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Group Leader Production Kiln Operations


Olifantsfontein Gauteng




Our client, a global leader in molten metal flow engineering and technology, requires a Group Leader Production Kiln that will be responsible for the daily production and maintenance operation activities of the Brick plant, with a focus on Quality, Customer satisfaction and continuous improvement of efficiencies, to ensure Operations remain cost-effective.


  • Stock control to prevent any excessive variances that may result in financial loss
  • Lead an operational team to meet production performance targets & reduce cost
  • Ensure full compliance of the Vesuvius Group as well as the local safety standards, policies and procedures. Report risks and opportunities for improvements related to duties
  • Supervise the warehouse, setting, offloading, kilns, and brick layers
  • Execute daily setting plan, and weekly buffer control at the drier
  • Prioritise activities at offloading and warehouse to ensure on-time delivery (OTD)
  • Communicate with stores & suppliers on packaging materials & forecasting
  • Implement standard work instructions (SWI’s) for repetitive tasks. Create PR’s
  • Do risks and economic assessments. Adhere to ISO 9001 and 14001 systems
  • Implement and maintain MIFA and 5S projects. Report KPI in daily plant meetings.
  • Maintain and improve the Ex Kiln Reject rate to <2.5% at off-loading
  • Ensure CCAR Corrective actions are implemented and documents updated
  • Ensuring a structured plan for Kiln Car repair to ensure continuous operation
  • Monitoring the Scrap & rework, Kiln production and temperature spreadsheets
  • Monitoring the kiln pushing rate and planning on the changeovers.
  • Generate green cards for plant breakdowns and other issues. Maintain timekeeping.
  • Loyd’s audits compliance, both internal & external audit participation.
  • Responsible for shift and management of maintenance and production and reporting it.
  • Ensuring that daily target at setting, and offloading is met & report abnormalities.
  • Must have a good understanding of manufacturing processes & products
  • General housekeeping, and must work overtime, if required.


Grade 12/Matric.

5 to 10 years’ experience as a Production Supervisor or equivalent in a Manufacturing environment


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