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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

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Nationality: Canadian, SA Critical Skill Visa in process, expected by end of November 2017
Highest Formal Qualification: Degree
Annual Package Range: CAD 851 000 - 950 000
Total years experience: 20-30 Years

Current/recent job title: Senior Mechanical Designer

Mechanical Design Engineer

Discipline: B.ASc. Mechanical Engineering, Diploma: Machinist. Industry in: Engineering – Mechanical – Manufacturing (different manufacturing practices & the R&D of systems, processes, machines, tools & equipment) & Engineering – Electrical – Industrial (manufacturing, components, systems, construction, safety, reliability engineering). Years of experience range: 20 to 30 years. Annual package range: CAD 851 000 – 950 000, per annum. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: Canadian. Critical Skill Visa due November 2017.

Manufacturing experience includes Aerospace Satellite: RF Antenna systems, Electro-packaging systems & Composite, Aviation: In-Flight Entertainment Control, Seat Control & Passenger Control Units, Power Plan: Simulation Station Industrial Enclosure (motion activated), Transport: Electric Powertrain (Motor Stator), Public Bike Dispensing Helmet cabinet, Military: Wireless Radio Transmitter, Signal/SOS Light, Automotive: Steering Wheel Turning & Light Handle Kits, Transmission Component, Telecommunication: Electro-Packaging, RF/Wireless Controller, Amplifier & Converter, Manufacturing hands-on: Additive Manufacturing (Direct Laser Melting), Machining Centre, Sheet Metal, Injection Plastic & Casting, Gas Assist Injection & Welding, R&D: Over-Molding Plastic/Rubber, Plastic/Metal, Plastic/PCB Electronic, Management: Supervision of Junior Designers, Tool Designers & Machinists, Leadership: Present seminar to co-workers (Do’s & Don’t of manufacturing technology).

3D Modelling software knowledge: SolidWorks, master the Advance Modules, larges assemblies, surfaces, plastic & casting design, mold design, sheet metal, PCB & 2D (GD&T, Stack-up Tolerances.) Pro-Engineer (Creo) master the Advanced Modules, larges assemblies, plastic design, sheet metal design, cabling, PCB & 2D (GD&T, Stack-up Tolerances.) Catia V5, Basic training, Top Down design, can easily & quickly pick-up speed. NX, Basic training, Top Down design tool, able to design product

“Several of my designs require automations when transferred to the shop floors and the use of dynamic motion (gear, drive shaft, pulley, motor, actuator, pneumatic and hydraulic controls or simply used of static jigs and fixtures. A quality and safe design requires proper documentation: 3D Mock-up, Top Level Assembly, Detail Drawings complete with study of interface (stack-up of tolerance & GD&T), BOM creation, Acceptance Matrix, Family Tree and Proper Databases management for future changes and cost reduction.”

Candidate location: 
South Africa

Home & other languages: French, English

Designation: Mechanical Design Engineer

Highest qualification type: Degree

University: Other / International Institution

Company size: ‘201 – 500

Division: Engineering / Design / Draughting / Drawing Office

Seniority level: Degreed Engineer – Junior / Lead / Senior / Principal / Chief

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Caucasian/White

Nationality:                              Canadian

If non South African, please specify your status to work in South Africa: Critical Skill Visa in process, expected by end of November 2017

Highest Formal Qualification:  Machinist

University in another country: Ottawa University Canada

Current / most recent job title?

Senior Mechanical Designer

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Responsible to develop complex mechanical design from proposal (Quotation), design parts & assemblies, generate precise documentations (ASTM), assist prototypes build-up, support production floor, reduce cost on existing program and participate in junior engineer technical development.

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

Expert in 3D design – SolidWorks.
In depth knowledge of material transformation/process (Sheet Metal, Machining, Injection Plastic, Die Casting, Welding, Surface Treatment & Automation).
Apply strict industry standards (MIL, NAS, ASME, ASTM SPECs).
Support customer and supplier to defines design criteria.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I am self-directed, energetic and creative. I focus on teamwork and brainstorming of new ideas. I do have leadership and I am not afraid of challenges. I can easily evaluate the scope of a project, defined problems and find economical solutions.

Ideal business title: 

Senior Mechanical Designer – This is what I love to and I am really good at it.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

3D modelling and detailing.
Prototype build-up.
Cost reduction of existing program.
Meet customer and supplier.
Define realistic design criteria.

Skill area of competence:

Expert in 3D solid modeling – Solidworks
Machinist – 5+ years (operate CNC and Conventional machinery)
Woodworking – Business owner (sole employe)

Career summary:

20 years in Product Design; plastic, sheet metal, machining, casting
10 years in Manufacturing; CNC machining, Injection molding, Sheet Metal,Casting
4 years in Aerospace Satellite
2 years in Aviation
1 year in Power Plan
2 years in Transport
1 year in Military
2 years in Automotive
7 years in Telecommunication
2 years in R&D
2 years in Management:

Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved?

I am focusing in Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, Military, Mining and Telecommunication. All related to Product Design and manufacturing.


Define proper time-line base of chosen technology to meet delivery.
Design flawless component and assemblies base on realistic design criteria.
Propose alternatives technologies to meet customer design criteria.
Re-design current concept to reduce manufacturing cost.
Meet industry standard to qualify product testing and release to customer.


Communication Skills
Leader, need no supervision
Technical Competency
Work Ethic, Focus,
Determination and Persistence,
Team worker,
Problem-Solving Skills


Impatient with mediocrity
Do not tolerant lack of respect
Not good with internal bad politics.

What do you absolutely love doing?

Design complex mechanical system.
Hand-on in building and testing new design.

Ideal company (culture and values):

Being a world leader in their technologies.
Support development of new skills.
Encourage personal initiative and new ideas.
Respect human cultural differences.
Open minded to Canadian Engineer.

Motivation to move (please select): International opportunity

Location Preference: I am specifically interested in opportunities in Africa.

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Mechanical Design Engineer