Design Engineer

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: Negotiable
Recruiter: Green Marble Recruitment Consultants
Job Ref: JHB000176/YG
Summary: Responsible for design for the equipment/plant supplied by the Company in conjunction with the procedures of QMS.



Job Description


  • 5 to 10 years design and/or applications engineering.
  • Prefer experience in filtration & separation equipment, but other industries acceptable.
  • B.Eng or B.Sc Mechanical Engineering.
  • Willing to travel Internationally is essential.
  • Prefer registration as candidate or professional with ECSA.
  • Specific Skills:
    • Ability to:
      • Basic mechanical engineering including structural analysis, detail design of steel components such as tanks & structures, selection of equipment such as gearboxes etc.
      • Review drawings.
      • Communicate well.
    • Knowledge of:
      • Steel tanks, steel structures including connections, material grades, piping, gearboxes, pumps, relevant national design standards, FEA, rigging and erection aids, hydraulics.
      • Prefer knowledge of separation/filtration equipment such as thickeners, clarifiers, filter presses, belt filters, linear screens.
    • Strong:
      • Logical thinking, ownership of work, communication skills.
    • Understanding:
      • Cost and time implications of designs, fabrication methods.
    • Computer literacy:
      • Skilled in Microsoft Office : Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
      • Prefer experience in Solidworks, AutoCAD.

Job Description:

  • Produce design concepts, calculations and sketches (typically steel tanks, structures, mechanisms, transport and erection aids etc.) for Drawing Office to produce general arrangement and manufacturing drawings or for Sales to produce costing.
  • Ensure that equipment/plant design complies with the Technical Specification issued by the Sales Engineer and applicable specifications and codes of practice.
  • Sizing / selection / review of supplier mechanical and electrical equipment such as gearboxes, motors, blowers, screw feeders, pumps, belts and pulleys, hydraulic cylinders and circuits etc.
  • Provide design input for equipment component standardisation.
  • Assist Head of Technical Department with development and maintenance of equipment design manuals (aka Technical Department Handbook), as well as technical standards for partnered equipment, and expediting approval of these by Company Product Champion, Head of Contracts Dept, Head of Technical Department and Chinese partners.
  • Assist Chinese partners with equipment manuals.
  • Assist Drawing Office with problem solving and technical queries issued to Technical Department.
  • Assist Head of Technical Department with Procurement of consulting engineering services for civil, structural, mechanical and vessel designs required in terms of applicable codes of practice and OHS Act.
  • Maintain Design Register and Consulting Engineering folder incl. design clarifications.
  • Ensure all designs are to applicable codes of practice and OHS Act and signed off by the professional engineer.
  • Confirm consulting engineers complete all deliverables as detailed in order requisitions.
  • Checking of designs and detail drawings against relevant specifications and standards, including for Chinese partners.
  • Maintain proficiency in latest versions of CAD / detailing and 3D modelling packages.
  • Expedite and approve Chinese partners and/or other vendor designs and information required to complete equipment and plant designs and drawings, complete in accordance with the Company order.
  • Assist the Head of Technical Department with selection of manufacturing processes required for equipment components and determine required tolerances.
  • Ensure that correct manufacturing processes are employed by Chinese partner workshops and other suppliers.
  • Provide manufacturing and operational feedback on equipment and plant faults for refinement of existing designs.
  • Assist Head of Technical Department with research for improvement projects.
  • Capture equipment parameters in database.
  • Review Client Specs for tenders for clarifications and qualifications.
  • Take responsibility for maintaining a good working relationship with Roytec’s Chinese partners. Finding solutions to problem areas to grow the mutual respect & improved relationships.
  • Supervise Chinese partner or supplier designers and detailers to ensure manufacturing drawings are in accordance with the Company design and basic engineering drawings.
  • Expedite Technical clarifications & queries for partnered equipment between Chinese partners and Company Sales, Contracts and Technical departments and ensure TQ registers are updated.


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