Job Summary

The Automotive Technical Manager will bring about standardization in the manufacturing process and oversee the assembly/production line. He/she will drive plant projects and implementation; develop assembly processes, machinery and equipment to ensure high quality and cost-effective production as well as consistently providing improvement and cost reduction strategies.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Our client, a company in the automobile manufacturing/production sector requires the services of an Automotive Technical Manager for immediate employment.


Job Location: Ikeja, Lagos State


Responsibilities include but not limited to:

·         Managing the entire auto-manufacturing process

·         Plan, organize and manage Technical inspections of all manufactured vehicles for assessment

·        Responsible for drafting Technical Business Processes such as Warranty process, Campaign process, Technical support to dealer process, Dealer and Customer technical training processes etc.

·        Test vehicle components for wear, damage, defects etc. using mechanical/electronic devices

·        Giving reports on warranty analysis results and follow up with relevant warranty departments on quality, timeliness and accuracy of warranty inputs

·    Leading monthly service/technical meetings (clear agenda, minutes and actions) with strategic dealers covering warranty, campaigns, warranty scrap, parts issues, technical issues, etc.

·         Supervising the operations of Supervisors for different procedures on the assembly line

·         Overseeing the manufacturing unit, while ensuring that all machinery are in good condition and functioning maximally 24/7

·         Studying competitors in the market with the aim of bringing in new technology in the vehicle and manufacturing process

·         Working closely with the Research and Development team of the company regarding product improvement, standardization and quality

·         Ensuring that the manufacturing unit has all the required licenses and clearances from the government required for operations as well as HSE standards

·         Supporting and following up with dealers on parts availability

·         Controlling and ensuring that production cost is managed to a minimum, and technical issues are reported and analysed at the earliest

·         Managing and ensuring that new and existing service/safety campaigns are completed

·         Developing annual budgets for the production unit

·         Conduct on-the-job tests and recruitment support as necessary for Mechanical Technicians

·         Overseeing plant/factory safety programs


Education, skills& competencies required:

·         At least a first degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering or a related discipline

·         A minimum of 5 years’ experience from an automobile factory/manufacturing company

·         Good technology experience around machineries, automotive, communication devices, etc.

·         Vast experience in heavy machinery or the automotive industry

·         Current knowledge of advanced automotive systems and technology, as well as automotive tools and equipment

·         Understanding of effective technical Services methods and training programs

·         Strong communication, coaching and training skills

·         Budget expense management experience

·         Promoting process improvement

·         Reporting and interpersonal skills

·         Able to set priorities and multi-task


Proposed salary:

·         Attractive and negotiable


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