Workshop Foreman

By 1st Mar 2019 Mar 5th, 2019 Uncategorised

Core purpose of the role:

To lead and manage a technical workshop team in the execution of the Transport vehicle maintenance strategy and OE accreditation standards.

  1. Location: Standerton
  2. Position: Workshop Foreman
  3. Business Unit: Transport – Fleet
  4. Reporting to: Workshop Manager
  5. Closing date: 31 March 2019

    Key deliverables and outputs

    1. Ensure that quality standards of work are maintained.
    2. Ensure that housekeeping standards are adhered to.
    3. Conduct regular internal audits on hygiene factors in order to ensure that housekeeping standards are adhered to.
    4. Keep fleet downtime to a minimum, without compromising quality.
    5. Maintain workshops according to the appropriate standards of productivity and efficiency.
    6. Check equipment availability and ensure that all equipment is maintained in good working order.
    7. Conduct regular scheduled servicing as per OE requirements and company standards
    8. Maintain vehicles according to OE standards
    9. Report vehicle abuse in line with company procedures.
    10. Attend to vehicle breakdowns effectively and efficiently.
    11. Implement preventative maintenance plans for vehicles
    12. Ensure that all vehicles are roadworthy.
    13. Ensure that service records are maintained as per company policies and procedures.
    14. Manage employees in line with the SmartTrucker employee value proposition and company performance management processes.
    15. Ensure compliance to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation

    Internal customers:

    1. Business Units

    External customers:

    1. Suppliers

    Academic qualifications


    1. Matric/ Grade 12
    2. Trade tested diesel mechanic


    1. Certificate of fitness (COF)
    2. Driver’s license.
    3. Valid passport

    Work experience


    1. Minimum 5 years’ previous experience in a heavy commercial vehicles workshop environment.
    2. Minimum 3 years’ previous experience in a commercial vehicle workshop at a management level



    1. In-depth knowledge of diagnostic equipment
    2. Extensive commercial vehicle workshop management knowledge.
    3. Knowledge of workshop financial management processes



    1. Understanding of technical data specifications
    2. Computer literacy and Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, and Outlook).

    Personal Attributes


    1. Preference for thinking practically
    2. Enthusiasm for learning, sharing and growing
    3. Concern about aligning with best practices
    4. Focus on getting things done
    5. Customer centricity and focus
    6. Maintaining energy levels
    7. Remain resilient with stress and pressure
    8. Preference for team working


    1. Focus on analyzing and solving problems
    2. Passion for optimizing business performance
    3. Concern for working within parameters
    4. Commitment to behaving correctly and ethically
    5. Focus on initiating action
    6. Perseverance
    7. Focus on convincing and persuading
    8. Appreciation for showing humble confidence
    9. Being optimistic
    10. Strong inclination for change agility
    11. Openness to accepting feedback
    12. Concern for valuing and appreciating others

    Barloworld Logistics is an equal opportunity employer and preference will be given to individuals from the designated groups.

    If you have not received a response within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful

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