Workshop Manager (3 month contract) – Pretoria

Posted 1 month ago

Our heavy vehicle client in Pretoria is looking to employ an experienced Workshop Manager on a 3 months basis.


The ideal applicant will possess the following:-

  • A minimum of Grade 12 (Std. 10) or equivalent academic qualification.
  • Qualified Diesel Mechanic (other Artisan trade qualifications will also be considered).
  • A post matric qualification in the technical / N4 engineering field will be a strong advantage.
  • At least 5-8 years working experience in heavy duty vehicle maintenance.
  • At least 2 years in a relevant management position.
  • Proven track record in vehicle fleet management.


  • Assist in managing the Budget.
  • Oversee maintenance to the vehicle fleet.
  • Manage maintenance of facilities, tools and equipment.
  • Control parts, workshop tools and equipment.
  • Manage administration functions
  • Supervise Workshop Personnel and identify developmental needs.
  • Ensure that the Occupational Health and Safety Act Regulations are adhered to in the workshop
  • Monitor Asset Register.
  • Liaise with Manufacturers and Suppliers to ensure optimal service delivery.


  • Will be required to work long and late hours and sometimes over weekends and standby.


  • Knowledge of the bus passenger transport industry.
  • Knowledge of the Technical / Engineering practices and procedures as they relate to the operation and maintenance of a large bus fleet.
  • Understanding of the bus operations and the inter-relationship with the Technical department.
  • Knowledge of the Key financial management Principles & Procedures, especially budget 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.
  • Stress tolerance.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

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