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Industrial Engineers
Listed Industrial Manufacturing Organisation
Cape Town

Company Background: A key division of a JSE listed Industrial Manufacturing Organisation, our client has approximately 10 000 employees, multiple factories and a turnover in the region of R2 billion. Faced with challenging market conditions and lowest cost imported competition, the business is now seeking to attain world class manufacturing standards and achieve significant efficiencies through consolidation of factories and application of lean manufacturing disciplines.

Position Summary: These individuals will play a crucial role in the enhancement, consolidation and re-configuration of the existing manufacturing facilities to turn around a major player in its industry sector.

  • Identify ways to consolidate plants on the basis of similar product types
  • Implement Lean Manufacturing disciplines
  • Introduce tough production standards with an emphasis on zero defect products
  • Re-engineer plant lay-outs to maximise efficiencies
  • Improve production planning, materials handling and purchasing lead times

Key Attributes Required:

  • Ideally with a mechanical / industrial engineering qualification gained at a university or Technikon
  • Minimum of 5 years' practical experience
  • Familiar with concepts of Lean Manufacturing including U-shaped and Nagare cells
  • Experience of CAD or similar Electronic Drawing competence
  • High energy and intellect