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Production Manager

Manufacturing, Eastern Cape > East London

Market Related | Permanent | Ref: #EL001279/JFG


  • Ensure that material, equipment and manpower required is available consistently
  • Maintain quality as per QMS and customer requirements and equipment standards
  • Ensure that all subordinates are trained on work Instructions and work in accordance with all quality documents
  • Maintain a safe and accident free work environment
  • Create an environment of effectiveness, efficiency and optimum performance of employees by providing direction, motivation and development in line with operational objectives
  • Ensure that targets are achieved in area of responsibility according to OEE and BTS (Build to schedule). Communicate with other support departments in order to achieve targets
  • Drive continuous improvement strategies within the department to optimise cycle time and resources: labour, energy and consumables
  • Elaborate forecast and control: consumables, PPE, spares, labour organogram, skills and development plans
  • Coordinate skills required for manufacturing technology 


  • Relevant Degree/Diploma (preferably mechanical engineering)
  • MDP or relevant business management qualification (advantageous)
  • At least 5 years manufacturing management experience in a unionised environment
  • Strong business acumen  with regards to cost consciousness, efficiency improvement and profit generation
  • Ability to lead and motivate employees towards achieving a set of predetermined targets
  • Working knowledge of applicable labour legislation in the South African context
  • Advanced knowledge in  MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Knowledge in business intelligence portals and capable to generate own reports including:
    - Department financial forecast
  • - Machine capacity forecast
  • ISO 9001:2008 / ISO/TS 16949:2009, ISO14001:2004
  • Robotized spot welding, projection welding, MAG welding experience
  • Paint plant – electrocoating experience  (advantageous)

Please forward CV to, info@profilepersonnel.co.za. Should you not hear from Profile Personnel within 14 days please consider your application unsuccessful for the vacancy. Please note all applications will automatically be added to our database for future vacancies.

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