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MECHANICAL DRAFTSPERSON | Durban

  • Job Title: Mechanical Draftsperson

  • Location: Durban, KZN

  • Duration: Permanent
We are looking for a dedicated and accurate mechanical drafter with an interest in mechanical engineering and a self-motivated attitude to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment that will utilize your creative abilities and CAD skills. You will be working with our expert engineering teams to create a variety of technical drawings and digital models and will be able to contribute to the design process as well. We foster a positive and encouraging work atmosphere and offer plenty of opportunities for on-the-job mentoring and practical experience with several departments, including engineering, manufacturing, and project management.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create technical drawings, manufacturing schematics, and 2D and 3D digital models of mechanical equipment designs, using measurements, specifications, and additional data from engineering team.
  • Able to use Solid Edge and who is able to details structural steel.
  • Collect initial drawings, calculations, and design ideas from engineers, and combine all relevant data into coherent and complete initial design models for review and modification.
  • Coordinate directly with engineers and project managers to understand project requirements, verify design details, and recommend modifications as needed according to company standards and best practices.
  • Annotate and verify all numerical designations and specifications in technical drawings and schematics, using both CAD programs and manual calculations when necessary.
  • Communicate with manufacturing personnel to create detailed layouts prior to production, and assist in designing, creating and testing production molds.
  • Provide support to engineering team as needed by creating technical drawings and digital models within deadlines and utilizing multiple methods to ensure deliverables include all relevant design details.
  • Assist in ongoing project to standardize and unify design document standards by participating in meetings and preparing presentation materials as necessary.
  • Develop 2D drawings of design specifications for mechanical equipment and components to assist in planning and production.
  • Use CAD programs to combine schematics and design data into accurate 3D models.
  • Analyze design documents and plans to verify dimensions and materials and coordinate with engineers to resolve any errors.
  • Assist engineers during initial planning by creating on-the-fly design sketches and models for analysis and modification.
  • Collaborate with engineers, production technicians and clients as necessary to identify design problems and develop effective solutions.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, rapid prototyping software, SAP, and Adobe Live Motion
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical drafting, or CAD certification plus 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Solid understanding of product design and mechanical engineering principles
  • Accurate, organized and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Capable of developing schematics and models of individual components as well as complete architecture

Job Skills & Qualifications:

  • Degree OR Diploma or any Relevant qualification in drafting
  • Able to use Solid Edge and who is able to details structural steel.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD Civil 3D and CADWorx
  • Excellent technical communication skills with engineers and manufacturing personnel
  • Strong attention to detail and mathematical abilities
  • Able to work within strict deadlines.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Email: msaban@csggroup.co.za
  • Reference: Please use ‘’Mechanical Draftsperson – Durban’’ in subject line
  • We look forward to your application. 
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