RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES
o Identify and purchase production equipment (as/when required).
o Finished Product design (I.e. refractory launder systems).
o Tool/mould design.
o Use of AutoCAD or suitable CAD program as design medium.
• PROCESS FLOW
Layout of equipment in the factory.
Lending credible support and input designing the production process.
Driving a new project through the design process from concept to final and approved design.
• PRODUCTION AND ASSOCIATED PROCESSES
o Production planning and scheduling.
o Production Control.
o Production Execution.
o Capacity planning.
o Measurement and monitoring of productivity.
o Operation of power machinery/equipment for tool/mould manufacturing.
• PROJECT MANAGEMENT
o Demonstrated knowledge of principals of project management, including creation of vision and mission,
establishing goals or objectives, establishing project teams, applying comprehensive root cause analysis,
implementing intervention, ensuring organizational alignment, and measuring progress and success. Excellent
planning and relationship building skills.
o Effectively manage life cycles of one or more concurrently running projects from conception through
achievement of project goals and objectives to final closeout. Projects may begin at inception; spanning
engineering, manufacturing, installation and commissioning phases to final customer sign off. Functions
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• QUALITY CONTROL
o Implement, manage and maintain the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management system.
o Act as in the internal quality auditor in quality certification programming for ISO 9001, 14001 and ISO 45001.
o Drive the yearly ISO Qualification and/or Re-certification Audits.
• HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
o Staff selection and liaising.
o Establishing work standards.
• HEALTH AND SAFETY
o Establishing and enforcing work standards.
o Implement Health and Safety regulations.
o Maintain Industrial Relations
o Production equipment maintenance and repair.
o Design and implement preventive maintenance schedules.
o Control costs in the Production Department.
o Perform quarterly, bi-yearly and yearly budgeting.
8. ACADEMIC and TRADE QUALIFICATIONS
Ideally degree qualified in a relevant Engineering discipline (such as Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering).
Candidates with a lesser educational level will be considered but must have a proven track record of having successfully
performed and executed production and associated tasks in a relevant/similar company and manufacturing environment.
Being an ISO-qualified auditor will be an advantage as the Production facility will be ISO qualified and compliant.
Experience in the following, or an equivalent combination of education and experience:
• Designing equipment for flow control of molten metal.
• Knowledge of designing thermal systems for high temperature applications (such as in non-ferrous casthouses).
• Designing of moulds.
• Experience of various casting methodologies, calculation and design of flow of metals in systems.
• Knowledge of hydraulics and metal fabrication.
9. WORK EXPERIENCE and SKILLS
The following experience and skills would be preferred:
• Proven experience in previously having worked in a casting facility.
• Knowledge and experience of production- and project-management.
• Understanding of quality standards and health and safety regulations.
• Knowledge of performance evaluation (as operators/subordinates will have to be assessed).
• Knowledge of budgeting concepts.
• Experience on reporting on key production metrics.
• Being proficient in operating power equipment (saws, cut-off machines, lathes, rotors etc.).
• Proficient in MS Office. Proficient computer skills using a variety of software applications systems, specifically those
that facilitate project management. Previous exposure to ERP software.
• Proficient in using a recognized CAD software package to design systems/tools/moulds.
• Outstanding communication ability and being able to clearly communicate across various levels in the Company.
• Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
• Attention to detail.
• Strong decision-making skills and a results-driven approach.
• Mechanical Engineering.
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology including applying principles,
techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. Knowledge of
raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective
manufacture and distribution of goods. Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production
of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Ability to travel by land and air up to 40% both domestically and globally.
• Professional Investment.
Demonstrated commitment to own personal professional development and learning.
10. Physical/Sensory Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to
adjust focus. Must be able to sit for long periods-of-time, bend and reach, use stairs, lift up to 25 pounds occasionally and
communicate effectively in English by telephone, in person and in writing. Effectively use a personal computer, office
equipment and telephone.
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11. Working Environment\
Generally, works in a manufacturing environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed
to fumes or airborne particles, and occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, moving mechanical parts such as
overhead cranes, vibration and moving vehicles. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.
Employees performing this job must be able to wear protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves,
hearing protection, and a respirator as needed.