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Job Position: Temp Maintenance Technician (Equity)


Ref: 2776 – Claire Gillmer

Location: Port Elizabeth


Salary: R25 000 to R30 000 per month commensurate with experience and qualification



Qualifications / Requirements

  • Minimum of a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering
  • Relevant trade (Motor Mechanic, Auto Electrician, Toolmaker or Fitter) will be advantageous
  • 3 to 5 years technical experience in the automotive industry
  • Be familiar with detailed technical drawings and fixture drawings. Understand tolerances
  • Have an understanding and experience working on measuring systems
  • Experienced and extensive knowledge of the vehicle production process
  • Have proven analytical skills with an innovative approach to problem solving with a special focus on the above process
  • Be able to create detailed reports for distribution to relevant departments and Senior Management
  • Have good communication skills (able to communicate at all levels, through presentations, verbal and in writing)
  • Have good analytical skills relevant to solving of vehicle build / audit related problems
  • Be willing to work overtime at short notice and be willing to work shifts
  • Be competent in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Have the ability to speak and read German – advantageous
  • Have the ability to plan and co-ordinate projects successfully


Key Performance Areas:

  • Support production and quality in achieving quality targets (dimensional targets / body shop audit targets / final vehicle audit)
  • Perform complex problem solving with respect to dimensional accuracy and fit and function in all manufacturing areas (Body Shop, Paint Shop, Assembly)
  • Identifying and monitoring of critical build processes in order to achieve build consistency and quality
  • Confirm and optimize operating/ build processes
  • Manufacturing and implementing, in liaison with Process Engineer, of prototype facilities as required to improve build processes
  • Participate in project teams for new model introductions / production engineering changes / localization of sub-assemblies, fitment trials and sign-off for trim part introductions
  • Coordinating pre-series build in liaison with supporting departments
  • Supporting of Pre-Series / O-Series and SOP build phases relevant to facility functionality, dimensional improvements, quality improvements and project related problem with special reference to the manufacturing and preparation of special vehicles which may include motor show and press vehicles providing feedback in the form of written and visual presentations on corrective actions at management reviews



Job Position: Operations Manager


Ref: 2766 – Claire Gillmer

Location: Port Elizabeth


Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualification


Qualifications / Requirements

  • Matric
  • Tertiary education – Industrial Engineering and / or Production Management or Business Management
  • General management training essential and includes performance management processes
  • Lean manufacturing principles essential
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in similar position, within an automotive related manufacturing environment


Key Performance Areas:

  • Encourage and support performance excellence and ethical practices
  • Demonstrate commitment to development by regular conscientious application of the performance review program
  • Recognise achievement by rewarding excellent performance by individuals or teams
  • Demonstrate application of the production management system
  • Ensure customer needs are identified and satisfied
  • Explore potential business opportunities
  • Satisfy internal and external customers with delivery and quality requirements
  • Manufacturing process:

-                      Manufacturing indices are in line with the business plan

-                      Internal and external PPM are in lien with the business plan

-                      Incident rate trend consistent with corporate targets

-                      Eliminate past dues / arrears

-                      Delivery performance is in line with the business plan

-                      Expenses and Capex are in line with the business needs

-                      Inventory levels are in line with the business plan

-                      Productivity projects are on time, within budget and delivery planned results

-                      Have results by product line showing the successful evolution and the current state of: labour productivity, through put time, asset management, productivity improvement, maintenance costs, space utilisation, lean and 5S assessment, constraint management

  • Develop an organisation structure to obtain the most effective utilisation of personnel
  • Control costs within budget parameters




Job Position: Mechanical Engineer


Ref: 2762 – Claire Gillmer

Location: Port Elizabeth

Salary: R15 000 to R17 000 per month commensurate with experience and qualification


Qualifications / Requirements

  • National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • 1 to 5 years relevant experience
  • Good attitude and enthusiasm
  • Strong hand skills
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Clean work record and no job hoppers will be considered
  • This position requires an individual who is passionate and focussed on delivering their best results and eager to learn


Key Performance Areas:

  • Process flows in factory, of current and new products
  • Process manuals
  • Design
  • Dealing with customers
  • Assist in bringing factory to ISO level
  • Use of Autodesk Inventor and Invision 

Job Position: Standardisation Engineer (Equity)

Ref: 2731 - Claire Gillmer

Location: Port Elizabeth

Salary: commensurate with experience and qualification + pension fund, medical aid and 13th cheque

Qualifications / Requirements

  • 4 year Engineering degree required – Process qualified - Minimum B Eng / BSC in Eng
  • Process engineering experience in manufacturing, engineering environment
  • Experience in working with controlled technical documentation
  • Previous experience and ability to edit on AutoCAD essential
  • ProE editing experience would be advantageous
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Time management skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Administrative skills with attention to accurate detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Computer literate (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access)
  • Excellent typing skills

Key Performance Areas:

