Maintenance Manager

  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Published: 
  • Market Related

Duties & Responsibilities

Purpose of the PositionTo manage the maintenance of the DC buildings, warehouse facilities, Engineering workshop and all associated systems and activities.
Key Performance Areas

  • Managing the maintenance department and staff.
  • Contribute to the general management of Logistics as part of the management team.
  • Control routine servicing and repairs of in-house fleet as well as materials handling equipment, including reach trucks, pallet trucks, forklifts, pallet jacks, trailers, and trucks.
  • Conduct maintenance and routine service of DC building, facilities, and equipment (including roll-up doors, dock levelers, fire pumps, refrigeration, and emergency generators).
  • Ensure regular racking inspections for the entire warehouse is conducted
  • Prepare capex for logistics department and control maintenance expenditure against budget.
  • Analyse and report running cost of all equipment and vehicles
  • Negotiate and manage service level agreements with external contractors.
  • Attend to all civil maintenance work and domestic maintenance requirements including repairs to fixtures, fittings, and furniture.
  • Manage Engineering maintenance workshop facility.
  • Ensure implementation of legislation relating to transport and movement of goods.
  • Ensure on-road assistance for breakdowns.

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Matric with tertiary qualification in maintenance related trade essential.
  • Qualified diesel mechanic.
  • Minimum of five years management experience in building and truck maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of electrical, water reticulation systems and ammonia plants.
  • Working knowledge of general building project management and maintenance.
  • Ammonia knowledge will be an added advantage.
  • Working knowledge of transport legislation and health/ safety legislation.
  • Commercial negotiation skills, project management skills, attention to detail, assertive, strong admin and numeracy skills, high stress tolerance and prepared to work awkward hours and weekends when necessary.