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Senior Mechanical Engineer (Belt Conveyors / Mining / ECSA / Engineering / Conveyor Design) – Gauteng, South Africa

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Mechanical Engineer Jobs
South Africa
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
Market related
CA Mining
Job Ref:
219 2006 MHU

Job Description: 
Our client is a top international engineering company who offer industrial solutions to numerous different industries. The engineer will be expected to liaise with the drawing office to assist with layout options from which the appropriate mechanical and structural calculations will be done. The engineer will also be expected to review the designs done by mechanical engineers. The engineer will be expected to expand the already existing standard calculations. Main duties are to perform conveyor design, general mechanical engineering design, analysis and fault finding independently. They will report directly to the Chief Engineer.


  • Optimization and standardization of conveyor designs in order to result in competitive conveyor solutions (from design through to construction)
  • Mechanical Engineering design, especially in the Bulk Materials Handling sphere;
  • Modernise the design process, including making use of the latest design software;
  • Building library for basic design calculations;
  • Coordinating with Project Managers, other Engineers and Drawing Office Section Leaders within a project to drive the technical execution of a project;
  • Arrange and participate in the review of overall machine/ conveyor designs and layouts.
  • Technical coordination with client, including representing the technical team at client meetings;
  • Preparation of specifications for technical enquiries;
  • Selecting the appropriate equipment from suppliers’ catalogues
  • Technical evaluation of bids received;
  • Input to and review of overall machine / conveyor designs;
  • Accurate record keeping of work as required for the department and/or project;
  • Compiling mechanical sections of maintenance / operating manuals;
  • Assisting with on-site commissioning;
  • Mechanical Engineering support to Service personnel;

Requirements:Qualification and Skill

  • B.Eng (Mechanical), B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering or M.Tech Degree.
  • CMA or equivalent diploma in the design of belt conveyors.
  • Course in Bulk Solids storage and flow design
  • 8 years’ experience in the design and implementation of belt conveyors in the mining industry.
  • Thorough understanding of SANS, CEMA and ISO specifications related to conveyors and conveyor components.
  • Registration with ECSA as Professional Engineer

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Travel to sites in and out of South Africa; 30% of the time
Closing Date:

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