Job Title
Supervisor - Die & Maintenance
Employment Type
Full Time
3 to 8 years
R23000 to R28000
Job Published
02 July 2024
Job Reference No.

Job Description

Job Description: Supervisor - Die & Maintenance

Job Purpose:

The Supervisor - Die Maintenance oversees and executes the installation, repair, and maintenance of facilities, equipment, and machines, including Press machines, to ensure smooth and trouble-free operations. This role focuses on increasing production volume and meeting quality standards of products through effective management of maintenance activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Relevant National N6 Diploma & Qualified Tool & Jig Maker.


At least 5 years of relevant experience in a Production Supervisory or similar role in Automotive Manufacturing or Manufacturing.
Experience in toolmaking is advantageous.

Technical Pre-requisites: 

  • Understands manufacturing processes, including equipment operation, material handling, and production scheduling.
  • Familiar with safety protocols and regulatory requirements in a manufacturing environment, including knowledge of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and equipment operation licenses.
  • Proficient in generating and interpreting production reports, including tracking attendance, output, downtime, and other key performance metrics.
  • Competent in operating relevant machinery and equipment used in the Press production process,
  • Good understanding of equipment maintenance requirements and the ability to identify and report maintenance issues to the appropriate teams.
  • Understand the machine & Die quality impact to production quality.
  • Employee and Industrial Relations knowledge
  • Participate in projects where required.
  • Basic business and financial acumen
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications, with intermediate Excel
  • Woking knowledge of ISO 9001 and 14001, ITAF 16949
  • Relevant PLC/Robotics/Pneumatics/Automation & Mechatronics experience will be an advantage

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Improves the efficiency of machines and equipment to ensure they can meet the production requirements.
  • Responsible for routine and preventative maintenance for plant facility, machinery, and equipment,
  • Responsible for the installation, modification and repairing of all machines and equipment.
  • Acts as technical advisor in maintenance activities.
  • Provides and performs preventative maintenance schedule of all machines including supporting with equipment internal audit arrangement to meet ISO standards and Quality system standards.
  • Designs, modifies and adapts machinery and equipment to increase production volumes and meet quality standards.
  • Report on Maintenance key performance metrics
  • Accurate Budget control & Die change estimations
  • Spare parts management control.
  • Manages and ensures that projects stay on schedule.
  • Attends to all machine and equipment malfunctions and breakdowns and ensures downtime is minimised.
  • Develops, maintains, and ensures adherence to standard operating procedures.
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives to improve efficiency, customer service and cost savings.
  • Conduct on the job and machine training to enhance skills and competencies.
  • Ensures compliance with Health and Safety Standards and legislation.
  • Supervise employees, coordinate the scheduling of work tasks and ensures adherence to quality and safety standards.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Manage production resources, including equipment, materials, and manpower, to meet production goals.