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Mechanical Engineer (Design & Development, R&D)




R 800 000,00 per annum




My client is one of the largest forging companies in the southern hemisphere, known globally for its leadership in producing seamless forged and rolled products for the rail, petrochemical, civil engineering, power generation, and medium to heavy engineering sectors. has a position available right now for a Mechanical Design Engineer.


  • Use specialized software to create models and drawings of products
  • Research and development of new products, methods and procedures
  • Organize and maintain existing engineering records
  • Construct prototypes and confirm designs with design/purchasing team
  • Perform physical testing on engineering prototypes
  • Develops manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for fabricating, building, assembling, and installing components.
  • To ensure timeous, economic, functional design output that conforms to specification and quality requirements together with safety and environmental considerations and meets customer/production satisfaction
  • Ensure components and assemblies adhere to applicable industry and business standards
  • Ongoing Value Engineering takes place.
  • Feedback from internal and external customers is implemented in the design.
  • Ensure that all technical schedules are in place
  • Design Plans are compiled timeously for approval and adhered to.
  • Designs must comply with specifications and are accurate, relevant, cost-effective, within budget and on time.
  • Creation and revision of CNC programs for the various multi-axis, horizontal and vertical machines.
  • Supporting current production and prototype projects while maintaining quality and safety standards.
  • Works with engineering and supervisory personnel to troubleshoot and resolve design, tooling and operating difficulties
  • Drafting and designing drawings of tooling, and various product components.
  • Provide production support by generating forging and rolling parameters to achieve customer specifications for products
  • Ensure that tender concept drawings and bills of material are produced and compiled as directed.
  • Provide training to all operators on how to develop new CNC programs


  • BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • 3 years minimum experience in CNC programming, in the Manufacturing industry
  • Competent in 2D and 3D SolidWorks, Key Creator, eMastercam and FANUC
  • Ability to read and interpret design blueprints and experience with computer modelling software


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