Production Specialist




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Date posted:

Monday, January 10, 2022


East london, South Africa


R450 000.00 per annum (ctc) - negotiable

Our client, a national manufacturing concern, currently seeks a Production Specialist to plan and produce daily and weekly production requirements according to the production plan.


The Person:
  • Degree or Diploma in Production Management.
  • Min 5 years Manufacturing experience
  • Min 2 years Supervisory experience within Manufacturing.
Key Performance Areas:

  • Monitor production to ensure that there is sufficient chemical mixed to support production.
  • Ensure correct start up procedures are complied with and that machinery is in good running order at all times.
  • Monitor and collate the achievement of daily production targets.
  • Assist the Logistics Specialist in production planning, machinery capacity planning and training needs planning and convey to the Operators.
  • Ensure that both production cells have the machines calibrated weekly or as specified.
  • Ensure safe working conditions and the application of safe working practices in all areas of the department.
  • Assist the Plant Manager with specific projects.
  • Assist the Quality Assurance Engineer in performing Process Capability studies, FMEAs and new product FMEAs.
  • First-Off Production parts monitored in conjunction with the Quality Assurance dept.
  • Monitor work performance plan and correct deviations.
  • Monitor labour costs against sales achieved.
  • Responsible for reporting any faults on machinery to the Plant Manager.
  • Responsible for the quality of production. Where there are any quality problems, utilises previous experience as well as the technical expertise of the quality/control department and process engineering to resolve problems.
  • Responsible for displaying the latest level of work instruction sheets .
  • Resolve critical areas in production flow with the assistance of the Plant Manager.
  • Comply with all statutory requirements.
  • Attend all meetings and training courses as requested.
  • Ensure all lockout procedures are followed.
  • Ensure planned maintenance schedules are adhered to.
  • Monitor continuous improvements and make suggestions to maximise production output.
  • Ensure Factory complies to the requirements of ISO9001/ IATF16949.
  • Train labour to be multi-skilled and keep a record of levels achieved.
  • Staff management of sub-contractors.
  • Ensure that the men, machinery and materials are available and efficiently utilised.
  • Ensure that there is sufficient chemical mixed to complete the daily production plan and that the machinery is properly maintained.
  • First- off checks must be performed on all parts on a daily basis.
  • Ensure that downtime is kept to below 5% of total machine hours and ensure actions are submitted on how to reduce lost time per shift.
  • Carry out daily audits of the production areas (housekeeping, PPE inspections, emergency equipment, etc.)
  • Ensure overtime is kept to a minimum and that all overtime is approved before production is carried out.
  • Ensure daily productions meetings are held – ensuring correct documentation is utilised – absenteeism, leave, shift handover info, targets and achievements, action list with core problems identified etc.)
  • Ensure all production data is collated daily (cycles, scrap, downtime) and sent to Plant Manager.


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