Product Engineer

A leading automotive manufacturing company situated in KwaZulu-Natal is urgently seeking the expertise of an experienced Product Engineer to join their team.

The successful incumbent for this position will be responsible for:

  • Design and develop new products in line with customer and licensor specifications.
  • Have polymer processing and injection moulding expertise for a range of products.
  • Project planning, project management, and accurate reporting on project activities
  • Develop Bill of materials and formulate product costing quotations when required.
  • Participation in cross-functional teams/suppliers to ensure new product/tooling introduction.
  • Liaise with licensors/customers to obtain technical information and ensure its relevant utilization in product and process design and development.
  • Effectively close out quality system documents (ISIR reports, Audit Actions, CAR’s, G8D’s, etc).
  • Commission tooling and develop process set up recipes for moulded products.
  • Compile and maintain process documentation, ie Control Plans, FMEA’s, Work Instructions, etc.
  • Assess current products in view of design improvements and cost reduction.
  • Provide production support for any operational requirements.
  • Mentor production associates and manage any assigned trainees.
  • Support processes and product innovations and the implementation thereafter
  • Jig & Fixtures/Tooling conceptualization, development & industrialization
  • Troubleshooting expertise to resolve Injection Moulding equipment, systems and process problems.
  • Support to team meetings on root cause and problem solving.
  • Support OEE activity in allocated focus area to reduce downtime and scrap.
  • Initiate to identify possible adjustments and modifications to the lines, improving efficiencies.
  • Self-develop electronic competence and leadership skills as part of life-long learning.
  • Generate manufacturing improvement ideas aimed at improving efficiencies.
  • Support the setters and team leaders when experiencing processing or throughput problems.
  • Utilize your learned skills to develop and repair robot grippers, fault find on robots, servo drives, production equipment, hydraulics, and pneumatics.
  • Monitoring of processes, including cycle times, change overs, start- ups and shut-downs.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSc/B-Tech)
  • 3 years Vehicle Automotive related experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Design and drawing experience.
  • Preferably product development experience with automotive products
  • 5 years Injection moulding process set up experience/tool qualifying experience.

If you meet the above requirements and want to make a career-changing move, apply today by either filling in the online application form or by emailing your CV to manufacturing@hireresolve.za.com

Alternatively, you are also welcome to contact Rebecca at 021 180 0856 or Nehelene at 021 180 0869 or connect with them on LinkedIn.

Please note that correspondence will only be conducted with shortlisted candidates for this position.
Please consider your application unsuccessful if you do not hear from us within 3 days

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