Workshop Manager

Unitrans Malawi Ltd


NCHALO –               MALAWI

GRADE —                GG11

Unitrans Africa has an exciting new opportunity for a Workshop Manager in Malawi to manage the fleet maintenance programme, vehicle maintenance budget and cost control as well as the purchase of replacement parts and equipment.

Minimum Requirements 

  • Relevant Schooling qualification
  • In possession of a diesel mechanic qualification/trade test.
  • A tertiary qualification in Logistics, Agriculture or similar would be advantageous
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge in word and excel packages
  • 3-5 years management/supervisory experience
  • Interpersonal skills with special emphasis on industrial relations Excellent customer service skills

Skills and Knowledge 

  • Ability to monitor vehicle utilization and control of maintenance
  • Exposure to fabrication technologies (boiler making/welding)
  • Extensive and in depth knowledge of maintenance philosophies for a varied range of automotive and materials handling equipment, specifically,
    • Service Scheduling and Planning
    • Tooling
    • Cost and Quality control
    • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Must be in possession of a class B drivers licence, possession of a EC driver’s license would be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance programmes
  • Deadline orientated
  • Figures orientated
  • Self-motivated and ability to work to pre-determined goals
  • Must have sound knowledge of Health and Safety.


  • Manage the workshop team
  • Develop and maintain a sound relationship with operations staff and suppliers
  • Manage the fleet maintenance programme
  • Manage the budget for the maintenance costs.

Interested candidates should send their applications with detailed CVs plus three traceable referees and their contact numbers to:

The Human Resources Manager

Unitrans Malawi Ltd

P.O. Box 30820


Blantyre 3

Or by e-mail at:

The company is an equal opportunities employer and offers competitive remuneration to the successful persons commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 18th October, 2019.