Job Specification

The main purpose of a Production Head is to oversee the manufacturing process within SGB-SMIT Calidus and to ensure that production operations run safely without any problems and minimum downtime. Working together with supervisors and top management and ensure that transformer components are manufactured to approved quality specifications and standards. Maintain and adhere to other safety/industry-related regulations.

The Production Head will oversee the production process, coordinating all production activities and operations. Plan and draw up a production schedule, decide on and order the resources that are required and ensure stock levels remain adequate. This role is expected to improve employee morale, maintain and manage discipline in the workplace as well as training of production employees.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that health and safety regulations are met.
  • Setting up product lines and manage productivity.
  • Ensure that production targets are met through efficient deployment of resource.
  • Determine manpower capacity and ensure effective utilization of human resources and production material.
  • Responsible for maintenance for the whole of SGB-SMIT CALIDUS specifically within conductor and insulation departments.
  • Ensure that environmental and safety standards are implemented and adhered to.
  • Planning and organising production schedules – work with the team to plan, schedule and perform production activities.
  • Follow up on Work Orders.
  • Monitor the production processes and adjust schedules as needed.
  • Ensure all raw materials, packaging, etc. are available by liaising with the Supply Chain department.
  • Complete weekly Time sheets, approve and submit to Payroll Administrator.
  • Assist Internal sales and coordination departments with customer liaison, delivery dates and tender approvals.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5 years of manufacturing / production experience with a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Degree/Diploma in Production Management or Mechanical Engineering or other 3-year technical qualification.
  • Knowledge of OSHA, ISO 9001 and ISO 14000.

Special Requirements

  • Maintaining discipline in the workplace.
  • Project Management skills.
  • Managing employee training and development.
  • Identifying problems / opportunities and implement preventative strategies to minimise risk.

Other Requirements

  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer literacy
  • Numerical skills
  • Leadership and Interpersonal skills
  • Production machinery knowledge/awareness
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Organisation and efficiency
  • Team working skills
  • Hands on (Participation in manufacturing and training)

Deadline: 16 September 2021

Contact Details:

CV’s accompanied by a covering letter must be submitted to with the job title and applicant’s name in the subject line. Telephone no.: (012) 318 9973

Psychometric assessments will be one of the methods utilised to determine the successful candidate.
Please note that SGB-SMIT CALIDUS shall apply the employment equity principles as set out in the company’s Employment Equity Policy.
Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated with.