Methods Technician

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
Job Objectives

  • 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.


Key Competencies

  • Team Player

  • Networking skills.

  • 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.


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The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

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.

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