• Full Time
  • Port Elizabeth
  • January 31, 2022


Basic Requirements:

  • Formal Tertiary education:
    • Grade 12
    • Artisan Qualification (Toolmaker/Turner or Equivalent)
  • Drivers Licence: Code 8- (required)
  • Languages:
    • English – Read, write and speak (required)
    • Afrikaans – Read, write and speak (optional)
    • German (Advantageous)


  • Computer Literate (MS Office)
  • Commissioning Experience (Advantageous)
  • 5+ years of mechanical tool making experience in the automotive industry
  • Ability to read & interpret detail & requirements from a mechanical design drawing
  • Knowledge of different metals & materials & the characteristics of the material, especially during the manufacturing process (weld, bending, metal hardness & coating possibilities.
  • Experience with interfacing / extracting information provided externally by customers / suppliers to be incorporated into existing manufacturing / assembly methods
  • 2D CAD experience
  • CNC Machining Experience
  • Knowledge of mechanics / materials
  • Practical manufacturing for material ordering

Job Objectives:

  • To work within the design department team, as Mechanical Processor
  • Capture raw material sizing and special requirements for material acquisition
  • Preparation of cutting/bending CAD files used by material suppliers
  • Review drawings and record all deviations from design office standards which require correction
  • Issuing bill of material to purchasing for quotation and ordering

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Specify the raw material sizes required for ordering
  • Have a good knowledge of material types, restrictions/limitations, and availability
  • Create cut profiles used for sheet/plate cutting and bending processes
  • Review drawing packs to ensure that the detailing conforms to the latest design office standards
  • Record any discrepancies and flag items that need to be corrected before design release
  • Ensure that all parts are designed in line with our manufacturing capabilities / restrictions
  • To liaise with specialist consultants e.g. Design Consultants/Suppliers
  • Identify any design areas of improvement to reduce the material / manufacturing costs
  • To resolve manufacturing issues in the early stages of design and development.
  • Issuing of raw material BOM to purchasing for quotation and order
  • Confirm that material order is aligned with the design release worksheet and that there are no outstanding updates/quantity changes to the material order
  • Approval of the design release before handover to manufacturing
  • “Outside the box” thinking
  • Perform model checking responsibilities as per training instructions.
  • Actively reduce costs. Provide suggestions and opportunities for cost savings
  • Proactively involved with the designer/manufacturing team to ensure highly successful project outcomes
  • Mentor, instruct, and uplift Junior Team Members
  • Holistic view of a project and its requirements in the interest of producing a better overall product


Preference will be given to employees from the designated groups in line with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please kindly consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted two weeks after the closing date.

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