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Senior Industrial Engineer – DT111

Leading manufacturer seeks industrial engineer. Introduce and 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 manufacturing industry. All duties would take place in this context.

  • Setup continuous improvement methodology in the business
  • Setup quality metrics and monitoring systems
  • Implement TQM processes
  • Drive Lean, Continuous Improvement and “right first time” Initiatives
  • Reduce defect rates and defect causes
  • Improve quality while reducing manufacturing costs
  • Drive quality as a culture throughout the business

Key Job Deliverables (First 6-12 Months):

  • Driving significant Improvements in Efficiency
    • Implement existing efficiency improvement plans
    • Introduce new improvement plans to complement existing plans
  • Introduce new ideas on how the business can be more effective

Background work experience

  • 5+ years experience in the Lean Manufacturing, TQM and similar philosophies. Specifically applied to manufacturing
  • Degree in Industrial Engineering or Quality (BSC or Btech)
  • Proven track record of efficiency improvements, cost saving and quality enhancement (we will check references)
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Type of Person

Qualify In

  • Action orientated
  • Analytical thinker
  • Innovator
  • Improvement Driven
  • Strong leadership skills – Leads as a member of the team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills to all levels from senior management to blue collar workers
  • Natural coach and mentor
  • Strong 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 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: Plant Manager

Location: Eastern Cape

Salary: Market Related. In the Range of R40K to R60K per month. More senior candidates can also apply. Negotiable for exceptional candidates.

Type: Permanent

Start: ASAP

Reference: DT 111

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

Call Dave Lucas at 011 655 7391

Email: j111 @  (Please email your CV before calling us.)