PURPOSE OF JOB:
The Production Manager will be responsible to oversee the manufacturing process and will ensure that
production lines run effectively and achieve desired output with minimum downtime. Working together
with supervisors and top management, the Production Manager will ensure that products are
manufactured to a certain quality standard and adheres to other safety/industry-related regulations.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Matric, Bachelor’s Degree in Production / Operations Management / Engineering
Minimum 5 - years’ experience as a Production Manager
Minimum 5 - years’ experience within the Automotive Industry
Knowledge and Experience in quality systems and standards, ISO 9001 experience essential
Knowledge and Experience in health and safety standards and compliance
Knowledge and Experience in continuous/ process improvement techniques
Experience with Human Resources and Labour Relations
Excellent computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook Express
Knowledge and experience of Managing and ensuring production targets are achieved.
Knowledge of IATF
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES
Labour planning and control
Manage and coordinates all production activities within the manufacturing process to ensure
products are manufactured according to established standards and processes
Manage Quality Management systems.
Establishes production objectives, develops budgets, control costs, and maximizes use of assets.
Maintain sufficient inventory levels according to production demands
Assist the production and maintenance teams with breakdowns, thus minimizing plant downtime
To continually monitor results achieved in relation to planned targets, and undertake necessary
corrective action to achieve the desired results
Drives continuous improvement initiatives by identifying efficiency opportunities
Ensure compliance with all procedures and all applicable regulatory/ legislative requirements
Develop and implement standard operating procedures
Plant housekeeping to be at maintained at high standards at all times
Managing of overtime to ensure communication with HR if there is panned or unplanned overtime.
To develop and implement quality systems to ensure outgoing products meet quality standards
Ensure efficient collaboration and co-ordination between relevant departments
To manage the implementation of new projects
Management of staff; recruiting, orienting, and training employees and developing personal
growth opportunities for them.
Develop and maintain a favourable employee relations and team building environment
Carry out disciplinary action where necessary in accordance with the disciplinary procedures
Manage TES employees and keep HR informed.
Oversee Quality, Engineering, Ford, Logistics and Planning department
To formally present key performance required standard for newly hired employees under your
Set and review performance evaluation for Production Supervisors and Team Leader under your
cost centre Agree on Performance Contact with Production Manager.
Staff performance management and carry staff appraisals
Assists with trials
Assists in continual improvement projects
Manage Health and Safety for the Company
Act as a window person to Department of Labour for Health and Safety
Perform any other reasonable duties as and when required.
Production Incentive System
Review and understand the measurement / assessment system.
Communicate results and drive the improvements
Manage employees ESS system under your department
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