Anglo American Jobs – Production Lead

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Job Description:

The role will report to the Carbide Manufacturing Manager and essential for leading the Large Carbide (Dies and Anvils) and Substrate sintering processes to ensure delivery of business goals.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead/assist with Plant Commissioning where required.
  • Use a structured, rational data-based approach to implement process control algorithm/methodologies.
  • Continuously update these algorithms with the latest knowledge.
  • Identify root causes for quality failures using a variety of data sources and a structured approach to implement sustainable corrective actions.
  • Assist Carbide Manufacturing Manager in planning production to maximize efficiencies and throughput with resources on hand.
  • Required to perform equipment maintenance including but not limited to large vacuum furnaces.
  • Drive continuous process improvement through structured problem-solving including maintenance and capital improvement projects.
  • Oversee production quality requirements and maintaining standards.
  • Apply Equipment Specifications as part of the capital improvement projects.

Job Requirements:

  • Technical data analysis using a variety of data sources.
  • Problem Solving techniques and the ability to facilitate and employ shop floor PPS sessions.
  • Understanding of technical aspects related to carbide sintering and grinding processes, with ability to analyse and evaluate product quality in line with changes in operational processes.
  • Ability to independently identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Good communication, presentation and influencing skills.
  • Ability to lead a team and guide production requirements and output target setting.
  • Structured problem solving and execution of solutions.
  • Excellent computer systems knowledge (All MS Office packages).

Qualification & Experience:

  • Proven experience and ability in driving Process Confirmations, JDE management and stock control whilst leading an HSE culture from the frontline.
  • Engineering Studies preferably Mechanical/ Chemical /Metallurgy.
  • Experience in production systems including, such as STaC and WRACs, and safety file management.
  • Supervisory/management experience within the same or similar role.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in a tungsten carbide manufacturing plant.
  • Experience with maintenance of Large Vacuum furnaces.

Job Details:

Company: Anglo American

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Springs, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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