Kimberly Clark: Assest Leader

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2 Oct, 2013

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Job Description 
Main Purpose of Job
To manage and lead a multi disciplined Diaper team in order to achieve excellence in safety, quality, centrelining, productivity, housekeeping, cost management, human resource and asset management
Main Responsibilities
To direct and maintain high level of safety and 5S housekeeping awareness through 100% employee participation and the development of sound safety programmes and maintenance of good working conditions, adherence to Organisation and Legal Safety rules and regulations.

To ensure that quality and centerline culture is adopted, implemented and enforced and that quality systems are adhered and compliance is achieved by the shift teams. Participate in quality review meetings. Maintain a “run to target” philosophy at all times. Continuous monitoring of EWMA / quality charts results and coordinating of relevant corrective actions. Assist in providing answers to customer quality complaints and providing action plans to prevent these from re-occurring.

Manage programmes which will ensure optimum performance in achieving targets and objectives in the areas of waste, output, machine delay/ efficiency and reliability. Continual process optimisation in order to achieve the correct rate of operation, waste, delay and volume without compromising safety and quality. Investigate and document all reasons for waste and delay and communicate any outstanding items with recommended action plans.
Control and continuously optimize all changeovers, ensuring they are performed using good run settings and best practices at all times.

Manage departmental costs i.e. overtime, operating and maintenance ensuring that they are in line with budgets
Ensure that internal controls are adhered to and maintained as per the CFI’s guidelines and the maintenance of Code of Conduct.

Technical Development
Manage the inspection and replacing of all wearing parts in accordance with the relevant PM schedules.
Assisting with the planning and set up of the machine for all product and process trials.
Provide technical information to the maintenance teams detailing work requests for planned and reactive maintenance.
Development of the team’s process knowledge on an ongoing basis through one on one coaching and employee assessments.
Ensuring the continuous optimisation of change-overs on machines.
Adhere and implement best practices on the machine.

Human Resources
Provide coaching and development for teams and individual employees.
Identifies training needs and arranges on-the-job training, and the development of subordinates.
Attends to I.R. matters and conducts counselling sessions and take appropriate action and ensures that discipline is maintained at all times.


Job Requirements
Minimum of a National Diploma/ Qualified trade tested (T3) in either electrical, mechanical engineering or operations management.
Minimum of 10 years experience on high speed manufacturing equipment, of which at least 4 years must be at a supervisory level.
Previous knowledge of Diaper machines and an understanding of Kimberly-Clark’s Policies and Procedures would be an advantage.
Sound knowledge of I.R. and L.R.A. Practices and experience in leadership or supervisory capacity in a manufacturing environment would be an advantage.
Has demonstrated good leadership qualities in line with K.C policies and practices.
Computer Literacy.


Key Competencies / Skills
Generic Standards / Functional Standards
Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to motivate, inspire, manage and lead others.
Ability to coach and develop others.
Understand how his/her and the team’s contribution relates to KPI’s
Takes ownership of issues and take tough decisions
Open to change, able to manage change and allow for innovation within the team.
Lean Manufacturing principles
Product / Quality Knowledge
Process Knowledge


Requisition # AssestLEpping
Job Title: Assest Leader
Job Type: Full-time
Location : Epping Mill – Epping Industria, Cape Town, WC ZA (Primary)
Category : Engineering
Education : Trade Test
Salary Grade: R376,123.00 – R564,184.00
Available Benefits :Medical Aid, Car Allowance, Cell Phone, Petrol Card, Incentive Bonus



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