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Electrical Design Engineer

South Africa, Eastern Cape
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Area: South Africa, Eastern Cape
Sector: Engineering
Posted: 16 February 2024

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An exciting opportunity for an Electrical Design Engineer to take responsibility, from inception to completion, for entire electrical engineering projects. These projects include controls, electrical, and electronic engineering principles as well as project management

Location: Pretoria OR Port Elizabeth OR Durban, South Africa


  • Read and interpret technical drawings, schematics, PLC and PC-based controls software, and computer-generated reports.
  • Create, write, and troubleshoot PLC and PC-based controls software for projects under your responsibility. This includes the use of VFD and servo-based motor control.
  • Perform all necessary engineering calculations for the projects under your responsibility to ensure proper design and operation of the entire Product.
  • Research and analyse design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility and maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
  • Specify system components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
  • Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, and maintain the following to meet system requirements, while applying knowledge of engineering principles:
    • Electrical/electronic control systems
    • HMI equipment
    • Sensors
    • Processes
    • Mechanical Products
  • Provide feedback to the Director of Engineering and/or others in the company on engineering-related projects, problems, opportunities, and needs.
  • Oversee installation, operation, and repair to ensure that Products are installed and functioning according to specifications.
  • Establish and coordinate the maintenance and safety procedures, service schedule, and supply of materials required to maintain Products in the prescribed condition.
  • Recommend and design modifications to eliminate Product malfunctions.
  • Develop and test models of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, possible new applications and necessity of modification.


  • National Degree or Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Strong Electrical knowledge and experience
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as mechanical, fluid, and electrical engineering principles as well as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, tolerances, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Must possess good analytical and deductive reasoning abilities and memory skills.
  • Must be highly organized, thorough, and possess and practice good communication skills.