• The workshop Manager is responsible for the day to day safe and efficient running of the mechanical workshop.
• The manager is responsible for budgets for the purchase of materials, fixings and fastenings and machine tools to ensure the smooth progression of projects through the workshop.
• Daily attendance and sickness records have to be kept alongside individual records of what work is carried out and on which projects. This is for project costing purposes and for traceability of components in case of problems arising.
• The workshop manager is responsible for maintaining a database of everything purchased work done and by whom.
• The workshop manager is responsible for the quality of the work carried out and performs incoming and outgoing inspection on all parts and assemblies or delegates that work.
• In a potentially very dangerous working environment the manager is responsible maintaining safe working practices.
• Planning and monitoring work within the workshop, supervising the Space Instrument makers
• Undertaking service and parts jobs during busy periods
• Managing stock levels (e.g. materials, fixings and tooling)
• Report on workloads, participating in project reviews and giving advice to project managers and Sales team
• Maintaining material, fasteners databases
• General administration for personnel and record keeping
• Quality control
• The workshop supervisor must hold a university degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent
• Minimum of 10 years experience in heavy machinery field.
• Computer skills and language ability
• Leadership skills and communication skills
• Hard worker, dynamic and trustworthy
• Experience in Africa is a PLUS.