Workshop Manager

at Trading Places Recruitment (Pty) Ltd
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Johannesburg



Job Summary

Established Engineering / Manufacturing company based in Benoni, East Rand has x 2 vacancies for Workshop Manager





Grade 12.


Qualified Tool maker or Turner (Red Seal / Trade Tested)


Relevant Experience in a manufacturing and mining industry At least 7-10 years required


Excellent communication skills (English / African Language)


Understanding of operating a 3-axis milling machine



Specialized knowledge



Basic knowledge of welding standards


Knowledge of AutoCAD


Bonus: Operating CNC Milling/Turning machines


Knowledge of different types of metals (SS304 / SS316 / CS / Copper)


Use a logical and methodical approach to work


Analytical/problem solving ability


Observant and good at paying attention to detail


Computer literate to analyze, store and display results



Main Duties and Responsibilities:



Planning and monitoring work within the workshop, supervising all artisans and apprentices


Prepare, supervise and control workshop activities, including the scheduling of overtime work in each department


Ensure that Technicians and Apprentice Technicians are using their time effectively and efficiently


Liaise with customers and assess part and components, ensuring assessments are quoted on


Managing stock levels (e.g. materials, fixings and tooling)


Report on workloads, participating in project projection and assisting staff to achieve giving advice to project managers and team leaders



General administration for personnel and record keeping



Control and set workshop behavioral standards


Maintain staff morale


Advise all new and existing staff of Company policies and procedures and adherence to these policies and procedures


Set a regular workshop cleaning schedule highlighting employees specific duties


Make suggestions to management for improvements to the Department’s operations


Maintain a well-trained workforce and supervise in-house training as required


Ensure the development and progress of all employees


Assist toward keeping the workshop area clear and clean, orderly and attractive in appearance



Quality control



Upon completion of repairs and/or rework inspect and quality check with Technician who completed the job to ensure the part and components has been repaired / reworked or manufactured in accordance with the customer’s instructions and manufacturers guidelines


Ensure customers receive the best quality service by requiring that all jobs are completed correctly the first time


Ensure all customer equipment/machinery is properly maintained and serviced and at the end of the contract presented back to the customer in a clean and presentable state


Check and inspect that all tools are available and maintained in the correct place and that all equipment is in suitable working condition






Follow housekeeping, safety and security procedures that result as safe and attractive


Discourage, in a friendly manner, any entry to work areas by customers to ensure the safety of all concerned


Follow and comply with all the Customer’s workplace health and safety procedures






Maintain adherence to ISO 9001:2015 standard and quality policy of the Company


Report all customer complaints (internal and external) and conditions that are adverse to the operational efficiency of the department or achievement of quality


Make suggestions for improvement as appropriate


Workplace Health and Safety Duties


Care for the health and safety of self and others


Follow workplace procedures and instructions to achieve good OHS practice


Maintain tools, equipment and facilities to make sure of safe performance and good OHS practice


Identify and report unsafe, unhealthy or hazardous working conditions


Insure Continuous Improvement Requests to report OHS hazards and risks or to suggest improvements


Insure personal protective equipment as required


Ensure to discourage practical jokes that could harm the health or safety of another person






Achieving Company and Customers Standards relevant to this position


Performance standards for this position are met when total customer satisfaction is achieved with product quality and delivery dates


All customer complaints and adverse customer survey returns are attended to immediately


All staff can read and understand information written on job cards/drawing and job instructions


All internal procedures as directed by management are adhered to



Special Working Conditions



Work out of hours when need to ensure the goals of the Company are met


Interested candidates can send their CV