Launch / Projects Engineer - King Recruitment Solutions, Port Elizabeth

  • Port Elizabeth
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Sectors: Manufacturing
  • Posted by King Recruitment Solutions on Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Reference: 1581195
  • Apply before Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 52 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: King Recruitment Solutions
Open position : Launch Engineer Area : Port Elizabeth Type : 6 month contract Salary : Market related Reporting to : Launch Supervisor / Launch Manager Working hours : Monday to Friday (07:30 - 16:00)   A manufacturing concern are seeking an experie...

Open position : Launch Engineer
Area : Port Elizabeth
Type : 6 month contract
Salary : Market related
Reporting to : Launch Supervisor / Launch Manager
Working hours : Monday to Friday (07:30 - 16:00)

 

A manufacturing concern are seeking an experienced Launch Engineer to support the launching of new products, executing of the launch gate process and driving the execution of deliverables.

The ideal candidate must meet the following criteria :
- Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering / related discipline
- 5+ years of related manufacturing engineering and / or product launch experience
- Global or multi-national business experience would be a great advantage
- Previous metal forming experience is a plus
- Must be able to travel internationally in support of job function

 

Duties include :
- Lead indirect reporting individuals
- Oversee and implement cost reduction ideas
- Manage the technical coordination for equipment start ups and installations
- Justify and create supporting documentation for Capital Appropriation Requests (CAR)
- Monitor the use of equipment, tooling, products and standard process
- Implement and ensure correct handshake of process, equipment and tooling into the receiving plants
- Oversee progress of each launch gate
- Develop documentation to report to Management
- Lead meetings in order to keep track and report on the progress of critical projects, identify roadblocks to success, counter-measures and make changes to development plans
- Coordinate and keep track on the process activity to ensure timely production and delivery launch items
- Verify launch of gate process have been met before shipments
- Arranging shipments
- Monitor product design and process changes and highlight the impacts to costs, quality and delivery
- Load, track, report and prepare for major milestones following company APQP process and update cross-functional team and management
- Identify roadblocks early allowing for adequate escalation / resolution
- Assists internal and external contacts to resolve product and process problems
- Coordinate design reviews, ensure adequate participation from cross-functional departments and team members
- Detail all countermeasures for management review
- Develop risk matrix and resolution for program direction
- Participate in customer product development teams, reviews issues and tracks to closure

 

Skills :
- Proven planning and execution abilities
- Strong initiative and the ability to work well in a team environment
- Demonstrated use of a team-oriented approach
- Experience developing a new process for a new product, including experience creating process flow diagrams, PFMEA’s, standard work and control plans
- Experience working with equipment and tooling suppliers and following progress through launch
- Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and flow-charting software
- Knowledge of manufacturing process development, fixture design, tooling / gage design and equipment design


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About King Recruitment Solutions

King Recruitment Solutions is a registered Recruitment / Temporary Employment Services (TES) Agency situated in Newton Park, Port Elizabeth.  We operate as a family owned business which was established in 1994. King Recruitment Solutions has always concentrated on giving excellent service by providing an employment solution to businesses both large and small in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Our mission is to provide quality Temporary Employment Services to our valued clients, and to make sure that our service is always of the highest level.  We also strive to conduct our business in such a way that enables our clients to operate at maximum capacity with the right labour force.

Our vision is to uplift the image of Temporary and Permanent Employment Services by providing our clients with a productive labour force, whilst providing employment for job seekers in Nelson Mandela Bay.