Rural Jobfinder - Workshop Supervisor (HGV)

Workshop Supervisor (HGV)
This successful and profitable Dealership based in Newry is seeking a Workshop Supervisor to manage the throughput of vehicles in their busy dealership. The successful candidate will control job start and finish times, working closely with Technicians and other personnel to ensure that vehicles are repaired in a timely, safe and correct manner. They will conduct daily progress meetings and report any problems or unexpected delays to the General Manager. They will also be responsible for ensuring that tools and equipment are maintained in good working order.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Day to day responsibility for the smooth running of the depot workshop
  • Job allocation, planning and execution taking account of technician capabilities
  • Maximising staff utilisation and sold hours, ensuring high levels of workshop productivity
  • Planning workshop space for maximum efficiency
  • Ensuring all vehicles are road tested as required and appropriate
  • Managing holidays and sickness absences to ensure adequate cover for scheduled work completion
  • Coach technicians and apprentices to develop their skills, knowledge and capabilities
  • Liaise with Training Manager to ensure technician availability to attend training courses
  • Ensure all job cards are signed off with the appropriate level and quality of information required
  • Completion of quality checks to ensure adherence of “right first time” with regards to service, repair and PSV
  • Check completed repair orders for accurate and whole information
  • Ensure all defects are reported to the customer with quotes provided for every job
  • Challenge technicians on efficiency, sold hours, lost time, vehicle cleanliness etc
  • Manage maintenance issues in the workshop and arrange contractor repairs where necessary
  • Ensure all health and safety regulations and procedures are adhered to in the Workshop in accordance with legal requirements and in line with Company guidelines
  • Ad hoc duties as directed by Managers or Directors
Job Requirements & Qualifications
  • Strong technical product knowledge and background in heavy commercial vehicles is essential
  • Previous supervisory/people management experience is highly desirable
  • PC literate and familiar with use of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both internally and externally, in a professional manner
  • Possess the ability to build and maintain strong, positive working relationships to drive customer loyalty and confidence with previous demonstrable experience of successful customer interactions
  • Possess a strong commercial focus and fully understand the impact of factors affecting technician efficiency and utilisation
  • Be self-motivated, with the ability to work under pressure using their own initiative
  • Be proactive and flexible in approach to work
  • Possess strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively and adapt to changing operational business needs as required
  • Possess a full, valid driving licence and HGV licence
This is a truly original Dealership that looks for ambitious individuals that show promise for future promotion. Offering a competitive basic salary leading onto bonuses and benefits, this opportunity is not to be missed!
Axis Recruitment is an employment agency recruiting on behalf of our client
To be considered for the role please forward an up to date CV via the link or contact John on 02890 488 688 or

 Closing Date: 03/10/2020

 Location: Newry