Experience running a multi-faceted CMT line working with heavy fabrics and upholstery.
Ability to manage and run production to schedule.
Knowledge of screen printing would be advantageous but must be willing to learn this if not.
Must have experience in patternmaking and product development.
Fluent in English and Afrikaans
Computer literacy with experience in Excel and Word.
Post matric qualification would be advantageous.
Knowledge and experience in LEAN manufacturing methods.
Quality and production focused.
Do clean check of all incoming canvas and print orders.
Check on Stock levels and make out PO request to Log Manager if required – follow up on order progress and delivery date.
Liaise with Graphics department and follow up on progress and delivery date.
Keep track of all work in progress in all sections/departments.
Conduct daily morning meetings with each department
Attend daily meeting with ops manager to report on attendees, absenteeism, production progress, obstacles and delays.
Do first off checks of new production items.
Manage production and progress on an hourly basis. Ensure that visual management boards are updated.
Ensure housekeeping and 5S system is in place at all times.
Ensure all health and safety requirements are met.
Constantly assess and re-assess production methods and workflow to find areas of possible improvement.
Communicate clearly and adequately with other departments and managers to overcome daily obstacles.
Carry out regular skills assessments and identify training needs and weak areas and ensure upskilling and cross training is done.
Manage all preventative maintenance that it is done on time according to schedules.
Manage all tools and equipment in the departments and that they are kept in perfect working order at all times.