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  • Posted: Aug 1, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Alstom has been present in South Africa for more than a century. During these years the company provided a wide range of products and technologies which helped develop the country’s infrastructure. Alstom provided equipment for 12 of South Africa’s 13 coal-fired power plants and for the only nuclear power plant, but it also played a historical...
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    Industrial Data (SAP) Key User

    Purpose of the Job

    • Ensure proper Master Data management system application and process development.
    • Ensure data consistency and reliability for all Industrial ERP master data
    • Train end users, coach & provide support 
    • Measure and monitor system Usage

    Key responsibilities include the following:

    ERP Data quality & material master validation-Material Management 

    • Ensure the creation and maintenance of Material Master Data for the Industrial fields and validate data in alignment with Industrial flows.  
    • Analyze all ERP data inconsistency messages coming from various departments: warehouse, manufacturing, logistics method, industrialization, sourcing and ensure compliance to Internal Financial rules. 
    • Analyze ERP error messages specific to master data quality and implement corrective actions. 
    • Support Engineering in Industrialization of Bill of Materials. 
    • Support PME in Material Management, Work Centre, BOM (Bill of Materials) and Routing Management.

    ERP technical support & continuous improvement-MM 

    • Referent for final users in case ERP dysfunction. 
    • Ensure Hot-line link with ITC for all ERP incidents and change requests. 
    • Write Business specifications and make acceptance test. 
    • Participate in working groups with IT functions and Production Management to optimize the ERP using processes. 
    • Lead new SAP implementation in the Area on responsibility.


    • Be the local referent for any support need related to ERP usage. 
    • Contribute to training documentation issuing at central level and write local documents if necessary. 
    • Train new entrants & refresher training for existing users on their specific area of competence. 


    • ND: Industrial Engineering/Process Engineering
    • Similar experience of 3-5 years in an industrial environment Industrial Data Key User
    • ERP: SAP (MM, PP), Material Master Management, BOM Management, Routing and Work Center Management, Production Planning
    • Good knowledge of Manufacturing, Process Engineering and Supply Chain processes

    Behavioural Competencies

    • Effective Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Results Orientation
    • Decision Making
    • Change Management
    • Problem Solving & Support to Users

    Closing Date 2 August 2022

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    Methods Manager

    Purpose of the Job

    Define and deploy the “metier” methods, tools, process and standards.

    Manage the development of the industrial activities either internal (localisation, extension, deployment) or external (customer, JV) and to promote industrial standards and lean manufacturing.

    Train the Industrial teams to the safe & efficient execution of production and maintenance activities.


    • Adherence to EHS and Quality policies.
    • Project phase: Key milestones fulfilled (industrial deliverables – WI, workstation audit, FAI)
    • Production phase: Adhere to Methods time
    • Cost: budget compliant
    • APSYS score – industrial & production roadmap
    • Line & tools saturation
    • Successful integration & training of new employees


    Project/Preparation phase:

    • Lead the industrialisation of technical documentation, respecting the Standard Manufacturing Process & Standard Manufacturing Line guidelines: orient & validate the conception while taking into account the industrial constraints of the manufacturing and maintenance sites, in Concurrent Engineering with the design teams.
    • Create the industrial deliverables necessary to downstream activities: Macro-process, Work Instructions, pre-implantation of the workstations, Bill of Material, Task Sequence and/or Standard Operations Sheet, Work Instructions, Method times, definitive Layouts.
    • Build the Industrial ERP data, including the Bill of Material, the Process routings, the Configuration Management data, and the Manufacturing and Service Execution Systems, including data necessary for the MMIS.
    • Elaborate the specification of requirements for the Industrial means necessary to the manufacturing and maintenance, in particular relating to needs relating to Infrastructure, Tools and Capex.
    • Participate to the validation of the production process and manufacturing line, as well as to the validation of the process and workstations for repair and overhauls.
    • Implement the Project Make or Buy strategy in all deliverables.

