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Production Manager, Business Improvement Specialist, Process Engineer, Continuous Improvement Manager, Industrial Engineer (Manufacturing)


Candidate: 640064
Available: Available
Location: Ekurhuleni (East Rand)
Gender: Male
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Production Manager, Business Improvement Specialist, Process Engineer, Continuous Improvement Manager, Industrial Engineer
R45000- R65000
2 Weeks
Black
640064
Bachelors
Industrial engineering,ISO9001
Bachelor of Technology – Industrial Engineering:Project Engineering, Quality Engineering, Production Management, Operation Research
Project Management Principles:Project Management Fundamentals
Lean Six Sigma Certificate:Currently completing
Industrial Engineering:MTM-X certificate
matric:Math, Science, Accounting, Biology, English, Afrikaans
Microsoft Excel / Power point, Internet, excel, ISO9001, Basic SAP, Advance Microsoft Office, MS Outlook, Syspro Basic, MS Visio
Management Consulting : Senior Lean Consultant From 2022-10 To Current
Duties
  • Systematically apply common sense to deploy simple concepts, streamline processes and develop people.
  • Implement Operational Excellence (OpEx) across RBM mining operations value chain.
  • Partner with the Finance and operations teams to calculate cost reductions and document savings.
  • Engage, train and coach mines operations teams to use basic lean tools to eliminate waste.
  • Support business case development for new equipment or equipment upgrades.
  • Conduct maturity assessments to make sure all mines adhere to Rio Tinto Safe Production System.
  • Facilitate Kaizen events (problem-solving).
  • Lead improvement initiatives/projects where required.

Manufacturing : Production Manager From 2021-05 To 2022-09
Duties
  • Oversee Decoiling, Coating, Printing, Presses and 3 assembly lines (Large Drums, Small Drums and Jerry Cans).

  • Plan production programs in liaison with planners considering - specs, priorities, raw materials and line resources.
  • Negotiate and agree on production timeframes with Sales Account Managers.
  • Ensure products are manufactured to Greif Quality Procedure Manual standards and shop packet requirements.
  • Assessed labor utilization, monitored workstations (quality/target) and expedite factory workflow.
  • Plan and schedule Autonomous Maintenance activities as part of Greif Business System in the factory.
  • Coordinate repairs and implementation of planned maintenance programs for factory equipment.
  • Manage WIP locations, raise cycle counts and investigate stock variances.
  • Manage factory controllable costs and expenses (Scrap, Rework, Consumables, Overtime and Manning).
  • Follow up and ensure actioning of internal/external audit findings (FSSC 2200/ISO/GMP/5S/GBS).
  • Collaborate with HR to address IR issues e.g. leave, absenteeism, contracts, disciplinary and training.
  • Ensure staff is aware and adhere to statutory requirements, policies and procedures (SHEQ).
  • Organise and execute relevant product/process training sessions for factory staff.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives from inception till successful completion.

Mining Electronics : Operations Manager - From 2019-08 To 2020-12
Duties
  • Oversee stores, production, repair centers, procurement and outgoing shipments.
  • Manage 1 Supervisor, 13 Operators, 3 Technicians, 1 Store controller, 1 Buyer and 1 logistic coordinator.
  • Hold weekly operations meeting to agree on repairs and sales orders delivery timeframes.
  • Follow-up on delays, material shortage, kits and quality issues in-house/ externally.
  • Support Safety/Qualityobjectives and ensure policies are readily available and practiced.
  • Collaborate with HR to address IR issues e.g. performance, leaves, grievances, disciplinary and training.
  • Manage department budget (OPEX) and control spending in relation to changing production volumes.
  • Manage maintenance and calibration of production equipment/ tools/ jigs.
  • Oversee procurement of raw materials, consumables, tools and outsourced processes.
  • Ensure optimal stock levels of raw material, work-in-progress and finished goods.
  • Oversee stock locations on SAP, raise cycle counts and investigate stock variances.
  • Prepare external repairs quotes, follow-up on repairs and invoiced repair payments.
  • Plan and coordinate safe demolition of irreparable equipment from sites.
  • Oversee entire operations

