Job description :
Responsible for supervising the functioning of manufacturing systems in the organization.
Responsibility for Process Engineers & Production Fitters (jig setting and maintenance)
Responsible for the creation of standard operating procedures.
Responsible for plant layout and capacity.
Ensure that current operating procedures are to the latest level.
Responsible for the plant project team during the introduction of new projects. Introduce robust procedures to ensure capable and stable processes.
Responsible for the implementation of ECRs in the plant (process related).
Work closely with Quality and Production to ensure that scrap and reworks are kept to a minimum.
Ensure that machine cycle times are maintained / improved through process optimization
Work closely with the project department during the introduction of new projects.
Plant customer contact when process improvements are require.
Participate / facilitate FMEA meetings.
Continuous Improvement / Lean Manufacturing :
Plant CI champion.
Identify possible operational CI projects and facilitate the implementation.
Provide technical assistance to CI measure owners during the implementation phase.
Work closely with plant controlling during the feasibility studies of CI projects. (process related)
Review current process flows and layouts for improvement.
Assist production with the improvement of plant OEE
Conduct weekly CI meeting with Production and Quality.
Update CI Action Log and present at monthly CI meetings
Quality Control :
Maintain quality standards and ensure that all subordinates are adhering to the Quality Management System.
Maintain a safe and accident free work environment
Ensure that sub ordinates comply with the company SHE requirements.
Ensure that the department is run cost effectively
Compile annual budget for department and weekly management reports
Job Requirements :
Mechanical Engineering Diploma / Degree or Qualified Toolmaker (Red Seal) with at least 15 years experience.
10 years experience within automotive manufacturing environment
Good understanding of Kaizen principles
Understanding of lean manufacturing principles
Strong technical ability + problem solving skills
Experience in mig & spot welding will be advantageous