Job Title
Production Supervisor
Employment Type
Full Time
3 to 7 years
R20000 to R27000
Job Published
02 July 2024
Job Reference No.

Job Description

To oversee production activities, ensuring adherence to safety, quality and standard operating processes/standards whilst effectively coordinating resources and supervising the production team to achieve operational goals on time.

Diploma in Operations Management or related qualification.

Bachelor’s degree in operations management or related qualification

At least 5 years relevant experience at a Production Supervisory role in Automotive Manufacturing or Manufacturing or related field


  • 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.
  • Good understanding in operating relevant machinery and equipment used in the Press production process.
  • Basic understanding of equipment maintenance requirements and the ability to identify and report maintenance issues to the appropriate teams.
  • Sound 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
  • Able to identify root causes of production issues, analyse complex problems, and develop effective solutions to improve operational efficiency.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively convey instructions, provide feedback, and facilitate training sessions, ensuring clear and concise communication with team members and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates a focus on achieving production targets and quality standards, demonstrating a proactive approach to problem-solving and decision-making to ensure operational goals are met effectively.
  • Demonstrates consistent and dependable performance in fulfilling responsibilities. Is reliable in attendance, adherence to safety protocols, and meeting deadlines.
  • Willing to embrace change and drive continuous improvement initiatives, seeking innovative solutions to enhance productivity, quality, and safety in the production process.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Strategic Reallocation of Resources and Review of Work Methods


  • Plan, coordinate and supervise all daily production operations.
  • Ensures all customer requirements are achieved within the specified times, quality and quantity requirements.
  • Report on Production key performance metrics
  • Monitor and control the efficiency and output of all stamping parts.
  • Ensures that all machinery is used optimally and in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Minimise wastage and ensure efficient loss control (part defects, loss time, material loss, manpower loss)
  • Communicates/Reports any equipment /system issues and malfunctions and equipment 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.
  • Ensures on the job and machine training to enhance skills and competencies.
  • Implementation of Health and Safety Standards
  • Supervise employees, coordinate the scheduling of work tasks and ensures adherence to quality and safety standards.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Set daily / weekly / monthly objectives and communicate them to employee


  • Planning and Organising Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Communication with Impact
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Results Orientation
  • Innovative
  • Builds collaborative relationships