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Date Added: Thu 12/05/2022

Onsite Production Supervisor

Somerset West, South Africa
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: 25000 - 33000 / monthly


ONE of SA's leading Industrial IoT firms developing software solutions for the Mining, Healthcare & Maritime sectors seeks a technically minded Onsite Production Supervisor to join its team. You will assist the Production Manager to oversee and organise equipment, staff and processes on the Production floor. You will require 5 years' experience in technology production/assembly, experience in Process control (Ability to monitor and adjust a proves to give a desired output), Inventory and the management & knowledge of Bills of Materials. You will also need be knowledgeable of implementing the Health and Safety act of South Africa.


Production/Assembly Order Management -

  • Take ownership of delivering orders on time, within budget and according to specification.
  • Order scheduling and progress updates.
  • Create Bill of Material's and liaise with Finance to approve and place relevant orders.

Production/Assembly Operations -

  • Improve and enforce the assembly processes and workflows.
  • Understand and resolve operational issues.
  • Enforce quality control procedures and ensure adherence.
  • Implement and maintain Health & Safety policies for production site.
  • Ensure compliance with Health & Safety legislation by ensuring the safety of all employees.
  • Manage the production process (from project kick-off to shipment.
  • Shop Floor management.
  • Production job processing.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Monitor Production output according to specifications.
  • Oversee the manufacturing process and assist where required with complex technical procedures.
  • Identify issues in efficiency and suggest improvements.

Staff/Team Management -

  • Manage production staff (Exp. Leave, Discipline, or any related staff queries).
  • Organise workflow and prepare schedules.
  • Train and mentor Production staff.

Supplier/Contractor Management -

  • Source suppliers or contractors to outsource work when needed.
  • Maintain good relationship, negotiate payment terms, discounts etc.


  • Qualification in a technical, engineering or relevant field will be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in technology production/assembly.
  • Experience in Process control (Ability to monitor and adjust a proves to give a desired output).
  • Inventory and the management experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Bills of Materials.
  • Processes and workflow control experience.
  • Knowledge and experience implementing the Health and Safety act of South Africa.
  • Proficient with MS Office.
  • A valid Driver's Licence and own transport (might be required to travel to suppliers from time to time, KMs travelled will be reimbursed according to SARS recommendations).

Desirable -

  • Project Management experience.
  • Experience using various types of manufacturing machines/tools.
  • Project Management.
  • Proficient in Unleashed or similar Inventory management system.
  • Continuous improvement certification or practical experience of improving flow of a production/assembly/factory operation.
  • Supply Chain management experience,
  • Proven implementation of quality policies and control.


  • A Tech savvy and mechanically minded individual.
  • Strong organisational and leadership skills, with a result driven approach.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems.

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