Boikago Recruitment Agency (Pty) LTD: Manufacturing Engineer (Powertrain)

Manufacturing Engineer (Powertrain)



  • An automotive manufacturer in Pretoria is looking for a Manufacturing Engineer for a 12 months fixed term contract

Purpose of the Role

  • Represent PTO Manufacturing and Engineering at VO Plants.
  • Lead timely communications of PTO concerns at VO Plants.
  • Lead concern verification of damaged and/or nonconforming Powertrain assemblies within the Assembly Plants

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as core member of the Powertrain VRT, supporting Production, driving Quality and Customer Satisfaction through the Quality Operating System.
  • Team participation in PTO, PCT and PRT processes.
  • Coordinate PTO engineering/manufacturing trials at VO Plants.
  • Support PTO/PTSE launch teams on new model launches at VO Plants.
  • Enforce VO process disciplines affecting PTO products.
  • Evaluate production vehicles for PTO conformance.
  • Follow GQIP philosophy thoroughly, especially considering ECB and BSAQ process.
  • Verifies the non-conforming Powertrain assemblies reported and provides first level investigation / analysis of non-conforming components
  • Coordinate Stop-Ship recovery efforts for PTO products at VO Plants.
  • Actively support 6-Sigma process for Powertrain.
  • Attend and present in Functional Quality Reviews

Minimum experience and qualifications required

  • B-Eng, or B-Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience in powertrain plant processes, machining and final assembly is preferred.
  • Powertrain QOS Experience is preferred.
  • Experience in change management activities is required.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt advantageous
  • BSAQ System Knowledge

Behavioural skills required

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good understanding of vehicle powertrain systems
  • Ability to conduct evaluations independently according to requested procedure.
  • Understand Manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to lead investigations into product quality and plant process issues, then apply proper engineering reasoning in order to achieve sound resolution of issues.
  • Good interpretation of technical information and good writing skills.
  • Ability to create (and deliver presentations of) 6-Panels and G8D’s.
  • Problem Solving Using 6 Sigma Principles