Job opportunity: MAINTENANCE MANAGER in Walvis Bay

Job opportunity: MAINTENANCE MANAGER in Walvis Bay

An equal opportunity employer and leader in the Namibian fishing industry, we have a vacancy for a Maintenance Manager in Walvis Bay.

Your responsibilities

  • Reporting to the COO you are responsible to manage and control all KPIs of the maintenance department
  • Obtain Maximum efficiency of the fleet and factory technical outputs
  • Job Planning and Control of all activities
  • Manage budget, costs and effectiveness and quality of workmanship
  • Manage a bigger team of qualified members effectively and in line with best HR practices
  • Manage and plan new projects in line with best project management skills
  • Conduct effective maintenance planning
  • Evaluate and manage contractors, vendors and contracts
  • Manage all health and safety aspects
  • Manage continuous improvement programs
  • Report on all KPIs and efficiencies to the COO and management

Your profile

  • A minimum qualification: qualified artisan with further technical diploma or an engineering degree and a minimum experience of at least 8 years with 3 years on a managerial level in a highly technical environment (similar to vessel and factory environment)
  • Must be able to work on a strategic level and formulate strategies and concepts in order to create meaningful / strategic goals for the Maintenance Department and relevant projects
  • Must have excellent knowledge of Health and Safety legislation, and Labour Law, quality standards (ISO 9001)
  • Must have an excellent practical experience and knowledge of machinery and utensils used in the day-to-day operations.
  • Must be able to conduct engineering drawings and must be able to read wiring diagrams
  • Must be highly entrepreneurial and business orientated
  • Must have excellent computer skills on an advanced level
  • Must be able to lead a team and must have proven leadership abilities
  • Must have a high attention to detail
  • Must have high integrity and adhere to principles and values
  • Must have excellent presentation, negotiation and communication skills
  • Must be stress resilient and must work according to strict deadlines
  • Must be able to plan, organise, control and direct
  • Must have excellent numeric and verbal abilities (preferably multi-languages)
  • Must be highly analytical and creative in resolving complex problems
  • Must have a driver’s license

Your benefits

  • Market – related remuneration
  • Medical aid
  • Pension
  • Working in a well-established factory

Please send your comprehensive application per-email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by not later than 11 September 2023.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. No applications will be returned. You may undergo psychometric assessments.

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