Mechanical Technician/Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Ref #8134VJ
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Richards Bay, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, Africa
  • Engineering - Factory, Manufacturing/Production
Employer Description

An industrial engineering Group, designing and supplying machines, process equipment and production lines for the world’s largest industrial groups including the aluminium, steel, glass, automotive, aerospace, logistics, cement and energy sectors

Job Description

  • Technical knowledge in cranes or heavy machinery used in aluminium industry will be advantageous.
  • Analyse and recommend solutions to customers’ technical problems.
  • Technical assistance to customers, suppliers, maintenance, production and engineering entities.
  • Check feasibility as well as conceptual and detailed design of improvements, while respecting international and local standards.
  • Manage mechanical projects including design, manufacture, installation, site meetings and commissioning.
  • High level of safety awareness.
  • Research and designs within the Engineering department will form part of the duties.
  • Keeping track of technical requests so as to minimize the delay for response to customers’ technical enquiries
  • Design calculations and technical specifications
  • Ensure the quality of any modification on customers’ equipment
  • Initiate actions for improvements in liaison with Head Office
  • In-house technical assistance i.e. advise on production/manufacturing procedures for critical items, technical assistance to suppliers where necessary
  • Implement and manage departmental technical documentation in line with company standards
  • Define and implement mechanical design procedures and standards for local manufacturing
  • Organize and implement a filing system for documentation and drawings related to projects
  • Define and implement a design procedure


  • Degree/Diploma in mechanical engineering fields.
  • Qualification/experience in project management advantageous.
  • ECSA registration advantageous.


  • 5 Years’ practical experience in the field of engineering.
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, MS Projects and Autocad.
  • Basic financial comprehension pertaining to budgets and job costing

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