Deadline: 19 Mar 2021

Tropic Knits Ltd, member of Ciel Textile, is looking for an Automation Engineer. Created in 1986, Tropic Knits Ltd is one of the largest vertically integrated manufacturers of quality jersey garments in the Indian Ocean with a workforce of over 1000 employees.


Reporting to the Head of IE – The primary focus of this position is to determine the most effective way to carry out production, maximise efficiency, optimise resources and processes.

What you will be doing:
  • Develop most efficient ways to use machines, materials and energy to make end products
  • Develop new or improved versions of automation machines, attachments and other features of our existing machines
  • Develop new machines, systems and creative ideas to help improve productivity, efficiency and quality in all departments
  • Provide creative solutions and ideas for improvement
  • Provide support to maintenance team to solve programming and automation machine issues
  • Develop and implement new de-skill methods and improve existing ones
  • Implementation of different lean tools (Kanban, Kaizen, 5S, Andon, Gemba, VSM, Visual Mgt)
  • Analyze cross functional processes to identify KAIZEN and bring improvement
  • Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to optimise manufacturing processes and production standards
  • Study product requirements and design manufacturing and information systems to meet requirements
  • Design methods to ensure product quality to resolve production problems, maximise product reliability, and minimise cost
  • Study and rearrange material flow and operations sequence as well as evaluate effects of product design changes
What we are looking for:
  • Degree holder in Mechatronics or other related field
  • Working experience in Textile industry will be an advantage
  • Very good level of computer literacy
  • Good analytical, problem solving and numerical skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team

If you think you have the right profile, please send us your application on

Management reserves the right to call only the best candidates for an interview. If you have not received any communication after the deadline, feel free to call us for any query.

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