Working Workshop Foreman

Exceed Recruitment and Human Resource Consultants – Johannesburg, Gauteng

Overall responsibility for the mechanical condition of Transport vehicles at depot.
Ensure that the quality of workmanship in the service departments are of a high standard.
Responsible for the overall planning of work within the service department taking into account the service intervals of vehicles and the needs of the clients.
Managing and controlling the purchasing of parts, units or components to ensure cost effectiveness and conjunction with buyer.
Responsible to ensure compliance with safety rules and regulations in the work environment as required by legislation.
Guide and promote safe work performance by enforcing safety policies; implementing safety campaigns and training employees in safe practices and first aid.
Eliminate or minimize hazardous situations by developing and recommending safety policies and procedures, installing safety devices on machinery and ensuring employees under his supervision use personal safety clothing and equipment.
Maintain safety information database by recording all workshop-related accidents and injuries and backing up data.
Control expenditure by strict supervision over all work carried out by the workshop division and by maintaining accurate administration of job cards and proper costing of all subcontractor work done.
Ensure that all previous work done has yielded satisfactory results by authorising the work only after reviewing the vehicle history card to ascertain when the work was last done, and record the kilometers covered since the last job in a component life, data base.
Minimize vehicle turnaround time while in the workshop division and maximize the quality of work done.
Ensure that all work is carried out in terms of the manufacturers’ technical recommendations, with suitably qualified staff, by allocating jobs in accordance with Company Policy relating to Qualified Technicians, Repair Shop Assistants and Skilled Workers.
Extract maximum reliability and endurance from mechanical components by ensuring that best practices for fleet maintenance and repair are followed at all times, and in accordance with the Maintenance Policy set by the Company.
Achieve acceptable labour efficiency by strict supervision over all work in progress and controlling hours booked against work completed.
Provide expedient response to all road call.
Oversee and/or take responsibility to manage and co-ordinate any breakdowns.
Ensure that proper records are kept on the Fleet with regard to service records, maintenance, breakdowns, repairs etc.
Final authorisation and inspection of work needed on vehicle with regard to warranty work or work to be done within Anderson Transport.
Purchasing of new tyre stock with approval of Directors.
After hour breakdowns to supply tyres as necessary.
Monitoring of tyres referring to run-flat, impact, side-wall separation, etc.
Purchasing of correct casings at the negotiated rates.
Determine necessary stock and getting approval for purchasing and order numbers.
Authorize the tax invoices for tyres.
Liaise with the suppliers all the time for best prices on hand.
Attending to all tyre maintenance.
Recruitment, selection and appointment of personnel for the service department in collaboration with personnel administration.
Responsible to ensure those personnel in the service department is trained and developed.
Responsible for the implementation of a performance management process in the service department, including quarterly performance management meetings with personnel.
Responsible for a disciplined workforce in accordance with the Disciplinary Code and Grievance Procedure.
Responsible to plan and forecast personnel needs including leave planning.
Oversee the in-house training of apprentices and mechanics.
Available to relieve or be on standby for any after hour functions required from the service department.
Attend daily meetings.
The development, implementation and continuous monitoring of a budget for the service department and conjunction with management.
Attend external courses/supplier courses to keep up to date with newest developments and to pass new knowledge and skills onto other personnel.
Investigations of queries.
Authorisation of goods in “waste bin” and the removal thereof.
Neatness and tidiness of workshop.
Authorisation of invoices for payment for outwork, including authorisation for payment of parts/invoices stock.
Writing out of spares requisition as requested from the mechanics with reference to the spares needed for the work to be completed by the specific mechanic.

Managing skills
Matric (Grade 12 )
8 Years transport experience
Qualified diesel mechanic
Computer literate – Insite 6.4

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