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Line Manager


Line Manager

You will fulfil all the necessary requirements with regards to the operational activities / requirements in the Assembly Line / Moulding Shop. The Line Manager will be responsible for the Assembly Line’s production, process and people related activities by applying sound Production Management principles on an ongoing basis and by supporting the Factory Manager with related planning and control activities.


Operational Excellence

  • Implement and enforce safety policies and behaviours throughout the workforce thereby supporting the overall achievement of the stipulated health and safety standards.
  • Ensure employees are following all safety rules, lead and guide safe-work activities and motivate staff to improve safety awareness and participation. Manage the production workforce including all first line supervisors (Group Leaders & Team Leaders) by providing continuous one-on-one coaching with direct reports to develop leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Ensure that resources are appropriately allocated as per the production plan together with the management of time and attendance of staff members.
  • Ensure staff complies with all SOP’s, standards, guidelines and prompt reporting.
  • Direct, guide, motivate and evaluate direct reports in order to achieve daily goals in production activities.
  • Dedicated daily time spent on the production floor (up to 80%); fact finding, problem solving, monitoring and reporting of production related activities.
  • Ensure that the manufacturing processes run reliably and efficiently in order to achieve set production targets.
  • Ensure that a stable production-delivery schedule is maintained by ensuring that line resource planning activities (BOM’s) are supplied as per JIT principles.
  • Liaise with downstream suppliers (Stores, Moulding, Joinery, etc.) and upstream customer (Harbour) on an ongoing basis.
  • Maintain Manufacturing Standards.
  • Delegation of tasks and/or assignments to direct reports.
  • Help drive operational discipline through housekeeping, 5S efforts and infrastructure improvements
  • Implement appropriate corrective action as and when required.
  • Maintain Line and Factory fittings.

Quality Assurance

  • Maintain and adhere to set quality standards thereby supporting the Company culture of quality is key.

Continuous Improvement

  • Formulate, plan and implement continuous improvement activities and initiatives on an ongoing basis.


  • On an ongoing basis, provide Factory Management and/or Senior Management with realistic appraisals of the production operational capabilities, required enhancement changes, challenges and opportunities confronting the operation.
  • Provide daily feedback reports in terms of the Production Activity Lists and distribute to applicable stakeholders.

Financial Management

  • Accountable for department budgets / cost savings on an ongoing basis.


  • Minimum: National Diploma (NQF Level 6) in Production Management, Engineering or related field
  • Ideal:  BTech/B-degree (NQF Level 7) in Production Management/Engineering or related field
  • At least 3 yrs. leadership/supervisory experience.
  • Boat building experience is advantageous.
  • Able to show full commitment to achieve deadlines in a demanding environment.


  • Good leadership, planning, organising, communication and control skills.
  • Able to motivate staff to meet desired outcomes.
  • Troubleshooting abilities.
  • Decision making, problem solving and deadline driven.
  • Must possess good organisational and communication skills.
  • A self-starter who takes a proactive approach and has good decision-making skills.
  • A self-motivated individual who excels in a challenging environment.
  • Work under pressure.
  • Strong MS Office capabilities.
26th Apr 2022
Montague Gardens
Cathy du Preez

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Should you meet the above criteria and wish to apply for this position, you can send your CV to the Human resource officer, Cathy du Preez by no later than 05 May 2022. Please ensure you give motivation as to why you believe you are suitable for this position.

Kindly note, if no feedback is received within 4 weeks from the closing date; the applicant can then accept that their application has been unsuccessful. Unsuccessful candidates who attended an interview will be informed in writing of the reason as to why they have been unsuccessful.