Mechanical Design Engineer

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Job description

As the Mechanical Design engineer, you will form part of a multidisciplinary engineering team reporting to the R ’ D Manager. The incumbent will be a qualified engineer with experience in production design and project management of the R’D projects.
As the design engineer you will work with the engineering team by drawing on their insight to evaluate and contribute your mechanical knowledge to conceptualize new R’D projects. You will also assist by coordinating and administering team members tasks for each project to deliver results timeously through effective project planning.
The role is office bound, with minimum travel for work. Working hours are fixed, with two options available.


As the Design Engineer your responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:
Compile functional design specifications for automotive refrigeration equipment in terms of capacity, performance, efficiency, and dimensions.
Management of open and new R’D projects from design, planning (Gantt charts), testing and administration.
Provide technical presentations to appointed boards, management groups ’ staff.
Evaluate mechanical design inputs from the engineering team members and follow the best design route based on engineering best practice, experience, producibility and cost.
Manage ordering parts and samples, and liaison with suppliers to manufacture according to specification and within time.
Manage, drive, and supervise the building of prototypes based on new engineering designs.
Handover of newly designed products to the production team once design, prototyping and testing is complete.
Project management utilizing internal project tools.


B.Eng/B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering)
Full Product lifecycle management (concept, design, testing and product release).
Minimum 5 years’ work experience with 3D parametric software and CAD design – Ideally in a product design or production environment.
Sheet metal design (essential)
5 years’ experience in project management, especially planning and the administrative function is essential.
Custodian of product Bills of materials (BOMs) and associated costs for R’D – Populating, updating, and reducing cost is essential.
Manage all associated R’D engineering files – Assemblies, parts, CAD libraries, DCN files etc.
Own reliable transport.
Excellent interpersonal skills and leadership traits.
Logical, organised ’ analytical thinking. Solving problems by deductive and inductive reasoning.
Excellent at verbal articulation and writing skills.
Experience in the following will be advantageous:
FEA analysis using SolidWorks or Siemens NX Structures.
An understanding of the vapor compression cycle in refrigeration.
Expert knowledge in sheet metal design and weldments.
Any work in the refrigeration industry.
Any work in the automotive industry.