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Senior Mechanical Engineer (R&D) – DT99

Leading R&D firm requires mechanical engineer. Design mechanical machines and components.

What the person must be able to do:

This role is in the mechanical R&D, manufacturing and industrial sectors. The person must be able to execute all job tasks in a cutting-edge mechanical design environment. The ideal candidate will be a senior mechanical engineer with significant experience in designing industrial parts for machines and highly sophisticated tooling. This experience will include exposure to CAD Design, Finite Element Analysis, and Mechanical Simulation.

  • Mechanical design of mechanical machines and components (May be electronically controlled)
  • Mechanical design of industrial processing machines and components (e.g. A smelter or a Water Filtration Machine)
  • Drafting sophisticated CNC diagrams in CAD software
  • Simple and complex geometric designs in multiple dimensions
  • Ability to use 3D Simulation Software
  • Ability to perform design calculations from first principles includes FEA calculations
  • Component wear and tear, maintenance and failure analysis
  • Technical guidance on appropriate component materials
  • Product Innovation
  • Technical Innovation and coming up with unique design solutions
  • Full product Research and Development
  • Project Management of development projects from concept phase through to production and implementation in the field
  • Project Documentation eg. Development Process Plans, Engineering Reports, Engineering Change Procedures, Engineering Drawings.

Key Job Deliverables:

  • Revenue income from new products.
  • Innovative designs and solutions.
  • Engineering project completion on time with high quality standards
  • Following organisational design best practices

Background work experience

  • 3+ years experience in mechanical design and development (Preference 5+ years)
  • Extensive exposure to mechanical component design for industrial machinery and processes
  • Experience utilising CAD Software such as Pro Engineer or equivalent
  • BSc/BTech in Mechanical Engineering Preferred (N Dips with extensive practical experience can apply)
  • 3+ years’ experience working in an organisation that designs, develops, manufactures and supports mechanical products
  • ECSA Professional Registration strongly advantageous
  • Adv: Project Management Experience

Type of Person

Qualify In

  • Action orientated
  • Analytical thinker
  • Innovator
  • Tenacious – Follows-through to completion
  • Strong technical problem solver
  • Capable of understanding both the big picture and the details
  • Team player and collaborator
  • Quality orientated person… even a perfectionist
  • Desire to learn and grow every day
  • Strong project management and facilitation skills

Qualify Out

  • Abrasive
  • Emotionally cold
  • Fuzzy thinking
  • “In the Box” Thinker
  • Impatient
  • Wants to be spoon fed
  • Lethargic
  • Confined to Analysis-Paralysis
  • Does not enjoy reading technical documentation

Personality Profile:

  • Moderate Driver (Big Picture Thinking, Drive and Perseverance)
  • Moderate to High Analytical (Analysis, Technical Problem Solving, Technical Calculations)
  • Moderate Expressive (For Innovation and Collaboration)

Benefits of this Role:

  • Cutting edge R&D and Manufacturing firm (The place you want to work)
  • Opportunity to work in a cutting edge environment
  • Technical challenge and growth
  • New project challenges to overcome
  • Personal growth

Reports to: Head Mechanical Design

Location: Alberton

Salary: R400K to R600K per annum negotiable. Dependent on experience. More senior candidates can also apply.

Type: Permanent

Start: ASAP

Reference: DT 99

Jobs like this don’t come around that often, so make sure you apply now.

Call Dave Lucas at 011 655 7391

Email: j99 @  (Please email your CV before calling us.)

[Referral Program: If you refer a suitably qualified candidate for this role, and they get placed through us, we will give you either a Samsung Galaxy or a Laptop]