Mechanical Engineering Graduate Jobs

Posted on :

1 Jul, 2013

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Engineering Jobs in South Africa

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Vacancies

Job Purpose:

To receive an on job training relevant to his/her career by being exposed to both administration and technical aspects of the relevant field by following an approved training programme.

Key Performance Areas:

Conduct test and generate test results including the reporting thereof in the Laboratory:

  • Plan and prepare to conduct tests
  • Receive all samples from clients in order to test them
  • Conduct manual and / or automated tests and generate test results
  • Record generated test results
  • Interpret the results and generate reports

Apply calibration and maintenance procedures within the Laboratory:

  • Write reports on all tests conducted
  • Prepare and apply calibration procedures
  • Demonstrate the appropriate maintenance and basic trouble shooting required
  • Calibration and verification of equipment
  • Process proficiency samples
  • Participate in in-house validations

Participate in maintaining the quality management system and accreditation (where applicable) in the Testing Laboratory:

  • Ensure responsible housekeeping with in the work area or as directed by the line manager
  • Conduct all activities assigned to maintain the Quality Management System and Accreditation
  • Maintain a safe working environment by adhering to relevant safety principles
  • Maintain all aspects of the laboratory’s quality system in accordance with the Quality Manual and the laboratory’s accreditation to the relevant ISO standard e.g. ISO 17025, IEC CB Scheme and OHS requirements

Deliver excellent customer service for the  Testing Laboratory:

  • Delivery beyond the client expectations
  • Provide excellent customer service by meeting and exceeding the client requirements as per their requests
  • Handle queries and resolve problems within sphere of control
  • Resolve customer issues within the desired time frame
  • Follow up on customer queries, complaints etc. where necessary

Optimize own performance within the team for the Testing Laboratory manufacturing Business Unit:

  • Participate as a productive team member
  • Manage own performance in order to meet departmental objectives
  • Value diversity and actively build business relationships
  • Ensuring that one is able to seek guidance and mentorship from more experienced team members where necessary

Ensure that all administration and reporting is kept up to date (within scope of control):

  • Submission of all reports (weekly, monthly quarterly) etc. within scope of control on time
  • Submission of weekly, monthly reports,  time sheets and any other related documentation
  • Submission of claims e.g. subsistence and travel timeously and accurately
Qualifications and Experience:
  • You will receive a 12 Months Fixed Term Contract which you will get after reading and accepting all the policies and procedures as provided by the SABS
  • You must have a Degree / Diploma in (Mechanical Engineering) or equivalent
  • You will be remunerated R5000, 00 per month as an allowance
  • You must have register with SARS and submit your Tax Number to HR
  • You will be given access to (Telephone/Internet & E-mail etc.)
  • You will receive a relevant Personal Protective Equipment for safety purposes
Behavioural Attributes:


Expresses and articulates key elements of ideas or concepts (both written and verbal) in a logical, descriptive, and comprehensible manner. Anticipates reactions and responds appropriately. Probes and listens for information from others, without interrupting or judging, in order to understand underlying issues.


Demonstrates commitment to excellent service in day-to-day operations.  Foresees issues that might adversely affect work quality and develops contingency plans.


Leverages others’ expertise, and shares information and best practices to optimize work results. Encourages others and offers guidance and support to others when assistance is required.


Demonstrates resourcefulness by exploring a range of alternatives and options to resolve problems.  Quickly recognizes new problems and develops solutions within appropriate time scales.

Applications accepted until: 05th of Jul, 2013
Advert Code: SABS18290
Location: Pretoria and East London

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