Plant Mechanics will usually be involved in the constant monitoring, assessment and improvement of the quality and quantity of goods produced, and the efficiency and economics of their production.
- Conduct studies to evaluate work methods and use the information from such studies to determine and improve operating efficiencies of the company;
- Study material-handling methods and suggest or implement changes that reduce physical effort, increase safety and reduce handling costs;
- Design and modify equipment and processes to optimise use of resources and efficiency;
- Produce and submit proposals to management for upgrading equipment;
- Measure and study available floor space and draw plans of efficient plant layout;
- Assist in developing tests for components and finished products to make sure that they meet quality standards and operating requirements;
- Plan assignments and make recommendations based on worker performance, machine capacity and production schedules;
- Assist with or produce routine maintenance schedules;
- Aid in surveillance of inventories, ranging from raw materials to finished products, and prepare status reports;
- Supervise and advise operators and work teams, making sure work is carried out according to plan;
- Communicate with contractors and suppliers of goods and services; and
- Communicate with all persons in an organisation, from senior management through to technical and operations staff.
- Enjoy technical and engineering activities;
- Be able to identify, analyse and solve problems;
- Possess good oral and written communication skills;
- Possess an aptitude for computing and design;
- Be both practical and creative;
- Possess leadership abilities;
- Be able to work independently;
- Be able to work as part of a team; and
- Be willing and able to accept responsibility.
$50,000 - $60,000