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 jobapplications@csir.co.za 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.

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