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Senior Industrial Engineer (Industrial Engineer/Production Process/Compounds/IE/Lean Manufacturing Techniques), Uitenhage, Port

Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth
Ref: MIM
Client Description: A leading multinational tire manufacturing company has an exciting opportunity which will be based in Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Our client employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 countries around the world for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery.
Role Overview: Reporting to the IE and flow manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for functions listed below which is not exhausted.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for investigating procedures/methods/processes to improve efficiency/effectiveness of personnel, machinery, equipment, facilities to maximize output at the lowest possible cost
  • Analyse, forecast, plan manpower/shift patterns for the total plant
  • Analyse, forecast, plan machine/equipment utilization/capability for the total plant
  • Audit established standards with a view to continuously improve plant productivity/efficiencies incorporating lean manufacturing techniques
  • Effectively coach/train IE engineers/trainees, manufacturing associates
  • Prepare effective  Annual Operating Plan
  • Layout /flow improvements
  • Effectively drive continuous improvement projects in IE
  • CIS ad hoc Projects
  • Monthly reporting [Local + Regional]
  • Focused Improvement ad hoc Projects
  • Monthly reporting [Local + Regional]
  • Support Plant Optimization Strategy
Education & Experience Required:
  • Industrial Engineering Qualification
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in production as industrial engineer
  • Advanced knowledge of production processes and compounds
  • Computer literacy with high proficiency in Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint and SAP
  • Advanced knowledge of IE and Lean Manufacturing Techniques
  • Ability to work/lead in a team environment
  • Flexible self-starter with the ability to work under pressure and meet stringent deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Effective above-average workshop/training capabilities
  • Incumbent must be contactable and available after hours for consultations with plant
  • Acceptance of responsibility/accountability at senior level
  • Be able to communicate at Regional level
Benefits and Contractual information:
  • Duration: Perm
  • Salary: Neg.
  • Location:  Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth
  • Reporting to: IE and Plant Optimization Manager
  • Extras: petrol card
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