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Workshop Assistant Foreman

Zambian Nationals ONLY

Job Purpose:

  • To correctly manage the Workshop to ensure maximum availability of vehicles and mechanical equipment at minimum cost.

Key Performance Areas and Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the Organising, co-ordinating and controlling of the activities of the Workshop according to Company´s daily and seasonal operational requirement as greed with Workshop & Technical Manager.
  • Assisting to Organise, co-ordinate and control effective deployment of the Workshop Staff to reduce downtime of machinery.
  • Implement and maintain a Workshop Staff Duty Register for Saturdays/weekends and planting /harvesting seasons.
  • Initiate all job cards and instructions of the W&T manager on a daily basis.
  • Supervise and instruct on the correct usage, care and efficiency of all tools, welding equipment, compressors, etc. in the Workshop.
  • Ensure that the Workshop is maintained in a clean, orderly and safe manner, SHEQ standards are adhered to.
  • Supervise the maintenance of all tractors, vehicles and implements to a standard that is of a high calibre, roadworthy condition and ready for use at any given time.
  • Implement and conduct mechanical maintenance programme for all vehicles and mechanical equipment according to manufacturer’s manual.
  • Minimise the turnaround of all implements, machinery and tractors at the lowest possible cost.
  • Ensure that vehicles and mechanical equipment is correctly serviced/repaired/overhauled prior to despatch to Farms.
  • Assist with the maintenance of vehicle history records, to be kept hard and soft in a reporting scheme.
  • Forecast and plan with the W & T all major overhauls to be carried out as and when necessary with external service providers.
  • Supervise the sub-contracting of specific work beyond the capabilities of the workshop, cost efficient and relative to time and equipment as agreed to by the W & T Manager.
  • Supervision of the refurbishment of all vehicles, trucks, tractors, machines, trailers, and implements including spray painting according to agreed budget and plan.
  • Notify Stores Department timorously on requirements of spare parts and materials required to achieve job purpose.
  • Advise Stores Department on stock levels for spare parts, cleaning materials.
  • Assist the W & T Manager and implement standards and targets set for all Workshop activities, in the Workshop and in Field.
  • Advise W & T Manager of the abuse of Company vehicles.
  • Ensure that Workshop Staff & Drivers adhere to Standard Safety Procedures, Standard Operation Procedures and the Company Code of Conduct.
  • Assist with the supervision and control of the wood Shaving business and provide maintenance of irrigation equipment.

Qualifications

  • Engineering qualification - Diesel/mechanical
  • 5 years agricultural equipment experience.
  • Experience in hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Mechanical experience in heavy machinery.
  • Thorough understanding of farming operations.

How to apply

The subject reference for receiving applications should read Workshop Assistant Foreman.

Application deadline
7 Aug
Email applications to
rthorne@priconsultants.com
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Precision Recruitment International
Precision Recruitment International (PRI) is a privately owned recruitment company with offices in Zambia, Zimbabwe (HQ) and Mozambique. It has positioned itself to provide high quality recruitment services by acquiring the best possible prospects and placements. It does this by pro-actively building relationships with people in developing industries in the various regional countries. PRI uses a wide range of techniques that include specified 'search and selection' methods and contingent-based recruitment techniques.
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