Posted time 4th March 2024 Location Port Elizabeth Job type Full-time
  • Experience: 0 to 3 years project planning experience
  • Salary: R negotiable

A well known international automotive manufacturing company is currently recruiting for a Project Engineer (Body Shop Planning) to be based in Gceberha, Eastern Cape to join their Production Planning Department.

Job Description and Responsibilities              

  • Plan, co-ordinate or conduct FMEA’s and Simulation as part of concept establishment. Evaluate and obtain an agreement on the proposed solutions to secure optimal production processes.
  • Create facility layouts in Micro Station (HLS), compare product data and view facility designs in Catia V5 and create process plans as well as costing in Tecnomatix Process Designer & Process Simulate.
  • Formulate, supervise and control Project Timing plans with the aid of MS-Project or any other suitable software to ensure that activities required for achieving project scope and objectives are completed in time and reports are completed and distributed to all relevant stake holders.
  • Formulate and compile detailed product specifications to ensure proper implementation of entire process for required: facilities, machines, equipment, tools, automation and services.
  • Ensure and direct the approval of funds for purchasing of required facilities, machines, equipment, tools or services by compiling, issuing and monitoring the appropriation process to Finance.
  • Conduct and co-ordinate trails during VFF, PVS, and O-Series build and implement corrective actions to ensure production readiness for Start of Production and Series build.
  • Co-ordinate training for Production and Maintenance personnel during VFF, PVS and O-Series on the correct use of the equipment and facilities.
  • Supervising trials, commissioning and measuring (dimensional) of new facilities in order to ensure production process is ergonomic and capable of producing the required quality and consistency.
  • Organize and monitor the installation of air, water, gas and electrical services to support the processes when issuing a General Service Request (GSR) to Central Plant Engineering.
  • Examine, analyze and asses Engineering Change Requests (ECR’s) as issued in AVON/TEVON and provide reports on the feasibility and investment requirements to introduce the ECR.

Education and Experience

  • B Eng. in Mechatronics
  • At least 0-3 years relevant Project Planning Experience

Skills, Attributes & Other requirements


  • Knowledge of production processes, layouts, facilities and engineering disciplines.
  • Knowledge of Quality tools e.g. FMEA, Poke Yoke, Fishbone Diagram as well as process and machine capability studies.
  • Knowledge of Body-in-White and complete Vehicle build processes and assemblies knowledge of Jigs, fixtures, gauges, press tools and vehicle build processes
  • Project management experience
  • Must have facilitation, problem solving, analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Must be assertiveness and be able to manage conflict
  • Must be highly computer literate in MS Office
  • Be able to present, negotiate and communicate at all levels.
  • Be extremely motivated, flexible and able to perform in stressful environment.

If interested kindly submit your CV to before 8 March 2024

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