Production Engineer

at Jb Skills
Location Benoni, South Africa
Date Posted Jul 28, 2021
Category Engineering / Technical Jobs
Job Type Full-time


Responsible for the provision of an effective Production Engineering function:
Lean Manufacturing Tools
•Improves manufacturing efficiency by analysing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
•Make improvements to current operations to enhance efficiency
•Determine which machines, tools, equipment, etc. will be used and where they will be stationed in the facility
•Determine how many workers are needed to man the production line
•Increase speed and efficiency of processes without compromising quality
•Diagnose origin of breakdowns, including human error, and troubleshoot problems
•Investigate problems, analyse root causes, and derive resolutions
•Identify opportunities to improve or enhance processes.
•Analyse processes to identify trends and gaps.
•Deliver proactive, innovative, and appropriate solutions that will enhance and exceed customer expectation and experience.
•Perform root cause analysis.
•Utilize software systems to simplify business processes.
•Design and implement cost-reductive changes
•Implement cost reduction initiatives while maintaining high quality standards.

Process Control Plans
•Assure product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes
•Develop and implement quality control measures that effectively monitor products and guarantee desired results
•Follow product specifications and quality control measures

Work Instructions
•Develop operating work-instructions and provides training
•Assess and analyse current production methods
•Develop and draft an improved production process
•Evaluate current production activities and make recommendations for improvements.
•Align Work-Instruction to Standard Operating Procedure

Data Analysis
•Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analysing, and summarizing information and trends (e.g SPC, Pareto,OEE)

Introduction of new R&D Product
•Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.
•Provide engineering/technical support for production and maintenance activities to ensure maximum production.

New Technology to enhance Production
•Stay current with product specifications, engineering technology and production processes.
•Develop best practices to improve production capacity, quality and reliability of production processes and equipment’s


•Grade 12 or equivalent
•Degree/B-Tech in Industrial Engineering

•Minimum 5 years’ experience in manufacturing
•7 years’ experience in Process Improvement
•Experience in Lean Six Sigma
•Experience in Manufacturing Process Engineering role with manufacturing companies
•Experience in Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Design for Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, TQM and Six Sigma Root Cause Analysis and Process Validation/Capability
•Experience explaining technical issues and influencing product and process design change with results/data, working with other engineering teams to arrive at solutions.
•Experience in managing, influencing, and interacting with multi-disciplinary teams

•Results Driven
•Analytical Thinking
•Coaching leadership style
•Strategy driven

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