Production Engineer

Posted on :

21 Jun, 2016

Category :

Engineering Jobs in South Africa

Analyse and investigate failure modes of products in production (Root cause analysis, quality control).Coordinates production related improvement projects, inclusive of scrap reduction, quality improvements and cost reduction projects.Analyse layout of production processes and facilitate continuous improvement by applying Lean Principles.Conduct and facilitate production problem solving and implementation actions.Conducts process training (PMS) for operators.Initiate and evaluate operator’s competencies for status change process.Oversee adherence to quality requirements as specified in the work instructions and quality requirements.Performing risk assessments (HIRA).Analyse drawings and specifications to determine program/tooling input data, CNC machine cutting paths and calculates data.Performing project designs and drawingsProject management of internal improvement projectsProduction Drawings control.Compiling of technical reports (e.g. corrective / preventative action reports, internal audit reports, etc.)

Experience requirements

Minimum 3 years relevant experience in CNC manufacturing environmentProject management experience would be an advantageMinimum of 2 years CAD experience


Strong computer skills, Microsoft office and CAD.Effective verbal and written communication skills.Supervisory skills are essential.Must be able to read and perform mathematical calculations and drawings, feeds and speeds for cutting tools.Good understanding of lean principles.

Educational requirements

Degree in Mechanical Engineering.CNC basic programming/setting.CAD certificatesProject management will be an added advantage.

Personality requirements

Good communication and interpersonal skills.Good work ethics.Ability to work without constant supervision.Enthusiastic and energetic.Ability to prioritize work and delegate to others in order to meet deadlinesAbility to stay focused and concentrate on immediate situation as accuracy and quality are large concerns for this job.Must be able to work with various personalities while maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Country and city description

Atlas Copco Secoroc is situated at 11 Hassett Road in an industrial area called Nuffield, adjacent to the local town of Springs (40km from Johannesburg), South Africa

Additional information

The above job specification is a guideline of the job requirements and may include other duties as assigned. In addition, knowledge and skills transfer may also necessitate the job holder performing additional functions or duties. Successful candidates may be required to undergo competency based assessments and or tests.

Company presentation

Established in 1948, Atlas Copco Secoroc is a division of Atlas Copco South Africa (Pty) Ltd. Atlas Copco Secoroc manufactures, distributes and sells rock drilling tools for the mining and construction industry. The company has a staff complement of ~ 91.

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