Continuous Improvement Engineer

at MPC Recruitment
Location Durban, Durban, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Science & Engineering
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



Job Description:


Our client, within the manufacturing industry seeks to appoint a dynamic Continuous Improvement Engineer, to join their team based in Durban.


The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the implementation of Lean-Sigma type improvement projects by integrating the Continuous Improvement department within the plant and support the cultural transformation towards a culture of continuous improvement.

Key Duties


  • Contributes to the definition of projects, the construction and animation of the site progress plan.


  • Support and assist operational staff in the implementation of continuous improvement.


  • Manage or lead major projects (LEAN Sigma, 5S, Company projects) in close collaboration with managers and operational staff, while involving the appropriate change management.


  • Coordinate and ensure the proper functioning of progress initiatives according to the standards defined or to be defined.


  • Share best practices with the Continuous Improvement referent for Tricks.


  • Design and conduct time and motion studies to develop standard work routines; best practises and realistic/measurable productivity expectations.


  • Collaborate and communicate the above mentioned with Head of Departments (HODs) and Development team.


  • Performing routine audits of systems and operational processes.


  • Advise on improvements of Key Performance Indicators that impacts operations and processes with different stakeholders.


  • Perform data analysis to identify opportunities and risks in storage optimisation, material handling and process conformance.


  • Capture: design and make recommendations to process flow through risk, security, and productivity gap analysis.


  • Develop and maintain work standards and characteristics that promote efficient staff and facility utilization.


  • Design, implement and maintain 5s initiatives across all departments.


  • Support continuous improvement projects and initiatives by actively adhering to lean principles, design of experiments (ex: Six Sigma; Simulation design etc.)


  • Assist in identifying facility design requirements based on activity levels, flow, and business requirements.


  • Development and construction of tools to aid operations in their day-to-day activities.


Job Requirements


  • BEng Industrial Engineering.


  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience within a Manufacturing Environment.


  • Ideally Black Belt certified with extensive knowledge in Continuous Improvement.


  • Knowledge of simulations and models advantageous


  • High level of proficiency with MS Office packages


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