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8 Feb 2022

Full-Time Engineer -in- Training Industrial Engineering 2022 Intake ( X83  ) at KNZ

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Job Description


Sappi Southern Africa requires an Industrial Engineer -in- Training to complete a two-year comprehensive training programme that contributes the knowledge and practical requirements to become proficient in data mining, mapping and improving current business processes and 30% Advanced Analytics in the business.

The main responsibilities of the role would be:

Business process data mining and value stream mapping – 

Application of the Celonis diagnostic system to mine primarily key business processes using SAP to;

Measure process capacity, visualise how they run in practice and identify gaps;

Define which gaps have the greatest impact and design the process to close these out;

Act in real-time to close gaps and increase process capacity with automation, bots and recommendations;

EIT will attend the Celonis Academy for training in the tool in mid-May;

Will form part of a team including a data mining resource, business resource and Industrial Engineer;

Some key business process areas include order-to-cash, contract life cycle management and procurement;

Understand and learn from existing processes (Value stream mapping based on facts and figures)​;

Use learnings for further developments and support unified process design for new process harmonisation in the business​;

Bring the focus of pain points of organisation and improve them​;

Detection of non-value adding work (manual work) – a prerequisite for digitalization;​

Set the right priorities where process improvements will drive tangible value​;

Improve the current situation by 5-10%;

Improve “Promise to delivered-ratio” by 50% (at the moment 22%) to become a real customer-centric organization; ​

Support control process to detect processes that are out of control;

The scope will be developed in the following project phases;

Goal setting workshop

Data extraction

Process connections

Process discovery and analysis


Advanced Analytics (30% of the time) – 

EIT will train on the use of the RapidMiner and Braincube machine learning and data science tools;

Specific process improvement projects will be provided to the EIT at various mills to improve OEE by;

Diagnose where variation is primarily coming from;

Design the variation out of the process;

Develop soft sensors (predictors) to control the process and feed into current control systems;

Apply a Lean Six Sigma DMAIC process to manage the overall process


The ideal candidate should have:


  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering
  • Computer literacy
  • No prior work experience is required
  • Candidates will need to travel to the Mills in KZN as and when required

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Job Categories: Apprenticeships, Jobs in kwazulu-natal, and Research & Development Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Engineer -in- Training Industrial Engineering 2022 Intake ( X83  ) at KNZ. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.


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