Tube Manufacturing Superintendent, Springs – Ref: 1206887-1

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Ref: 1206887-1

Job Description:

To be responsible for the tube manufacturing department, 6 Team Leaders and 100 Machine Operators. A great company to work for, they really care for their employees, they offer training and development and growth opportunities. They reinvest their profits in their people and to improve their manufacturing facility, so as to expand and to diversify their product range. Their clients are local and internationally based.

Position details:
Type: Permanent
Reports to: Production Manager
Reporting, total staff compliment: 6 Team Leaders – Daily process monitoring, sample testing, data recording. 100 Machine Operators.
Primary purpose: To be responsible for the tube manufacturing department – fundamentally based on three pillars. The first objective is to reach and maintain the set departmental targets. Secondly the tube mill must be geared towards minimizing unnecessary material waste. Processes must be optimized / managed to eliminate material damage and non-conforming product. The third component forming part of the position has its roots in the complex area of people management. From the Tube Manufacturing Superintendent, it is required that employees are understood / motivated and where problems arise it be relieved in a professional manner.

Job description / core competencies:

Strategy and management:

  • Linked to the company strategy and strategic objectives, determine the departmental strategy and strategic objectives.
  • Determine the action plans required to ensure the achievement of the departmental strategy/strategic objectives.
  • Monitor the achievement of the departmental strategy/strategic objectives monthly.
  • Authorize (Qmuzik system) and sign off on departmental expenses.
  • Liaise closely with Finance Department and provide input/assistance with month end and year end reporting as and when so required.

Control over process variables:

  • Active management of the production functions (both Quality Assurance and production targets) in the factory daily; including financial/expense cost control and decision making of non-conformances.
  • Expected to engage with employees and resolve personnel related issues.
  • Ensure that all tube-mill employees adhere to the rules of engagement in accordance with the procedures as laid down and documented.
  • Generate new ideas and innovate as needed.
  • Enforce adherence of quality and production personnel to set standards and procedures. Take action if not done.
  • Take action if negative trends are seen; this in order to correct the process before it results in possible non-conformance.
  • Inspire a quality conscience mentality in the workforce.
  • Do in-depth analysis of data and analyse trends. Following this, inform as needed and implement corrective and preventive behaviour and actions as needed.
  • Ensure that master monitoring equipment is calibrated – where possible to SANAS standards – as scheduled.
  • Perform scheduled validation and monitoring of all general measuring instruments (verniers, micrometers, rulers, etc.) and ensure that the needed records are kept up to date.
  • Create and introduce visual management aids/support on critical line items; A3 visual inspection documents, visual Work Instructions if needed.
  • Liaise closely with all departments on site to ensure that communication channels are kept open; these include suppliers, sales planning, technical, casting and finance.

QMS, process and product certification:

  • Conduct together with QA (annual or twice per year if so needed) internal process audits and ensure that non-conformances and OFIs when initiated are addressed in a timely fashion.
  • Conduct and assist QA Manager with (every two years if practicable) supplier audits on critical suppliers for the company (Southern Africa region only for now, as and when needed).
  • Ensure certification and compliance of applicable product to national, and where needed, international requirements and standards. Where gaps are identified, institute actions to address these.
  • Instil a quality conscience mentality within all levels of the workforce through continued guidance and coaching on relevant quality principles.
  • Stay abreast of changing regulatory and statutory requirements at all times (this includes QMS ISO 9001 as well as relevant SANS and international standards).

20-Keys:

  • Manage and implement a successful 20-keys improvement-program within the tube-mill, focusing on the 5-6 keys as set per department for a start.
  • Actively drive a mentality of continuous improvement (Kaizen) as a result of the above actions.
  • Ensure that internal self-auditing of the departments is done.
  • Adhere to all 20 key improvement measures and maintain the 20 key system as the foundation towards effective production output.

Toolroom and tool storage:

  • Ensure that all plugs and dies as stored are well controlled at all times.
  • Ensure that plugs and dies are numbered and stored, where practicable, as sets.
  • Ensure that all plugs and dies are dimensionally checked for accuracy / wear / defects before used in the factory.
  • Make sure that the plugs and dies are used correctly, and defects communicated to toolroom manager in reasonable time. All tools to be used and monitored in an effective manner.
  • Assist Toolroom Manager to ensure that accurate stock levels are maintained within the tool store area at all time.
  • Keep close relations with tooling manufacturers to ensure that tooling, when needed, can be obtained without undue delay – keep communication channels open through regular supplier visits as and when needed and deemed practicable and through open and honest communication.