Initiate and coordinate initiatives to improve safety, quality, cost, lead-time and production methods


Defence - Weapons : Industrial Engineer SAP - Lean Manufacturing From 2017-10 To 2019-07
Duties
  • Evaluated BOMs, material flows, production schedules and engineering specifications.
  • Conducted time studies to set performance standards, balanced lines and determined labour.
  • Assessed labor utilization, monitored workstations (Safety/quality/target) and factory work flow.
  • Continuous improvement 
  • Attended daily production meetings, highlighted problems and provided regular feedback.
  • Investigated equipment downtime, liaised with maintenance for repairs and improving uptime.
  • Prepared cost expenditure proposals (CAPEX) to improve production processes where required.
  • Planned and executed reduction of non-value-adding activities within production/warehouse.
  • Collaborated with industrialization team to identify equipment and tooling required for specific tasks.
  • Collaborated with configuration team to organize manufacturing documentation required for production.
  • Collaborated with quality team to address process and product non-conformances.
  • Evaluated, analyzed and re-designed production layout where required.
  • Prepared reports for Senior Production Manager.

Commercial refrigeration : Production Manager From 2014-02 To 2017-08
Duties
  • Lead weekly operations meeting to estimate, negotiate and agree on timescales with project managers.
  • Plan work schedule, maximize resource utilization and daily expedite planned work.
  • Investigate equipment stoppages, work with maintenance to plan repairs and routine equipment maintenance and continuous improvements
  • Manage stock of raw materials used in production and ensure all raw materials are accounted for.
  • Ensure statutory requirements, policies and procedures are implemented and complied with by all staff.
  • Liaise with quality and engineering to develop manufacturing documentation relevant for production.
  • Ensure incidents are reported, investigated properly and closed within reasonable time frames.
  • Work with HR to address IR issues timeously and effectively e.g. contracts, grievances and disciplinary enquiries.
  • Manage and control department budget in terms of overtime, man hour per unit and headcount.
  • Work with supervisors to improve key performance measures(PQCDSM).
  • Initiate various CI initiatives within production (6S, 5Why, PDCA, OPL, 5W1H, Gemba, Kaizen, SOP, PQCDSM).
  • Lead Gemba Walks, Root-Cause-Analysis and Kaizen activities.

Mining and Steel : Continuous Improvement Facilitator From 2009-01 To 2014-01
Duties
  • Conducted audits, analysed audit findings and assisted stakeholders with action plans to close gaps.
  • Provided practical support during implementations and updated progress tracking system for Best Practices.
  • Compiled training material, facilitated training, coached section managers and team leaders.
  • Documented, evaluated and analyzed production processes to identify non-value-adding activities.
  • Planned and executed reduction of all forms of waste within production/warehouse operations.
  • Standardized stores work methods, optimized space and material storage.
  • Investigated BOMs, material flows, production schedules and engineering specifications.
  • Conducted time studies to set performance standards, balanced lines and determined labour.
  • Introduced structured team meetings and visual performance management areas (QCDSM).
  • Participated in daily team meetings, highlighted problem areas and facilitated problem-solving.
  • Investigated equipment downtime, liaised with maintenance for repairs and improving uptime.
  • Implemented visual workplace concept - demarcations, labeling, safety mirrors and signage.
  • Reported monthly savings resulting from improvements initiatives.

