Our client currently has an opportunity for a Production Manager. The main role is to oversee the manufacturing process and to ensure that production is run without any problems, minimum downtime and according to planned production and sales orders.
The successful incumbent will hold a Technical /Bachelor’s Degree (Production/Mechanical/Industrial) together with a minimum 5 – 10 years of experience of working in senior production role, preferably in a production engineering, industrial manufacturing process-oriented organization. Machine shop experience will be beneficial.
Manage and support SHEQ initiatives and objectives.
Define, propose and implement the weekly, monthly, annual production schedule tied to SAP MRP.
Conduct and lead the daily staff meetings.
Plan and manage production capacity, allocate the resources that are required and ensure stock levels remain adequate.
Cost management of products and assist with new product costings models.
Continuously control production costs and identify/rectify waste measures.
Efficient running of the plant manufacturing site and tied to operational (Planned) maintenance requirements.
Implementation and control of standardized systems, methods and SOPs.
Initiating and implementing productivity improvement projects.
Work side by side with Sales Team and Quality Management and Purchasing to meet Sales/Operational targets.
Ensure, drive safety and housekeeping as a part of the production plan.
Maximize production outputs, efficiency, productivity and maintain good quality.
Analyse production results on a continuous basis with the aim to meet or better the goals on quality, quantity and productivity.
Ensure that Production Orders are planned according to MRP system and carried out. Resource levelling is done to ensure machine capacity and operator capacity is fully utilized
Lead, coach and mentor subordinates when necessary.
Control Time/attendance of people.
Manage and lead employees, provide feedback and guidance to achieve goals set out by the business.
Compile and evaluate the Key Performance Areas of the people reporting to you.
Ensure that goals on Production quality meet the ISO and company manufacturing standards
Be the leader / champion in continuous improvement, as required.
Ensure that all administrative duties (control and check sheets) are completed as required and aligned with the QC team.
Plan and manage overtime and attendance and leave roster.
Manage skills development and skills metric for the employees.
Ensure customer orders are completed on time and to budget and that quality standards and targets are met
Manage WIP, stock of raw materials and reporting of shortages on the production lines.
Create and implement organisational/production changes on an operative level.
Review worker performance and identify training needs.
The ability to act decisively and solve staff or equipment-related problems.
The ability to communicate clearly and persuasively with your team, managers and clients.
Location (country, city): East Rand
Job Qualification & Experience:
Technical /Bachelor’s Degree (Production/Mechanical/Industrial)
Degree/Diploma in Operations Management – preferred.
Minimum 5 – 10 years of experience of working in senior production role, preferably in a production engineering, industrial manufacturing process-oriented organization. Machine shop experience will be beneficial.
Experience in the production/ assembly management of high value mechanical, products / equipment
Experience of working closely with Quality Assurance & Quality Control and Health, safety & Environment, ISO grading / certification.
Experience and skills in personnel and asset safety
Ability to plan, organize, coordinate & control
Sound understanding of the technical aspect of product design
Ability to lead, motivate, coach, and teach others
People and performance management
Liaison with customer and suppliers as and when the need arises
Working well with many different departments and external suppliers.
Always keeping the end-user/customer in mind.
Being results and deadline-driven
Computer literate – Microsoft Suite (Xlsx, PPT, Word)
Able to manage and build a successful team
Interpersonal understanding, organizational awareness and direction will be advanta-geous.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Strong Root Cause Analysis Skills – 5Y’s, Fishbone
Able to apply principle of Continuous improvement
Sound knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (including ethical and disciplined behaviour, safety, etc.)
The ability to work under pressure and multitask
Leadership skills and the ability to motivate others to meet deadlines
A results-driven approach to work
To be accurate and have a sharp sense of punctuality.
To be reliable, trustworthy, pro-active and energetic.
Valid driver’s license
Metallurgical background /experience
Specialist in power transmission components.
This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.
Production Manager – East Rand – Ref: 1200227-2
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