    Production phase:

    • Ensure S,Q,C,D, and Economic Development targets are reached on the attributed work package, by:
    • active participation to the optimization of the product / process and mastering the spent time
    • Respecting the Industrial Planning milestones (followed by the IMFU)
    • Implementing the Process FMEA and ensuring integration with the Quality Control Plan
    • Considering return of experience, EHS & Lean Manufacturing standards in all activities-Participating to the validation of first productions or maintenance locally (First Article Review, First Article Inspection, Maintenance  Qualification)
    • Ensure the smooth industrial transition by assisting any transfer of production until Serial Go
    • Ensure line saturation & spent time targets of the production & maintenance workstations are achieved in line with Industrial requirements.
    • Identify and propose necessary Changes to the Control Change Board, where appropriate, to reduce non quality or improve safety of operations.
    • Contribute to the Control Change Board review, and implement Change Requests as decided, updating all industrial deliverables, and training workers to the implementation of these changes.


    • Propose new or improved ways or working that will enable the Industrial Teams to improve their efficiency or the safety of work to perform.
    • Carry out such work in accordance with strict Health & Safety procedures as laid down by legislation and the Company Health & Safety policies.
    • Undertake other duties as specified by the Industrial Manager.
    • Adhere to Company procedures especially in relation to Quality and Health & Safety.
    • Attend regular team briefings.
    • Report accidents/incidents, and the work done to validate or maintain the tools.
    • Drive company vehicles when required and applicable.
    • Train new members of the team.


    • B Tech Degree in Industrial/ Mechanical or Electrical  Engineering.
    • Industrial background with 5-10 years’ experience preferably in the railway industry or
    • Technical background with 10-15 years’ experience preferably in the railway industry, ideally in an international organization.
    • People Management experience.
    • Ability to read and interpret schematics and drawings.
    • Technical experience of Methods Engineering, writing and improving manufacturing and/or maintenance work instructions, line balancing, Lean Manufacturing.
    • Experience in working with an ERP (such as SAP) for Bill of Materials, Routings, Configuration follow-up.
    • Working knowledge of Quality and Health & Safety standards and systems

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    ERP (SAP) Manager - TSSSA

    Purpose of the Job:

    It is to drive the deployment of SAP in the Service Business (TSSSA) and propose local business changes if needed.

    Define and manage the action plan to improve the system usage, propose enhancement, check and animate the process to keep the level of performance of the system at a high level of standard.

    Support Site to measure its performance using SAP Data to develop KPI’s.

    Mobility: Depots (Wolmerton, Braamfontein, Salt River and Durban)


    • GSI Data Accuracy
    • Material master reliability and data consistency, 
    • PKI and GSI Action Plan- On Time Delivery on project miles stones
    • Level of maturity reached by the organization
    • Effectiveness metrics
    • Customer Satisfaction


    • Insure for service area a smooth SAP Go-Live and support the ramp-up of the activity, mobilize additional business resources if needed
    • Support roll-out implementation in accordance with the mobilization plan of the service contract execution (TSSSA) 
    • Analyse process, define maturity level, and lead continuous improvement process.


    As SAP key-user for services:

    • Manages the GSI Key User Team: recruitment, workload organization, PKI’s and individual targets, development, team animation and information cascading.
    • Ensure that the Key user team is focused on its main responsibilities such as:
    • GSI technical support & continuous improvement.
    • Contribute to GSI evolutions and ensure regression tests.
    • Monitor GSI Jobs and I-docs in connection with IT department 
    • Write Business specifications and make acceptance test.
    • Coordinate and participate to the cut-over activities.

    GSI Data quality & material master validation:

    • Ensure the creation of Material Master Data for the Business and validate data in alignment with Business requirements. 
    • Analyse Material Master Data discrepancies and ensure the corrective actions are done by the related User
    • Analyse all GSI data inconsistency messages coming from various departments and develop action plan to correct the data inconsistencies.
    • Monitor GSI roles in line with Business requirements and comply with Internal Audit


    • Ensure knowledgeable and empowered users on sites with RBPE training if needed.
    • Support end users on their operational activity and ensure ground level pb resolution.
    • Develop and track KPI in synergy with the central team to track processes efficiency
    • Be the local referent for any support need related to GSI usage.
    • Contribute to training documentation issuing at central level and write local documents if necessary.
    • Ensure all users are trained & new entrants on their specific area of competence.