Management Consulting : Continuous Improvement Consultant From 2007-06 To 2008-12
Duties
  • Render solutions for business improvement through implementing 20 Keys™ Methodologies.
  • Conduct audits, analyze findings, make recommendations and present reports.
  • Formulate improvements action plans to close the gaps.
  • Manage a progress tracking system for implemented methodologies.
  • Identify, propose, plan and manage impact/profit improvement projects.
  • Facilitate workshops on Methodologies indicated below:
  • Methodologies implemented: 4S; Goal alignment and Mini-business; Small group activities; Single-minute-exchange of dies; Kaizen of operations; Maintaining machines and equipment; Workplace discipline; Quality assurance; Eliminating waste; Efficiency control; Skill versatility and cross training.
  • Provide support during defects, equipment downtime, lead time and wastes reduction projects.

Automotive : Junior Continuous Improvement Engineer From 2006-01 To 2007-05
Duties
  • Provided solutions to improve production processes through Lean - TIMWOODS, VSM, 5S, OEE, SMED, A3 Report.
  • Evaluated production methods and proposed solutions to reduce overall production waste.
  • Planned and executed reduction of non-value-adding activities within production.
  • Conducted time studies to set performance standards, balanced lines and determined labour.
  • Introduced daily morning meetings and visual performance management areas (QCDSM).
  • Participated in daily team meetings, highlighted problem areas and facilitated problem-solving.
  • Compiled, trained and implemented various lean manufacturing standards at shopfloor.
  • Collaborated with production supervisors to address subordinate’s performance challenges.
  • Collated production data, investigated abnormalities and provided feedback to management.
  • Investigated equipment downtime, liaised with maintenance for repairs and improving uptime.
  • Assisted to implement Quality Management system (ISO 9001: 2000).
  • Developed packaging/assembling/ change-over instructions and ensured compliance.
  • Implemented visual workplace concept - demarcations, labeling, safety mirrors and signage.
  • Prepared reports to senior management for review and decision-making.

Automotive : Process Engineer Trainee From 2005-01 To 2005-12
Duties
  • Assisted to implement Quality Management System (ISO 9001: 2000).
  • Developed production visual aids, on/off-loading truck’s procedure, packaging instructions and check sheets.
  • Verified incoming shipments, conducted material inspections and raised non-conformances.
  • Updated drawings on Syspro and communicated changes to production personnel and Logistics Manager.
  • Updated and verified Bills of Material regularly for accuracy and relevancy.
  • Conducted time studies to set performance standards, balanced lines and determined labour.
  • Implemented production data sheets, analysed data, improved output/ downtime/ quality.
  • Hired, trained, directed production staff and reviewed daily performance targets.
  • Ensured production staff awareness and practice of company policies, procedures and standards.
  • Implemented visual workplace concept - demarcations, labeling, safety mirrors and signage.
  • Planned and executed production/ warehouse methods improvement initiatives.
  • Obtained quotes, outsourced contractors for plant maintenance and equipment repairs.
  • Monitored consumption of critical spares, welding consumables and ensured optimal stock levels.
  • Prepared reports to senior management in relation to the above responsibilities when required.

Automotive : Project Engineer Trainee From 2004-01 To 2004-12
Duties
  • Established criteria to ensure supplier’s vehicles compliance to service level agreements.
  • Coordinated supplier audits to collect data, analyzed findings and presented recommendations.
  • Established warehouse standards - verifying orders, ABC storage strategy, loading/unloading delivery vehicles.
  • Evaluated warehouse processes (AS-IS) and proposed process improvement solutions (To-Be).
  • Planned and executed continuous improvement initiatives within warehouse operations.
  • Initiated visual workplace concept - demarcations, labeling, safety mirrors and signage.
  • Prepared documents for counting stock, captured stock counts on system and investigated variances.
  • Coordinated and supervised material pickers during assembly parts picking.
  • Designed material handling storage equipment - mobile bins/cages/stillage.
  • Reviewed inventory levels to ensure optimal stock levels and minimize shortages.
  • Assisted to follow-up incoming order shipments and determine estimate time of arrival.
Ekurhuleni (East Rand)
Alberton
English
Sepedi
Yes
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Yes
Single
Available
Yes
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