Our Client, a large group of companies in the Agri industry, is looking for a Workshop Assistant Foreman to correctly manage the Workshop to ensure maximum availability of vehicles and mechanical equipment at minimum cost.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not subject to:
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.
Maintain accurate labour timesheets.
Conduct weekly/monthly services with Workshop Staff.
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 dispatch 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.
Under the guidance of the W & T Manager allocate and check stores requisitions and prices of fuel, oil, spares, tyres, tubes and cleaning materials.
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.
Must display sound verbal and written skills
Strong interpersonal skills to liaise with a wide range of internal and external customers
2 Years of Experience
Engineering qualification - Diesel/mechanical
5 years agricultural equipment experience
Experience in hydraulics and pneumatics
Mechanical experience in heavy machinery
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