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Production Manager

Available for exploratory interviews.
Ref: EP87801810

Production Manager (Chemical Engineering) , seeks a position as Production Manager/Technical Manager/Continuous Improvement Manager/Plant Process Engineer

Company classification: Manufacturing / OEM ( Tier 1 & 2) (products, equipment and/or machinery) Highest formal qualification and other: Degree Certificate Discipline: Chemical Engineering Years of experience range: e. 11 to 15 years (d. 6 to 10 years management) Annual package range: South African Rand - ZAR Annual package range: 851 000 - 950 000, per annum Nationality: South African Home and other languages: English Gender: Male Ethnicity: Indian Candidate location: South Africa Location preference: I am open to positions only in my area (I don't want to move house).

My knowledge has been developed across various industries which include automotive manufacturing, EPCM in the field of mining and metallurgy and pulp/paper manufacturing.
I have had 7 years’ experience managing an international production facility . Prior to that I had 6 years’ experience in the design/development and production engineering departments. I have strong analytical skills, economic and commercial awareness of new trends to work both individually and with my colleagues to drive a winning team. My leadership skills have developed, allowing me to spontaneously interact with ethnic diverse populations of all age groups.


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Online Interview Questionnaire

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

The role controls and manages the overall department budget including CAPEX, expenses and headcount.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

• Overall management of the Batching Production Department
• Assure that a high level of health and safety is achieved
• Oversee, manage and facilitate production activities across a 24hour shift pattern within the Washcoat Department
• Ensure that the department is staffed with personnel of appropriate caliber, skills and ensure that they are effectively trained and developed
• Ensure full traceability and reconciliation of PGMs and high value materials on the Johnson Matthey South Africa site
• Meet business targets as well as satisfy yearly internal/external Finance, Security, Quality and Customer PGM/Raw material audits
• Plant Capacity Planning, Budget and involvement in Capital Projects (defining, justifying, specifying and operation)
• Ensure continuous improvement of all aspects of the Production process using LEAN Manufacturing Principles
• Actively participate in behavioral change initiatives

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I am highly motivated. My qualification and expertise in the field is an absolute pre-requisite for success. I have strong analytical skills, economic and commercial awareness of new trends to work both individually and with my colleagues to drive a winning team. My leadership skills have developed, allowing me to spontaneously interact with ethnic diverse populations of all age groups.
Accepting challenges is the foundation of my life experiences and is something that I do with the greatest of zest. I believe that when put into any organization I will work hard to succeed and therefore would be an asset.

Ideal business title:

Production Manager/Technical Manager/Continuous Improvement Manager/Plant Process Engineer

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Assure that a high level of health and safety is achieved
Oversee, manage and facilitate production activities
Meet business targets and departmental KPI's
Capacity Planning, Budget and involvement in Capital Projects (defining, justifying, specifying and operation)
Continuous improvement of all aspects of the Production process using LEAN Manufacturing Principles
Actively participate in behavioral change initiatives

Skill area of competence:

Process Design and Engineering
❖ Research and Development
❖ Reports and Presentations
❖ Project Management
❖ Plant Management
❖ People Management
❖ Problem identification and problem solving
❖ Improvement and optimization engineering
❖ Understanding of regulatory compliance and standards
❖ Proficient MS Office Suite
❖ ISO Standards
❖ Advance Product Quality Planning
❖ Failure Mode Effects Analysis
❖ Statistical Process Control
❖ Measurement System Analysis
❖ Tutor and mentorship
❖ Lean Manufacturing

Career summary:

8 Years - Emission Control Technology, Heavy Manufacturing
8 Months - Animal feed, FMCG
3.5 Years - Copper, Gold, Rare Earths, EPCM and Heavy Industrial
2 Years - Pulp, Paper and Chemical Cellulose, Heavy Manufacturing

What do you absolutely love doing:

I love working with people to solve problems and add value. I love to help people learn and expand their knowledge.
I love to innovate and bring new ideas to the business by following a defined process and in turn contribute to my development and growth.

Ideal company (culture and values):

I would like to work for a organization which has good values and mission statement. Examples of this should include protecting people and the planet (sustainability), encouraging diversity and working together, acts with integrity and continuously innovating. There should also be opportunities for growth and training.


If you are looking for a Production Manager, then do get in touch.

Call the Head Office – Gauteng, SA. + 27 10 597 0862.



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