Toolmaker

Department: Ramsay Motor components
Type: Full Time/ 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.

Job Requirements                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Qualified Toolmaker 3 Years experience essential
  • Mechanical Skills (Qualified Toolmaker 3 Years experience essential)
  • Manufacturing Environment experience

Technical skills and specialist knowledge:

  • Computer Literacy (advantage)
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Understanding Production Processes
  • Must be able to work in a team or as an individual.
  • Understanding of part quality standards
  • Understanding of Disciplinary Code & Grievance Procedure

Roles and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Tool Setup and Calibration: Set up and install various tools and equipment according to production requirements, including moulds, dies, fixtures, jigs, and cutting tools.
  • Tool Maintenance: Regularly inspect, clean, lubricate, and repair tools to ensure their optimal performance.
  • Mechanical functions: To design, install and maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Tool Changeovers: Assist with tool changeovers if required. Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and ensure minimal downtime during changeover processes.
  • Tool Efficiency and Optimization: Continuously monitor tool performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Quality Control: Perform quality checks on tooling to ensure compliance with specifications and standards. Identify and address any deviations or defects that may impact product quality.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of tooling repairs, adjustments, and maintenance activities.
  • Safety and Compliance: Adhere to safety protocols and regulations while working with tools and equipment. Report any safety hazards or incidents promptly. Comply with company policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Training and Collaboration: Assist in training new team members on tooling procedures, safety guidelines, and best practices. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineers, operators, and maintenance personnel, to improve tooling processes and resolve

Continuous Improvement

  • Make Kaizen activity suggestions to improve the work environment and functionality of the equipment.
  • Optimise tool performance.
  • Improve tool reliability.
  • Participate with Manager/Team to manage A3 problem solving activity to eliminate waste & improve production within areas of control.

5S and Safety, Health & Environmental

  • Practice and improve 5S in your work area in line with the 5S check sheet.
  • Ensure PPE is worn according to work standards.
  • All incidents must be reported within the same shift to the Manager and Safety Officer.
  • Always improve safety in the work area. Conduct all work in accordance with RMC procedures.
  • Perform all safety checks according to the safety standards.
  • Follow the SHEMS procedures.
  • Quality

QUALITY CHECKS:

  • Conduct in process checks with attention to detail, timeously on all parts and processes throughout the shift.

INSPECTION:

  • Inspection of materials and parts supplied from suppliers internal and external.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT:

  • Engage with customers and respond timeously to concerns raised by customers.
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problem.

PRODUCT QUALITY:

  • Implement & uphold quality standards to reduce defects within the plant.

MEASURING EQUIPMENT.

  • Ensure all measuring equipment is logged on the calibration register.
  • Ensure all measuring equipment is fit for use.
  • Conduct calibration weekly of own measuring equipment.
  • Ensure equipment is calibrated annually by the quality department.
  • Delivery

EFFICIENCY

  • Work planning/follow-up to achieve maximum efficiency in execution of task.
  • Support production with tooling and technical problems.

WORK ORDERS.

  • Plan allocated scheduled maintenance for the month.
  • Create follow-up work orders.
  • Work order completion with all data fields completed, with minimum 95% compliance.

TECHNICAL.

  • Provide technical expertise to the team.
  • Technical ability in manufacturing processes, assembly and production equipment.
  • Drive & implement actions raised in line with the Total Quality Management System (TQM).

TOOLING

  • Manufacture and maintain tooling to a high level of workmanship in a efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Perform root cause analysis.
  • Work with designers to produce or update drawings and CAD.
  • Ensure that tools are capable of producing quality product at the defined run at rate.

SPARES

  • Manufacture/order spares timeously.
  • Maintain predetermined stock levels for all spares.
  • Return all unused spares to the stores.

Attendance

  • Responsible for own personal attendance to ensure it is 98% on an ongoing basis.
  • Ensure all information on timesheets are accurate and submit to the Manager.

People development

  • Follow HR Policies & Procedures.
  • Responsible for own personal development.
  • Coach and mentor apprentices and learners in accordance with MERSETA/learnership requirements

General

  • Analyse production performance to eliminate recurrence of continuous downtimes.
  • Tend to concerns in area of responsibility and escalate according to escalation process.
  • Carry out any reasonable instructions.

Internal matrix customers:

  • Maintenance Manager

Internal Customers:

  • Maintenance Department
  • Quality Department
  • Shift Leaders
  • Operators

External Customers:

  • Toyota

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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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