* Manage and maintain critical spare parts across all branches, manage stock controls and no redundancies / obsolete stock.

* Provide training for the technical team - Identify staff that require on-going training and implement training opportunities to ensure their skills are improved.

* Provide management progress reports, daily / weekly / monthly, including any changes made to plans

* Delegate technical tasks / responsibilities and monitor progress of projects

* Deliver services consistently on time and below budget, always looking to improve efficiencies and costs.

* Work closely with the maintenance team and all the Business Unit managers during all project phases of the business development.

* Conduct regular status meetings with all necessary stakeholders

* Responsible for job allocation and job flow up in the workshops / maintenance teams.

* Planning and coordination:
* Job scheduling and labour allocation for day to day operations to effectively manage jobs and teams;

* Co-ordinate technical resources,

* Ensure supplies are ordered for each job.

* Assist with quoting, project management, parts & materials purchasing and quality checks.

* Act as a technical adviser.

* Respond to customer's requests for services & updates on the status of their jobs and keep the communication channels open to ensure information is accurate.

* Develop and implement systems to record, file and store information

* Work with apprentices and semi-skilled staff to role model appropriate technical skills.


Minimum Qualification: Matric / Grade 12

Ideal: BSc, BTech , Electrical , Mechanical Engineering.


* Previous experience as a mechanic working on trucks / trailers (Hands on knowledge).

* Workshop & General Maintenance manager

* Horse and trailer fleet operations & maintenance. (Current trucks Freightliners).

* Refrigerated trailer maintenance.

* Refrigeration Plant Operation and maintenance.

* Coldroom Operation and maintenance

* Forklifts operation and maintenance.

* Good Practice of maintenance

* Down time scheduling

* Building maintenance

* Management leadership and control

* Environmental Impact knowledge.

* Health and safety knowledge / experience

Qualities and Attributes:

* Mature manager

* Dynamic, with high energy levels

* Hands on through experience. MBE - Management by experience.

* Good interpersonal skills

* Systematic & structured

* Strong Communication skills

* Good computer MS word / MS Excel

* Team player

* Strong business acumen.

Salary at R50 000 CTC per month.

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Company Name: 

HR Company Solutions

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