Continuous Improvement Engineer

The Beverage Company

Gauteng, South Africa


Jul 27

JOB PURPOSEThe Process and Continuous Improvement Engineer provides support to the Program Manager and works with other Operations team members, such as the Regional Operations Managers and their teams as well as Procurement, Finance, Research and Development, Marketing and Sales as well as Quality and SHER departments. Tasked with investigating, sourcing and developing solutions for challenges/constraints throughout the factory and business, the Continuous Improvement Engineer will be responsible for leading site process and lean projects that contribute toward improving manufacturing/operations efficiencies and reducing all forms of waste by utilizing lean manufacturing & continuous improvement techniques. The individual will be responsible for managing the PMO office, managing projects, process mapping and optimization and implementation of Lean Manufacturing best practices throughout the Business. OVERALL SUMMARYPMO ManagementProject ManagementPlanning and implementing projectsControl and monitoring the progress of projects.Managing the projects budget;Managing risks and issues and taking corrective measurements.Coordinating the projects and their interdependencies;Managing and utilizing resources across projectsManaging stakeholders communication;Aligning the deliverables (outputs) to the projects outcome with the aid of the business change manager by following PMBOK methodologyManaging the main project documentation and putting sustainable measures in placeProcess design and value stream mappingFront End Engineering Designs and Mass, Energy, Water and Waste Balance DevelopmentWastage Reduction and Process OptimizationFacilitation and Development of Lean Manufacturing program for all sitesBest Practices Rollout and Change Management around Lean Manufacturing for all sitesACCOUNTABILITIES AND OUTPUTS:The Continuous Improvement Engineer, working closely with the Manufacturing Manager and Regional Operational Manager to strategically implement lean manufacturing to continually improve the production process.Liaise with external suppliers to ensure equipment and consumables used are appropriate to the operations and are the most efficient solution.Apply Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma tools and methodology throughout the manufacturing facility and processes.Contribute to all pillar/module initiatives for the Lean program rollout to ensure that improvements are sustained and entrenched within the business.PMO management adherence as per PMBOK standardsPMO duties to be executed around initiation, scoping and implementation of Capex projectsPMO management MS projects development and updatesPMO management Budget and Cost adherence and reconsPMO management Risk and Safety ManagementPMO management Executive Summaries, Communication and Stakeholder ManagementPMO management Project tracking adherence for cost, time and quality standardsPMO management link to NPD and EPD initiatives and scoping and supporting allBusiness projectsPMO management Documentation and process controlPMO management support Program Manager on all projects processes and all administration around project managementLife Cycle Management and ensuring cradle to grave systems management is followedSystems Thinking and Engineering practices according to INCOSE standards Host/Facilitate Lean Manufacturing improvement events.Facilitates new initiatives via change management best practicesEnsure the factory layout, both at macro and micro levels, is suitable for an efficient manufacturing process.Risk and Safety Analysis for front end engineering scopingHAZOP and HACCP analysis facilitation and gap closure with full documentationSHER analysis for all projectsP&ID development and detailed process engineering for all systems and processesProduction process design, data collection and waste stream mappingProduction data and process analysisSpreadsheet modelling and analysisProcess and value stream mappingSupport and participation in continuous improvement or Lean/waste projectsTime/motion studiesFocus on all waste reduction and link to sustainable processes of Lean Manufacturing SystemsStandardization of tasks and processes, (All procedures documented)Documentation of procedures and one-point lessons.Implement tools such as Process Capability.Develop DFM, working closely with Design.Drive the standardization of processes and implementation of metrics and best practices.Work with Quality and Test to deliver a robust and cost-effective end to end process.Maintain KPI targets in line with business strategy.Assist in setting annual operational targets and drive improvements to achieve those targets.Identify and implement new technologies, specification of requirements, Capex justification, planning and implementation.Provide World Class Manufacturing techniques to support Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement.Benchmarking globally on best practices and development/implementation of the practicesEnsures innovation and technology management best practices are developed and strategy inputBEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIESProject ManagementFacilitate team building exercises or eventsProvides team-based rewards and performance measuresDevelops a team charter and guidelines boundaries with other teams or business unitsProvides role clarity and defines boundaries with other teams or business unitsClarifies assignments and accountabilities within the teamProcess and Engineering ManagementDesign according to best engineering standards responsibility for safety and adherence to practical engineering execution protocols.Hold self-accountable to ensure all engineering details and calculations are checked and verified in advanceFacilitate technical engineering discussions with all stakeholdersEnsure benchmarking around best practices and engagementAbility to communicate to all levels on all forms of wastage and process optimizationAccountabilityAccomplishes assigned tasks and goals: takes necessary actions to keep progress against objectives on track.Prepares a roadmap for success.Ensures that all who need to know, are clear about the plan.Takes full responsibility for own actions and outcomes, including mistakes.Always acts in the companys best interest, regardless of whether it is difficult or unpopularEnsures others are on track for achieving their goals.Presentation SkillsAble to design presentations which are appropriate for the presentation.Able to present impactful presentationsPresents only the most important points which relating to the presentation purposeAble to make presentations (visual aids) which are visually appealing and not too clutteredAble to maintain eye contact and project a professional image throughout the presentationAble to present information with confidenceKnowledge of BusinessFollows systematic, multi-source learning regiment designed to educate oneself quickly: keeps oneself currentDescribes the important impacts that one has on the success of ones functional area and on company results; demonstrates a knowledge of the customers businessUses business understanding to make sound decisions and influence the decisions of othersPlanning and OrganizingManages time effectively, ensuring effective completion of tasks under stressful deadlines.Able to prioritize activities and resources, ensuring that results are achieved effectively.Able to evaluate progress and make appropriate adjustments to initial plans, ensuring a successful outcome.

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