Volkswagen: Maintenance Specialist: Welding Control




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

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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!

Volkswagen: Industrial Engineer




Job Title: Industrial Engineer
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 Engineering field.

The aim of the strategic talent pool is to build a database of skilled individuals in the Engineering field.

Please note that there may not currently be positions available and screening will only commence once positions do become available. Individuals will be notified via email once positions become available.

Job Description and Responsibilities:
-Establishing and analysing all manpower needs for existing and new operations
-Providing Production with a quality Industrial Engineering service with regard to:
- Optimum operation and machine loading
- Maintaining an accurate standards base
- Assistance in reducing off-standard performances
-Performing Industrial Engineering-related activities i.e. work measurement and method studies
-Assisting Process Engineering in providing Production with optimum workplace layouts which conform to requirements
-Investigating process-related problems and recommending and implementing improvements to ensure smooth operation of all processes
-Conducting capacity studies for future planning strategies
-Evaluating facilities and services in order to upgrade where necessary
-Be flexible within Industrial Engineering to assist in problem areas, if required

Education and Experience:

-Must possess an Industrial Engineering or equivalent qualification
-A minimum of 2 years Production experience would be advantageous
-Must be computer literate, Microsoft Office Package (Excel advanced & PowerPoint advanced)
-Must have basic engineering design knowledge
-Must be familiar with continuous improvement processes

Skills, Attributes & Other requirements:

-Must be analytical
-Must be pro-active in terms of problem solving
-Must have the ability to communicate well at all levels

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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!

Volkswagen: Pilot Hall Engineer (Talent Pool)




Job Title: Pilot Hall Engineer (Talent Pool)
Job Type:
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 Engineering field.

The aim of the strategic talent pool is to build a database of skilled individuals in the Engineering 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:
Coordinating VFF build in liaison with supporting departments.
Supporting of PVS / O-Series and SOP build phases relevant to facility facility functionality, dimensional improvements, quality improvements and project related problem with special reference to the manufacturing and preparation of special vehicles which may include Motorshow and Press Vehicles.
Investigating build / audit related problems (root cause analysis, establishment and implementation of corrective actions).
Supporting Production and Quality in achieving quality targets (Dimensional targets / Body Shop / BIW audits / Final Vehicle audit).
Identifying and monitoring of critical build processes in order to achieve build consistency and quality.
Manufacturing and implementing, in liaison with Process Engineer, of Prototype Facilities as required to improve build processes.
Participating in project teams for new model introductions / Production engineering changes / localization of sub-assemblies, fitment trials and sign-off for trim part introductions.
Providing feedback in the form of written and visual presentations on corrective actions at Management Reviews.
Understanding and analyzing Measuring Reports/ Quirls.
Issuing detailed reports on investigations.
Managing of problem sheets (Raising and Follow-up).

Education and Experience:

Must have a minimum of a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, in addition a tool making trade will be advantageous.
Have 3 to 5 years technical experience in the automotive industry.
Be familiar with detailed technical drawings and fixture drawings.
Experienced and extensive knowledge of the vehicle production process.
Have Proven Analytical Skills with an innovative Approach to Problem Solving with a special focus on the above process.
Be able to create detailed reports for distribution to relevant departments and Senior Management.
Have good communication skills (able to communicate at all levels, through
presentations ,verbal and in writing).
Have good analytical skills relevant to solving of vehicle build / audit related problems.
Be familiar with Jigs & Fixtures and parts drawings.

Skills, Attributes & Other requirements:

Be willing to work overtime at short notice
Be willing to work shifts
Be competent in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Have the ability to speak and read German - advantageous
Have the ability to plan and co-ordinate projects successfully

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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!

Volkswagen: Cold Test Engineer




Job Title: Cold Test Engineer
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 Engineering field.

The aim of the strategic talent pool is to build a database of skilled individuals in the Engineering 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:
Take responsibility for in line test facilities and analyse data related to testing. Control the batch release of engines through the hot test process to customer by means of analyzed data from production test facilities.
Take responsibility for the running, maintenance and TPM of test facilities in conjunction with production supervision and management.
Establish contacts in VW group cold test operations for continuous benchmarking and improvement.
Control the failure catalogues provided and establish a plan to improve and increase data recorded.
Recruit and train suitable personnel to operate the cold test facility on a shift basis. Train and develop a stand-in cold test engineer
Compile various reports of a business and analytical nature detailing recommendations and improvements in order to keep supervision and management apprised of progress of cold test activities.
Carry out various administrative functions in order to facilitate and execute projects within the Company’s administrative requirements and standards.
Maintain knowledge of and keep abreast of cold test technologies within the VW group.
Ensure production and quality targets are met and improved in line with VW group targets.
Maintain quality standard of product through data analysis and parameter optimization.

Education and Experience:

Engineering degree in mechanical or electrical
At least 5 years in an engineering or automotive field
Knowledge of combustion engines would be advantageous

Skills, Attributes & Other requirements:

Leadership Skills
Good Communication skills
Strong analytical skills
Strong PC Literacy, including an understanding of various PLC programmes
Knowledge and experience in pneumatics, hydraulics and electronic control and interface systems, would be advantageous
German language ability would be advantageous

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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!

