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Manufacturing Manager

Manufacturing Manager

Equity
Johannesburg South – Gauteng

Reporting to the Plant Manager, you will be required to apply your knowledge and experience to lead a safe, cost-effective manufacturing operation while maintaining quality and service standards.  Essential that you have production experience in a chemical process plant environment and have managed a large team of blue-collar and support staff. Essential that you have ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 standards and strong LEAN Principles experience.
 
Essential Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Chemistry or technical discipline.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in production management.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Batch Chemical Process Plant environment
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience running a Plant in the Industry.
  • Must possess expertise in the areas of Hazmat, Emergency Response, OSH requirements, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001.
  • Strong LEAN Principles experience
  • Computer literate including proficiency in SAP and Microsoft Office programs
  • Demonstrates leadership, problem-solving and conflict management skills (horizontal and vertical).
  • Demonstrates a professional, team-player attitude toward work and co-workers.
  • Must be able to embrace/drive change.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
 
Key Role Responsibilities
  • Maintain a presence on the shop floor and keep open communication
  • Monitor manufacturing performance in real-time and post-mortem.  
  • Adjust production on time to improve performance.
  • Communicate daily with planning to maximize the companies’ ability to optimise labour efficiency.  
  • Drive the Continuous Improvement programs to the full depth of integration
  • Ensure that all safety policies and procedures are followed.  
  • Drive improvements in safety, quality, service, productivity, and housekeeping.
  • Lead, inspire and empower employees to transform the organization to Lean through constant waste elimination
  • Train, develop and cross-train employees to their full potential.
  • Perform Stock Counts and ensure Root Cause Analysis is done on all Adjustments.
  • Process Order Variances are Managed, Reviewed, rectified and controlled.