Workshop Foreman

  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Mazabuka, Zambia
  • Date Posted:

Company Name: Kaleya Smallholders Company Limited

Company Summary:

Job Description:

P.O. Box 670371 Mazabuka Zambia
Cell: 097 7791102, 0978240240
Fax: 260-03-235032
Email: [email protected]
KALEYA SMALLHOLDERS COMPANY LIMITED, a farming organisation based in Mazabuka producing sugar cane from a nucleus Estate and Smallholders settlement, invites applications from suitably qualified Zambians to fill the following position:
Workshop Foreman (1 Position)
Reporting to the Smallholders and Operations Officer, the Workshop Foreman will manage the workshop in conjunction with his/ her team of artisan craftsmen. He/she will ensure that the entire fleet of farm vehicles/ heavy duty equipment, graders, tippers, diggers, generators, motorbikes, small engines, trailers, mowers and implements are kept in running order at all times.
Main Responsibilities

Ensure that the entire fleet is in excellent running condition all the time for maximum equipment availability.
Conduct scheduled maintenance on all company vehicles, equipment,
implements, generators, machinery, etc.
To carry out daily checks on equipment as per checklist, prevent and repair defects.
Supervise and conduct all vehicle repairs and outsource in terms of organizational limited capacity.
Works with outsourced mechanical service providers.
To fault find and repair equipment up to standard.
Ensure the fleet is licensed and insured according to Zambian legislative requirements.
Coordinate all workshop operations in conjunction with departmental head.
Organises effective road maintenance and repairs.
Supervise the team of artisans in the workshop.
Ensure good housekeeping and maintain highest level of safety standards.

Personal Attributes

Good written and verbal communication skills.
Good inter-personal and negotiation skills.
Must be a team player.
Must have good leadership skills.
Takes responsibility for personal improvement, learning from experience and new situations.

Qualifications and Experience

Full Grade 12 Certificate
Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechanics/ Heavy Equipment Repair
Should have a valid driving licence.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in similar role, preferably on an agricultural operation will be an added advantage.
Must be computer literate (particularly in Microsoft Office Suite)
Must be below 50 years.
Must be a registered Member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ).

An attractive package will be offered to the successful candidates that includes rent free accommodation and others.
Suitably qualified applicants should apply sending their curriculum vitae with full career and current salary details and expected, copies of relevant certificates and two traceable references to: The Chairman of the Selection Committee, Kaleya Smallholders Company Ltd, P. O. Box 670371, Mazabuka, or via e-mail to [email protected] not later date 20th April 2023.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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