Production Engineer
Volvo Construction Equipment
Kwa-zulu Natal, Amanzimtoti/Umbogintwini, South Africa
1d ago

Position Description

The main purpose of the job is to Support and lead introductions of new products / variants in Production and Customer Adaptation (CA), i.

e. customer unique solutions.

Reporting : This position reports to the Engineering & Maintenance Manager.

Job Objectives :

  • Support and lead introductions of new products / variants in Durban plant.
  • Propose, investigate and introduce new tools and equipment.
  • Prepare and update assembly instructions.
  • Conduct workload analyses and prepare assembly station manning.
  • Support assembly in problem solving to find and establish solutions.
  • Propose and introduce continual improvements in assembly process in line with Volvo Group strategies, benchmarks (internal & external) and industry standards.
  • Initiate and prepare business cases for changes and improvements.
  • All job done according lean manufacturing principles and in close cooperation with Volvo Truck central organization in South Africa and Europe.
  • Being part of engineering team in Durban plant also means to support colleagues in other areas.
  • Requirements :

  • Production / Mechanical / Industrial Engineering Degree and / or relevant qualification.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years relevant experience in a similar position.
  • Automotive background.
  • Avix system tool analysis or similar.
  • MS Office experience.
  • Computer Literacy.
  • CAD will be an added advantage.
  • Key Competencies :

  • Production / Manufacturing engineering knowledge.
  • Lean knowledge (5S, time studies, 3M analysis, etc.)
  • Industry 4.0 knowledge.
  • Automotive industry experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills & networking skills.
  • Working in teams with multiple stakeholders at different levels in the organization.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Customer oriented mindset.
  • Structured, diligent and ability to pay attention to details.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • High energy and drive to improve work environment.
  • Constructive and positive approach in all change processes.
  • Positive attitude, goal oriented, flexible, and self-driven.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines by managing priorities.
  • Logical thinking and ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Willing and able to take on challenges and work under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritize.
  • Open minded to other cultures and ways of working.
  • Volvo is a global company, ability to work across borders is necessary.
  • Volvo Group Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer.

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