KEW Foundries (Kimberley, Northern Cape), has a vacancy for a Quality Engineer (working in the SHEQ Laboratory and Foundry). A Gr. 12 (with Maths) is required. A National Diploma in Metallurgical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or in TQM is required.
MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:
• 2 Years’ working experience in a Foundry or Metallurgical Field after completion of tertiary qualifications (preferred).
• Foundry Laboratory experience, working with ISO 9001 and internal auditing experience an advantage.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
• Communication Skills (both verbal and written) in English as a minimum.
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Excellent attention to detail in order to analyse data, conduct internal audits etc.
• Strong numeracy skills
• Knowledge of use of material testing equipment/spectrometer
• Interpersonal skills (interact with other Departments)
• Ability to deal with large amounts of administration and keep accurate records
• Ability to work independently with a minimum amount of supervision
• Computer literate (minimum of MS Office & MS Excel).
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Safety and operational inspection of equipment in the laboratory including preventative maintenance inspections and daily verification of spectrometer against standards
• Ensure integral knowledge of the production processed and procedures.
• Witness Foundry Processes as required and complete relevant records. Report deviations.
• Generate Material Certificates and obtain approval by SHEQ or QC Managers.
• Review SHEQMS procedures and verify compliance through surveillance audits
• Test all materials produced by KEW Foundries as per test procedures in Laboratory and ensure compliance with specifications. Report deviations.
• Test reclaimed and new sand as per requirements and maintain records of results including statical analysis/trends
• Review materials certificates of incoming raw material for compliance with specifications and report non-conformances to Line Manager and Procurement
• Retain records and samples associated with Laboratory and melting functions (hard copy and electronic as relevant) as per requirements
• Investigate material non-conformances and determine root cause and analysis
• Work shifts & Overtime when required
• Capture Melting information on QCCS Data Base and submit reports to accounts weekly/Monthly and other departments as required.
• Attend scrap meetings, records scrap and capture on QSR Data Base if not occupied in Laboratory
• Conduct internal audits on the SHEQ Management System as per internal audit schedule
• Assist with investigation of root cause and corrective action on non-conforming products and customer complaints
• Register non-conformances on SHEQSYS System and follow-up on open Incidents
• Collect & cut test bars for testing. Maintain traceability and submit to QC for further processing in absence of QC Technicians
• Work shifts and overtime
• Perform other SHEQ Management System related tasks as assigned by SHEQ Manager or Snr Metallurgist
Female Applicants encouraged to apply. Applications not meeting minimum requirements will not be considered. Remuneration package depends on the successful applicant’s qualifications & experience. Should you not receive a response to your application, please consider it to be unsuccessful. Please send CV’s to Jill Lodder e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 053 841 0473. Cut-off date for applications is the 1st July 2022.
Private Bag x 6062
KEW Foundries has over 100 years experience in the foundry and engineering industry, specialising in a wide range of small to large castings in Grey and SG Iron.
The company offers an extensive range of hand-moulded castings with the production of sophisticated castings up to 7 000 kg and mass weight castings up to 7 500 kg. Additionally, KEW Foundries is the only supplier of cast headgear sheave wheels in Africa and can machine head gear sheave wheel assemblies up to 7,1 metre outside diameter.
KEW Foundries has its own extensive foundry and engineering capabilities and offers an on-site laboratory, testing facilities, machine shop, design and draughting facilities, so that work can be completed efficiently and effectively.
Occupying 60 000 m² of facilities on a 13 hectare (32 acre) property within the city itself, KEW Foundries’ factory site is strategically based on the national grid creating fast and efficient access to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban, which ensures fast movement of exports. Operating its own fleet of vehicles also ensures timeous local deliveries. Besides good delivery times, KEW Foundries is well-known for its quality.