Ford Motor Company: Industrial Engineering Specialist

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5 Jun, 2014

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Engineering Jobs in South Africa

The Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has been an active participant in the South African automotive industry since 1923, and remains one of Southern Africa’s leading automotive companies.

FMCSA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, selling over 47,000 Ford and Mazda vehicles in 2012 and continues to grow its market share.

Ford’s current vehicle line-up, which includes the Figo, Fiesta, Fiesta ST, Ikon, Focus, Focus ST, EcoSport, Everest, Kuga, Ranger, Tourneo and Transit continues to perform exceptionally well. The Mazda range includes the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda3 MPS, Mazda5, Mazda6, Mazda MX-5, Mazda CX-5 and BT-50.

The Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria assembles light commercial vehicles that are supplemented with passenger vehicle imports from a number of different countries.

The Struandale Engine Plant assemble the Duratorq TDCi engine mainly for the new Ranger built at the Silverton Assembly Plant and also export to Ford engine assembly plants in Thailand and Argentina.

FMCSA currently employs approximately 3,100 people in South Africa and distributes products through approximately 127 dealers.


Job description
Method improvement: Develop and specify methods that will improve material flow and reduce
waste of Direct Labour, Indirect Labour and Mobile Equipment through the application of sound Industrial Engineering principles and practises.
Material Flow: Support plans to establish lean, Just- In- Time, material pull systems (Layouts, Facilities,
Equipment, Methods)
Layout: Develop Layouts and assist with installation of equipment (including equipment positioning) etc.
Standards:Establish work standards to optimize the use of people, material and equipment.
Change Implementation: Support NWG Leaders as well as supporting the Manage to Change (MTC) process from a cycle time, material handling, ergonomic and productivity standpoint.
Packaging: Develop and improve packaging standards for internal and export components. Support incoming packaging approvals.
Projects: Support layout developments and support cycle time, launch curve, Hours per unit (HPU) and Ergo studies. Support New Model Program (NMP) Launches.
GFPS: Initiate roll out of Global Ford Production System within Engineering and support roll out in the


Desired Skills and Experience
National Diploma/Degree in Industrial Engineering
A minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience as an Industrial Engineer working within a manufacturing engineering environment.

Proficient in work measurement techniques (method, time studies etc.)
Proficient in AutoCad (Layout Engineering)
Proficient in Material Handling & Packaging Engineering
Good understanding and application of Ergonomics

Strong presentation and communication skills (written and oral).
Proficient in MS Office Software – PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook
Strong organisational and administrative skills
Ability to multi – task
Strong problem – solving and conflict management skills
Analytical skills
Attention to details

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