A manufacturing company in the automotive sector is looking for an Engineer who will lead and manage conveyor systems project from design to commissioning.
You will be required to lead all activities related to facility modification, relocation, upgrade and installation in cooperation with / and under the direction of the Project Facility Manager, aiming at the flawless execution of the project.
Lead Projects Timely Execution with expected quality and in compliance with South Africa legal requirements, coordinate Projects, resources, equipment and information in line with project scope and definition.
Lead the weekend and major plant shut-down works of contractors, conduct safety interventions & control execution of the work, prepare validation plans for all project steps, ensure prior job commencement, Manage The Change is issued and approved by plant, as well as the validation plans
Liaise with contractors and internal customers to clarify and define project requirements, scope and objectives.
Prepare the Scope of Works for the TCF facility projects, raise in the system Requisition Requests, conduct suppliers technical evaluation, work with buyer to ensure Purchase Order raised on-time
Ensure engineering Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) review for all the equipment’s at Design / buy off and post installation commissioning.
Ensure all the suppliers working at site during installations follow all Ford safety standards and 100% compliance to necessary work permit.
Effectively participate in equipment design and buy off to ensure equipment’s are meeting RFQ requirements.
Ensure equipment buy off is completed with quality test procedures to ensure equipment’s are meeting necessary delivery & quality standards.
Identify local equipment manufacturers to deliver program within budget.
Feasibility assessment of fixture 3d models for new concepts
Feasibility review (layout, cycle time, repeatability, operation)
Review system layouts and determine areas that will require additional engineering, prepare the engineering suggestions
Run the engineering simulation of the conveyor systems, and decide if system requires correction & plan corrections required
Make drawing corrections / revisions as needed to meet the project requirements; incorporate the drawing changes in the existing plant layout;
prepare future state layouts for the production lines engineer plans to modify / install
Report drawing status to the VOME TCF Facility Manager as required maintaining the project schedule
Work with plant 3D layout in Autodesk Inventor, plan changes required in scope of his work, reflect on the 3D layout, ensure the 3D layout is updated after modifications done
Make certain that Production rep i.e. Maintenance requirements considered from the beginning of the Projects.
Prepare project proposals, timeframes, schedule and budgets
Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports
Optimization of preventive maintenance jobs based on break down analysis and findings
Coordination of the design approvals, pre-acceptance, final inspection and buy off.
Creating 3D modeling, 2D detailed drawings and layouts, mechanical assemblies modifying existing designs, generating BOMs using 3D Autodesk Inventor and 2D AutoCAD by himself / coordinating contractor work.
Selecting material by calculating deflection of material under specific load, fatigue failure using engineering equations and verifying those calculations using Autodesk Inventor simulation software.
When contractor is assigned for the project, coordination & check of the contractor work.
Calculating conveyor chain and belt speed, chain stress under specific torque, specify power required to run the systems, and selection of gear reducers, motors, sprockets, bearings, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment according the calculations, in case project is not assigned to contractor
Evaluating design ideas based on factors such as design-function relationships, manufacturability, serviceability, materials and methods engineering, application, installation, and methods of production.
Analyzing customer design, current standard specifications, and previous designs to determine feasibility of application.
Processing incoming requests for changes, improvements and modifications from manufacturing unit.
Qualifications and Experience
National diploma or degree in Mechanical Engineering
Professional Engineer, Professional Certified Engineer, or Professional Technologist certification with professional body will be a plus
Certified AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, CATIA user
Min 3 Years’ Experience in automated plant and project management in the automation portfolio desirable
Excellent knowledge of the conveyors types, components, benefits of different conveyors types, civil works
Excellent knowledge of materials and components, international standards (e.g. steel grades, properties; bearings; motors, etc.)
Knowledge of the SANS Requirements applicable to the conveyor systems design, installation, as well as civil works required
Intermediate to advanced level application of conveying techniques such as metering, induction, sortation, AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor, CATIA, simulation packages
Previous experience in developing conveyor systems, modernization of the systems, cooperating with Project Managers for the delivery of projects
Experience on Installation and commissioning
Basic understanding of automation systems
Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
Resilience, flexibility, teamwork, cost awareness.