Forming Manager

Industry / Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Type: Permanent
Region: Gauteng

SUBTITLE: Production Manager

LOCATION:     Olifantsfontein, Gauteng


Well established plastic manufacturer requires an experienced professional to join their company as a Forming Manager. The successful candidate will oversee both the thermoforming and extrusion divisions and would need strong leadership skills. It is essential that this candidate comes from a 24/7 high volume production environment.


  • Grade 12
  • Completed Engineering Degree (Mechanical/Industrial/Civil) or relevant qualification
  • 4 – 6 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in a Mass Production Environment essential
  • Excellent leadership/staff management skills are required
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Excellent problem-solving ability



  • Manufacturing Machine Condition
  • Reporting of maintenance required and improvements
  • Machine Safe operations requirements
  • Optimal Utilization of machine – cycle times

Mould condition, transportation & changes including set up.

  • Completion of new product specification sheet for submission to the QAM
  • Packaging units/box, box ref, pack style
  • Product weight and reel specifications


  • Ensuring that Supervisors manages staff with regards to the follow: 
    • Compliment in line with the approved budget
    • Absenteeism, sick, leave
    • Reporting AWOL cases to HR Department after 3 days (no sick)
    • Training Development
    • Discipline, including writing of warnings
    • Timekeeping
    • Staff attendees register record keeping and submission

Raw Material

  • Reels
    • Availability & accessibility
    • Scrap minimization
    • Reel reject management
    • Stock accountability


  • Knifes
  • Blades
  • Consumables management and timeously ordering


  • Classification and segregation of waste
  • Education of staff regarding waste

Ensuring that staff adheres to the following

Health & Safety

  • Chairing on shift meetings
  • Submitting of meetings minutes to the production manager
  • Ensuring that portfolios are filled per shift
    • Health and Safety Officers
    • First Aiders
    • Fire Fighters
  • Fire drills & record keeping
  • Glass and hard plastics inspection and record keeping
  • Accident and incident management
  • Injury on duty management


  • BRC / IOP
    • Protective clothing
    • Hygiene & cleaning
    • Housekeeping (general)
    • Records keeping
    • Maintaining no jewellery policy
  • Quality
    • Training of staff (product specific)
    • Certificate of Conformance completion
    • Counter signing first of samples after mould change


  • Cycle time challenges
  • Heads per shift (product specific) according to approved budget
  • Achievement of planned production requirements
  • Decrease of mould set up times
  • Minimize formed product rejection
  • Counter signing down time recorded by operator
  • Informing management of deviation from the plan (down time)
  • Scheduling of tea/lunch breaks as per requirements  
  • Achieve performance KPI’s


  • Adhere to any reasonable instruction which falls in the ambit of your job
  • Do planning for the Department

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Should you meet the above minimum requirements, please submit your CV and a copy of your ID and Qualifications to caroline[at] Please quote the TITLE of this vacancy in the subject line of your email as reference. Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful. However, we will keep your details on record for suitable future roles. Thank you.

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