Our client in the Pinetown area is recruiting for a Production Engineer, who will be responsible for implementation of production processes and procedures, leading productivity improvements with project-based activities, including new product introduction and manufacturing cell design to reduce waste, improve quality and safety, and reduce operating costs.
Roles and Responsibilities
General and task management
Optimizing the manufacturing processes, ensuring quality work is done in a safe, efficient manner by generating production documentation such as work instructions and setting instructions.
Reduce variability in manufacturing by providing standard work methods.
Liaising with other engineers and departments to develop plans that improve production, costs, and labor requirements.
Establishing and following safety procedures and protocols that take the workers’ well-being into account.
Keeping abreast of advancements in engineering and production and sharing knowledge with co-workers.
Analyzing all facets of production performance including safety, quality and efficiency and making recommendations for improvement.
Identify manufacturing needs for new products in development.
Design new systems and processes and provide facilities and methods to ensure the cost-effective integration of new products or for the improvement of existing ones into manufacturing operations.
Ensure all product and system requirements are considered from the initial product conception to the finished result.
Complete shop floor layout and cell designs.
Improve manufacturing efficiency by analysing and planning workflow, space requirements and equipment layout.
Remove waste from the processes.
Ensure product and process quality meets specifications required.
Support the purchasing process for equipment to ensure the best quality for best price.
Oversee installation of machinery and equipment.
Maintain statistical and financial records.
Carry out FMEAs, (Failure Mode Effects Analysis) process documentation and implement improvements.
Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions.
Produce written reports and make presentations.
Write reports and present progress at project meetings and to customers.
Diagnosing problems in the production line and providing recommendations and training.
Support and lead continuous improvement, problem solving and process improvement activities.
Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems.
Poka Yoke (error proofing) where possible to prevent errors.
Support and lead process improvement activities.
Investigate production and process issues providing technical support and training.
Lead and/or support technicians and trainee engineers.
Train people within own work group.
Undertake continuous training and development.
Liaise and communicate with other departments, customers, suppliers, and other service providers.
Be an effective team member, working with management and colleagues to ensure smooth workflow with maximum output.
BTech or equivalent technical tertiary qualification/s: Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related.
5 years automotive process engineering experience.
5 years’ experience in Automotive Metal Stamping environment
CAD software experience.
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