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ELECTRONICS DESIGN ENGINEER - Engineering Innovation and Technology

Updated 1 month ago
Minimum Requirements

ELECTRONICS DESIGN ENGINEER

Engineering Innovation and Technology

Commercial Department

Elandsfontein

 

This position reports to: Engineering Innovation and Technology Manager

 

Main Responsibilities

 

  • Electronic design of products and/or assemblies and/or systems for electrical protection.
  • Digital and analogue circuit design
  • PCB Design and layout
  • Research and Development
  • Electronic modelling and simulation
  • Technical report writing
  • Drive innovation by liaising with internal and external stakeholders
  • Implement best practices
  • Research and Development into new concept ideas aligned with the business strategy

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree of Science in Electronic Engineering
  • 3 years’ relevant experience
  • PCB CAD design experience (Altium)
  • Power Electronics Experience
  • Microsoft Office
  • Embedded design including programming experience
  • Exposure and knowledge of other engineering disciplines
  • Product development experience
  • Manufacturing environment experience

Advantageous:

  • Research and develop new products ideas from concept to production
  • Programming experience (C++, C#, python, Linux, etc.)
  • IoT development experience (espressif chipset or similar wireless modules)
  • IoT platform experience (mqtt, tls etc.)

 

Competencies

  • Good presentation skills
  • Time management
  • Work well under pressure
  • Self-motivated but also works well as part of a team

 

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Chantal Gordon (011 928 2383) or via email on

Jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 09 November 2021.

"Should you not hear from us 2 weeks after the closing date, please take it that your application has not been successful".



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Graduate Opportunity - ENGINEERS X3 PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Updated 1 week ago
Minimum Requirements

This position reports to: Heads of Engineering

 

Purpose:

CBI is a vertically integrated engineering design and manufacturing company, producing circuit breakers and innovation in smart grid systems.

This program is designed to give you exposure to all the facets of engineering in design, innovation and manufacturing & business. After completing the two-year program, candidates will have gained invaluable theoretical and practical experience that will set them on an accelerated career path.

 

During your time at CBI, you will rotate through the various departments and divisions within CBI.

 

The schedule will be tailored to the individual’s field of engineering:

  • Design Engineering (mechanical and electronic product design projects)
  • Process Engineering (process optimization, automation and product design industrialisation)
  • Software Engineering (software, embedded firmware, IoT, networks)
  • Test Engineering (test equipment and automation)
  • Quality Engineering (fault finding, root cause analysis, statistical process control)

Others areas of exposure include:

  • Tool design and manufacturing
  • Local (SABS) and international (IEC, UL, etc.) standards and product certification
  • Marketing
  • Customer applications engineering
  • Metrology
  • Shop floors processes: Moulding, Press tools, Turning, electronics assembly to name a few
  • Mass production assembly lines

 

Minimum requirements:

  • BEng or BSc in Engineering in a relevant discipline (Mechanical, Electronic, Mechatronic)

 

Competencies:

  • Passion for innovation and design
  • Self-starter and autonomy
  • Post-graduate study in a related field.

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Chantal Gordon (011 928 2383) or via email on Jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 06 December 2021.

"Should you not hear from us 2 weeks after the closing date, please take it that your application has not been successful".



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MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER - Engineering Innovation and Technology

Updated 1 month ago
Minimum Requirements

MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

Engineering Innovation and Technology

Commercial Department

Elandsfontein

 

This position reports to: Engineering Innovation and Technology Manager

 

The purpose of the position is to design innovative R&D aligned with the business strategy, specifically

to design, develop and evaluate precision mechanical and electro-mechanical products, subsystems

or components.

 

Main Responsibilities

  • Execution of work is to be performed on Computer Aided Design and simulation work station.
  • Detailed analysis of test results and where necessary failure analysis to initiate corrective actions.
  • Systematic analysis of the performance of equipment, subsystems and products.
  • Applying best practice methods and procedures for testing mechanical components or sub-systems.
  • General understanding of the manufacturing and production processes.
  • Application of measurement uncertainty calculations where appropriate or required.
  • Establish best methods, practices and processes required to achieve the required reproducibility and repeatability in manufacturing CBI products.
  • Electronic design of products and/or assemblies and/or systems for electrical protection.
  • Research and Development with Technical report writing
  • Mechanical CAD modelling and simulation
  • Drive innovation by liaising with internal and external stakeholders
  • Research and Development into new concept ideas aligned with the business strategy

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12 (Senior Certificate)
  • M Eng./M Sc. (Mechanical) or equivalent
  • Ideally the incumbent will have 3-year experience in a similar product development environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of innovative product development procedures and methodologies (an added advantage)

 

Competencies

  • Work independently or in a team.
  • Verbally and in writing communicate on product development and design related matters
  • Develop or support software in one or more of the industry standard software languages

 

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Chantal Gordon (011 928 2383) or via email on

Jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 09 November 2021.

"Should you not hear from us 2 weeks after the closing date, please take it that your application has not been successful".



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OPERATOR (X2) - Springs Department

Updated 1 week ago
Minimum Requirements

This position reports to: Production Foreman (Springs)

 

Main Responsibilities

 

  • Operate machines and press to manufacture springs and coils used in the assembly of Circuit Breakers.
  • Verification of manufactured springs and coils to drawing requirements
  • Ensure quality standards are adhere to and maintain manufacturing processes
  • Verification of components with measuring equipment
  • Ensure materials received are correctly handled and control checks are performed
  • Ensure Equipment are within calibration specification
  • Adhere to Occupational Health and Safety rules.
  • Administration & documentation control and record keeping
  • Security & Loss control procedures
  • Willing to work alternative shifts

 

Qualifications and experience

 

  • Grade 12     

 

Attributes

 

  • Good communication skills
  • Self-starter
  • Production and quality orientated
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work as a team member

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Colleen Peffer (011 928 2111) in Human Resources or email your application to jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 06 December 2021.

