Job Title: Maintenance Specialist: Welding Control
Job Type: Strategic Talent Pool
Location - Town / City: Uitenhage
Type of Position: STRATEGIC TALENT POOL:
What is the Strategic Talent Pool?
Volkswagen Group South Africa is continuously looking for individuals with expertise in the Maintenance field.
The aim of the strategic talent pool is to build a database of skilled individuals in the Maintenance field. Please note that there may not currently be positions available and screening will only commence once positions become available. Individuals will be notified via email as soon as a position in their field of expertise becomes available.
Job Description and Responsibilities:
The repair and maintenance of electronically and mechanically controlled machinery and equipment, i.e:
- Maintain, programs and manage all welding equipment in plant, which includes: ARO weld timers and spot weld guns (Robotic and Manual), British Federal weld timers, Euro weld guns, Inuie weld guns, CO2/MIG/MAG welding machines and Stationary/Projection welding machines
- Implement and manage maintenance programs on all welding equipment
- Provide training on all welding equipment
- Keep records of all signed off welding parameters
- Upgrading of all welding equipment with new technology
- Researching new welding technology
- Keep track and making sure all welding systems' spares are available at all times
- Maintain Group standards
- Fault Finding on all Body Shop welding systems in the event of a break down
- Install, commission, program and maintain all new welding systems in Body Shop
Education and Experience:
- Have a Diploma or Degree in Engineering studies with relevant maintenance experience
- Have recognised welding training and experience
- Have experience in a Body Shop environment & above listed equipment
- Have specialist knowledge and experience on Kuka robots
- Have experience in Project Management in the motor industry
Skills, Attributes & Other requirements:
- Be willing to work overtime whenever necessary and/or requested
- Be willing to work weekends, public holidays and during Plant shut-down, whenever necessary and/or required
- Be available for standby
Questions after the interview:
At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.
Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:
- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?
These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.
If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:
- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?
If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:
- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;
The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!