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Shift Supervisor


JobReq ID:  52354
Type of work:  On site
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time

Emalahleni, ZA


The Person
The person will ideally lead by example, capable of working with and supervising tyre fitters, be capable of performing some administrative duties, appreciate their role in delivering customer service, possess common sense and initiative, demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop their managerial skills and knowledge.
Qualifications &

Grade 12 National Certificate

A valid and appropriate light vehicle driver’s licence (South African Code 08)

Good communication skills and customer service skills

Ability to work for extended hours and physically fit

Sound understanding of the working mechanism of the tools or the machinery they are handling

Look after the maintenance of the equipment

Expert written communication skills, good supervisory skills and ability to pay attention to the details

Three years of Earthmover tyre fitting experience

Coaching and mentoring certificate.

1 Year supervisory experience
Reports to
Site Supervisor / Contract Manager
The following is a general list of tasks that a Senior Shift Supervisor is required to perform. The Company may add to or vary these duties from time to time provided the variation is reasonable having regard to the employee’s skills, competence and training. Ensure all personal comply with Otraco Management System (OMS) policies procedures and instructions,

Ensure that tyre fitters comply with Otraco Management System (OMS) policies, procedures and instructions

Lead tyre fitters to perform tyre fitting and workshop maintenance tasks in the most efficient, safe and cost effective manner.

Ensure that the contracted “scope of work” is performed to a high quality of service.

Prioritise and direct personnel to perform tyre fitting and workshop maintenance tasks in the most efficient, safe and cost effective manner.

Perform corrective action requests from auditors.

Perform administrative tasks such as roster management, leave records, overtime sheets and submit to Head Office as required.

Ensure that all data critical to Otraco providing a quality service to the client is accurately recorded and checked for errors.

Check that data critical to Otracom is provided accurately and on time.

Lead the tyre fitters in performing equipment calibration procedures according to the OMS.

Perform inspections and determine if components should be scrapped, repaired or remain in service

Mount and strip any type of tyre and wheel/rim assembly according to procedures

Operate forklifts and tyre handlers according to procedures

Lead tyre fitters in maintaining tyre operating pressures in accordance with site specifications.

Lead tyre fitters in maintaining a high quality of service to the client.

Present himself in a condition fit to perform his duties.

Perform assessment of subordinates to analyse competence / gaps in training (i.e. Planned Task Observation)
Senior Shift Supervisors are required to:

Induct new personnel into the workplace

Ensure that all personnel work safely and follow Occupational Health
and Safety Procedures

Ensure that all personnel comply with site “lock out” / “tag out”

Investigate hazards, unsafe work conditions and equipment reported
and take action to eliminate or reduce the risk to acceptable levels

Investigate and report all incidents and injuries according to procedures

Comply with applicable instructions documented in the OMS Safety

Ensure that tyre fitters use and maintain Person Protective Equipment
according to procedures

Ensure that tyre fitters perform vehicle pre-start checks according to
procedures Promote workplace safety by participating in meetings and
conducting inspections in order to improve safety in the workplace and
document accordingly

Ensure that incident notices and safety information is communicated to
tyre fitters

Perform Job Hazard Analysis and take control actions to reduce the risk
of injury or damage to equipment

Perform Planned Task Observations and report deviations. Ensure that
corrective actions are performed

Maintain and review Safe Work Procedures / Otraco Best Practice

Procedures and ensure they are understood and used by all tyre fitters

Comply with the site emergency evacuation procedures
Indications of

Demonstrated ability to support new employees

Demonstrated commitment to clients

Demonstrated ability to work as a team member

Maintain health, safety and housekeeping within the internal environment

Ensures all work procedures are carried out in accordance with safety standards and safety practices

Demonstrate an awareness of customer care.

Demonstrate knowledge of use and care of PPE

Achieve all fundamental unit standards

Achieve all core unit standards

Achieve elected elective unit standards which include the following:

Compulsory elective
ID 12213: Select and use automobile lifting equipment, Level 2, 3 credits.
ID 9868: Demonstrate knowledge of, and rectify faults in, motor vehicle tyres and wheels, Level 3, 7 credits.
ID 9867: Remove and replace wheels and tyres, and balance wheels, Level 2, 2 credits.
ID 9869: Repair punctures and fit tyres to wheels, Level 3, 9 credits.

Additional electives
ID 256176: Remove and replace off-the-road (OTR) wheels and tyres, Level 2, 8 credits.
ID 9865: Remove and replace wheels and tyres from industrial machines and equipment, Level 3, 10 credits.

Complete additional in-house training as required

Complete additional external training as required

Complete compulsory and additional site specific training as required

Red / Pit Permit

Tyre Handler license

Forklift license

Completed coaching and mentoring course

Completed leadership development programme

Completed deliver service to customer course

Completed contribute to quality work outcomes course


All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


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