Ref: 1026525Nationality: South African
Total years experience: 6-10 Years
Discipline: Mechanical Engineering. Industry in: Engineering – Mechanical – Automotive tooling design for the body in white industry (full body and white robotic & manual line involving 24 fixtures). Years of experience range: 6 to 10 years (process engineering).
Annual package range: South African Rand (ZAR) 351 000 – 450 000, per annum.
Achievements: Since starting with his current employer, he has been promoted 3 times (Junior Designer to Designer and then to Design Leader).
Designed a measuring station for a project and designed the complete station within his second year of employment.
Successfully lead a team of 6 Designers from conceptualisation to final delivery of the product on a project within the allotted timeframe. As a result he was entrusted with a larger project and consequently promoted.
Skill area of competence: Can look at a fixture and understand the broader picture of the layout. Attention to detail in terms of fixtures and drawings. Plan the designs within the parameters set by the customer and available resources. Conceptualise solutions and troubleshoot under pressure while keeping abreast of the broad picture of the project. Perform within tight deadlines and limited resources with great accuracy and integrity Skilled in Catia and Inventor.
Ability to identify, learn and adapt new ways to improve the efficiencies of his job by using Excel, batch files and processes.
Candidate location: South Africa
Home & other languages: English
Designation: Design Engineer (any discipline)
Highest qualification type: National Diploma
University: Durban University of Technology
Company size: ‘201 – 500
Division: Engineering / Design / Draughting / Drawing Office
Seniority level: Technologist – Lead / Senior / Principal / Chief
Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: N.Dip Mech Eng
Current / most recent job title?
Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
As design leader, I am tasked with overseeing the complete project from a designing stage, I interact with the customer directly and review the designers internally as well as with the customer.
Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
Check designs and review tooling designs. Ensure that the designs meet the customer’s standards/ Ensure that the timeline is adhered to. Review fixtures to ensure functionality. Troubleshoot and conceptualise with the designers.
Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
Mechanical Engineer who is experienced with negotiating with the customer in terms of the product in a highly pressurised environment. Able to perform within tight deadlines and limited resources with great accuracy and integrity. I am able to conceptualise solutions and troubleshoot under pressure while keeping abreast of the broad picture of the project.
Ideal business title:
Design Manager/Leader. Consultant Engineer. Senior Designer
Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
Conceptualising designs and ensuring standardisation and quality of the designs. Troubleshooting designs.
Skill area of competence:
I can look at a fixture and understand the broader picture of the layout. Attention to detail in terms of fixtures and drawings. Plan the designs within the parameters set by the customer and available resources.
Being able to identify, learn and adapt new ways to improve the efficiencies of my job by using Excel, Batch files and processes.
Skilled in Catia and Inventor.
7 years automotive tooling design for the body in white industry
Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved?
Designing a measuring station for a project and designed the complete station within my second year with my current employer.
Successfully leading a team of 6 designers from conceptualisation to final delivery of the product on a project within the allotted timeframe. The result of this achievement was to be entrusted with a larger project and consequent promotion.
Since starting with my current employer, I have had achieved 3 promotions (Junior designer to designer and then to design leader)
What do you absolutely love doing?
Conceptualising and troubleshooting problems.
Personally, I enjoy model and lego building as well as rock climbing which requires the above abilities.
Ideal company (culture and values):
A company that is result based/driven and employs a calibre of self-motivated employees. The company would be a heavy construction equipment / automotive industry or research and development company for design in this industry.
Motivation to move (please select): Career growth
Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.
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