VACANCY: Practical Mechanical Engineer required

Published on 11-01-2017

VACANCY at Distillique:

Practical Mechanical Engineer

Distillique requires a practical, hands-on mechanical engineering wizzard!

We will teach you distilling principles and practices and you bring your CAD (AutoCad Inventor) and practical Engineering skills to play with us.

Job requirements: 

  • Design distillery related equipment and tooling with local manufacturing in mind
  • Produce component manufacturing and equipment assembly drawings 
  • Compile bill of materials
  • Manage drawing library
  • Liase with manufacturers an sub-contractors 
  • Assist in quality assurance during manufacturing 
  • Assist in quality control when receiving manufactured components
  • Identify components for self-manufacturing
  • Manufacture some components inhouse
  • Be the BEST distillery designer you can be!

Your technical experience:

  • 3D CAD (AutoCad Inventor) design experience 
  • Design experience to include:
    • Sheet metal design for fabrication/manufacturing purposes
    • Sanitary systems (i.e. for dairy, beverage or pharmaceutical equipment)
    • Welded assemblies
    • Boiler and column design
    • Component and complete assembled machine designs
    • Basic instrumentation design
    • Electrical control box design
  • Some experience in:
    • Sheet metal work
    • Welding 
    • Milling/turning/boiler making
    • Fabrication
  • Mechanical engineering qualification (B.Eng or B.Tech) and proven experience
  • Experience with quality assurance/control practices
  • Fanatic attention to design detail
  • Project management skills
  • MS Windows and Office proficient.

Your personality requirements:

  • You are an easy going, non-aggressive, pleasant and likeable person to work with
  • Self-assured without being arrogant
  • Self-motivated
  • Feel comfortable in your own skin
  • Take responsibility for your work and yourself
  • Be proud of your achievements
  • Feel comfortable in a small business 
  • Feel comfortable working in an Afrikaans environment
  • Attention to detail when communicating
  • Diligent and energetic
  • Plan well and work according to planned target dates.

Other requirements:

  • Definitely no criminal record
  • Own car and valid driver’s license
  • Must speak and write good Afrikaans and English

We offer:

  • A pleasant, stimulating and interesting work environment. (We think so)
  • Great colleagues to work with! (We know so)
  • A non-grumpy boss. (...don't believe everything you hear)
  • Leave according to labour law. (...and sorry, you must take it - the law says so)
  • Negotiable salary/benefits dependent on applicable experience.

How to apply:

Please send your CV to including the following:
  • A design of an interesting component/part/equipment/assembly that YOU have designed (in pdf format)
  • Copy of mechanical engineering qualification/s
  • Work history with contactable references
  • Hobbies and personal interests
  • Recent photograph
  • Your expected salary requirements.

Distillique's values:

  • Do good to our AWESOME customers
  • Make a profit if we can
  • Have fun and learn.

The application process:

Distillique will evaluate all received CVs (received up to 20 February 2017) and then:

  • compile a candidate list based on CVs only,
  • send a short design challenge to the listed candidates and compile a short list of candidates,
  • interview short listed candidates and then
  • decide on appointing an appropriate (if any) candidate.

Beautiful things to design and build.