Reliability Specialist (Uitenhage, PE / Manufacturing / Continuous Improvement / LEAN / Engineering)

Location: Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Date Posted: 26-07-2017
Client Description:
A leading multinational tire manufacturing company has an exciting opportunity which will be based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Our client manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establish and lead improvement projects to avoid repeating the failures. (RCFA / FI). 
  • Lead and drive the Reliability actions to support DOR in the HPT.
  • Management and drive the action plans of failure analysis (RCFA).
  • Support Plant Optimization.
  • Analyze the maintenance KPI's from MTTR, MTBF, Breakdown and define and drive the actions to improve results. (ACM).
  • Develop improvements in machines using FI concepts of Big losses, keeping the list of projects and priorities for improvement of its updated area.
  • Oversee the asset during its existence eliminating obsolescence and the natural deterioration of the equipment within the capital management. (Cp)
  • Participate in the intervention of catastrophic failures, taking the lead when appropriate for larger issues, and make the reporter of these failures, keep Updates and follow up.
  • Management action plans of failure analysis (RCA).
  • Analyze the reports from the Predictive tools and define actions. (ACM).
  • Drive the planning and execution of postage service their area of responsibility.
  • Keeping active operational functions as specified performance standards (Rcm / Re). Responsible for understanding how assets fail and its impacts establishing plans / proactive tasks. (FMEA). ABC curve of Assets (Ca)
  • Lead benchmarking (good practice, Technological Update and Contact with other plants).
  • Lead and drive compliance for CTI`s, MSR`s, GMS, Rules and legislation in the HPT's area of responsibility. Support external and internal audits.
  • Drive the planning and execution big jobs at their area of responsibility
Qualifications & Experience Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of manufacturing experience in maintenance and/or engineering
  • Experience in a Continuous Improvement / Zero Loss Concept / Total Productive Maintenance / Lean environment
  • Strong background and thorough understanding of maintenance systems and manufacturing equipment
  • Technical background in Scheduling and planning, computerized layouts, capital estimating, etc.
  • Strong customer focus, both internal and external
  • Solid background in safety and project management
  • Strong Problem solving skills and mentality
  • Courageous and willing to make decisions
  • Collaborative style and ability to influence
  • Open minded, pro-active and able to drive change
  • High sense of urgency and ability to deal with multiple and/or conflicting priorities
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Demonstrated financial and business acumen 
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Michelle Muir
Senior Associate
CA Global Africa Recruitment 
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