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Mobius Motors 

Production Manager
 
Description: Designed, engineered and built in Kenya, Mobius Motors sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. Versatile, rugged and durable it is designed for African cities whilst still being extremely capable off-road.
 
We are seeking an exceptional mid-career manufacturing, preferably automotive, professional to manage the development of vehicle production operations, including initial rollout and scale-up of manufacturing functions. 

Reporting to the Production Director the role will require a close working relationship with Design, Engineering and Quality. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
 
Production Management
  • Assist in the recruitment, and lead team, of 40 manufacturing staff.
  • Create and review a detailed production plan both for initial delivery of 2016/2017 production units and longer-term scaling of production volume with Production Director and other stakeholders.
  • Manage Body Shop, Trim and Chassis lines operations to ensure delivery of high quality vehicles – ensuring full compliance with local vehicle regulations – against target.
  • Drive implementation of and continued adherence to Lean manufacturing and 5S initiatives.
  • Collaborate with R&D group to ensure manufacturability and cost-efficiency of on-going design and engineering work.
  • Support supply chain function to define sourcing and schedule requirements and material ramp strategy for progressively sourced domestic production components.
  • Manage setup of initial vehicle production facility and oversee staff training program to ensure a skilled workforce.
  • Drive manufacturing team to achieve established targets for daily going rate (DGR) and on-time shipments (OTS).
  • Maintain high product quality and manufacturing yield while ensuring optimal use of resources and adherences to best safety practices.
  • Monitor metrics and Key Performance Indicator's (KPI's) to assess productivity and cost management.
  • Drive manufacturing function to identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities across the production line ensuring minimal disruption to the output of the line.
  • Provide timely support as needed with critical manufacturing issues, including on-site implementations and cross-functional process improvements.
Project Management
  • Take ownership of projects; plan milestones, timelines, budgets and resources
  • Be proactive regarding task completion and periodically advise wider team on project status, timing, resources, issues and ability to deliver on-time with excellence.
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to general automotive industry production standards and best practices; maintain data outputs daily and backup data weekly.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should combine Technical skills in Engineering and Operations Management with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

They should possess a strong skill set in leading multi-function teams, defining operations strategy and identifying continuous improvement opportunities in production line configurations.

Required
  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Business, Economics or similar
  • 5-10 years related experience in Mechanical Engineering and production line operations, preferably with a major automotive company
  • Strong understanding of, and, preferably, a qualification in, MIG welding operations
  • Exceptional leadership skills, patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with process improvement methodologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Good understanding of mechanical and standardized processes
  • Excellent business acumen, organisational and strategic agility
  • Exceptional integrity and a strong sense of ethics
  • Deep knowledge of manufacturing, equipment and processes within final assembly, body shop, paint shop and powertrain
  • Broad knowledge of global automotive market and associated industries
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability of project timeline and results
  • Excellent problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment; able to define problems, collect relevant data, extract meaning from data and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • Strong technical ability; able to read and interpret mechanical drawings
  • Proficiency in Excel, Project, Power Point, Word, Access, Visio

Production Engineer
 
Description: Designed, engineered and built in Kenya, Mobius Motors sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. Versatile, rugged and durable it is designed for African cities whilst still being extremely capable off-road.
 
We are seeking an exceptional and experienced automotive professional to be responsible for all engineering issues related to vehicle production process. 


The role will require a close working relationship with Design, Engineering, Cost Engineering, Supply Chain as well as the broader Mobius team. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
 
Production Engineering
  • Work alongside production staff and technicians to develop, install and maintain equipment used in the manufacturing process.
  • Develop, evaluate and continuously improve manufacturing methods, utilising knowledge of product design, materials, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods and quality standards.
  • Investigate and resolve operational problems such as material use variances and bottlenecks. Develop action plans or contingencies for line stoppage and repair plans.
  • Work with quality personnel to determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommend changes in product designs, tolerances, machine tooling and process methods.
  • Identify and implement methods to improve safety of manufacturing operations.
  • Give training and technical support on new machines and processes, applying industry health and safety practices.
  • Draft manufacturing documentation including PFMEA, control plans, process documentation and formal quality standards.
  • Perform Value Add / Value Engineering. Generate cost reduction ideas through identification of process/product efficiencies that will reduce overall costs. Work with all stakeholders to achieve cost reduction targets.
  • Provide guidance to the Technical and Supply teams for proposed new or modified designs to achieve required function at minimum cost.
Project Management
  • Lead and facilitate production review sessions. Report risks and opportunities of production status on a weekly basis.
  • Take ownership of projects; plan milestones, timelines, budgets, resources and identify potential risks to deliver production aspects within agreed completion dates.
  • Be proactive regarding task completion and periodically advise wider team on project status, timing, resources, issues, and ability to deliver on-time with excellence.
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to general automotive industry production standards and best practices; maintain structured and versioned data outputs daily and backup data weekly.
  • Work as an active member of the team, ensure effective communication between colleagues and positively contribute regularly to meetings and briefings.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team. 

They should be rigorous, pragmatic and on-the-ground solution focussed – not overly academic.

