Project Engineer

Department: Ramsay Motor components
Type: Permanent

Ramsay Motor Components  would like to offer the opportunity to all employees who meet the requirements for the position that is available to apply. 

Basic Function:

Deliver new projects from quotation stage up to production stage

  • Project Management
  • Process Design & Implementation
  • Budget and Capex Planning
  • Jig, Fixture & Machine Conceptualization & Design
  • Product Design
  • Innovation of Current Manufacturing Methods
  • People Development
  • Problem Solving & Investigation

Duties & Responsibilities:

Project Management:

  • Create and track timing plans for overall scope and individual activities.
  • Translate voice of the customer to critical to quality requirements
  • Ensure milestones are achieved on time
  • Stakeholder engagement and management- Communicate clearly and objectively.
  • Compile reports
  • Support Commercial with RFQ’s
  • Manage ECI’s for new projects
  • Follow customer APQP processes
  • Advanced computer skills
    • Office 365
    • Sharepoint
    • Advanced excel
    • MS Teams

Process Design:

  • Design all stages of the production process
  • Design processes around lean principles
  • Consider investment vs return
  • Research new manufacturing methods
  • Implementation of new processes
  • Develop & troubleshoot new processes
  • Process Documentation
    • FMEA
    • PI’s
    • BOM’s & Process Sheets
    • Setting Parameters & Maintenance Checklists
  • Commission new facilities

Budget & Capex Planning:

  • Evaluate and estimate capex and tooling requirements for new projects
    • Jigs and fixtures
    • Custom built machinery
    • Civil and plant
    • Off the shelf machinery
  • Track planned vs actual expenditure

Jig, Fixture & Machine Conceptualization & Design:

  • Conceptualize jigs & fixtures
    • Work with internal, local & international designers / machine builders
    • Propose concepts
    • Drive the design process
  • Negotiate capex / tooling budget based on investment vs return
  • Justify capex / tooling budgets with simulations and studies
  • Sheet metal design
  • Jig and fixture design
    • Understanding of mechanical machinery / jigs / fixtures and operating principles
    • Understanding of pneumatic systems
    • Understanding of hydraulic systems
    • Understanding of electrical systems
  • Conduct design reviews

Product Design:

  • Rapid product development
  • Use CAD to design new products according to customer specifications
  • Fabricate prototypes
  • Field testing and demos
  • Simulation testing
  • DFMEA’s
  • Liaise with suppliers regarding material sourcing
  • Design & develop within required timeframes
  • BOM’s

Innovation of Current Manufacturing Methods:

  • Use lean principles to identify Kaizen opportunities
  • Use statistical and financial data to justify Kaizens
  • Improve current processes to improve quality, efficiency & scrap

People Development:

  • Train shift leaders on new processes
  • Develop and mentor students and interns
  • Self-development of engineering skills

Problem Solving & Investigation:

  • Conduct detailed investigations to support Quality with regards to field failures
  • Conduct detailed investigations into manufacturing problems
  • Support production with innovative solutions to manufacturing difficulties

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ minimum Automotive engineering experience
  • Project management experience
  • N Dip / B-tech Mech Eng or relevant technical experience

Beneficial Experience and Qualifications:

  • Core Tools 1,2 & 3
  • Design & drawing experience (CAD)
  • VDA 6.3 Process Auditor Qualification / IATF / MLA
  • Problem Solving Course / Skills
  • Project Management Certification
  • People Management


Preference will be given to employees from the designated groups in line with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, No 55 of 1998 and any amendments thereto, Ramsay Motor Components Internal Recruitment Policy as well as the Employment Equity Plan.

NB: If applicants have not received a response two weeks after the closing date, please accept that your applications have not been successful.



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