    Animate and lead the continuous improvement process.

    • Analyse efficiency of the processes.
    • Identify priorities and operational area of improvements.
    • Set-up goals and define KPI accordingly.
    • Manage continuous improvement action plan.
    • Conduct periodic process efficiency audits.

    Main Competence Area

    • Knowledge of service processes (Maintenance planning, repair, and overhaul)
    • Familiar with functional and process approach.
    • Use to specify Information system and familiar with project approach and methodology, Hands-on with ability to coordinate and animate action plan.


    • Bachelor of Technology Degree in Mechanical / Industrial/ Information Technology
    • SAP Certification in PM
    • SAP Certification in  MM would be advantageous
    • 5-10 years’ experience, ideally in rail related industries or similar Experience in Process Engineering and Manufacturing field.
    • 3-5 years’ experience in ERP and fundamental ERP understanding of the below métiers 
    • Maintenance/Service/Repair Planning.
    • Material Management.
    • Engineering.
    • Supply Chain – Procurement & Logistics (including Warehouse Management). 
    • Sourcing.
    • Solid knowledge of big data tools i.e. Azure, as well as database systems like SQL 
    • Familiarity with data visualization and analytics tools, such as Power BI
    • The ability to decipher and organise large amounts of data
    • Excellent analytical skills to effectively scrutinize data for inaccuracies
    • The ability to produce informative, relevant and user-friendly reports
    • Strong experience in Interface management (monitoring of flow of information between systems)
    • Knowledge of Manufacturing/shopfloor Execution Tools, Time and Attendance Tools
    • Computer literate with an excellent working knowledge of MS Office (MS Outlook, TEAMS, SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

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    Taping Operator Motors Semi-Skilled x8


    • Comply with company regulations in attendance, EHS and PPE wearing.
    • Accomplish production task according to industrial requirements, quality requirements and Team Leader’s allocation.
    • Know-well the work instruction and drawing of each step-in coil  insulation process; Operate independently the related equipment for coil insulation work.
    • Check the equipment daily and report report malfunctions to maintenance timely.
    • Conduct self-inspection and ensure that the products meet quality standards.                                  


    • Grade 12.
    • Basic understanding of manufacturing processes.
    • Fundamentals of Instrumentation and measurements.
    • Good Interpersonal and communication skills (both Written and Verbal).

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    Head of Engineering

    Purpose of the job: 

    • Manage and organise Engineering Team according to business needs in-line Gibela guidelines
    • Execute engineering Rolling Stock and Service project according QCD commitments through a strong engineering planning culture
    • Manage workforce according to workload (firm projects, forecast projects, tender, sustaining and R&D) with focus to avoid any underload and high overload including appointment of engineering teams.
    • Drive co-engineering specially with process engineering and co-development with supplier via sourcing
    • Push improvement programs based on technical recommendations (e.g. new methodologies/tools and APSYS engineering) and local initiatives
    • Develop on-site engineering staff including succession planning and competence matrix deployment
    • Apply common processes, methods and tools and capture Return of Experience (RoE) for continuous improvement
    • Supervise products, key technical decisions and safety critical issues and capitalise RoE
    • Monitor project to cost programs such as Redesign to Cost (RDTC) and Maintenance Regime Optimisation
    • Manage cost centre and budget preparation
    • Support and promote innovation initiatives of the business

    Measurement (Key Performance Indicators):

    • KPIs monitored through Site Operation Dashboard (Rolling Stock and Service) and Engineering Dashboards, mainly
    • DFQ Go-On-Time
    • Project Cost
    • OTIF
    • OTIQ
    • DR on-time
    • Reliability in service
    • No. of modifications
    • U/O recovery,
    • Subcontracting schemes per phase
    • Resources vs. Workload
    • APSYS

    Accountable and Responsibilities for:

    Accountable for:

