WORKSHOP MANAGER – AUTOMOTIVE
Are you a seasoned automotive professional with a passion for leading a high-performance team? We are seeking an experienced Automotive Workshop Manager to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of our automotive workshops.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead and manage a team of automotive technicians and support staff, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the workshop, ensuring efficiency, quality, and safety standards are met.
Provide technical guidance to maintenance teams.
Lead technical recovery, complex fault analysis and testing of bus fleet and systems.
Coordinate and schedule work orders, prioritize tasks, and optimize workflow to meet deadlines.
Manage workshop’s performance in achieving Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Implement and maintain quality control measures to ensure the highest standards of service and repairs.
Lead the overall implementation of bus fleet maintenance regime.
Implement improved maintenance regimes to enhance the reliability of bus systems.
Training and Development:
Identify training needs and provide ongoing coaching and development opportunities for team members.
Review and approve maintenance schedule and manpower plans.
Review audits on maintenance, repair and overhaul operations.
Manage annual budget for the department.
Qualifications & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Engineering, Operations Management, etc.) preferred.
Proven experience as an Automotive Workshop Manager or similar role.
Strong leadership and team management skills.
In-depth knowledge of automotive systems, diagnostics, and repairs.
Specific expertise in Scania and Zhongtong buses is highly desirable.
Ability to effectively communicate with clients and team members.
Strong organizational and multitasking abilities.
Proven ability to analyze and solve operational challenges.
Problem-solving ability and attention to detail.
Strategic thinker with a proactive approach.
Member of Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ)
Four (4) – Six (6) years’ experience in the industry.
Valid Driver’s license.
Method of Application
If you meet the requirements for this job, email your detailed C.V, certified copies of certificates and cover letter in a single document.
This is an equal opportunity employer and both male and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.