Body Maintenance Supervisor/ Automation Engineer (24 Months Contract), Pretoria – Ref: 1206010-3


Ref: 1206010-3

Job Description:

A world-class, state-of-the-art vehicle manufacturing facility is looking to appoint a Body Maintenance Supervisor/ Automation Engineer on a 24 month contract.

The successful incumbent will hold a National Diploma in Engineering and have Bodyshop experience in Maintenance/Programming/Automation. Supervisory experience is critical.

Position details:
Role Summary:
Have an understanding of the VOSS Section 1.2.5 and 1.2.6, 1.3 and 2.2
Knowledge of the LQOS Element 108 and 203
Support the 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift/crew build and training requirements

Ensure Safety elements are adhered to
Drive SOS element implementations
Drive closure of Safety near misses
Drive closure of CCAR and SBI, elimination of repetitive items.
Drive 5S and Housekeeping

Work together within ME department to drive continuous improvement of process and facility.
Support critical changes in a timely manner.
Ensure MWG deliver quality installations, repairs and maintenance.
Drive and maintain FPS visual factory.

Develop Skilled Trades manpower allocations
Coordinate all Body tooling changes and modifications
Establish tooling readiness targets for initial start-up by sequence of operations
Oversee the design and layout of all Body tooling and equipment
Assist the LPWR Leader to review the equipment documentation and the technical training materials
Deliver the Reliability & Maintainability (R&M) and FTPM strategies for the Body area as per VOSS section2.2 standard.
Select Body Tooling & Equipment Specialists and provide leadership and direction to the group
Lead the Tooling & Equipment Specialists to establish maintenance schedules and spare parts requirements
Develop timing for necessary Body area building and tooling refurbishments and installations
Coordinate plant participation in tooling design, vendor reviews and equipment buyoffs.
Provide direction on controls design, including:
– Sequence operation of equipment
– PLC programming
– Company safety requirements and standards are addressed and met
– Peripheral equipment identification
Support equipment installation, refurbishment and all other Tooling Trial (TT) requirements
Coordinate training requirements for the Body skilled trades with the LPWR Leader

Maintenance Operating System (MOS):
Understand and consistently apply standard maintenance operating systems (MOS)
Strategic planning and coordination of Continuous Improvement activities to achieve objectives set out in MOS
Facilitate Results Process through utilization of MOS tools: MTTR, MTBF, JPH, Uptime, Start-up Losses, POR, BPR, PJO, area CI board, Update work plan, master schedule, A3’s, Predictive maintenance, Preventative maintenance, Autonomous maintenance.
Update work plan, master schedule, A3’s critical to support delivery element and ensure that maintenance objectives and issues are being implemented and addressed respectively.
Drive continuous improvement on systemic abnormalities to prevent re-occurrence, G8D, Constraint Management, execution of open Paynter PCA and ICA actions.
Plan maintenance tasks, monitor completion and effectiveness, and drive improvement and/or coaching opportunities
Manage the coordination of weekend work, downtime & Plant Shutdowns to ensure the team is executing activities and delivering results.
Plan and implement revisions and improvements to meet the new standards as the maintenance operating systems mature
Ensure basic administrative activities are completed as required.
Adhere to FPS Time and Data cadence to create stability in day to day functions.
High level feedback to Team Manager

Control Area cost per unit (CPU) which includes
Spare Parts

Build Process Coach & Team Leader Capability by supporting and mentoring.
Assist with Artisan skill matrix development and execution of training. Allow and ensure future development.
Enable a culture of learning through demonstration of effective communication skills
Respect and encourage respect of all team members by actions
Mentor, nurture, develop teams to own working together, modelling company values and expected behaviors.
Develop and provide feedback for the Process Coach professional development
Create a Zero Tolerance environment and re-affirm team members respect each other
Create a proactive performance driven culture that listens, reacts and supports (effective communication, education, listening, trust) to capture the hearts and minds of the people
Proactively recognize the team’s accomplishments and improve morale

Ensure Environmental Operating System is adhered to. (EOS)
Ensure Energy Management Operating System is adhered to. (EMOS)

Location (country, city): Pretoria

Job Qualification & Experience:

Minimum of 3 years within the Automotive Maintenance Industry.
ND/Degree Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering Determining factors:
Specific Bodyshop experience
Robotics Experience: Obara, Fanuc, Kawasaki, ABB and Kuka
PLC: Siemens (5 & 7)
Network Experience: Profibus, Interbus, Profinet, Devicenet
Visualizations (HMI): SCADA, WINCC
Welding Equipment: Bosch Timers, SCA, Aro Obara Gun Timers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess the ability to analyze and resolve issues quickly through root cause analysis and drive change back to the production departments. Must have the necessary skill set to have job placement flexibility and the expectation to rotate to various positions within the plant such as Production or Quality
Must demonstrate the ability to execute to achieve results, while organizing and managing multiple priorities
Must have the ability to serve as a strong and confident technical mentor to the production organization (both hourly and salary)
Must be able to understand and operate robots and fault finding
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel and Outlook
Must have a good understanding of field bus networks, its operation and maintenance

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Body Maintenance Supervisor/ Automation Engineer (24 Months Contract), Pretoria – Ref: 1206010-3

Body Maintenance Supervisor

Body Maintenance Supervisor

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