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  • Posted: May 11, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • De Beer Intellectual Property Attorneys specialize in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (copyright and patents) for technological developments in the software, electronics and technology sector. We also have an extensive network of associates on the African continent that can assist with the obtaining of patent rights and copyrig...
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    Mechanical Engineer

    Job Description:
    Key Tasks

    • Concept generation of mechanical systems – use relevant tools and techniques for generating and communicating concepts of proposed mechanical solutions to team members and stakeholders.
    • Create technical specifications of end-products – produce appropriate technical specifications based upon required criteria of system/product (ie process, environmental, financial, safety). Specify suitable components and systems (procured or manufactured) as required.
    • Generate CAD models of designs, along with associated part, and assembly, drawings – use 3D CAD package (such as Creo) to model parts and assemblies of mechanical systems, displaying good-practice modelling principles.
    • Use relevant prototyping, manufacturing methodologies, and material selection to test, build, and validate designs – build and test designs, using relevant prototyping/manufacturing techniques to validate applicability. Create and lead experiments, where suitable, providing recommendations for end-product.
    • Adhere to relevant safety and environmental standards of systems and sub-systems – develop products that satisfy internal company standards and meet required safety and environmental standards (such as ISO 18001, ISO 14001)
    • Ensure work is documented to a high-standard – document designs, experiments, user manuals, safety documentation, to a high-standard for various stakeholders (management, team members, end users etc)
    • Identify and communicate areas of risk from a mechanical standpoint – highlight development risks that have impact to technical, financial, and schedule deliveries


    • Minimum: BEng/BSc in mechanical, or related, engineering discipline
    • Preferred: MSc/MEng in a Mechanical engineering discipline
    • Demonstrable experience of mechanical design


    • Experience of product development lifecycle (cradle to grave)
    • Experience of developing complex mechanical systems for high-precision products
    • Experience of integrated electro-mechanical systems, high speed mechanics and special purpose machinery
    • Designing for compliance to global standards (i.e. safety and environmental standards)
    • 3D Computer Aided Design (solid modelling, surface modelling, assemblies, drawings), ideally Creo.
    • WindChill or similar
    • Agile Development Principles
    • Rapid prototyping techniques (3D printing, SLA, SLS, etc)
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent teamwork
    • Self-driven and ability to consistently deliver on time and to specification
    • Ability to work in an independent team

    Additional information:
    Who we are

    • We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies.  As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to De Beer Intellectual Property Attorneys on to apply

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

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