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Junior Industrial Engineer – DT112

Leading battery manufacturer seeks junior industrial engineer. Help drive lean manufacturing processes in the business.

Non-Negotiables (We will check)

  • Must be a person who is obsessed with continuous improvement and making things better
  • Roll up your sleeves “get hands dirty” type of person

What the person must be able to do:

This role is in the South African motor manufacturing industry. Specifically the manufacture of car batteries. All duties would take place in this context. You must be familiar with the following:

  • Continuous improvement and how it works in manufacturing
  • Quality metrics and monitoring systems
  • TQM processes
  • Lean, Continuous Improvement and “right first time”
  • Reducing defect rates and defect causes
  • Improving quality while reducing manufacturing costs
  • Driving quality as a culture throughout the business

Key Job Deliverables (First 6-12 Months):

  • Help drive significant Improvements in Efficiency
    • Help implement efficiency improvement plans
  • Introduce new ideas on how the business can be more effective

Background work experience

  • 2+ years experience in the Lean Manufacturing, TQM and similar philosophies. Specifically applied to manufacturing
  • Degree in Industrial Engineering or Quality (BSC or Btech)
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Type of Person

Qualify In

  • Action orientated
  • Analytical thinker
  • Innovator
  • Improvement Driven
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Project management and facilitation skills
  • Success orientated

Qualify Out

  • Abrasive
  • Emotionally cold
  • Focuses on numbers and forgets about people
  • Introverted – Not a people person
  • Wants to be spoon fed
  • Lethargic
  • Confined to Analysis-Paralysis

Personality Summary:

  • Moderate Driver – Results Orientated Go-getter. Strategic thinker.
  • Moderate to High Analytical – Strong with analysis, metrics, data and fact based decision making.
  • Moderate Expressive – People person, natural leader.
  • Advantageous – Moderate Administrative – Good with procedures, processes and best practices.

Benefits of this Role:

  • Leading battery manufacturer
  • Make a difference – be the quality champion
  • Contribute your ideas
  • Chance to get your hands dirty with the real issues of quality improvement

Reports to: Industrial Engineering Manager

Location: East London

Salary: Market Related. In the Range of R25K to R35K per month. Negotiable for exceptional candidates.

Type: Permanent

Start: ASAP

Reference: DT 112

Jobs like this don’t come around that often, so make sure you apply now.

Call Dave Lucas at 011 655 7391

Email: j112 @  (Please email your CV before calling us.)