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  • Posted: Apr 11, 2022
    Deadline: Apr 14, 2022
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  • Since our establishment in 1961, Toyota has become as much a part of South African culture as the vibrant South Africans that drive our vehicles. With this in mind, we've shaped Toyota's culture around contributing positively to the country we love. Toyota South Africa is dedicated and committed to supplying a range of vehicles, parts, accessories and servi...
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    Principal Engineer Localisation

    PURPOSE:

    • Five of the above positions exist in the RR&D Division for a Principal Engineers.

     KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

    • Component Development, evaluation and Improvement
    • Change Point Management and Manufacturing Support
    • Project management and coordination (schedule, cost, and Quality)
    • Use Global and Regional Check Sheet (Safety, Delivery, Quality and Environment)
    • Problem Identification and Resolution (TBP)
    • Technical Information Management and Implementation
    • Additional Localization
    • Project Feasibility Study
    • Cost Reduction Studies, 
    • Working to ISO Standards

    Safety, Health and Environment

    • Ensure safety and 4S culture during all activities of the project team.
    • Ensure team adherence to TSAM COVID-19 guidelines.

    Quality

    • Ensure adherence to Department SOP’s and Work Instructions in accordance with ISO9001 requirements and develop new or kaizen as required.
    • Show high level of ability to gather accurate information from multiple sources and be able to make accurate summary.
    • High levels of capability to prepare documents and presentations for Senior Management under strict time pressures.

    Project Delivery

    • Drive operations of a regional product planning office with window persons from related Divisions.
    • Scope project to achieve “best product” at the “best price” with the “best profitability.”
    • Understand and apply critical path analysis in understanding risk to on-time project delivery.
    • Conduct product and customer benchmarking for future model front loading.
    • Presentation to all levels of management with respect to project status, risks and recommendations.

    Cost Reduction

    • Understand project factors that contribute to higher investment and impact vehicle cost.
    • Manage product profitability improvement activities to achieve project and company targets.
    • Drive localisation in order to improve TSAM cost competitiveness.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Minimum NQF6 (minimum 360 credits on the 8-level framework) Relevant Degree/Diploma in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering. 
    • Min.3 years in an automotive environment with experience in:
    • Component development and/or localisation
    • Vehicle manufacturing processes
    • Quality control processes
    • Component and/or vehicle costing
    • Understanding of vehicle regulations
    • vehicle evaluation experience (Preferable)
    • Valid driver’s license
    • High numeracy and presentation skills will be an advantage.
    • Project Management skills will be an advantage.
    • Good working knowledge of government gazette systems will be an advantage.
    • Good understanding of Toyota Global Systems (SMS, TENIS, BBS) will be an advantage.

    COMPETENCIES:

    • Accurate Information gathering and analysis
    • Awareness and commitment to our mission
    • Awareness of situations and Decisiveness
    • Communication and sharing of mid to long term plans
    • Creation of innovative vision
    • Establishing framework and systems for organisational review
    • Feedback of evaluation results and long-term development of others
    • Perseverance
    • Strategic re-allocation of resources and review of work methods
    • Suitable assignment and objective performance review

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    Specialist Engineering Localisation

    KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

    • Supplier Safety Awareness and Promotion
    • Component Development and Improvement
    • Supplier Audit- Use Global and Regional Check Sheet (Safety, Delivery, Quality, maintenance, and Environment)
    • Problem Identification and Resolution (TBP)
    • Technical Information Management and Implementation
    • Change Point Management and Manufacturing Support
    • Additional Localization
    • Project Feasibility Study
    • Cost Reduction Studies, 
    • Working to ISO Standards

    Safety, Health and Environment

    • Ensure safety and 4S culture during all activities of the project team.
    • Ensure team adherence to TSAM COVID-19 guidelines.

    Quality

    • Ensure adherence to Department SOP’s and Work Instructions in accordance with ISO9001 requirements and develop new or kaizen as required.
    • Show high level of ability to gather accurate information from multiple sources and be able to make accurate summary.
    • High levels of capability to prepare documents and presentations for Senior Management under strict time pressures.

    Project Delivery

    • Drive operations of a regional product planning office with window persons from related Divisions.
    • Scope project to achieve “best product” at the “best price” with the “best profitability.”
    • Understand and apply critical path analysis in understanding risk to on-time project delivery.
    • Conduct product and customer benchmarking for future model front loading.
    • Presentation to all levels of management with respect to project status, risks and recommendations.

    Cost Reduction

    • Understand project factors that contribute to higher investment and impact vehicle cost.
    • Manage product profitability improvement activities in order to achieve project and company targets.
    • Drive localisation in order to improve TSAM cost competitiveness.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Minimum NQF6 (minimum 360 credits on the 8-level framework) Relevant Degree/Diploma in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering. 
    • Experience requirements – Min.3 years in an automotive environment with experience in:
    • Component development and/or localisation
    • Vehicle manufacturing processes
    • Quality control processes
    • Component and/or vehicle costing
    • Understanding of vehicle regulations
    • vehicle evaluation experience (Preferable)
    • Valid driver’s license
    • High numeracy and presentation skills will be an advantage.
    • Project Management skills will be an advantage.
    • Good working knowledge of government gazette systems will be an advantage.
    • Good understanding of Toyota Global Systems (SMS, TENIS, BBS)

    COMPETENCIES:

    • Accurate Information gathering and analysis
    • Awareness and commitment to our mission
    • Awareness of situations and Decisiveness
    • Communication and sharing of mid to long term plans
    • Creation of innovative vision
    • Establishing framework and systems for organisational review
    • Feedback of evaluation results and long-term development of others
    • Perseverance
    • Strategic re-allocation of resources and review of work methods
    • Suitable assignment and objective performance review

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