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Manufacturing Engineer


Manufacturing Engineer

The main purpose of the Manufacturing Engineer is to provide general support and optimization to all production line manufacturing processes.


  • Continuous Improvement and Waste Reduction:
  • Identify and investigate areas where process/product optimization and improvement are possible.
  • Liaise with other manufacturing support functions as part of investigation.
  • Quantifying the problem based on historical data.
  • Set up action plan, method of tracking change performance and identify responsible parties.
  • Implement action plan based on the above mentioned points.
  • Review implementation and monitor if successful.
  • Update action plan based on feedback.
  • Do research on waste reduction projects/initiatives.

 Manufacturing Process Support and Optimisation:

  • Identify and investigate manufacturing processes/product components that are accompanied by challenges relating to safety, time and quality.
  • Set up action plan, method of tracking change performance, departments to be involved, risks involved and documentation platform to be used.
  • Review implementation (performance) and compare with historical data. Continuously track implementation.
  • Identify modifications to implementation action plan based on continuous tracking data.
  • Do research on advancements in the industry.
  • Provide general assistance and guidance to manufacturing line in order to meet production targets.
  • Drafting of activity list for moulding and assembly departments.

New Design Implementation and Support:

  • Understand new design/project scope and identify possible process improvement and optimization initiative, as well as means of implementation.
  • Discuss new design/project with design department and relevant manufacturing support functions.
  • Identify possible risks involved with project relating to safety, time and quality.
  • Update the necessary field in the milestone tracker and make sure deliverables are met.
  • Implement action plan for prototype.
  • Actively support the introduction of the build progress & provide feedback to design team on any changes.
  • Identify possible process improvement and optimisation initiative, as well as means of implementation.
  • Review and update risks involved with project/design relating to safety, time and quality based on prototype (in collaboration with relevant departments).
  • Work with design and manufacturing departments to correct build issues and mitigate risks identified.
  • Set up a deliverables and immediate actions list for the roll out of design onto the production line, based on the prototype build.
  • Implement deliverables and immediate actions list.
  • Provide general assistance and guidance to manufacturing line to ensure successful introduction of new models.


  • Provide support to all lines and workstations QRCI’s (G8D).Ad Hoc:
  • Perform ad-hoc tasks as and when required.
  • Provide assistance and support to other departments where required.


  • Minimum qualification: National Diploma (NQF Level 6) Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Ideal qualification: BTech/ B- Degree (NQF level 7) Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • At least 3 – 5 years’ working experience in boat building or similar manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with Solid works advantageous.
  • Experience with Syspro advantageous.
  • Advanced Excel advantageous.


  • Problem solving and general analytic skills.
  • Product Design.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Project planning and management.
  • Good numerical skills and software experience.
  • Good decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge of product specific (or similar product) manufacturing.
  • Mechanical (and general technical) engineering knowledge.
  • Focussed and self-motivation.
10th Aug 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 17 Aug 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.