    • Engineering tender commitment and project/R&D engineering QCD
    • Management of site engineering workload and workforce
    • Ethic and compliance
    • EHS in engineering
    • People and resource management
    • Respect of engineering processes, tools and methods
    • KPI targets from RSC and Service dashboard
    • Supervision of key technical decisions and safety critical issues
    • Monitoring of engineering actions in project to cost programs such as Redesign to Cost (RDTC) and Maintenance Regime Optimisation
    • Engineering cost centre
    • Supporting and promoting innovations
    • People management cycle (PMC) on-time and quality of data with associated Training and Development plans to reach target competence level
    • Operational effectiveness/Accountability
    • Collaboration/Teamwork
    • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management

    Responsible for:

    • Management and organization of engineering department
    • Manage interfaces with other stakeholders on-site for co-engineering specially with process engineering and co-development with sourcing/supplier
    • Contribute to site strategy
    • Engineering improvement projects including cooperation and change management
    • Appoint Tenders/Pre-Project and Project Engineering teams
    • Monitor site engineering activity and inform Site Executive and Site Engineering performance about major events
    • Collaborate with Services Engineering and Platforms to improve Services portfolio of products and services
    • Manages the technical performances of the systems and provide REX to relevant Services Platform
    • Detects, defines and implements the modifications of the maintained products to improve the reliability and serviceability, in order to reduce project costs and improve the performances of the systems
    • Manages Obsolescence Plan and execution
    • Captures and ensures ownership of regulations and standards to be applied
    • Interfaces with the stakeholders in the Certification processes
    • Ensure Quality of Engineering Deliverables

    Business understanding and desired knowledge/experience

    Minimum education requirements

    • BSc/B.Eng Degree (Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Automotive, Mechatronics) or Equivalent Engineering Degrees
    • Post Graduate Qualification in Management/Leadership 
    • Registered a Professional Engineer with ECSA will be an advantage

    Minimum work experience required

    • More than 8 years’ experience  in Engineering Design
    • More than 5 experinece in management of Engineering Personnel
    • Project management incl. work package, risk and opportunity management

    Minimum technical experience required

    • Practical experience in diverse Engineering design processes (Electrical, Mechanical, Software Development and System Engineering)
    • Practical experience in Product Development in railway environment
    • Knowledge of tools applied in Electrical, Mechanical and software development (Autocad, programming languages, etc.)
    • Knowledge of product maintenance strategies in railway environment
    • Engineering planning and optimisation (Resource vs Workload balance)
    • Experience on product Change and Configuration Management
    • Problem solving methodologies


    • Communication and negotiation skills
    • Good financial understanding
    • Strong Leadership and people management experience
    • Internal/ external customer and results oriented
    • Ability to make decisions with sense of urgency
    • Structured and organised

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    Planning Manager



    • Set up robust planning practices on site, ensuring that all industrial activities have integrated the planning dimension and have assigned representatives to drive the process.
    • Ensure that adequate process and tools are deployed and documented within Alstom.
    • Implement the organisation and ways of working that allow a seamless coordination between different activities, with special articulation for RS, Components and Services.
    • Pilot and lead the different planning processes described below, document key decisions and communicate them to all stakeholders.


    • Prepare different scenarios for the coming 36 months according to Alstom inputs provided by management team, region, and central operations strategies.
    • Identify potential bottlenecks and propose mitigation options (including CAPEX).
    • Ensure that SIOP instance decisions are reflected into MPS and/or Material Delivery Plan and cascade through the organization with appropriate communication to internal / external supplier


    • Ensure systematic coordination and process deployment of the monthly MPS as the key driver to engage industrial resources, in order to commit on site delivery performance (scope of activities spans several levels and product lines)
    • Preparation of MPS based on past period results and inputs from projects/platforms.
    • Bottleneck analysis (internal and external).
    • Propose alternative scenarios considering deliveries plans and inventory projections.
    • Document all key decisions and major risks, with impact analysis and root cause containment.
    • Facilitate and ensure quality data flow in SAP end-to-end (MPS to Work orders to MRP), with validation and optimisation of industrial