Volkswagen: Commodities Buyer




Job Title: Commodities Buyer
Job Type:
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:

WANTED:
A committed purchasing professional with a passion for the motor industry, who is able to plan, source, develop, introduce and maintain local and export parts in order to achieve a commercially competitive advantage for VWSA.

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS:
- The identification & development of local and import parts & tooling in order to meet project requirements.
- Establish benchmark pricing and perform value analysis to ensure competitiveness.
- Conduct quotes and sourcing activities via various purchasing systems & prepare and present recommendations for managerial decision making purposes.
- Seek & develop new supply sources, nationally and internationally.
- Negotiate supplier price adjustments.
- Negotiate and maintain commercial contracts with suppliers.
- Perform capacity planning to ensure supplier tooling & facilities can adequately support VW production requirements.
- Incorporate engineering changes or quality improvements into existing components.
- Identify local sources of supply for potential export components to the VW Group.
- Prime project management accountability for ensuring components are approved by Engineering or Quality and introduced into production or exported.

Education and Experience:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
- A Degree / Diploma in the following disciplines - Purchasing, Logistics, Commerce, Finance, Business Management or
- A technical trade (e.g. Toolmaker) supported by an NTC 6 qualification.
- A minimum of 3 years Purchasing experience in the automotive industry.

Skills, Attributes & Other requirements:

VALUED COMPETENCIES
- A good understanding of MIDP, APDP and NIPP principles
- Negotiation & Problem solving skills
- Oral and written Communication skills
- Presentation skills
- Above average computer literacy, especially MS Office package
- Financial analysis & Costing ability
- Business management & Project management skills
- Customer interface and Conflict management skills
- Ability to interpret technical data
- Self motivated and driven
- German language proficiency

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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!

Volkswagen: Kaufteilemanagement Engineer




Job Title: Kaufteilemanagement Engineer
Job Type:
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:

WANTED:
Technically qualified employees for a newly established function within the Purchasing Division.

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS:
- Actively track and control Purchase Part development at suppliers to ensure sample part delivery according to pre-determined milestones and specification
- Conduct regular supplier visits to monitor progress
- Pre-empting possible problems with tool design or manufacture
- Troubleshooting (identifying problems and implementing fixes) during the development phase to prevent and / or minimize delays in development and disruptions to production
- Co-ordinate internal communication to ensure a single communication channel to suppliers
- Provide technical support to Commodity buyers, regarding tooling related issues of parts required for serial production

Education and Experience:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
- A Technical Degree / Diploma or
- A technical trade (e.g. Toolmaker) supported by an NTC 6 qualification. Forging/casting experience advantageous.
- At least 5 years experience in key technologies such as plastics, metallic, electrical or manufacturing processes
- Experience in tool manufacturing or design
- Experience in Pilot Hall or Supplier Quality would be an advantage or
- Purchasing Qualification with at least 5 years experience in abovementioned fields

Skills, Attributes & Other requirements:

VALUED COMPETENCIES:
- Ability to interpret technical data and drawings
- Negotiation & Problem solving skills
- Oral and written Communication skills
- Presentation skills
- Above average computer literacy, especially MS Office package
- Project management skills
- Customer interface and Conflict management skills
- Self motivated and driven
- Basic German language proficiency

The successful candidates must be willing to travel both nationally and internationally.

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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!

Volkswagen: VW Product Marketing Pricing Analyst




Job Title: VW Product Marketing Pricing Analyst
Job Type: Permanent
Location - Town / City: Sandton
Type of Position: Based in Sandton and reporting to the VW Product Marketing Manager, this is a permanent, STAFF level position.

Job Description and Responsibilities:
The position entails:
- Performing detailed analyses of the VW Product offering versus that of competitors to identify areas of opportunity
- Researching competitor offerings and pricing in order to ensure correct price positioning and model build up for all VW passenger products
- Formulating recommendations regarding pricing of options, and various model derivatives
- Preparation of Indexing and Price Positioning Charts for presentation and signoff by VWSA Management
- Negotiating VWSA Local Price position with VWAG on new models in order to obtain Group Brand approval
- Analysis of market/competitor subsequent price movements and the effects on the VW Brand
- Continuous monitoring of pricing baskets to ensure that models retain their Indexing Position
- Maintaining the pricing of vehicle specification tables in SAP Sales Distribution system

Education and Experience:

To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/ or ability required to meet the demands of the role:
- A formal 3-year Bachelor's degree/ National Diploma from a recognised tertiary institution, preferably in Commerce/ Business Science / Engineering / Finance
- A minimum of 3 years experience in engineering/ sales forecasting/ market research/ brand management / finance

Skills, Attributes & Other requirements:

The ideal candidate should:
- Demonstrate sound understanding of the automotive market and competitive environment
- Have strategic and conceptual thinking capabilities
- Present a structured thinking approach with sound problem-solving abilities
- Demonstrate good communication skills (oral and written) and well-developed presentation skills with the confidence and ability to address internal and external product forums (eg. Pre-PSK and Dealer Council)
- Display excellent computer literacy skills with comprehensive knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint
- Be analytically minded with the ability and inclination to work with detail
- Exhibit a solution-oriented approach and be able to work effectively under pressure
- Be innovative, resourceful and action-orientated
- Be passionate about cars / vehicle brands, with specific reference to VW products
- German language proficiency will be beneficial

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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!