Microcurves Consulting

North West, South Africa

Full time

R 900-1,200k (annually)

Oct 11

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•    Plans and controls technical resources in support of process and product improvement, to ensure cost reduction.

•    Implements technically innovative strategies and investigation techniques to support manufacturing operations in a efficient and effective manner.

•    Design and establish new processes which translates user requirements into system / sub-system functions within the company’s business processes.

•    Leads and participates in the following

o    Risk assessments

o    Technical and Quality investigations

o    Process (raw material to final product) analysis

o    Technical trouble-shooting and rapid problem-solving.

•    Assist Product Development Group during product or process development and ensure a smooth industrialization of the equipment.

•    Evaluation, specification and optimization of present operational systems in terms of effectiveness.

•    Attend and participate in technical meetings

•    Compiling and reviewing process related documentation.

People Management and Development

•    Establish interfaces between suppliers, operations and clients to provide process specifications as required to fully implement process improvements.

•    Provides technically innovative mentorship to plant personnel to aid the simplification of process and manages students to develop technical skills needed for plant support.

Financial Management

•    Gives input to annual budgets & forecasts. Measures and controls costs and overhead expenditure. Originates capital expenditure proposals

•    Tracks progress to cost containment initiatives and manages and reports regularly.

Compliance to Legislation and Business Systems

•    Ensure designs, projects, modifications and installations adhere to appropriate regulations within OHS Act and Explosive Act.

•    Adheres and Implements Policies and Procedures and ensures compliance to ISO Standards with respect to SHE/Quality/Environmental


•    A minimum B-Tech / B-Eng / B.Sc Tertiary education. Preference will be given to Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

•    5 Years’ experience of leading a team at Middle Management level is essential.

•    Broad experience in a development and manufacturing environment (Explosive / Engineering / Technical).

•    In depth knowledge of SHE/Quality Systems, other computerized project management tools and process improvements techniques.

•    Fully computer literate and has excellent communication and presentation skills.

•    Experience with ERP / MES systems.

•    Advanced systems engineering training.

•    Good communication, planning and organizing skills

•    Self-motivated, independent and tenacious individual who is results driven.

•    A team player with good interpersonal skills and the capability to interact with people at all levels.


•    Analytical and a strategic thinker with good judgement.

•    Proven problem solving abilities on multi-disciplinary projects.

•    Independent and has adaptability to work under pressure.

•    A self-starter with a concern for standards and results orientation.

•    Flexible and has a positive self-image.

•    Demonstrated financial acumen and understanding of financial statements.

•    Ability to apply mathematic techniques to the solution of practical problems.

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