Junior Mechanical Engineer - Protech Model, Centurion

  • Centurion
  • Salary: R6 000.00 - R8 000.00 Per Month
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted by Protech Model on Wednesday, June 3, 2020
  • Reference: 1681199
  • Apply before Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 27 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Protech Model

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. 

Position Duties:

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.

Required Skills

  • microsoft office : 1 year or less
  • solidworks : 1 year or less
  • mastercam : 1 year or less
  • draftsight : 1 year or less

Candidate Requirements

  • Proficiency in Solid Works
  • A good understanding of Vacuum forming and the processes involved.
  • Knowledge of different plastic types and their characteristics.
  • MasterCam knowledge is a plus.
  • Microsoft Office knowledge.
  • A pro-active attitude.
  • Ready to get hands dirty and work in a Production environment.
  • Team-member attitude.
  • Able to work under extremely pressured timelines.


Please note that only candidates with the required skills and experience should apply.

If you do not have a response from us within 2 weeks of your application, please deem your application unsuccessful. We wish you all the best in your career search.

This position reports to: General Manager Apply before Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 27 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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