  • Responsible for creating, compiling and producing applicable documentation in the most timely and efficient manner as well as being responsible for the technical accuracy of these documents
  • Responsible for communicating with internal departments and vendors.
  • Create hard copies and electronic copies of the applicable department documentation
  • If necessary, responsible for shipping and transfer of the applicable documentation
  • Comply with all company and HSE procedures and policies
  • Editing engineering drawings to suit documentation requirements
  • Technical accuracy of the documentation produced
  • Quality assurance - document control of all documents created



Job Position: Senior Engineer


Ref: 2587 – Claire Gillmer


Location: Port Elizabeth and Cape Town


Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualification

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification in the Engineering field - Mechanical based qualification preferred
  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years middle to senior management, project management experience
  • Highly detail oriented and organised in work
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to act and operate independently
  • Sound engineering knowledge in related inspection and repair processes
  • Sound knowledge of quoting and costing processes

Key Performance Areas:

  • Ensure that all customer enquiries / queries are responded to in a timeous manner
  • Lead and manage team of project engineers
  • Ensure that all customer owned equipment is inspected and repaired to the correct procedures and standards
  • Client liaison as and when required
  • Supply customer quotes / proposals as and when required
  • Review of costing / quotations from team and approval of quotes
  • Supply technical input / support to project engineers
  • Planning and prioritizing of project resources
  • Provide and management overall engineering disposition responsibility
  • Manage existing equipment fleet and identify any additional requirements
  • Planning and prioritizing of project resources
  • Ensure that all project commercial responsibilities is adhered to (budget, cost analysis, documentation etc.)
  • Manage existing equipment fleet and identify any additional requirements
  • Ensure that all the organization’s activities and operations are carried out in compliance with the laws governing such business operations
  • Ensure the responsibilities, authorities and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood
  • Manage and develop staff
  • Adhere to approved HSSE policies and work procedures
  • Ensure that all organisations activities and operations are carried out in compliance with the laws governing such business operations




Job Position: Graduates (Quality / Mechanical Engineering / HSE / Industrial Engineering) Equity
Ref: 2651 - Claire Gillmer
Location: Uitenhage
Salary: R10 000 per month commensurate with experience and qualification

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Available to commence work immediately if successful
  • National Diploma in Industrial / Mechanical Engineering or National Diploma equivalent qualification in HSE Management or relevant field or HSE short courses from an accredited institution)
  • All above candidates need to have the following, in order to qualify:
    - Degree or National Diploma
    - Desire to grow results above 70% in their final year whilst maintaining a 60 / 65% average over the duration of their studies
    -  Completed experiential learning (P1 and P2)
    - Academic
    - Fluent in English (good written and verbal ability)

Job Position: Mining Sales Engineer


Ref: 2589 – Claire Gillmer


Location: Port Elizabeth


Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualification

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • University Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field and solid experience in sales and marketing
  • Experience in the drilling market is advantageous
  • Strong knowledge in areas related to mining, civil engineering, exploration or other drilling applications
  • Experience sales or technical support in mining / drilling not less than three years
  • Experience in presentations to different audiences
  • Sound technical knowledge is required with knowledge of features of all existing drilling methods an added advantage
  • Aptitude to work with people in a supportive service minded "sales" environment
  • Able to communicate well in English - knowledge of local languages in the region will be plus especially Afrikaans
  • Excellent communication skills including a preparedness to train others
  • Ability to convince people by logical reasoning, technical backup and good salesmanship
  • Detailed technical report writing is a requirement
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership skills and a dynamic person willing to make an international career
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent administration skills, attention to detail, team player, organised, accurate
  • Computer literate (MS Office) and computer skills in compiling and analyzing sales and product data
  • Prepared to travel regularly throughout the year about 80 to 100 days per year

Key Performance Areas:

  • Product training
  • Market intelligence
  • Create, implement and follow up on mining action plan for responsible territory
  • Support market communication
  • Product introduction
  • Product assortment strategies
  • Analyse and evaluate profitability of products
  • Warranty claim handling
  • Revenue generation for the organisation:

-           Customer interaction, includes visits, phone calls, emails, entertainment, sales trips, job feedback, etc

-           Prompt customers for business through offering new technology/products and knowing their business

  • Customer satisfaction:

-           Manage customer enquiries

-           Prepare quote from customer enquiry

-           Check quotes

-           Approve quote

-           PO review and acceptance

-           Sales order administration

-           Generate invoice

-           Annual revenue forecasts

  • Punctuality:

-           Manage punctuality, promptness and deadlines

-           Safety, sanitation, security, housekeeping

-           Maintain a clean, neat and orderly work area

-           Assist in maintaining the security of the company

-           Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety

-           Comply with OHS standards

  • Quality assurance:

-           Carrying out all duties in accordance with the quality assurance procedures /departmental works instructions.

  • HSSE:

-           Adhere to all approved HSSE policies and work procedures

-           Planning – productivity – scheduling

-           Ensure effective utilization of resources

-           Human resources and Governance

-           Ensure that all the organisation’s activities and operations are carried out in compliance with the laws governing such business operations