ROBOT ENGINEER [DURBAN]

Location: Durban 

Our manufacturing client is looking for a Jig Verification Technician to join their Paintshop Department based in Durban.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop, verify and monitor programs for spray painting robots in paint plant.
  • Develop, verify and improve jigs utilized in paint plants for spray paint applications of products.
  • Determine and monitor process parameters and efficiencies off paint robots, paint kitchens, paint booths, conveyor system and air supply unit for entire paint plant.
  • Support production needs by troubleshooting and correcting spray application issues incurred within paint plants.
  • Support paint plants growth and productivity objectives by modifying programs of spray painting robots to decrease cycle times, increase capacity and increase process yields with respect to quality.
  • Source and negotiate with suppliers for implementations of process improvement infrastructure to support cost saving initiatives.
  • Validate supply of inbound paint and other chemicals in line with TDS
  • Evaluate performances of plant daily based on key production metrics such as OPR, FTT and rework activities.
  • Tracking and reporting of paint plants monthly performances with respect to cost saving initiatives, material consumptions and downtime to senior management.
  • Upskill and offer technical support to process and maintenance team via insights into paint application issues incurred with paint plants.
  • Support business growth through new project implementations.
  • Create requisitions for project needs by creating project files complete with all relevant evidence.
  • Monitor and correct variations in terms of Bill of Materials and material consumption by verifying ERP system consumption vs actual consumption.
  • Support Quality team with troubleshooting off defects and reject issues incurred daily.
  • Co-ordinate projects within the paint shop and extended value stream of the site with technical insight of painting process.
  • Conduct Utilization studies for all paint plants
  • Implement and report Kaizen activities regarding TPM’s
  • Utilize knowledge of offline/online programming on K-ROSET software (e.g. modifying and editing program, creating world for new projects)

 

Requirements:

 

  • Matric/Grade 12
  • Bachelor’s Degree ( or equivalent) in Mechanical, Mechatronic, Electrical, Electronic or Robot Engineering
  • 2- 5 years of technical experience in Spray Painting Applications/ Technical Knowledge of paint manufacturing would be advantageous
  • 2-5 years of technical experience in Robot Programming would be advantageous/ Strong Engineering skills
  • Extensive knowledge of Quality Control Tools
  • Proficiency in MS Office/ Proficiency in CAD based programs (CATIA, OPR3D, K-ROSET, etc.)
  • Strong Knowledge of ERP systems (e.g. SAP) would be advantageous
  • Willing to work shifts and overtime if required by the Company

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 5 days for an interview. If not contacted, please consider your application unsuccessful.