Job Description:

The Assistant Workshop Technical Manager assists the Workshop Technical Manager in J&J’s maintenance and repair of all fleets in Harare. The focus is to assist on defining, implementing, improving and maintaining state of the art workshop systems.
Job Requirements:

Scope of Responsibilities
The Assistant Workshop Technical Manager assists in all Workshop areas and the fleet within the Company, overseeing and developing each area and managing the human resources, in order to guarantee the efficiency and quality of service within the Company.

Duties And Responsibilities
Key Performance Indicators:

Provide efficient and effective day to day management of workshop and liaise with stores to ensure all parts and spares are available to fit;
Ensure proper maintenance, servicing and roadworthiness of all vehicles are attended to on time and within agreed standard;
Ensure that all assets are kept in sterling condition and in safe and good working order whilst being maintained and cosmetically good to look at;
Conducts vehicle pre check, and assigns workshop representative to take the vehicle to the Government Vehicle Inspection Department (V.I.D) for inspection;
Test driving (in case no special license required) vehicles to ensure that they are functioning appropriately;
Manages pro-actively the availability of spare parts with the ultimate goal to reduce unscheduled downtime of the fleet to 30 minutes;
Ensure that all workshop accidents are reported and investigated with the regulations in force and liaise with the management;
Design and implement state of the art workshop systems and processes;
Assign work areas and tasks to subordinates and ensure the timely completion of the same;
Maintain awareness levels of all workshop employees regarding health and safety in the workplace;
Identify cost saving opportunities;

Qualifications And Experience
Competences and Aptitudes

Good communication skills;
Good inter-personal skills and ability to work in a team;
Good judgment and strong profit orientation;
Planning and Organization Skills;
Pro-active management style with initiative, dynamism and assertiveness approach;

Hard Skills – Background / Technical Competences

Academic Background: Apprenticeship / Class One Journeyman/ an Engineering related degree;
Experience required: 5-10 years, preferably in Transports, managing a medium/large workshop;
Good understanding of the Business and Business Needs;
IT knowledge: good knowledge of Microsoft Office products (word; excel);