Production Manager

Closing on: Aug 12, 2024

Duroplastic Technologies (Pty) Ltd is recruiting for a suitably skilled and experienced Production Manager to oversee and manage the Production portfolio for the company directly to the Commercial Director.  The Manufacturing Production Manager plays a vital role within the manufacturing industry, overseeing daily operations in production plants.

Duroplastic is a well-established South African company supplying composite materials to trade and industry as a major supplier of a wide range of materials and products in the Sub-Saharan African region; with 4 branches nationwide including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and George.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Matric
  • 5+ years Production Management experience
  • Financial and business acumen is a plus
  • Fully computer literate, with above average mathematical ability
  • Preference will be given to applicants with Thermoset, blending, paint, cementitious products or coatings background

Responsibilities and Key Performance Areas

  1. Operational Improvement:
    • Assessing and improving operational systems, processes, and policies. Manage and lead Production / warehouse performance and ensure quality standards.
    • Maintain high levels of accuracy in daily department operations. Examining the quality of raw materials that are used in production, as well as finished product.
    • Monitoring and evaluating internal production processes and determine areas of improvement.
    • Maintain receiving, warehousing, and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures. Ensure conformance of all products received from suppliers.
    • Developing and Implementing Production Plans: create and execute production planning based on business and market demands.
  2. Resource Management:
    • Manage human and material resources to meet production targets and quality standards.
    • Supervising Staff, coordinating and supervising staff activities, reviewing performance, and taking corrective actions as needed.
  3. Quality Control:
    • Developing quality control processes. Rejecting products that fail quality standards.
    • Continuous batch testing of manufactured products.
    • Control, maintain and draft quality standards and procedures, as well as problem solving and quality assurance tasks for all manufacturing processes. Improving production efficiency and managing waste.
    • Oversee all product development procedures to identify deviations from quality standards
  4. Safety and Compliance:
    • Ensure adherence to safety, health, and environmental standards within the facility.
    • Drive continuous improvement activity in production flow, material movement, quality, safety and delivery.
  5. Reporting and Maintenance:
    • Preparing monthly production reports and overseeing equipment maintenance and repair.
  6. Stakeholder Relations:
    • Maintaining relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including Sales team, suppliers and customers.
Job Category: Fluid Group
Job Type: Full Time Permanent role
Job Location: Duroplastic Technologies - Brackenfell Industria

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