Design Engineer
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Job Type:Full-Time

DESIGN ENGINEER: R20 – R40K depending on experience

Duties and responsibilities but not limited to:-

Study and develop a design brief

Research whether the design will work and be cost-effective

Develop ideas for new products and the systems used to make them

Draw and create blueprints and other schematics needed

Create test prototypes and develop these for production in a timeous manner

Assess the usability, environmental impact and safety of a design

Conduct tests in order to determine whether the products meet all requirements

Collect and analyse data from tests on prototypes

Modify designs and retest them

Writing regular progress reports

Make recommendations to improve production efficiency

Modify existing products or processes to increase efficiency or improve performance.

Develop and implement design strategies

Collaborate with other engineers, managers and workshop managers

Estimate and establish cost parameters and budgets for design

Research and track prototype performance and reaction

Prepare documentation, such as testing protocols, instructions and manuals

Organize plans and create schedules

Review and oversee manufacturing of designs

Place orders. Follow up on orders

Check that the correct materials were delivered

If the materials are incorrect, liaise with Stores to return them

Be involved to check when the laser cut parts arrive

Communicate any issue that arises

Work closely and communicate with the guys on the floor

Ensure that our suppliers have the updated drawings e.t.c.

Key skills:

· Strong maths and IT skills

· A creative flair and design ability

· Good visual and spatial awareness

· Attention to details

· Problem solving

· Writing and oral communication

· Commercial awareness

· Excellent project management skills

· Time management and organization skills

· IT and CAD knowledge.

· The ability to work in a team.

Other Advantageous Qualities:

National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering or BTech: Mechanical Engineering (Specifically looking for a technically qualified individual.)

Experience working with sheet metal in Solidworks

Previous experience working with Solidworks PDM

Hands on approach, when working with prototypes and factory staff.

The ability to follow a project through, from conception to completion.

A keen interest in overlanding / 4x4 / camping

The ability to remain calm, and keep a logical and methodical approach when under pressure.

Previous work experience in a line-style manufacturing environment would be very advantageous.

Please forward your C.V with contactable references as well as your Design Portfolio to

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