Production Manager

  • Full Time
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Applications have closed

Education/Experience Required:

4 years Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical engineering or Production Management with a minimum 4 years progressive engineering/production experience in the automotive manufacturing industry.


Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating a variety of machines to manufacture parts or products by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyses work orders to estimate worker hours and create machining schedules that meet both internal and external needs.
  • Computes amounts of stock and supplies required for operations, based on production schedules and requisitions materials from storage area.
  • Interprets specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers, and assigns duties.
  • Plans flow of materials through department and develops physical layout of machines according to work orders with assistance from supporting departments.
  • Interfaces with others in the organizations to ensure customer deadlines are met.
  • Inspects and measures parts and products to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Directs workers in adjusting machines and equipment to repair products which fail to meet standards.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product.
  • Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.
  • Develops capital equipment justifications for machine tools and process technology to improve quality, cost and cycle times.
  • Manages plant efficiency and productivity and plans working hours and labour accordingly. This includes management of overtime.
  • Effectively manages balance builds and leftovers as well as production driven Prod Var metrics to required targets and expectations.
  • Ensures plant OAE targets are achieved.
  • Responsible for production 5S expectations to requirements
  • Manages and controls supply cost and MRO spend budgets for production department.