    • Ensure daily that physical progress of production is accurate, and relevant data feedback to MPS process.           
    • Cross functionally develop and lead mitigation plans for recovery to ensure timeous delivery fulfilment
    • Ensure that ways of working are compliant with Alstom standards when defined, otherwise document the critical activities performed on site.
    • Ensure the key players are properly trained to perform their functions.
    • Adaptive KPI Reporting daily, weekly and monthly for required business performance, including Hard Inventory controls (WIP & FG)
    • Contribute to the return of experience (ROE), planning improvements and sharing of best practices


    • Actuarial Science, Industrial engineering or Supply Chain Management degree
    • Masters’ qualification, with Business management focus


    • 8-10 years similar management experience, in manufacturing environment
    • Advanced knowledge of Industrial Planning, Operations and Supply chain processes (including Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement)
    • Extensive and Advanced knowledge of SAP and Excel is compulsory
    • Industrial planning/scheduling & manufacturing project experience is mandatory
    • In-depth experience of client-supplier interfaces (EDI)
    • Advanced proficiency of MS Office tools
    • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills, with assertive leadership behaviour
    • Active team player with strong collaborative skills. 
    • Customer centric with high sense of urgency, flexibility and pro-activeness. 
    • Highly analytical, autonomous with a results orientation and drive for excellence and process compliance drive

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    Data Analyst


    Technical Support Function

    • Assuresthe technical support to the projects to support turnaround time unblocking commercial service and time-to-repair
    • Propose innovative solutions and implements Services solutions in the maintenance projects.
    • Analyse the technical performances of the systems and the efficiency of the maintenance plan and processes, promoting action plans to improve them.
    • Search for improvement actions in maintenance operations, performing engineering interface activities with Operations Engineers (depot support).
    • Analyse failure criticality studies and uses RCM (Reliability Centre Maintenance) and other available methodologies to define and optimise the maintenance requirements, tasks and intervals.
    • Analyse and integrates data coming from Operations (Return on Experience).

    Data Analyst Function

    • Provide Training both Product and Maintenance to support TSSSA Business
    • Fleet analysis: Logs, events and incidences analysis to define/coordinate corrective actions to take.
    • Analyse in real time events & faults from the fleet (using for instance train tracer CFM, Maintenance Box, and any other available source of data, such as track tracer, catenary tracer…) in order to identify appropriated generic design problem and specific fleet or infra-structure defects.
    • Creation of different reports (contractual/technical. Etc.) in order to explain incidents. 
    • Creation of analytics reports using available tools (Tableau, …).
    • Support the improvement of the diagnosis tool (CFM, HealthHub, Track Tracer) and all future tools.
    • Cooperate in the in the organization of the corrective maintenance both in depot and the stations.
    • Cooperation in the implementation and development of new tools to monitor new subsystems and improve the effectiveness of the tasks done in the depot.
    • Verify the correct execution of the maintenance plan, proposing improvements.
    • Test different elect mechanical components.
    • Update KPIs.
    • Notify incidents that are likely to lead to Safety issues and Service Affecting in the fleet.
    • Quality, Environment, Safety and Health normative accomplishment.


    • BSc / B.Eng Degree (in Electronics or Mechatronics or Electrical Engineering) with 2 years working experience in the rail industry
    • Equivalent: BTech (in Electronics or Mechatronics or Electrical Engineering) with 5 working experiences in the rail industry
    • Registered or Registerable as a Professional Engineer/Technologist with ECSA (Recommended)

    Minimum technical experience in railway required

    • Prognostic Tools (Track Tracer, CFM, HH)
    • Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Word)
    • SAP
    • Training as a trainer experience is a plus
    • Rail safety and railways standards knowledge (Preferred)

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    Technical Trainer: Painting & Gluing

