Industrial Engineer

Reference: 4960 CDS
Consultant: Carina de Swardt

Job Description:

  • Reporting to the Process Engineering Manager, the successful incumbent will work directly with other Industrial Engineers, Production Managers, Quality Control, Product Design and Development Teams to eliminate waste.
  • They will devise efficient ways to use workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make better products and improve processes.
  • Daily responsibility is focused on but not limited to safety, quality, manufacturing, model integration, and supporting strategic goals.
  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, process flows, activities and other information to understand methods and activities in manufacturing and services.
  • Coordinate problem solving activities on plant floor with multi-department resources.
  • Figure out how to manufacture parts or products, or deliver services, with maximum efficiency.
  • Establish operational methods and work standards using various work measurement techniques.
  • Optimize use of floor space, materials, personnel, and equipment.
  • Support manufacturing production teams to improve efficiency and resolve issues.
  • Analyse existing operations and propose cost justified improvements.
  • Optimize employee production and material efficiency through continuous improvement.
  • Maintain high quality standards through on-the-floor interaction with employees to ensure quality and accuracy in each step of the production process.
  • Play a key role in implementation of new processes, equipment, and products.
  • Evaluate and design ergonomic workstations and material handling systems.
  • Initiate, plan, execute, and control strategic projects to accomplish operations’ strategic goals.


  • Minimum: Appropriate tertiary qualification / degree required in Industrial Engineering.
  • At least 3 years in a manufacturing/operations environment.
  • Manufacturing experience especially in continuous improvement and elimination of waste.
  • Able to initiate, plan, direct, and execute process improvement projects as part of a multi-functional team.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work with minimum direction and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to develop positive working relationships with both internal and external customers.
  • Strong analytical skills combined with the ability to read and understand blueprints and drawings.
  • Must possess good organisational and communication skills.
  • Must have a team-oriented mind-set.
  • Strong computer skills in order to analyse, organise and present data and information using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Working CAD knowledge (Solid Works) preferred.
  • A self-starter who takes a proactive approach and has good decision-making skills.
  • A self-motivated individual who excels in a challenging environment.

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