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Industrial Simulation Engineer

Product/Project management
Cape Town – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
A premium product engineering and development company specializing in end-to-end turn-key commercial vehicle development is seeking a talented Industrial Simulation Engineer to join their team. The role will involve designing, developing, and implementing simulation models for automotive production lines, as well as facilitating the transition of engineering designs into production. The ideal candidate should be well-rounded with a high emotional intelligence, capable of managing complexity in a fast-paced environment. Key attributes include self-motivation, meticulous attention to detail, and a positive demeanour that enhances team dynamics and promotes excellence.
Requirements for the position include a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a related field. Candidates should have at least 2 years of post-graduate experience specifically in developing and implementing simulation models for manufacturing processes, preferably within the automotive industry. Proficiency in simulation software such as Simio (experience with other tools like Arena, FlexSim, or AnyLogic is advantageous) is essential for this role.
 
DUTIES:
  • Design, develop, and validate simulation models for automotive production lines using Simio.
  • Collect and analyse production data to inform simulation model parameters.
  • Identify bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and areas for improvement in production lines.
  • Interpret simulation results to provide actionable insights and recommendations for process improvements.
  • Work closely with production, engineering, and management teams to understand requirements and objectives.
  • Present simulation results and recommendations to stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to enhance simulation accuracy and effectiveness.
  • Prepare detailed reports and presentations to communicate project outcomes and insights.
  • Transition engineering designs and data into production, ensuring seamless integration and implementation.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a related field.
  • 2 years plus of post-graduate experience in developing and implementing simulation models for manufacturing processes, preferably in the automotive industry.
  • Proficiency in using simulation software such as Simio (experience with other simulation tools like Arena, FlexSim, or AnyLogic is a plus).
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes, production line dynamics, and lean manufacturing principles.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and statistical methods.
  • Willing to travel overseas for variable periods
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and production line dynamics.
  • Proficient in data analysis and statistical methods.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Computer literacy with advanced Microsoft Excel and simulation software skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask. 
  • Good written and verbal communication (English). 

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