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Job title: Production Manager
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 10 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 30 April 2020
Job reference no: 2700304802

Job Description

Main Function / Purpose of Job :

To oversee the manufacturing process at the plant and to ensure that production lines run without any problems and minimum downtime.

Principle Accountabilities:

1) Oversee the production process at the plant

2) Manage and evaluate machine resources to ensure productivity and minimum downtime

3) Ensure that products are produced on time, at the right quantity, cost effectively and are meeting customer requirements

4) Analyse budgets and continuously control production costs

5) Identify training needs and ensure that proper training is provided for all production staff

6) Promote continuous improvement within the production function

7) Ensure that plant machinery and equipment are properly maintained for efficient production

8) Promote good housekeeping and safety within the production function

9) Conduct performance appraisals for all production staff

10) Prepare and maintain production reports

11) Uphold the policies and standards of the company

Preferred Education and Experiences to fulfill role (essential and desirable)


  • A Matric Certificate
  • A National Diploma in Production Management or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years experience in production management in a manufacturing environment (experience in the automotive sector would be advantageous)
  • Good understanding of IATF 16949

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Planning and Organisational Skills
  • Good understanding of JIT, Kaizen and lean manufacturing
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Problem-solving and analytical Skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to coach and mentor subordinates
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to handle disciplinary matters
  • Report writing skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Willingness to work long hours
  • Ability to manage a variety of cross-functional team members
  • Strong mechanical aptitude


  • Integrity
  • Customer orientation
  • Critical thinking
  • Results and deadline driven
  • Time management
  • Proactiveness
  • Ability to handle pressure