East London, ZA

Process & Industrial Engineer

Process & Industrial Engineer

East London JIT Plant – South Africa


Driving the future of automotive. We’re Lear For You.


Company Overview


Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of more than 165,000 talented employees in 37 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #186 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at lear.com, or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation



Responsibilities :


  • Maintain Bills of Materials (BOMs) using SAP MRP system
  • Comply with schedule for periodic BOM audits; and ensure timeous closure of findings
  • Lead and implement engineering changes, with minimal investment and a drive for zero obsolescence
  • Ensure effective process planning with the goal to maximize resource utilization
  • Update and maintain standard work instructions (SWI)
  • Conduct method and time studies as a tool to optimize resource planning
  • Review and manage Process FMEA using APiS software
  • Assume responsibility for the receipt and accurate control of patterns and/or CAD data
  • Generate cutting programs to create cut-parts for the manufacture of trim covers
  • Where needed, ensure cutting dies are manufactured according to customer specifications and/or CAD data
  • Liaise with suppliers and ensure adherence to latest engineering revision levels
  • Update and maintain plant layout drawings using AutoCAD
  • Assume responsibility for the submission of BOMs to IMDS and liaise with IMDS team for approvals
  • Comply with all relevant Lear procedures and policies


Educational Requirements :


  • NDip / B-Tech Industrial or Mechanical Engineering (or any equivalent qualification)
  • 3 – 5 years working experience
  • A proven track record in the automotive industry



Special Requirements :


  • Good communication skills
  • Be able to function autonomously
  • Knowledge of Lectra and Gerber cutting machines would be beneficial
  • A solid understanding of Lean Manufacturing would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of the following software's would be beneficial: SAP MRP system; APiS FMEA; AutoCAD
  • Have a firm grasp of the MS Office package


Why Lear


We offer a fantastic place to work, opportunity to grow and being part of a company who places its people first. 



Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.

Applicants must submit their resumes for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.