Production Engineer (Ref: MEPE)

Position in the Engineering sector in Westmead, Pinetown - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Wednesday 14 April 2021
Job Description:

Our client is seeking a Production Engineer to join their team. The successful incumbent will be responsible to provide engineering and technical support to the operations – through development and / or improving technical standard operating procedures, technical development and support to staff, improving plant optimization, and improving both costs and operations. The successful candidate will also ensure that all products are manufactured with utmost efficiency and quality, according to planned protocols using the appropriate technology


Main job function

Overall plant and machine optimization

Develop and maintain technical standards

Provide technical training to staff

Plant improvements

To utilize the tools of Process Engineering to improve processes within the organization

Project management and scheduling

Industrialisation of new machinery and equipment

Process improvements based on Value Stream Mapping, Time Studies, Work Sampling, statistical methods and root cause analysis

Application of lean methodologies

Operational improvement based upon feasibility studies, capacity planning, ergonomics and best practices

Design of manufacturing processes and facility layout

Supporting relevant departments to achieve company goals

Assisting production with trouble shooting and problem solving

Prepare work instructions, FMEA, Control Plans etc

Co-ordinate and track engineering changes

Conduct training for new process/product introduction

Ensure safe working procedures are followed

Ensure compliance with Management Systems requirements (IATF 16949, ISO 14001 etc.)

Measuring and reporting on objectives and targets

Initiating of and participation in corrective, preventive and improvement projects


Degree in Mechanical Engineering


Minimum 5 Years’ experience in steel / metal products

Preferably, a person who has worked in an Automotive Production Environment

Reasonable experience in Auto-CAD use, Pneumatics and Hydraulics technology (PLC) Strong working knowledge of Lean-Principles

Good organisational and leadership skills

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Melanie Els