Required
  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering or similar
  • 2-3 years of volume manufacturing and assembly experience in automotive or heavy industrial
  • Solid knowledge of vehicle parts and subsystems and knowledge of part interaction
  • Ability to read and evaluate mechanical drawings and technical product specifications
  • Strong familiarity with mechanical tools and their use in fabrication, measurement and assembly
  • Ability to troubleshoot, fabricate and/or repair machines and mechanical assemblies
  • Practical knowledge of VE and VA techniques, lean concepts, and quality tools and standards (ISO/ QS9000)
  • High level of design awareness and strong mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of fastener and torque strategy
  • Knowledge of jig design, design software and machine programming
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High level of analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to self-manage; taking ownership of projects: budgeting, work planning, resource management and reporting

Process Engineer
 
Description: Designed, engineered and built in Kenya Mobius Motors sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. Versatile, rugged and durable it is designed for African cities whilst still being extremely capable off-road.
 
We are seeking an exceptional and experienced automotive professional to be responsible for the design, implementation operation of the Production process. 

The role will require a close working relationship with the Technical, Production, and Supply Chain Teams.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop, configure and optimise production processes from inception through to start up and certification.
  • Analyse and plan workforce utilisation, space requirements and workflow and design layout of equipment for maximum efficiency.
  • Design, run, test and upgrade systems and processes.
  • Develop best practices, routines and innovative solutions to improve production rates.
  • Work with Senior Systems and Quality Process Engineer to develop working instructions, workmanship standards and process documents, and ensure they are followed.
  • Develop and implement Continuous Improvement projects for the existing operation to increase quality, productivity, efficiency and cost.
  • Provide manufacturing data i.e. production control charts, reliability, process capability take times, to monitor and measure progress to target.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in engineering and process management with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team. 

They should possess a strong skill set in defining and implementing process strategies and identifying continuous improvement opportunities.

These skills should be alongside with experience of working with suppliers, production line configurations and quality engineering processes - within the automotive industry.

Required
  • 3+ years related experience in engineering, mechanical engineering, production line operations – preferably with a major automotive company
  • Exceptional leadership and clear sense of direction
  • Extreme patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong rapport with others
  • Exceptional integrity and a strong sense of ethics
  • Exceptional persistence and endurance to overcome significant challenges
  • Excellent problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems and components
  • Strong knowledge of fabrication based quality control methods, tools and techniques
  • Strong engineering analysis skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • High sense of drive and urgency in achieving our vision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team


Body Shop Supervisor

Description: Designed, engineered and built in Kenya Mobius Motors sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. Versatile, rugged and durable it is designed for African cities whilst still being extremely capable off-road.
 
Reporting to the Production Manager, we are seeking a Body Shop Supervisor to oversee a team of up to 20 people who fabricate and assemble Chassis’ and vehicle systems.
 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead the team welding and sub-assembling chassis, spaceframes and chassis components, and the final assembly of vehicle Chassis’.
  • Prepare work schedules to be accomplished by studying work instructions and parts lists; gathering parts, subassemblies, tools and materials.
  • Management and inputting of material requirements and job data into the computer system.
  • Ensure the proper use of, and output from, the production machines, tools, staff and materials.
  • Ensure that all team members follow Quality Management System processes and procedures.
  • Resolve body shop problems on the floor and notifying Manager to obtain additional resources if required.
  • Coordinate the efforts of the team members to support production schedules that ensure on-time delivery.
  • Verify specifications by measuring completed component.
  • Keep equipment operational by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment.
  • Maintain supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting requests for supplies; monitoring rejections.
  • Conserve resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Document actions by completing production and quality forms.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in engineering and operations management with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team - preferably within the automotive industry.

Required
  • General Diploma in a technical field
  • Practical experience of, and preferably, a qualification in, MIG welding operations
  • 3+ years related experience in Fabrication, mechanical engineering and production line operations – preferably with a major automotive company
  • Experience in Production computer systems – such as opening and closing jobs, allocating materials
  • Patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent creative questioning approach
  • Exceptional integrity and a strong sense of ethics
Assembly Line Supervisors
 
Description: Designed, engineered and built in Kenya, Mobius Motors sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. Versatile, rugged and durable it is designed for African cities whilst still being extremely capable off-road.
 
Reporting to the Production Manager, we are seeking 2 Supervisors to manage up to 20 fitters and Mechanics on the Trim, and Chassis Final lines who assemble the final vehicle after it’s been through Body and Paint Shops.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead the team to achieve superior automotive quality products.
  • Prepare work schedules to be accomplished by studying assembly instructions and parts lists; gathering parts, subassemblies, tools and materials.
  • Management and inputting of material requirements and job data into the computer system.
  • Ensure proper arrangement and layering of the production machines, tools, staff and materials.
  • Ensure that all team members follow Quality Management System processes and procedures.
  • Lead the assembly of components by examining connections for correct fit; fastening parts and subassemblies.
  • Coordinate the efforts of the team members to support production schedules that ensure on-time delivery.
  • Verify specifications by measuring completed component.
  • Resolve assembly problems on the floor and notifying Production Manager to obtain additional resources if required.
  • Keep equipment operational by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment.
  • Maintain supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; monitoring rejections.
  • Conserve resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Document actions by completing production and quality forms.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in engineering and operations management with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team - preferably within the automotive industry.

Required
  • General Diploma in a technical field
  • 3+ years related experience in mechanical engineering, production line operations – preferably with a major automotive company
  • Experience in Production computer systems – such as opening and closing jobs, allocating materials
  • Extreme patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent creative questioning approach
  • Exceptional integrity and a strong sense of ethics
How to Apply

email your application to recruiting@mobiusmotors.com

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