Location: Cape Town

Our chemical manufacturing client is looking for an experienced Production Team Leader to join their team.




  • Manage production team.
  • Planning shift production to meet weekly production plan, and ensuring all required materials are available before starting production.
  • Recording, investigating, and reporting all material and labour variances to the Production Manager, and developing methods to reduce waste on an ongoing basis.
  • Responsible for the ordering and receiving of material/components as per the daily production plan.
  • Responsible for stock-take at period end.
  • Communicate effectively with shift production teams on all issues and liaise regularly with the planning and quality department managers. Manage team performance on an ongoing basis.
  • Evaluating weekly production plan and ensuring that sufficient raw materials are ordered to enable shift production volumes to meet the planned demand.
  • Perform in-process quality checks at defined frequencies, ensuring that the product surpasses the minimum required quality levels.
  • Record and report all problems experienced on the production line.
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate employee performance.
  • Record and investigate all materials and labour variances daily. Develop methods to reduce all wastage within areas under direct control.
  • Authorizes the release of the finished product for shipping, i.e., signing off shipping tickets.
  • Maintains and keeps a safe and neat working environment.




  • Matric with Maths & Science
  • Relevant teraity qualification.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a chemical manufacturing environment
  • Computer literate
  • Must have chemical and manufacturing knowledge and experience

Please note: shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 5 days for interview. If not contacted, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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