Reporting To: Manager – Manufacturing Operations & Warehouse

Department: Manufacturing Operations & Warehouse

Overall Objective of the Job

Reporting to Manager – Manufacturing Operations & Warehouse, the manager will develop and monitor the production plans, and activities in respect of capital, material, utility, and human resources. He/She will manage employee performance to ensure optimal productivity levels.

Responsibilities

  • Forecast, plan, implement and control production schedule for the job and review and adjust where necessary.
  • Determine the human and material resources required and manage them to meet production targets.
  • Monitor and review the performance of staff and organize necessary interventions for improvement
  • Implement standard operating procedures for production operations and ensure they are adhered to
  • Implement and enforce quality control and tracking programs to meet quality objectives.
  • Work with the warehouse team to forecast and plan for present and future consumption of raw materials to ensure that materials are always available
  • Balance quality, productivity, cost, safety and morale to achieve positive results in all areas.
  • Liaise with the technical department on decisions about equipment use, maintenance, modification and organizing the repair and routine maintenance of production equipment
  • Manage employee training and required documentation to ensure effective training methods that are in compliance with current procedures and quality standards
  • Monitor product standards at various levels of production and at the point of release so that the cost of rework is reduced
  • Review and recommend appropriate measures to control and minimize waste levels
  • Review production practices and equipment; make proposals for improvements to ensure that they are maximally effective
  • Manage safety by addressing both physical and employee behavioral related safety issues to ensure minimum unsafe incidents at workplace and compliance with legislation
  • Train and upskill the Production team to ensure highly skilled and trained staff in line with business needs.
  • Develop and maintain production metrics for quality, delivery, and safety.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial, Process or Plastics Moulding Engineering.
  • 10 years minimum experience as a Production Manager or Technical Manager in Plastic Manufacturing Industry 3 years in a managerial capacity.
  • Knowledge of ISO Systems, Kaizen, Quality Systems and standard health and safety
  • Knowledge of good manufacturing practices and lean manufacturing policies and procedures
  • Have knowledge of mechanical equipment and the ability to diagnose and correct equipment malfunction.
  • Knowledge of plastics injection molding machine operations, basics of mold design and utilities
  • Basic proficiency with computer applications and programs including email and Microsoft Office.

Functional Skills

  • High aptitude for problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to motivate, constructively criticize and build high production teams through exemplary leadership.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skill
  • Ability to plan and prioritize workload with a focus on urgent and important.
  • Excellent Analytical and record management skills
  • Problem solving

Personal Qualities

  • A willingness to embrace diversity, integrity, and empathy
  • Keen attention to detail and result oriented
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible
  • Assertive, aggressive, and proactive
  • Planning, presentation, interpersonal, coordinating and organizational skills

How to Apply

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