June 13, 2024


JOB TYPE: Full-Time

LOCATION: Somerset West, South Africa

REPORT TO: Industrialization Manager

The Senior Industrial Engineer is responsible for successfully developing processes to
introduce and improve products and assembly processes as defined by the needs mandated
by clients, projects, and other stakeholders such that it achieves outputs that meet the

New Product Introduction / Development :

  • Responsible for the introduction of new products into production, particularly the
    design and implementation of the manufacturing processes in line with the industrial
    requirements and the objectives of the project and/or client.
  • Responsible for developing the Industrial Management Plan (IMP) for new products,
    including a viable ramp up plan.
  • Responsible for ensuring the required ramp up is achieved for new products in
    accordance with the IMP.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of the production data pack.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of assembly documentation.
  • Responsible for new and updated process information in the ERP system.
  • Responsible for product / process FMEA’s to identify industrial risks and implement
    mitigations where required.
  • Assist during all phases of evolution and customization of a standard product
    (including design, qualification, industrialization, and engineering support during
  • Assist with creating, maintaining, and updating test procedures and results sheets.
    Production Lines and Facilities:
  • Responsible for the implementation of 5S in production.
  • Responsible for Process / Product quality failure improvements.
  • Responsible for improvements in materials flow and allocations in stores and
  • Responsible for designing, improving and commissioning production lines and cells
    according to applicable standards.
  • Responsible for performing detailed line balancing and ensure the successful
    completion of the task sequencings.
  • Responsible for implementing Lean Manufacturing principles to continuously improve
    processes and production KPI’s.
  • Responsible for establishing operational methods and work standards and confirming
    task duration
  • Responsible for optimising productivity (man, machine, and material) by analysing
    current processes and methods and identification of improvement projects in the
  • Responsible for the training of production staff on new products.
  • Responsible for ensuring the timeous availability of tools and workstations; aligned
    with SHEQ requirements.
  • Responsible for capacity planning and reporting.
  • Responsible for identifying and implementing standard processes.
  • Responsible for identifying and implementing new systems for operations.
  • Responsible for performing product materials utilization analysis.
  • Responsible for identifying manufacturing cost improvements in terms of materials
    and labour.
  • Accountable for mentoring junior team members.
  • Assist in the development and manufacturing of aids, tools and jigs.
  • Assist with the introduction and support of manufacturing technologies, equipment
    and processes in production.
  • Assist with training production staff on the use of assembly fixtures and equipment.
  • Advocate for DFM during the product R&D phase
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required by company.



  • BEng Industrial Engineering Degree
    Experience & Knowledge:
  • >7 years of relevant work experience
  • New product introduction/product development experience – Very important
  • Experience in electronics hardware manufacturing environment
  • Good knowledge and experience in technical support in a manufacturing environment
  • Lean manufacturing experience
    Additional knowledge areas that would strengthen the application
  • Knowledge of satellite subsystems and the space environment.
  • Cleanroom, ESD, and optical assembly environment experience
  • Lean six sigma Black Belt certified


  • Positive self-motivated, self-starter attitude
  • Responsible
  • Team player
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Customer focused
  • Able to persuade and influence others
  • Flexible and able to multi-task, can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving
  • Resourcefulness in setting priorities.


  • English

If you meet the requirements of this vacancy, please send your cv to:
Lm@newspacesystems.com OR contact us on +27 (0) 21 300 0160.

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