Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Mechanical Engineering Intern At CSIR 2015

The CSIR has an opportunity for an Intern: Mechanical Engineer. The incumbent will engage in activities to improve and/or sustain equipment functionality.

This includes repair, maintenance, troubleshooting and procurement of parts/spares to ensure that the equipment is available for research activities.

This position is based in Pretoria.

Key responsibilities:

 Minimisation of down time associated with equipment breakdown;

 Contribute toward successful functioning of bioprocessing facilities;

 Perform routine maintenance on equipment under supervision;

 Assist the Equipment Engineer with installation and commissioning of equipment;

 Draft and contribute to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s);

 Troubleshooting and repair of key equipment to minimise downtime (e.g. fermenters, centrifuges, extruders, etc.);

 Develop engineering drawings and P&ID’s;

 Procurement of spares;

 May be required to work overtime.

Qualifications and skills:

 Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering;

 A strong work ethic (e.g. accountability and reliability) and the ability to work under supervision within a dynamic team environment;

 The following competencies are critical for this position:

o Innovation; o Sound technical knowledge;

o Integrity, lateral thinking ability; and

o Knowledge and appreciation of a cross-disciplinary project team environment;

 Excellent communication skills and the ability to contribute across the boundaries imposed by classical scientific disciplines.

Should you meet the above requirements, please email your CV to with your name and surname, position title and reference number on the subject line, (e.g. John Smith: Internship: Mechanical Engineering: Reference No:306012).

Closing date: 21 October 2015


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