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Production Long Term Intern

Date:  Nov 19, 2022

Bellville South, ZA

Travel:  No Travel Required
Company:  Lindsay Africa

Job Description


Date issued:

 October 2022

Updated Version:

October 2022

Job Title:

Long Term Intern / Industrial


REM title:

Industrial Engineer


Factory - Indirect

Occupational Level


Paterson Job




(Accountable) to:

Operations Manager

Name of Job


 Dominuque Walls





The Industrial Engineer (Operations Specialist) is responsible for developing efficient systems that integrate employees, machines, materials, information and energy to enable production and eliminate wastefulness in the production processes of the company.



As an employee of Lindsay Africa, the employee’s responsibilities are, but not limited to:


1. Project Management and Implementation of the Lindsay Production System (LPS) through collaboration with colleagues.


2.Productivity improvements and capability development


Identify, review and evaluate production schedules, engineering specifications, process flows, and manufacturing to understand methods that are applied and activities that take place in manufacturing and services.


3. ERP (Microsoft NAV) system improvement and update Product Design in Navision (BOM, Routing & Costing).


4.Industrialisation of Products


    1. Prioritise products to be industrialised.
    2. Agree with management on timeframe for implementation.
    3. Collaborate with Production Manager to ensure products are industrialised (designed, tooling prepared, development)


5.Update equipment capacity plan and ensure sufficient capacity to produce to forecast.

a. If required, research, specify, obtain quotes, order, receive and install addition equipment.


b. Hand over maintenance plans to maintenance responsible person.


6. Assist in Ensuring quality requirements for products


7. Train production employees in production processes and Lean Manufacturing principles as well as LPS (Lindsay Production System).


8. Manage continuous improvement initiatives and LPS.


9. Assists with after sales support when requested by management.


10. Develop management control systems to make financial planning and cost analysis more efficient.


11. In terms of LPS, Enact quality control procedures to resolve production problems or minimize costs.


12. Design control systems (Kanban) to coordinate activities and production planning.


13. Operational Compliance


        Ensure all operations adhere to the relevant legislation, guidelines, Health & Safety, SOP’s and ISO requirements. 


14. Assist in managing the Health and Safety Requirements of the Company


Assisting the 17(2) and GMR(2) with Health and safety standards/compliance.




1. Accurate and up to date data in ERP system (routings, BOM’s and Costings)

2. LPS implementation which will result in productivity improvement leading to reduced manufacturing costs.  

3. Well trained workforce on LPS system.

4. Proper development and execution of work plans and assignments.  

5. Health and Safety incidents reported consistently to the global company.






• Able to work both independently and as part of a Team,

• Ability to apply technical standards,

• Ability to interpret and apply technical specifications as contained in technical drawings related to the specific manufacturing environment,

• Ability to read and practically apply assembly details (as contained in technical drawings) in the manufacturing process as it relates to the specific job.


Skills (Technical, Behavioural and other):

• Time Management skills

 • Leadership skills

 • Creativity to design new production processes in various settings

 • Critical thinking skills to create new systems to solve problems in terms of waste and inefficiency

 • Mathematical skills for analysis, design and troubleshooting

 • Problem solving skills in order to deal with several issues simultaneously  -  from employee safety to quality assurance.

• Strong verbal and written communications skills

• Strong analytical skills

 • Strong collaboration skills

 • Advanced skills in MS Office packages



• Product knowledge.

 • General Industrial Engineering techniques including Work-study, Productivity Improvement and project management.

 • Understanding of production processes.

 • Understanding required modules of Navision

• Safety awareness (basic knowledge of Health and Safety requirements)

 • Quality Awareness


Education/ Qualification: 


Preferred/Recommended:           Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Industrial Engineering



Preferred/Recommended            1 - 3 years’ relevant work experience in a manufacturing environment.




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Lindsay Corporation does not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. Lindsay Corporation will not pay a fee to a recruiter or agency that does not have a signed vendor agreement with Lindsay Corporation. Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of Lindsay Corporation without having a vendor agreement in place will be considered property of Lindsay Corporation. Lindsay Corporation will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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