Friday, 27 April 2018

CSIR Internship Opportunity 2018

The CSIR has an Internship opportunity for an Intern: Mechanical Engineering in the Aeronautic Systems group within the Defence Peace Safety and Security unit.

The purpose of this position is design work in Additive Manufacturing (AM) / 3D printing and thereby providing the incumbent with practical work experience in the AM field. This position is based in Pretoria.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives.

Key Responsibilities :
  • During the internship, the successful candidate will be involved in the mechanical design of wind tunnel models, mechanical testing and the design of polymer articles. The work will include: 
  • Prediction of failure modes and calculation of stresses; 
  • Procurement of test articles; 
  • Work with Polymer additive manufacturing and metal additive manufacturing; 
  • Acquisition, set-up and testing of polymer article; 
  • Investigation and application of surface finishing techniques; 
  • Responsibility to meet project timescales. 
Qualifications, skills and experience:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering; 
  • Must be proficient in the SolidWorks CAD package; 
  • Hands-on experimental experience will be an advantage; 
  • Ability to follow instructions and work on fixed timescales; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; 
  • Be an enthusiastic and a self-motivated individual; 
  • Take ownership of certain tasks and take initiative in their position; 
  • Ability to work well under pressure as well as to work as part of a team. 
  • Willingness to work in a military research environment that serves both local and international clients and stakeholders. 
  • South African citizenship and security clearance are required for this position. 

Closing date: 10 May 2018


For more info, please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre on 012 841 4774 or email us at

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