CSIR Internship In Mechanical Engineering

Posted on :

2 May, 2018

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Engineering Jobs in South Africa

The CSIR has an Internship opportunity for an Intern: Mechanical Engineering in the Aeronautic Systems group within the Defence Peace Safety and Security unit.   

The purpose of this position is design work in Additive Manufacturing (AM) / 3D printing and thereby providing the incumbent with practical work experience in the AM field. This position is based in Pretoria.

Key Responsibilities:

During the internship, the successful candidate will be involved in the mechanical design of wind tunnel models, mechanical testing and the design of polymer articles.

The work will include:

  • Prediction of failure modes and calculation of stresses;
  • Procurement of test articles;
  • Work with Polymer additive manufacturing and metal additive manufacturing;
  • Acquisition, set-up, and testing of polymer article;
  • Investigation and application of surface finishing techniques;
  • Responsibility to meet project timescales.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering;
  • Must be proficient in the SolidWorks CAD package;
  • Hands-on experimental experience will be an advantage;
  • Ability to follow instructions and work on fixed timescales;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Be an enthusiastic and a self-motivated individual;
  • Take ownership of certain tasks and take initiative in their position;
  • Ability to work well under pressure as well as to work as part of a team

Willingness to work in a military research environment that serves both local and international clients and stakeholders.

South African citizenship and security clearance are required for this position.

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