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Prepares and conducts technical training programs using recognized training techniques and tools.
    • Identifies training needs and certification requirements relevant to the Technical Training Centre.
    • Prepares training material and classroom agenda.
    • Implements and monitors Artisan Development programmes for selected learners (Learnerships, Apprenticeship & ARPL).
    • Evaluates and enhances technical instructional delivery on continuous basis.
    • Ensures the quality and consistency of course content throughout the life cycle of a course.
    • Manages training programmes in accordance with business needs, regulatory requirements, and the technical training Quality Management System.
    • Ensures apprentices/learners/employees are competent in all the required training modules.
    • Plans and directs classroom training, electronic learning, multimedia programs, and other computer-aided instructional technologies, simulators, workshop tooling.
    • Identifies internal and external technical training programs to address competency/learning gaps.
    • Liaises with both internal and external stakeholders regarding employee training needs & skills development.
    • Liaises with subject matter experts regarding instructional design.
    • Assists with the development of training aids such as learner guides, manuals, handbooks, practical training equipment (mock- ups), presentation packs, hand-outs, etc.
    • Informs employees about various technical training options.
    • Designs and develops individual training and development plans.
    • Manages all necessary consumables relevant learning programmes
    • Participates in the actions of improvement within area of responsibility
    • Supports production by providing technical training and development expertise.
    • Prepares and Conducts outcomes-based assessment of presented learning programmes 
    • Facilitates learning through a variety of delivery methods including classroom instruction, on-the-job coaching,  etc.
    • Conducts training in two special process and two special operations training modules (Alstom Transport).
    • Designs and applies assessment tools to measure training effectiveness. 
    • Provides feedback to program participants and management on progress, implements technical training improvement strategies.
    • Maintains employee training records.
    • Ensures that all EHS rules & regulations are adhered to.
    • Ensures that all company rules & regulations are adhered to.
    • Establishes and maintains relationships with internal and external training providers.
    • Keeps abreast with all relevant training legislative changes.
    • Keeps up to date with current technical training design and development methodologies.
    • Attends all the required meetings.
    • Maintains discipline in the Technical Training Centre.
    • Prepares and presents reports to business as may be required.
    • Manages all assets in area of responsibility.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Grade 12
    • Minimum NTC 5
    • Spray Painting Trade Test Qualification (Red Seal)
    • Registered Assessor.
    • Facilitator qualification.
    • 3to 5 years’ experience in post-apprenticeship experience.  
    • Intermediate Computer Skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Internet)

    Added Advantage

    • Experience as a Technical Trainer
    • Higher Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education and Development Practices
    • National Technical Diploma
    • Relevant industry experience

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    Senior Production Manager (Traction Motors)

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that the Targets (Quality, Cost, Delivery) are achieved in the area responsibility.
    • Train and develop people within the team
    • Maintain safety standards in responsibility
    • Drive cost improvement initiatives through PDCA and continuous improvement practices
    • Maintain equipment standards (through TPM schedules)
    • Maintain lead time plan of the jobs in responsibility
    • Maintain task sequencing and task allocation in responsibility
    • Ensure all agreed production standards (APSYS) are maintained and adhered to

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Relevant Diploma / Degree (preferably Mechanical / Electrical/ Industrial Engineering)
    • MDP or relevant Business management qualification will be an added advantage
    • Minimum of 5 years manufacturing and people management  experience
    • Preference will be given to candidates with management experience gained in a lean manufacturing environment
    • Ability to lead and motivate a group of approx. 70 people towards achieving set of predefined targets
    • Practical, working knowledge and understanding of labour-relations policies and procedures in the South African labor context
    • Ability to collect, organize and analyze existing production data, as well as lead the team in identifying root causes

    Skills and Competencies:

    • Able to communicate effectively at different levels with the organisation
    • Display high levels of integrity, ethics and morals
    • Must be extremely disciplined with regards to time management
    • Have high regard for customer/ supplier relationships
    • Knowledgeable of best practice principles
    • Flexible to work outside normal operational boundaries to support team targets
    • Display strong business acumen, particularly with regards to cost consciousness, efficiency improvements and profit generation
    • Cross functional/discipline skills
    • Good conceptual thinking, analytical, decision-making & problem-solving skills
    • Must be MS Office Literate

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