Location: East london, South Africa
Salary: Negotiable
Recruiter: Staff Solutions Recruitment
Job Ref: PE002912/MS
Summary: A position has become vacant for an Engineer for our client within the Automotive industry



Job Description

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Minimum NQF 7 - Bachelor degree in Engineering or related technical field requirements or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5 years’ experience in Production Planning or related fields

Additional Requiments:

  • Ability to communicate in English;  professional German language proficiency ADVANTAGEOUS
  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly verbally and in writing
  • Good Knowledge in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, MS-Project)
  • Experience with automotive equipment and tooling related issues, project organisation, problem solving
  • Advantageous: 5 years experience in Production Planning or related fields • Drafting skills, Out-of-the box thinking
  • Willingness to work in a team and international environment
  • Substantial international and domestic travel
  • Weekend and holiday work on site as needed.
  • Ability to perform the minimum required physical and mental requirements of the function
  • Project coordination and self-initiative
  • Good technical understanding

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and Implementation equipment and tooling project in adherence to company/ client procedures
  • Lead equipment coordination meetings with Process Engineering and Production
  • Supports production on the shop floor to verify equipment readiness status and monitors any build concerns during Engineering Trials/ Baulos 4, PTs, Launch and Change Implementation
  • Provides contact for special short-term projects as deemed important by management
  • Reviews new tooling requirements as coming from Series Planning Assembly Line Planners within their respective work areas
  • Provides sketches and design proposals for new tooling / equipment modifications as an input for subsequent fabrication of tooling / equipment
  • Timing coordination in project plan (MS Project/ Rplan)
  • Responsible for leading onsite project meetings
  • Support of the entire assembly building process and interface between internal departments and external partners.
  • Check the documentation, design and drawings of the external planning partners and contractors for equipment (e.g. Manipulators)
  • Act as a multidisciplinary liaison between supplier, facility, and the Project Team to ensure equipment i.e. conveyors, steel mezzanines etc., are accurately implemented according to company standards.
  • Perform and document machine and process capability measurements according to the ”Masterliste“ to ensure the equipment meets the quality requirements of the assembled product
  • Meet department goal in terms of quality, timing and costs of the assigned facilities.


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