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  • Posted: Nov 12, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Paterson & Cooke is a recognised leader in the design and implementation of slurry systems and associated processes. Founded in 1991, we are an employee owned, independent engineering group that provides specialist services from our offices in Australia, Canada, Chile, South Africa, the UK and USA. We provide specialist consulting services for the analysi...
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    Junior Engineer

    Job Description

    The Junior Engineer (Mechanical or Electromechanical) is involved in the design and development of mining process equipment and related processes in the mining industry, ranging from concept development through to detailed design and commissioning and will generally have less than three years previous engineering work experience.


    • Design of mining process equipment, under close supervision of a more senior engineer, including the following:

      • Concept development of novel process equipment

      • PLC programming / software programming

      • Mechanical design

      • Selection and specification of system components (valves, instrumentation, electronic hardware etc.)

      • Basic supply chain management

    • Technical communication, including specification and report writing and presentations

    • Assist with laboratory development work during training and as further needs arise


    • Contribute as part of a project team and perform tasks in projects

    • Travel to mining sites locally and international to commission process equipment

    • Apply technical knowledge and skills to perform engineering tasks and problem solving in engineering projects, under close supervision by a more senior engineer

    • Continuously develop knowledge, understanding and skills associated with relevant engineering projects systems and the mining and resources industries.

    Qualifications & Competencies:

    • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in mechanical or electromechanical engineering

    • Registered or eligible for registration as a Candidate Engineer / Technologist with ECSA

    • Strong computer skills, especially spreadsheets (Excel) and word-processing (Word). CAD and FEA would be an added advantage

    • Strong communication skills, especially technical report writing and oral presentations

    • No criminal record (due to client, travel and site requirements)

    • A valid passport and driver's licence

    • Able and willing to travel locally and internationally, when required

    Method of Application

    Application Instructions

    Please send the following:

    • Subject Line: Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Position
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Your Curriculum Vitae and contactable references
    • A covering letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the job.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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