Technical Manager – Trucks

Posted 12 months ago

Our Truck dealership client in Durban is looking to employ a qualified and experienced Technical

Manager for their business.


The ideal applicant will possess the following:-

  • Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent qualification
  • Qualified Artisan or Engineering qualification
  • 8-10 Years working experience in a technical environment
  • At least 5 years in a Management position, which includes managing a large staff complement.
  • A tertiary qualification in Road Transport Management will be an advantage.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing a large workshop with commercial vehicles


  •  Manage and control the complete technical function in the Business Unit and ensure deadlines and quality and budget standards are met.
  • Ensure the effective management and maintenance of facilities, tools and equipment.
  • Manage and develop/train Technical Personnel.
  • Compile and manage the Department budget and targets within prescribed parameters and standards
  • Directly manage and control warranty/maintenance processes/systems and audits
  • Ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act in the Workshop.
  • Manage Service and Maintenance of all customer’s fleets
  • Manage and control all service level/quality requirements by the respective OEM’s



  • Will be required to travel within the company’s operational area.
  • Will be required to work long and late hours as and when required.



–          Knowledge of the commercial vehicle / transport industry.

–          Background to the truck industry structures and best practices.

–          Knowledge of the Technical / Engineering practices and procedures as they relate to the operation and maintenance of a commercial fleet.

–          Understanding of the workshop operations and the inter-relationship with the other departments.

–          Knowledge of the Key financial management Principles & Procedures, especially budget development and management.

–          Knowledge of Human Resources practices and procedures and related legislation.

–          Knowledge of the Labour Relations Act and associated company disciplinary and grievance procedures.

–          Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

–          Knowledge of stock management procedures and stores management.


  • Good Analytic thinking & problem solving skills.
  • Good planning and organizing skills.
  • Ability to present and display sound judgement.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Diagnostic Ability
  • Good Verbal / Written Communication skills.
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good Project Management skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with external parties
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, other)


  • Sharp business acumen
  • Must have a hands-on approach
  • Results orientation
  • Quality orientated
  • Service orientated
  • Deadline driven
  • People orientated
  • Assertive
  • Profit orientation
  • Assertive and not easily swayed
  • Willing to work long hours when necessary.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Decisiveness
  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Tolerance for Diversity
  • Fairness in handling employees
  • Honesty, reliability and punctuality.
  • Good work ethics.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Proactive.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Stress tolerance.

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