TECHNICAL MANAGER – AGRICULTURE / TRANSPORT

Cape Town – WC:  An opportunity for an experienced Technical Manager in the transport/agriculture industry to provide accurate electronic technical situation reports and to handle operating procedures and cost management.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Formal engineering training preferably to Technician level or relevant technical experience

UJ/RAU Diploma in Road Transport preferable.

Advanced Technical and or suitable trade qualifications

Computer literacy is a pre-requisite

Some previous financial exposure preferred

Product specific training in relevant fields such as hydraulic, truck manufacturer, engines, drive trains

Some previous business exposure highly advantageous

An understanding of basic operating procedures and cost management

Exposure to the selling of second-hand equipment useful

A solid, practical and verifiable technical background in both transport and agricultural machinery maintenance and operation

Skills and Knowledge

Broad understanding of all technical aspects of a wide range of transport and specialized transport machinery

Experience in modern fleet maintenance and management practices

Good communication skills at all levels in the organization

Will be required to operate independently outside the office environment and travel within SA, sometimes at short notice

Will provide backup assistance to the Technical Manager in any situation that may arise.

 

Key Performance Areas

To achieve ongoing improvements in preventative maintenance practices for all vehicles and farm equipment in the division

Must be able to provide accurate electronic technical situation reports that provide clear feedback, following problem analysis conducted at contracts

To assist in controlling maintenance costs and minimizing waste

Will be required to operate in the field and use initiative to provide technical intervention or assistance on site

To continuously improve on skills levels and workshop standards so as to maximize fleet availability

Will be required to attend formal technical meetings with suppliers to address concerns raised at contracts

May need to represent the company’s interests in disputes with suppliers

Must be able to communicate clearly internally and externally

 

ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted

Email your CV to roelien@farmmanagersa.co.za or apply and CLICK THIS LINK https://www.placementpartner.co.za/wi/vacancy/?id=farm&VacRef=FM000819&preview=6c944c87399819d0a2f2f1cdaeddc89c or upload your CV to this specific position via www.farmmanagersa.co.za