Alistair Group
Posted Job
over 2 years ago

Group Workshop Lead

Are you a highly motivated, processes and results oriented Workshop Manager looking for a new professional challenge? Our opening for the Group Workshop Lead will give you the opportunity to not only manage large workshops, but to build on the foundation we have created of being the most technologically driven maintenance facility in the region. We require an individual who strikes the right balance between hands on and process driven, with the capability to continue to innovate and grow. Alistair Group will offer the right candidate the necessary tools to grow and develop. If you have ever wanted to set the benchmark in maintenance then make the right move today with Alistair Group and apply for the Group Workshop Lead role!


  • Management: have overall responsibility for ensuring that the requirements of this procedure are met.
  • The Group Workshop Lead must ensure compliance with company policies and procedures and relevant local legislations (Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia…). Supervise daily activities of the Workshops across the Group to ensure proper performance and safety of all company vehicles and equipment are met.
  • Provide leadership and supervision for reporting staff to meet company deliverables. Ensure all equipment and assets are designed, built, serviced and maintained in a safe, efficient and professional manner.
  • Ensure all workshops and yards operations are undertaken in a safe, efficient, cost effective and professional manner.
  • Plan and produce a preventative maintenance schedule not only for mechanical work but also visual aspects.

Day To Day Tasks

  • Managing workshops activity – the Group Workshop Lead plans, assigns and reviews the work of all the workshops in the Group.
  • Briefs the local Workshop Lead who then supervise the work of the mechanics, Welders, Panel beaters and electricians.
  • Managing safety – Actively support the Alistair Group Health, Safety, Environment and Quality vision and values.
  • It is the responsibility of the Workshop Lead to ensure that the workshop is safely maintained, that all working areas are safe and that staffs are fully trained to do their job efficiently and safely.
  • Managing staff – the Group Workshop Lead makes recommendations regarding the recruitment, discipline and promotion of the workshop teams, authorizes leave and overtime, advises employees on work related problems, evaluates and assesses employee performance.
  • Liaising with other departments –co-ordinate the need for maintenance and repair of operational equipment with other employees/ departments.


  • The Group Workshop Lead is responsible for producing a monthly service report of the work/ breakdowns and tyre tasks conducted by the workshop across the region, along with recommendations and feedback to management, some of these reports include:
  • Monthly workshop report- including breakdowns, amount of vehicles worked on, turn over time, fleet reliability and availability, tyre scrap report, equipment PPM calculator report and KPI’s for workshop staff.

Education / Training

  • Must hold a degree in an engineering or farming field.
  • 10 years’ working experience in a workshop, farm or in the bush.
  • Minimum five years supervising/ managing experience.
  • Foundation course in health and safety in the workplace would be a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge on Microsoft office suite, SAP, FMP, BUDINI software.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Ability to direct and supervise personnel and coordinate workshop operations.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Ability to operate all tools and equipment involved in vehicle repairs and resolve vehicle breakdowns would be a plus.

How to Apply

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