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Junior Engineer

Engineering & Design, Manufacturing

Junior Engineer

Reporting to the Joinery Automation Specialist, the Junior Engineer will assist with daily engineering and drafting tasks to create various technical documents to assist in the efficient engineering and manufacture of all R&C products. Daily responsibility is focused (but not limited to) safety, quality, manufacturing efficiency, model integration, and supporting company goals.


  • Responsible for investigating new techniques, products, machines, and equipment to improve the design or manufacturing process.
  • Plan prepare and implement a new project scope, deliverables, timeline, project risk and calculate a project cost on all relevant projects.
  • Prepare a project schedule and assign resources in conjunction with departmental heads.
  • Identify project risks and implement measures to mitigate these risks
  • Monitor progress against scheduled tasks and update schedule
  • Ensure that all project deliverables and milestones are met according to the project phase
  • Optimize productivity (man and material) by analysing current processes and methods and identifying improvement projects on the shop floor.
  • Manage improvement projects and report accordingly on improvements made – cost reduction, hours reduced, etc.
  • Support production with the implementation of improvement projects as needed.
  • Plan projects, define scope and resources needed, define activities and due dates, develop cost estimates and budget, implement solutions and follow up to ensure successful completion
  • Responsible for creating and managing various technical or supporting documents to be used in the manufacturing and quality control processes. These documents include (but are not limited to) manufacturing drawings, assembly drawings, installation drawings, quality control drawings, check lists, technical bulletins, milestone tracers, standard operating procedures, joinery change request, and bills of materials
  • This position may also include designing, new drawing creation, Engineering Change Request (ECR) process and detailing work on both new product or projects.
  • Communicating the relevant information regarding the rolling out of new designs to the various departments (including feedback to the Project Manager) to ensure successful implementation.


  • Minimum: National Diploma (NQF Level 6) Engineering or related field.
  • Ideal:  BTech/B-degree (NQF Level 7) Engineering or related field.
  • Experience: 1-2 years design experience in manufacturing industry (boat building industry preferred).
  • Thorough understanding of design for manufacturing and build sequence.
  • Working knowledge of Solidworks (2013 upwards), and a Basic knowledge of AutoCAD / Draft-sight (2010 upwards). Speed / Accuracy tests to be conducted in both programs/ Nesting Software (Prefer Alphacam)
  • Working knowledge of MS Office package (especially Excel).
  • Boat Building knowledge will be advantageous.


  • Methodical / Systematic worker
  • Excellent analytical and numerical abilities
  • Good technical knowledge
  • Strong focus on attention to detail.
  • A self-motivated individual who excels in a challenging environment
  • Dependable / honest
  • Able to work within a team (good social skills)
  • Good Communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Fluent in English
  • A good perception of 3D space.
  • Decision making, problem solving and deadline driven
  • Good Troubleshooting abilities
  • An interest in boating and boat building is advantageous to this role as the position will include practical product development, sea trials, and manufacturing problem solving.
2nd Sep 2022
Montague Gardens
Cathy du Preez
Engineering & Design, Manufacturing

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Should you meet the above criteria and wish to apply for this position, you can send your CV to the Human resource officer, Cathy du Preez by no later than 09 Sep 2022. Please ensure you give motivation as to why you believe you are suitable for this position.

Kindly note, if no feedback is received within 4 weeks from the closing date; the applicant can then accept that their application has been unsuccessful. Unsuccessful candidates who attended an interview will be informed in writing of the reason as to why they have been unsuccessful.