Workshop Manager

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Negotiable

Synite Quarries Zambia Limited (SQL) was duly registered in 2007. The principal business activities of the company are supplying of aggregates, mining, Building Construction, Road Construction and Plant Hire. The company is also in general trade which includes transport Haulage. The company is urgently looking for the suitably qualified candidates to fill in the following position:
Job Description
Position: Workshop Manager
Location: Solwezi-Zambia
Purpose: This position will manage and lead a team of people in allocating workload and managing the day-to-day operations in the workshop.  It requires the job holder to co-ordinate resources and liaise with internal and external key contacts to ensure work is delivered on time and to a quality standard.
Reports to: Supervisor
Key Accountabilities:

Responsible for job allocation and job flow in the workshop including job scheduling and labour allocation for day-to-day operations.
Supervises work force, Maintenance and repair associated with the mechanical services, plant and equipment
Co-ordinate resources, (operational and human) schedules and activities to effectively manage jobs.
Hands on and be able to work with Mechanics in problem solving.
Ensure supplies are ordered for each job.
Assist with quoting, project management, materials purchasing and quality checks.
Ensure correct job numbers are used and that time records are correct.
Provide oversight and check job estimates.
Regularly report progress on each job and quickly communicate delays or concerns with other stake holders.   Report on manpower overruns or shortfalls.
Act as a technical adviser on any matters relating Equipment repair and Maintenance.
Work with the Supervisor to respond to client’s requests for updates on the status of their jobs and keep the communication channels open to ensure information is accurate.
Identify client’s needs and explain/demonstrate Synite Quarries services to them, which may involve technical descriptions of products and the way they may be used.
Develop and implement systems to record, file and store information pertaining to machine breakdown.
Identify staff that require on-going training and implement training opportunities to ensure their skills are improved.  Work with apprentices and semi-skilled staff to role model appropriate technical skills.
Provide feedback to staff that are not performing to the expected level and ensure human resources are informed of trends in performance.
Promote a Health and Safety culture within the business.

Skills and Experience:

Advanced Certificate in Heavy Equipment Repair
Experience in working on CAT, CUMMINS, and other heavy-duty Engines.
Ability to carry out diagnostic problem solving
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work with people at various levels from shop floor to senior management
Can look beyond the initial business opportunities
People management skills
Track record of having worked in the similar capacity at least not less than 4 years
Computer literacy with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word and Excel •     Quality and productivity focussed

Those who have what it takes to take up this challenge can send their CVs together with their credentials via [email protected]
Deadline for submission of the application is 21st January, 2022 before close of business.