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Production Engineer, Automotive – Tier 1 & 2 Original Equipment Suppliers (OES)

Ref: 1024022

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: N.Dip Mechanical Engineering (B.Tech to be completed Nov 2017)
Professional Registration: SAIMechE
Annual Package Range: R 251 000 - 350 000,
Total years experience: 3-5 Years

Current/recent job title: Production / Process Engineer

Production Engineer

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering (B.Tech due for completion November 2017, National Diploma & SAIMechE). Industry in: Automotive – Tier 1 Original Equipment Supplier (OES) (complete systems / subcomponents e.g. bodies, braking systems, steering, ignition, suspension, etc.) & Automotive – Tier 2 Original Equipment Supplier (OES) (e.g. gaskets, pipes, textile and interior, circuit boards, glass, harnesses, fasteners, etc.). Years of experience range: 3 to 5 years. Annual package range: South African Rand R 251 000 – 350 000, per annum. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Indian. Nationality: South African.

Involved in all production improvement activities and champions continuous improvement; liaises directly with upper management in order to determine production problems and find cost-effective solutions. Improved production line ergonomics which resulted in a 60% increase in daily production output. Skill area of competence includes: project management and coordination, production line commissioning and maintenance, product development and engineering / facility layout design, quality engineering and electronic PLC analysis and maintenance, PFMEA and the use of PLM software in projects. Budget planning, capital expenditure and customer interface.

Aspires to be employed in a leadership role, either nationally or internationally, and plans on completing his B.Tech Honours Qualification and to join a Mainstream MBA program soon after.

What do you absolutely love doing? I love to innovate, I want to change processes, implement new technology and develop products that change the entire business in terms of competitiveness, quality and cost.

Started as a Mechanical Engineering Inter in 2014 and was in charge of his own Portfolio of parts for a project (17 Level 1 complete assemblies). Produced parts from design to commissioning of daily production line. Quality engineering and generation of quality specifications for each part was done. Commissioned robotic weld cell and robotic weld assembly units. Gained experience as Project Engineer on Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, Project Time Management as well as Project Quality Management.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English

Designation: Process Engineer (Senior / Lead / Principal / Chief)

Highest qualification type: National Diploma

University: Durban University of Technology

Company size: ‘1001 – 5000

Division: Manufacturing / Production / Plant / Producing Commodities

Seniority level: Technologist – Lead / Senior / Principal / Chief

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Indian

Nationality:                              South African

Current / most recent job title?

Production Engineer

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Project Management
Project Co-ordination
Engineering Design
Mechanical Engineering
Production line commissioning and Maintenance
Use of PLM software in projects
Quality Engineering
Electronic PLC analysis and maintenance
Planning of resources and logistics
Customer interface
Design facility Layout

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

Equipment Analysis
Product Requirements
Process and cycle times
FMEA analysis
BOM Creation and updates

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

A person who is well balance, always planning ahead whilst taking calculated risks. I’m an Optimist. A Person who wants to see a better world for my family and friends. I care for everyone and I believe that whatever we do, we must take steps forward in improving whatever it may be, A product, A plan or even helping someone, when we do something, we must do it for the improvement of the world and people’s lives.

Ideal business title: 

Product/Process Engineer

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

In charge of my own Portfolio of parts for the Project.
Produce Parts from Design to Commissioning of Daily Production Line.
Quality Engineering and Generate Quality Specifications for each Part.
Commission Robotic Weld Cell and Robotic Weld Assembly Units.
Project Engineer for Portfolio of Parts.
Create PPP’s (Production Preparation Plans), SDS’s (Sample Data Sheets), Process Sheets, Timing Plans, and Budgets for my Portfolio of Parts.
Design the Entire Layout for the Production Lines and all Fabricated Equipment needed to Improve Ergonomics for MPT’s (Mass Production Trials).
Assist Fellow Engineers and Team Members with Tasks related to Projects.
Responsible for the Ordering of all Machinery and Machinery that needs to be designed in order to Produce Components.
Problem Solve and Find Dynamic Solutions Daily.
CMM Scanning and use Reports to Interpret the Accuracy of Components. – Project Integration Management: Includes the processes and activities needed to identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate the various processes and project management activities. – Project Scope Management: Includes the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully. – Project Time Management: Includes the processes required to manage the timely completion of the project. – Project Quality Management: Includes the processes and activities of the performing quality policies, objectives, and responsibilities so that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken.

Skill area of competence:

Project Management
Product Development
Production Line Commissioning

Career summary:

3 years Product Development: Automotive Components
1 year Process Engineering: Automotive Components Manufacturing

Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved?

My career aspirations for the next 5 years is envisioned as I am a Manager or Senior Engineer in a leadership role.


In charge of entire production line from commissioning through to production.
Troubleshoot entire PLC controlled line and correct errors and bugs.
Initiate and implement calibration of entire line into a daily process.
Improved production line ergonomics which resulted in a 60% increase in Production Output Daily.
Create process instructions and implement all ECI’s that needed to be implemented on the production part through production line engineering modifications.
Generate all quality specifications and forward to quality department for implementation from the start of production.


Time Management
Cost Management


Public Speaking

What do you absolutely love doing?

I love to innovate, I want to change processes, implement new technology and develop products that change the entire business in terms of competitiveness, quality and cost.

Ideal company (culture and values):

My ideal company is that which improves my knowledge & skills, respects employee views, provides better environment for employees as well as for nature.
Ideal location: where people are happy and try to keep others happy.
Ideal job: which gives me interesting and challenging works.

Motivation to move (please select): Limited growth

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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