Production Specialist



Abantu Staffing Solutions

Job Ref:


Date posted:

Tuesday, January 18, 2022


East London, South Africa




Position description:

To plan and produce daily and weekly production requirements according to the production plan



· Production Management Diploma



· 5 years manufacturing experience

· 2 years supervisory experience in a Production capacity



 Ensure that the men, machinery and materials are available and

efficiently utilised

· To 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

· Motivates, appraises, counsels and disciplines employees in the Department

· Monitors work performance plan and corrects deviations Monitors labour costs against sales achieved so as to ensure that the labour target is reached and maintained.

· Monitors production to ensure that there is sufficient chemical mixed to support production.

· Ensures correct start up procedures are complied with and that machinery is in good running order at all times.

· Monitors and collates the achievement of daily production targets. Takes corrective action where necessary.

· Assists the Logistics Specialist in production planning, machinery capacity planning and training needs planning and conveys to the operators.

· Ensures that both production cells have the machines calibrated weekly or as specified.

· Ensures safe working conditions and the application of safe working practices in all areas of the department.

· Overtime authorisation form and submits to the Plant Manager for approval.

· Assist the Plant Manager with specific projects.

· Maintains personnel records, especially timekeeping and disciplinary matters of all employees.

· 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 .

· Assist the Quality Assurance Engineer in performing Process Capability studies, FMEAs and new product FMEAs.

· Resolves critical areas in production flow with the assistance of the Plant Manager.

· Complies with all statutory requirements.

· Attends all meetings and training courses as requested.

· Ensures all lockout procedures are followed.

· Ensures planned maintenance schedules are adhered to.

· Monitors continuous improvements and makes suggestions to maximise production output.

· Ensure Factory complies to the requirements of ISO9001/ IATF16949.

· Trains labour to be multi skilled and keeps a record of levels achieved.

· FIRST- OFF Production parts monitored in conjunction with the Quality Assurance dept.

· 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, 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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