Mechanical Foreman: Marine Job Job Details | O&L

kraatz marine pty ltd - walvis bay, namibia

3 days ago

Why O&L exists:


Why this Mechanical Foreman: Marine position exists:

To supervise and lead a team of Artisans to safely and accurately execute mechanical work in a marine environment, to the highest level of workmanship and quality in order to satisfy the needs and requirements of our company and clients.


Staff Planning and Supervision -

  • Assign, instruct and lead the right people to the right tasks.
  • Effective plan, supervise and organise tasks of work teams to achieve objectives timeously on a daily basis.
  • Issue Annual Performance Agreements to Artisans and conduct interim assessments on their Key Performance Indicators
  • Supervise the performance of teams and manage their performance. according to set company standards and procedures.
  • Managing of discipline according to company standards and procedures.
  • Provide mentorship to team members on a regular basis with regards to technical skills transfer and working together in a team.
  • Mobilize and demobilize people, equipment and material on job start up and on job completion.
  • Demonstrate good leadership, people utilization.
  • Create an atmosphere of accountability and consistency impacting reliability for producing extraordinary outcomes.
  • Lead teams toward an inspiring future, impacting engagement, spirit and resilience.
  • Foster an environment where employees are free to communicate, impacting creativity and innovation.

Project Estimation and Execution -

  • Ensure administration such as timesheets or reports are accurately completed and submitted on time to payroll.
  • Prepare estimates for labour and materials in consultation with Project Manager or Project Co-ordinator.
  • Forecast labour hours and duration of jobs.
  • Control labour hours against forecast.
  • Control material usage quantities on jobs.
  • Report any deviation from forecast timeously.
  • Report any client related difficulties to Project Manager.
  • Continuous and consistent reporting of job status and progress.
  • Manage VOs - do not perform work unless prior authorization is received.
  • Conduct job feedback meetings to eliminate repeats of sub-standard performance.

Productivity and Quality -

  • Manage labour utilization efficiently.
  • Ensure labour, variations and standby time is correctly monitored and recorded.
  • Short-time management.
  • Control timekeeping and attendance.
  • Control effective use of materials and tools.
  • Complete jobs without non-conformances and within agreed deadlines.
  • Execute jobs within budgeted costs and time allocation.
  • Determine shift requirements to ensure adequate supervision on projects.
  • Ensure correct skills are applied to prevent reworks.
  • Ensure jobs are done according to the correct specifications and workmanship.
  • Complete all requested mechanical work-related reports within allocated time-period.

Health and Safety -

  • Complete 5 Steps safety task observation.
  • Complete risk assessment with your team on site.
  • Ensure safety incidents are correctly reported, investigated and findings implemented.
  • Execute toolbox talks and safety meetings.
  • Adhere to company and/or client legislative Health, Safety and Environmental standards.
  • Responsible for the overall safety of employees.
  • Apply and encourage good housekeeping practices.

Ad hoc duties -

  • Provide on the job training and skills development for personnel.
  • Attend to any reasonable request made by the Line Manager that falls within your work scope.
  • Adhere to company quality standards and excellent engineering practices at all times.
  • Perform overtime work when requested.
  • Live the O&L Values and Persona.
  • Adhere to policies and procedures.

Reports to:

  • Superintendent.

Minimum Qualification & Experience Requirement :

  • Grade 12 and National Trade Certificate in Fitting & Turning.
  • Minimum 6 years on-the-job mechanical experience in a ship repair and maintenance environment.
  • Minimum 3 experience in a similar supervisory capacity.

Know-how / Specific knowledge required:

  • Material Knowledge.
  • Computer Literacy (MS Office).


  • MS Projects.

Other requirements:

  • Knowledge of Labour Act.

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