Job Title
Employment Type
Full Time
5 to 7 years
Job Published
18 June 2024
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Job Description


Ensure throughput targets are achieved efficiently and to budget through effective leadership and management of the team.


  • Matric.
  • 5 years’ supervisory experience in the metal industry in a unionized environment.



  • Analyse information and production reports to determine daily plan.
  • Conduct daily meetings with supervisors and communicate issues to team members.
  • Ensure that start-up and shut-down procedures are followed at the start and end of the day. Ensure and maintain WIP at all production processes to ensure continual throughput.
  • Monitor workday schedule and plan appropriate head coverage to ensure production requirements are met.
  • Work with team members in order to maximise output.
  • Manage the production process and provide support where necessary. Review and log downtimes and communicate effect on output to planning and HOD.
  • Tracking of units to ensure on-time, in-full production requirements are achieved to due dates. Ensure that key machines are utilised by staggering tea/ lunch time breaks of operators, facilitating maximum yield from machines.

Productivity and People Management:

  • Foreman Ensure that output requirements are monitored on an hourly basis by the supervisor and address any issues as they arise.
  • Report on output during daily meetings and provide explanations for deviations through to planning and HOD.
  • Ensure first-line maintenance is carried out by operators as and when required.
  • Ensure housekeeping is carried out according to weekly plan and signed off. Liaise with maintenance to ensure equipment breakdowns are addressed promptly through OPUS.
  • Management of teams to ensure production requirements are met. Compile monthly reports on progress against KPI’s.
  • Coach and mentor direct reports to ensure personal development of team members. Ensure staff development through multi-skilling so that the required expertise and skills are available to produce necessary output.
  • Ensure effective leave and absenteeism management. Plan resources through the supervisors to meet daily requirements. Investigate and resolve performance issues timeously.
  • Foster a culture of teamwork and understanding. Ensure the team understand and protect the confidentiality of information.
  • Take disciplinary action where and when necessary and work closely with IR on all disciplinary issues.


  • Ensure teams are working to BIQ and always conducting self-checks.
  • Conduct root-cause analysis and troubleshooting as and when required.
  • Monitoring of Non-Conformance’s in order to determine appropriate action.
  • Ensure the team adheres to all safety policies and procedures of the company.
  • Manage safety equipment (PPE) for teams.
  • Ensure that team members attend all required safety and required training.
  • Report IODs to SHERQ manager and complete all necessary documentation.
  • Conduct regular house-keeping audits and adhere to 5S principles.
  • Ensure all operators are trained to the Work Instructions and a training forms are completed and filed.
  • Review NCR quality defects and compile Root Cause Form with possible solutions.
  • Ensure all drawings and works instructions are always updated and clearly visible to operators.

Material Costs & Waste Controls:

  • Suggest areas for reduction of scrap generation.
  • Identify areas of Waste and suggest areas of Improvement.
  • Ensure Continual Improvement takes place by reducing scrap.
  • Drive continual Improvement on War on Waste program.


  • Ensure availability of materials, tools and equipment and monitor stocks and storage.
  • Sign and approve consumable requisitions and ensure correct allocation.
  • Follow up on orders placed and ensure delivery of.


  • Participate in projects as and when required.
  • Effective communication and reporting of project progress against timing plans to affected staff and management.


  • Understanding of aluminium and steel fabrication processes.
  • Technically minded.
  • Ability to read and write English. Basic computer literacy.
  • Ability to communicate and build relationships at all levels of the organisation.
  • Structured and detail oriented with the ability to follow tasks through to completion.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and make decisions.
  • Self-starter who can work unsupervised and manage own time and activities.