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  • Posted: Nov 11, 2020
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    Defy Appliances (Pty) Ltd is Southern Africa’s largest manufacturer and distributor of major domestic appliances. The company markets its products under the Defy brand and offers the consumer a full range of kitchen, laundry and small domestic appliances. Established in 1905, Defy made its debut by manufacturing the first electric stove in South Afric...
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    Process Production Manager


    • Full compliance to quality standards as specified by top Management
    • Full compliance with production schedules
    • Taking corrective action when necessary and excellent knowledge in handling IR issues
    • Daily planning for the entire factory to maintain the production workflow
    • Improving overall production performance in all primary areas of the plant
    • Ensuring that performance management takes place for the entire department
    • Achieving and exceeding all production-related KPI’s
    • Coordination of continuous improvement programmers (Lean Manufacturing, 6S, Six Sigma green belt, Quality Circles)
    • Implementing an environment and culture of motivation and discipline in the workplace.
    • Ensure that housekeeping is maintained to corporate standards.
    • To improve and record OEE of all paint lines and enamel line
    • Setting up “Standard Setting sheets” and ensuring these are followed.
    • Maximizing possible production – improve Jigging, reduce Powder output, etc.
    • Reduce Scrap


    • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field or an MBA
    • Applicants must be in possession of a BSc Mechanical Engineering or a formal qualification in Operations Management (B Tech or Operations degree)
    • Minimum of 5 years of Managerial experience in a manufacturing environment.
    • Industrial Engineering/Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement systems and the automotive background will be an added advantage.
    • Proven leadership, organizational, planning, and scheduling experience is essential.
    • Special knowledge and skills in Electrostatic paint lines, Paint & Enamel processes.
    • Health & Safety requirements and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
    • Computer literacy in all MS Office applications and SAP is essential.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Defy Appliances on to apply

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