Manufacturing processes – Blue Line:

  • Liaise with Blue Line Production Superintendent on production and daily planning schedules. The blue line processes are the initial process of manufacturing and must be understood for further effective manufacturing.

Manufacturing processes – Spinners:

  • Liaise and communicate production matters with Blue Line/ Spinners Superintendent. These processes at the spinners must be understood for effective production towards finishing.

Manufacturing processes – Benches:

  • Liaise with the Benches Superintendent on large bore tube manufacturing. The large bore tubing is processed in finishing and the Tube Superintendent is required to know and understand what is required.
  • Good interpersonal relations is required.

Manufacturing processes – Schumags and Coilers
Manufacturing processes – Finishing Dept

Formal responsibility for the Tube Production Superintendent starts at the Schumags and Coiler.
The effective, accurate and maximum output of all straight and coil products will be expected; also includes the finishing area where final product is produced over three shifts. Both departments runs 3 shifts, with 3 Team Leaders and 10 to 16 employee’s per department.

Administration
Safety, Housekeeping and Environment (SHE), Liaison and Reporting:

  • Ensure the maintenance of impeccable safety, housekeeping, and environmental standards in the department.
  • Ensure that all colleagues, clients, suppliers or any other party in your department’s work area adheres to all SHE policies and requirements, and ensure the provision of assistance with same if necessary.
  • Ensure that all PPE requirements are always observed by all parties in the department.
  • Ensure that any accidents/incidents in the department are reported promptly as per the agreed procedures.
  • Make recommendations for improving SHE policies in the department.

Department / staff management:

  • Manage the department by directing and coordinating activities aligned with the company and department’s strategies and objectives.
  • Ensure that absenteeism, labour turnover, late coming, overtime and temporary employment (when needed) remain within acceptable limits in the department.
  • Ensure the recruitment and selection of the best possible operator in the department in the event of a vacancy, bearing in mind budget constraints and the company’s employment policy.
  • Maintain sound labour relations in the department by adhering to the company’s disciplinary and grievance procedures and HR policies.
  • Manage the on-going growth and development of the department’s employees via appropriate training and development interventions.
  • Solve problems both within the department and customer/supplier/consultant related timeously and effectively.
  • Demonstrate appropriate leadership skills aimed at enhancing both motivation levels and productivity within the department.
  • Attend and participate in all monthly Shop Steward meetings as well as any union meeting or consultation.

NB. To perform any other reasonable task that may be required at the discretion of management.

Location (country, city): Springs, Gauteng

Job Qualification & Experience:

A tertiary qualification. (Grade 12 minimum)

Experience:
Experience of a technical/manufacturing kind – engineering, quality, manufacturing, etc. (mechanical background will be beneficial).
Exposure to standards will improve candidate’s ability to adapt.
Exposure to or experience in IR with the use of the Main Agreement, LRA and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
Experience in dealing with union negotiations and discrepancies.

Behavioral competencies:
Attention to detail (critical)
Quality conscience decision making
Action-orientated and results driven
Good time management
Good communication (both written and verbal; English at a high degree of accuracy needed)
Self-motivated

A tertiary qualification. (Grade 12 minimum)

Experience:
Experience of a technical/manufacturing kind – engineering, quality, manufacturing, etc. (mechanical background will be beneficial).
Exposure to standards will improve candidate’s ability to adapt.
Exposure to or experience in IR with the use of the Main Agreement, LRA and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
Experience in dealing with union negotiations and discrepancies.

Behavioral competencies:
Attention to detail (critical)
Quality conscience decision making
Action-orientated and results driven
Good time management
Good communication (both written and verbal; English at a high degree of accuracy needed)
Self-motivated
Energetic and active
Quality-orientated
Generally a strong personality with the ability to say ‘No’ in the event of non-compliance
Energetic and active
Quality-orientated
Generally a strong personality with the ability to say ‘No’ in the event of non-compliance

Company Description:

Unique, privately owned company, always investing in upgrading and expanding the manufacturing facility to provide more jobs and to expand into new markets. A great company to work for, they really care for their employees, they offer training and development and growth opportunities. They reinvest their profits in their people and to improving their manufacturing facility, so as to expand and to diversify their product range. Their clients are local and internationally based.

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

Tube Manufacturing Superintendent, Springs – Ref: 1206887-1

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