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Candidate Engineer, Ref: 1171477 – Online Interview Questions

Ref: 1171477

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: BSc. Mechanical Engineering
Annual Package Range: ZAR 351 000 - 450 000, per annum
Total years experience: 1-2 Years

Mechanical Engineer

Current / most recent job title?

Candidate Engineer

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

My primary purpose is to make major decisions regarding the Maintenance, Design and Operation of designated plant areas and to improve overall functionality, reliability and safety of the Hot Strip Mill.

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Root Cause Analysis
System troubleshooting
Mechanical Design
Project Management
Mechanical Refurbishment

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Mechanical Engineering Graduate with strong analytical ability, who enjoys creative and innovative thinking. Perpetual growth seeker with an emphasis on improving overall quality of life. Currently searching for a mutually beneficial employment opportunity, where I benefit through professional and personal growth and my employer benefits through my technical ability and dedication.

4. Ideal business title: 

Junior Engineer
Mechanical Design Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Project Engineer
Graduate Engineer
Candidate Engineer
Engineer in Training

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Mechanical Design
CAD Modelling
Problem Solving
Project Planning
Maintenance Planning
Process optimization

6. Skill area of competence:

Proficient with Autodesk Inventor for both modeling and failure modes analysis. Microsoft office proficiency, specifically with Microsoft Excel. Skilled in SAP at an intermediate level. I have experience with other software such as Matlab, STAR-CCM+ and Ansys.

7. Career summary:

9 months: Power Generation
15 months: Steel Manufacturing

8. Achievements: 

Final Year Average – 70%
Final Design Project – 75%

Coil Marking Machine Upgrade, improving the Mechanical Reliability and Overall safety.

Scale Removal System Improvement Project, improving quality of Hot Rolled Coils.

Motor Guard Improvement Project, improving safety for operational staff.

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Problem Solving is something I enjoy very much, especially when it involves exercising my brain, both analytically and creatively. My communication skills and emotional intelligence allows me to connect with individuals and help integrate them into larger groups. My personal purpose is to connect with people and have a positive net effect on my external environment.

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

I would like to work for a company with a strong technical environment, where I am ensured professional and personal growth. My ideal company is results driven with well defined teams to achieve targets and goals. The work environment should be one of tolerance and high integrity amongst co-workers.

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