*BEng or Meng in Industrial, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering and 10–15 years’ postgraduate experience in developing and implementing simulation models for manufacturing processes in the automotive industry. Must be a South African citizen and be willing to travel overseas.*
Location:Durbanville
Description:A design engineering company with a focus in the automotive industry is seeking a Lead Industrial Simulation Engineer to join their team. The duties will include, but are not limited to, leading the design, development, and validation of complex simulation models for automotive production lines; delegating work to assigned engineering personnel; mentoring and guiding engineers, providing technical leadership and expertise; overseeing the collection and analysis of production data to ensure accurate simulation model parameters; identifying critical bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and areas for improvement in production lines and developing strategic solutions; interpreting and synthesizing simulation results to provide high-level insights and actionable recommendations for process improvements; collaborating with senior management, production, and engineering teams to understand high-level requirements and objectives; presenting detailed simulation results and strategic recommendations to senior stakeholders and leadership; driving continuous improvement initiatives to enhance simulation accuracy, effectiveness, and overall production efficiency; transitioning engineering designs and data into production, ensuring seamless integration and implementation; and administrative duties.
Key Requirements:BEng or Meng degree in Industrial, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering and 10–15 years’ postgraduate experience in developing and implementing simulation models for manufacturing processes in the automotive industry. The ideal candidate should have advanced proficiency in using simulation software such as Simio, while experience with other simulation tools like Arena, FlexSim, or AnyLogic would be advantageous; an in-depth understanding of manufacturing processes, production line dynamics, and lean manufacturing principles; proficiency in data analysis, statistical methods, and optimization techniques; demonstrated leadership experience in managing simulation projects and teams; and strong project management skills, including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. All applicants must be South African citizens and willing to travel overseas for variable periods.
Additional Requirements:The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented; have good written and communication, leadership, management, analytical, and problem-solving skills; be able to articulate complex technical information to stakeholders, work under pressure, and multitask.
*Only candidates that meet all the requirements should apply
**Please quote “Lead Industrial Simulation Engineer (W1033)” in the subject line
***Only candidates that are shortlisted will be contacted

To apply for this job email your details to cvs@scistaff.co.za