Continuous Improvement Specialist

  • Full time
  • Johannesburg
  • @RPO Recruitment posted 2 months ago
  • Posted : 2 January 2024 -Accepting applications

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level Qualified / Experienced
  • Experience 2 Years
  • What we do Manufacturing & Warehousing
  • Qualifications Diploma level / NQF 5+

Job Description

Our client, based in Johannesburg, is a leading company in the manufacturing and packaging sector. They are dedicated to delivering high-quality products and services to their customers. With a strong focus on continuous improvement and innovation, they strive to maintain their position as a significant market player.

Our client is looking for a dedicated and experienced Continuous Improvement Specialist to join their dynamic team in Johannesburg. As a Continuous Improvement Specialist, you will play a key role in driving operational excellence and implementing continuous improvement initiatives.

You will utilize your expertise in Lean/World Class Manufacturing tools and techniques to optimize processes and achieve maximum efficiency.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough analysis of existing processes, identifying areas for improvement and efficiency gains.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to develop and implement continuous improvement strategies and initiatives.
  • Utilize Lean/World Class Manufacturing tools and techniques (such as TPM, Lean management, Six Sigma, WCM) to drive process optimization.
  • Collect and analyze data to identify trends, patterns, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement workshops and training sessions to promote a culture of operational excellence.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and develop metrics for process performance monitoring.
  • Lead and support projects focused on process improvement, waste reduction, and productivity enhancement.
  • Implement and maintain computerized maintenance systems (CMMS) for effective asset management and maintenance planning.
  • Conduct regular audits and assessments to ensure adherence to quality standards and compliance requirements.
  • Provide training and guidance to team members on Lean/World Class Manufacturing principles and practices.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement by fostering engagement and participation from employees at all levels.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Engineering Diploma/Degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Chemical, or a related field.
  • 2-3 years of practical experience working with Lean/World Class Manufacturing tools and techniques, such as TPM, Lean management, Six Sigma, or WCM.
  • Previous experience in FMCG or high-speed packaging environments is preferred.
  • Knowledge of computerized maintenance systems (CMMS) and experience with OEE measurements.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Proven ability to lead and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on quality and process optimization.

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