Workshop Foreman at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy


Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

JOB TITLE: Workshop Foreman at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy


Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (Lewa), located in Isiolo, Kenya, serves as a beacon for wildlife conservation. We are dedicated to preserving wildlife and its habitat, acting as both a catalyst and a model for conservation efforts. We are currently seeking a diligent, self-motivated, and trustworthy Workshop Foreman to join our Operations Department. Reporting directly to the Workshop Manager, this role plays a pivotal part in ensuring efficient transport services and the smooth operation of our workshop.

Job Summary:

As the Workshop Foreman, you will oversee the workshop’s daily operations, ensuring the efficient allocation of labor and resources to meet operational targets. You will supervise the workforce to maintain high productivity and ensure the timely completion of tasks. Additionally, you will be responsible for fulfilling transport requests from various departments and stakeholders, as well as ensuring the proper maintenance of workshop equipment and adherence to safety regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Full Utilization of Workshop: Ensure optimal utilization of the workshop by efficiently allocating labor and resources to achieve operational targets.
  • Supervision: Supervise the workforce to ensure the production of quality work and increased productivity.
  • Job Allocation: Allocate job cards and supervise technicians to maximize output by aligning jobs with their skill sets.
  • Transport Requests: Ensure timely fulfillment of transport requests from Lewa departments and stakeholders.
  • Equipment Maintenance: Oversee the effective usage and maintenance of workshop equipment.
  • Warranty Process: Ensure compliance with warranty process conditions and proper tagging and storage of warranty parts.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate records of job cards and job-related information.
  • Training and Development: Identify training needs and opportunities for improving technical knowledge and job performance.
  • Vehicle Inspection: Ensure all vehicles are inspected post-service and leave the workshop in optimal condition.
  • Roads and Bridges Maintenance: Oversee the roads and bridges team, maintaining records of maintenance activities.
  • Tractor Allocation: Assist in allocating tractors for daily chores as required.
  • Technical Assistance: Provide practical assistance and technical advice to subordinates.
  • Safety Compliance: Ensure adherence to safety regulations and workshop practices.
  • Budget Preparation: Participate in the preparation of the workshop budget.
  • Other Duties: Perform any other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • A Higher Diploma in mechanical engineering (automotive option).
  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar position.
  • Proficient automotive mechanical skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong planning and people management skills.
  • Excellent communication and verbal skills.

If you meet these requirements and are enthusiastic about joining our dedicated team, please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating your current and expected gross pay for this position. Provide your daytime telephone contact and contacts of three professional referees by March 31, 2024.

Application Process:

Send your application to:

The Head of Human Resources

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Private Bag, Isiolo,




Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant for Workshop Foreman:

  1. Highlight Relevant Experience: Showcase your experience in workshop management and automotive engineering prominently in your resume and cover letter.
  2. Demonstrate Leadership Skills: Provide examples of how you’ve effectively supervised teams and managed resources to achieve operational targets.
  3. Emphasize Technical Proficiency: Detail your proficiency in automotive mechanical skills and your ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.
  4. Showcase Communication Skills: Illustrate your ability to communicate effectively with team members, stakeholders, and superiors.
  5. Illustrate Problem-Solving Abilities: Share instances where you’ve successfully resolved complex challenges or implemented innovative solutions.
  6. Express Commitment to Safety: Demonstrate your commitment to safety practices and protocols in workshop environments.
  7. Highlight Adaptability: Showcase instances where you’ve thrived in fast-paced environments and adapted to changing circumstances.
  8. Provide References: Offer references from previous employers or colleagues who can attest to your skills, work ethic, and character.
  9. Customize Your Application: Tailor your resume and cover letter to highlight how your skills and experience align with the specific requirements of the Workshop Foreman role at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
  10. Follow Application Instructions: Ensure you follow all application instructions carefully and submit all required documents by the specified deadline.


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[Recipient’s Name]

Head of Human Resources

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Private Bag Isiolo, Kenya

Dear [Recipient’s Name],

I am writing to express my interest in the Workshop Foreman position at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, as advertised. With a Higher Diploma in mechanical engineering (automotive option) and over three years of experience in workshop management, I am confident in my ability to contribute effectively to your Operations Department.

During my tenure at [Previous Company], I successfully supervised a team of technicians, ensuring the timely completion of tasks and maintaining high standards of quality and safety. My hands-on experience with automotive mechanical systems, coupled with my strong leadership and communication skills, make me well-equipped to excel in this role.

I am particularly drawn to the opportunity to work at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy due to its commitment to wildlife conservation and its reputation as a leader in the field. I am eager to leverage my skills and expertise to support the conservancy’s mission and contribute to its continued success.

Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss how my qualifications align with the needs of your organization. Please find attached my resume for your review.

Sincerely, [Your Name]





Best Wishes:

We wish you the best in your application process. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all backgrounds, and we do not charge any application or recruitment fee, whether refundable or not.

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