Protech Model has a respected reputation as one of the leading Vacuum Forming companies supplying the 3D Signage and Industrial Industries in South Africa and into Africa. Working very closely with major Signage solution Companies we ensure only the best quality and service. Our turnkey "Start to Finish" expertise and facility ensure complete control in the manufacture process and responsibility of the final products required.
About the Position:
Protech Model is looking for a Junior Mechanical Engineer to handle all design work at the company. The position requires only about 20% of the time to be spent in the office designing, while the rest of the time will be spent in the factory overseeing the development of the "design to production" process and helping in production with any new potential development aids and helps to ensure efficiency in the production process.
As a Junior Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for all design work at Protech Model. You will be liaising with the customer on the required product, creating the design (if required) or converting the supplied design into files that can be used by the patternshop to machine production moulds, CNC jigs, 6-Axis Robot jigs and assembly jigs. You will also be responsible to follow this process through the whole process of development and production until such point that it can be handed over to production. Another aspect of the position is the design and handover of Laser Machine work. This includes designing and modifying files to help with Laser machined products for production products.
A pro-active attitude on the production floor is required to help identify areas where improvement is needed. This is necessary to streamline production and ensure a fast turnaround time of orders.
The admin side of the position includes creating and maintaining the process data sheets of all current product items. Making them easy to understand and assisting on the production floor to make the production of orders easy to understand and manufacture.