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  • Posted: Nov 5, 2020
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    Production Engineer


    Main Job Purpose

    The Production Engineer role is critical to the development of our factories to World Class, which means zero defects, zero waste and zero losses. She/he will apply extensively the full range of Focused and Quality Improvement methods and tools to counter losses identified in the areas of Production, Safety, Quality, Cost Deployment, Customer Service and Logistics. The Cost Deployment pillar will be populated with data built up through application of the Managing Manufacturing Performance.

    Job Summary

    • Manufacturing and Packaging technology: Rely on basic but consistent understanding of the manufacturing technologies of the Category to drive relevant process improvements
    • Consumer and Customer Focus: Building world class factories will eliminate losses and ensure that we do not pass on the cost of inefficiencies to our customers and consumers
    • Bias for Action in providing consistent and near real time information, decisions can be taken quickly which leverage our resources
    • Accountability and Responsibility: Taking responsibility for building your team’s performance and sharing your best interventions to help support other lines’ in their improvements
    • Growth Mindset: By building world class factories we will become more competitive in the market place and set the standards to which others aspire
    • WCM: Apply the full set of WCM methods and tools to identify root causes, define countermeasures and validate their effectiveness; mastery of AM, PM, Q and FI tools and processes. Establish standards to support line operators sustain new basic conditions
    • Process and Organizational Design: Leverage technical knowledge and a systems approach to ensure factory lines and processes are optimally resourced (e.g. manpower ratios are efficient and sustainable)
    • Analytical capability: Collect and analyze complex data to penetrate problems’ phenomena and understand root causes
    • Eliminate Waste and Loss according to the WCM prioritization process using AM, PM, FI and QC pillar tools and methodologies
    • Create Technical Standards to ensure process stability, train line crews on technical standards and restoration of basic conditions (Stability sustainability)

    Key Requirements

    • Post Graduate in Mechanical/ Chemical/ Industrial Engineering
    • 3 years Packaging and Plastic technology Production Engineer with solid WCM or Lean Manufacturing experience within FMCG/ Motor/ Manufacturing industries
    • Proficient Optimisation/ SOP’s and WCM/ Lean Manufacturing experience essential
    • Must have High Speed Packaging experience
    • Must demonstrate a strong technical knowledge across all the site’s processes and lines
    • Must possess strong engineering leadership credentials with a proven ability to eliminate loss and waste on significant projects
    • Must demonstrate a flair for improvement engineering and coaching
    • Project Management experience, understanding of Quality Management systems, GMP and Change management process
    • Statistics and process control tools experience
    • Autonomous Maintenance, Planned Maintenance, Quality and FI tools and processes experience
    • Visualize clearly what the ideal production system entails, clearly understand operating principles and establish correct operating standards

    Method of Application

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