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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
PLEASE NOTE THAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY.