Michelle Tuck cc t/a Staff Solutions Recent Available Job Opportunity

Posted on :

13 Sep, 2023

Category :

Engineering Jobs in South Africa

Staff Solutions is a bespoke recruitment agency founded in 2004, with a national footprint.  Our team provides both permanent and temporary recruitment services to the majority of industries/sectors throughout South Africa.  We are open to international recruitment too.  Staff Solutions offers “old-fashioned recruitment ethics and values “, in an advanced technological environment. We pride ourselves in keeping up to date with technological advances, but still retain the personal touch with both our clients and candidates. If you are a General Manager or a General Worker, your application is important to us.




Job Title: Industrial / Mechanical Engineer
Location: Port Elizabeth
Salary: Market Related
Job Type: Temporary
Sectors: Manufacturing
Reference: PE005726/TH



Vacancy Details

Our client in the manufacturing sector is seeking an Industrial / Mechanical Engineer to join their team. This is a FIXED Term Contract for 3 months.



  • Grade 12
  • National Diploma: Industrial or Mechanical Engineering
  • 2 years working experience in a manufacturing environment (Post Grad)
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems
  • Knowledge of work study techniques
  • Knowledge of packaging techniques
  • Knowledge of Project Management Techniques

Industrial Engineering

  • Time and activity studies on all plant and equipment (Flash reports)
  • Monitor all waste promoting (non-value adding) activities and co-ordinate elimination initiatives of such activities with processes.
  • Advanced planning pertaining to the manning requirement for the new programs / pre-launch workshops/ new cell layouts.
  • Use of CAT tool as format for work & method study analysis
  • Pursue and promote cost saving ideas throughout the organization
  • Provide SAP analyst with new product launch routings and ensure existing routings are current and accurate.
  • Provide layout proposals for current and future business sin order to minimize floor space utilization and facilitate the best possible material flow and productivity in production cells.
  • Develop and implement new processes for optimum utilization of resources within manufacturing and logistics (Raw material store and finished goods store)

Documentation Control

  • Ensure all documentation pertaining to productivity improvements are correctly controlled in accordance to the organizations quality system.
  • Ensure that all documentation regarding Raw and Finished Goods packaging is up to date and approved by relevant parties.
  • Update and formulate new work packaging and setting instructions for all models (including visual aids)
  • Ensuring all documentation pertaining to the flash reports are released and issued to the necessary managers.

Co-ordination of both Supplier and Customer Packaging

  • Calculate cost effective packaging specifications for all current and new components
  • Manage supplier packaging approval process
  • Develop supplier packaging requirement to meet  production requirements.
  • Obtain packaging instruction sign off from customers and follow through to implementation on shop floor.
  • Implementation of optimum container utilization for freight shipment (Air or Sea)
  • Compile packaging specifications and logistical layouts for the plant and a material flow.
  • Training operators when new packaging is introduced,
  • Management of new packaging trials and packaging requirements for PTR activity.
  • Ensuring PSW’s are packed correctly into the required boxes and on correct pallets in the required period.

Warehouse & Logistical Productivity Improvements

  • Implementation of Kanban & Just-in-time supply to the individual layouts for the plant and material flow.
  • Training operators when new packaging is introduced.
  • Management of new packaging trials and packaging requirements for PTR activity. 

Warehouse & Logistical Productivity Improvements

  • Implementation of Kanban & Just-in-Time supply to the individual line, thus reducing WIP, lead times and floor space utilization.
  • Support Logistics layout designs and on improving capacity within the stores.
  • Maintain and improve Kanban routes (cycle times) between Stores and production cells.

Project(s) Co-ordination

  • Identification of TVM Project/Initiatives
  • Motivation for Capital Request for identified projects within plant logistics
  • Lead industrialization projects related to inbound, outbound warehouses and external warehouses.
  • Manage and develop design specifications for material handling equipment.
  • Develop and Manage project timing.
  • Ensure that supplier/contractor adheres to project timing plan and conforms to agreed invoicing procedure.
  • Autonomous project(s) co-ordination

Finished goods quality assurance root cause analysis and continuous improvement

  • Support in development and implementation of robust processes to ensure quality built into finished goods from production is retained until products reach customer.
  • Documentation update and control for process adopted in Finished Goods Inventory.
  • Documentation of root cause analyses via 5 Why’s, fishbone diagram etc.
  • Solution proposals to identified waste or process concerns within Logistical processes at in production and all warehouses.
  • Document improvement action – Lesson learned (A3)
  • Institute process controls.
  • Verify effectiveness of process controls.

Health and Safety

  • Ensure and promote a health and safety conscious working procedure and a clean and safe work place at all times.


  • Knowledge of manufacturing process development, fixture design, tooling / gage design, and equipment design. Skills in Industrial Engineering include a working knowledge of the following:
  • Leadership/supervisory skills
  • Ability to facilitate groups in development/pursuit of a common task
  • Results orientated
  • Ability to perform in a team environment
  • Good Organizational knowledge
  • Deep understanding of lean principles and tools, or the ability to learn these lean principles and tools
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should be a competent used of MS Office software, CAD (Inventor/Catia) literacy min Autodesk 2D-3D (Advantageous) Knowledge of MS Project advantageous


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Application Deadline: October 14 2023

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