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Employment Opportunity : Specialist: Fleet Repair & Maintenance

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Specialist: Fleet Repair & Maintenance

Status: Permanent
Location: Technical Services (Swartfontein)
Grade: D2
Reporting line: Senior Manager: Technical Services and Support

Role Mandate
To develop and maintain an appropriate preventative maintenance program for the entire SAFCOL fleet.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop, review and implement an appropriate preventative procedures and standards for SAFCOL
  • Develop and establish structures, operational method, control protocols and tools
  • Determine future systems and services requirements in line with company long term strategy
  • Develop and implement appropriate Service Level Agreements (incl. rates and performance targets)
  • Implement strategies and policies to continuously reduce costs and improve fleet efficiency
  • Establish and manage Tweefontein Workshop as a centre of excellence for mechanised harvesting operations
  • Set up and implement cost and efficiency comparisons
  • Ensure general mechanical support and problem solving to line management
  • Assist and advise Business Unit Managers with the management of their workshops
  • Validate quotes and invoices in terms of technical content and value for money
  • Evaluate new products and methods
  • Identify and evaluate new alternatives and opportunities
  • Ensure general training incl. 2x field days/workshops pa and determine the type and required contractor capacities
  • Align long-term R&M capacities in terms of strategic intent and tactical planning
  • Develop, implement a standardised SLA; monitor and manage performance against set SLA's
  • Determine annual vehicle fleet requirements
  • Manage fleet utilisation and age
  • Determine the appropriate fleet replacement specifications
  • Recommend appropriate fleet allocation to business units
  • Manage and report on the Fleet Management System (FMS) and Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) and service agreement
  • Oversee annual auction of replaced fleet and other written off assets

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • B-Tech/ B.Sc. Degree (NQF Level 7) in mechanical engineering
  • 5-7 years' experience in fleet repair & maintenance environment
  • Previous experience at a managerial level will be added advantage
  • Valid driver's licence

Behavioural Competencies

  • Perseverance
  • Self -driven
  • Motivated
  • Innovative
  • Planning and organising skills

Skills Competencies

  • Analytical & critical
  • Business acumen
  • Persuasion and influence
  • Logical
  • Strategic thinking


SAFCOL Group is an equal opportunity company with the focus on gender equality and people with  disabilities. Employment Equity will be taken into consideration in terms of all appointments within SAFCOL.
Interested qualified individuals can e-mail a concise CV and must submit relevant copies of qualifications in confidence to:

Magdeline Selopyane, Recruitment Practitioner, magdalinerecruitment@klf.co.za Tel no: 013 754 2820
Closing date: 02 May 2018
Should you not have received a response within 30 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
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