Design Engineer / Draughtsman

Design Engineer / Draughtsman


Job Description: 


A Company in Brackenfell that specializes in retail shopfitting solutions, is seeking to employ a Design Engineer / Draughtsman. The ideal candidate will have 3 – 5 years of experience and a relevant Degree or Diploma will be advantageous.


Ref: SW002995

Location: Western Cape, Brackenfell

Salary: Negotiable-Negotiable


  • Responsibilities include gathering drawings and specifications, calculating material and setting up production methods.
  • Preparing, reviewing and redrafting alongside project teams.
  • Create detailed designs with computer-aided design software.
  • Assist with Production Planning
  • Responsible for the programming of Machines to bend metal structural shapes, such as bars, rods, angles, pipes, and tubes, to angle or contour specified work orders, drawings, templates, or layouts
  • Ensure regular housekeeping activities are executed and the execution of Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Ensure efficient loading and unloading of sheet metal parts into and from Bending Machine.

Description of duties:


  • Technical design and drawing of all new and/or existing drawings as required in all departments.
  • Improve, and develop the design of existing processes, production units, machine parts, techniques, and/or relevant components of plant machines.
  • Conduct simulation process tests in order to determine and/or verify the prototype of the model.
  • Design new products by means of Solid works modeling, Calculations, and technical application of machines.
  • Performing calculations for materials and weight limitations.
  • Assist and support the maintenance team with the modification and correct application of mechanical changes to existing machinery.
  • Management of metal manufacturing area, including programming of laser and bending machines
  • Ensure that production happens timeously and effectively in line with production deadlines
  • The accurate record-keeping, issuing, and general control of all drawings at all times.
  • Submit final design to CEO and Production Manager for approval.
  • Research of current/existing processes, machine parts, machine components, and/or techniques.
  • Provide sound advice and support to R&D, Plant, and Project engineers at all times.
  • Design diagrams and layouts to illustrate a workflow.
  • Liaising with clients, Project managers, and workshop staff.
  • Identifying and Communicating potential design problems.


Overall quality control and output:

  • Check products for correct shapes, dimensions, and other specifications.
  • Ensure final designs comply with the regulations and quality standards.
  • Observe and follow company safety rules and regulations.
  • Work with others to ensure that equipment is in proper working order.



  • Responsible for the completion of production documentation.
  • Must be able to analyze situations and find solutions.

Education & Experience:

  • Matric / Grade 12
  • BTech or BEng Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a reputable University (negotiable)
  • Draughting Qualification
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ similar experience as a Design Engineer / Draughtsman
  • Valid driver’s license with own transport.
  • Solid works and CAD experience.


Must have exposure to the following:

  • Sheet Metal Manufacturing including laser cutting, bending, and welding
    Machine programming
  • Process Design
  • Been involved in the test phase.
  • Been involved in the manufacturing phase.
  • Staff and production management
  • Furniture design and joinery

Competency Requirements:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills both verbally and written.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Dedicated and reliable.
  • Possess the ability to adjust and to learn new skills.
  • Multi-tasking.
  • Always willing to learn.
  • Flexible with the ability to manage stress and work under pressure
  • Able to ensure a tidy work environment.
  • Able to use measuring equipment.
  • Able to read engineering drawings to ensure parts are bent to specified engineering requirements