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Press Shop Manager

Updated 2 months ago
Job Level: Management
Department: Production

Minimum Requirements


This position reports to: Manufacturing Manager

The Purpose: To manage the resources (machines, human resources and material) within the Press Shop to achieve production goals and objectives.


The work and responsibilities of a Press Shop Manager will cover a range of test activities, including inter alia the following duties:

  • Manage all resources to meet the production demand for Large & Small presses departments and maintain accurate stock levels for the department.
  • Ensure the internal control measures, policies and procedures are strictly followed to ensure quality components are manufactured at all times.
  • Ensure that performance indicators such as machine utilisation and hourly output are optimised.
  • Ensure downtime and machine changeovers are minimised.
  • Drive lean manufacturing & continuous improvement efforts.
  • Implement cost saving initiatives where applicable.
  • Manage and control human resources in the large and small presses.
  • Assist Manufacturing Manager with input into operational expenditure, capital expenditure and work within the budgeted costs.
  • Operational expenditure is to be monitored continuously.
  • Ensure the safety of plant and people.
  • Administration and documentation control – accurate recording of manufactured components, compilation of reports, purchase requisition authorisation and monitor and control efficiency and utilisation reports.
  • Ensure that the production plan supports the customers demand.

Qualifications & Experience:

The suitable candidate should have:

  • Grade 12 (Matric)
  • B-tech or BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Tool & die making experience advantageous)
  • 10 years’ experience of which 5 years in a managerial position.
  • Experience with multi-slide stamping and forming machines, progression tools and mechanical presses.
  • ISO 9000 standards & procedures.
  • KANBAN System.
  • Occupational Health & Safety Requirements.
  • Work-in-progress management.
  • Electroplating experience advantageous.
  • Wide range components.
  • High pressure & volume production environment.

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