Position Title: Methods Technician – 6 Months Fixed Term Contract
The main purpose of the job will be to contribute by offering support in introducing new working methods and identifying resource requirements. You will work with continuous improvements by supporting kaizen events, facilitating improvements, and providing support were needed. This position is based at the Durban Plant.
Reporting: This position will report to the Engineering and Maintenance Manager
Systematically introducing new working methods together with the Plant Team
Support the department on priorities regarding new working methods and proposals that can make a positive contribution to the Plant goals/objectives
Identifying and standardising the best practices in the plant that are related to the departmental scope
Support or lead in the implementation of improvement proposals, problem solving, kaizen events, etc…
Support in identifying direct manning needs using available tools
Exchange experiences, both inside and outside (benchmark) the plant by constantly looking for innovative tools & methodologies to improve the current process
Proactively apply knowledge of Volvo Production System (VPS), Volvo requirements and other standards to ensure plant deliverables are reached
Support in preparation of new product introductions
Education & Job Experience
Must have Matric / Grade 12
Must have an Industrial Engineering/Mechanical Engineering Diploma/Degree
1 year similar work experience within an Automotive/Manufacturing Environment
Must have Avix system tool analysis or similar experience
Must have MS Office intermediate experience
Job Knowledge & Skills
Working with multiple stakeholders at different levels
Flexible, diligent and have a high attention to detail
Constructive and positive approach in all change processes
High energy and drive to improve work environment
Positive attitude, goal oriented, flexible and self-driven
Meet deadlines by managing priorities
Basic Problem solving and deviation handling skills
Basic experience in implementation of lean principles
Basic business acumen & ability to cooperate with persons on different levels.
Excellent analytical skills.
Good communication skills
Ability to work under pressure
Volvo Group Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer.
Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.