"Should you not hear from us 2 weeks after the closing date, please take it that your application has not been successful".



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OPERATOR - Tubes Department

Updated 1 week ago
Minimum Requirements

This position reports to: Production Foreman (Tubes)                                             

                                                                                                                        

Main Responsibilities

 

  • Assemble Tubes as per drawing.
  • Verification of assembly on tube tester.
  • Ensure integrity of manufactured product.
  • Ensure quality standards are adhere to and maintain manufacturing processes
  • Ensure materials received are correctly handled and control checks are performed
  • Ensure Equipment are within calibration specification
  • Adhere to Occupational Health and Safety rules.
  • Administration & documentation control and record keeping
  • Security & Loss control procedures
  • Willing to work alternative shifts

 

Qualifications and experience

 

  • Grade 12 (Senior Certificate)
  • Manufacturing experience will be advantageous

 

Attributes

  • Self-starter
  • Production and quality orientated
  • Attention to detail
  • Work well under pressure
  • Work independently and in a team

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Colleen Peffer (011 928 2111) in Human Resources or email your application to jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 06 December 2021.

"Should you not hear from us 2 weeks after the closing date, please take it that your application has not been successful".



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PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR - FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Updated 4 weeks ago
Minimum Requirements

This position reports to: Payroll Supervisor

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure New Employee Starter packs as received from HR are completed correctly and that no documents are outstanding before capturing information on the payroll system.
  • Update Payroll System with New Employee information as received by HR and ensure that the employee’s package breakdown is captured correctly in the payroll system.
  • Ensure accurate processing of Bonus and Leave payments.
  • Submit correct documentation to Schemes (Medical Aid, Safrican, Sure Afrika,MIBFA, etc.) in respect of employees’ status (new engagements, terminations, changes in beneficiaries, etc.)
  • Upload monthly pension/provident fund contributions schedule to Mibfa.
  • Accurate capturing of all Wages Inputs on to payroll and T/A System, which includes annual leave, sick pay , family responsibility leave , etc
  • Scrutinise wage inputs to ensure correct documentation is received in terms of all leave applications, changes to rates of pay , etc .
  • Interpretation and application of Main Agreement.
  • Prepare banking paperwork and transfer wages net pays to the distribution bureau (FIHRST)
  • Administers all deductions accurately as received.
  • Deal with queries on all aspects of payroll and benefits.
  • Ensure all 3rd party payments are made before the due dates.
  • Provide advice to employees in respect of all benefits which includes Company Policies, etc
  • Ensure payslips are exported successfully to InfoSlips Platform at least 2 days before payday .
  • Schedule and release InfoSlips runs as and when necessary.
  • Assist employees with activating, registering InfoSlips account, emailing of PUK numbers and downloading InfoSlips App on their smartphones.
  • Ensure all new employees are loaded on the T/A System and all leavers are terminated.
  • All absences are accounted for against leave forms received versus clockings on the T/A System.
  • All no clocks are accounted for as per Audit Requirements.
  • Reports to meet deadlines (if applicable) and to conform to the requirements of managers, etc.
  • Ensure Payroll Department is fully equipped with all stationery requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Matric, Payroll Administration Certificate advantageous 
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years’ experience in processing Weekly Payrolls.
  • Experience with T/A Systems ( preferably Jarrison Time )
  • InfoSlips
  • Computer literate (Excel and Word)
  • Basic administrative skills

Competencies

  • The ability to perform tasks meticulously, with a fine attention to detail.
  • The ability to work independently, but also to interact in team exercises.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Time management skills
  • Good planning skills

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Chantal Gordon (011 928 2383) or via email on Jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 15 November 2021.

"Should you not hear from us 2 weeks after the closing date, please take it that your application has not been successful".



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PRODUCT RETURNS SUPERVISOR/TECHNICIAN (ELECTRICAL)-QUALITY ASSURANCE DEPARTMENT

Updated 1 month ago
Minimum Requirements

PRODUCT RETURNS SUPERVISOR/TECHNICIAN (ELECTRICAL)

QUALITY ASSURANCE DEPARTMENT

ELANDSFONTEIN

 

This position reports to: Quality Manager

Main Purpose: Performing electrical testing and related work on products within the CBI portfolio. The work will be done in support of Product Returns activities, i.e., product failure evaluation and reporting, as well as management of customer/product returns and product failure data.

Main Responsibilities

The work and responsibilities of the Test Supervisor/Technician will cover a range of test activities the following duties: -

  • Applying test methods and procedures specified to achieve the required accuracy and repeatability in testing a range of product parameters.
  • Focusing on tests to verify the functional and physical attributes of the products returned by customers.
  • Participate in compiling and updating test requirements, specifications and procedures used within the Product Returns department.
  • Ensure that equipment and instruments are maintained in good working order.
  • Initiate failure diagnostic processes as required for customer and production support.
  • Ensure that all product returns data is captured accurately and timeously.
  • Report to management on a weekly and monthly basis regarding failure trends and returns data.
  • Liaise with customers as required.
  • Ensure that any customer feedback is accurate and conducted in a professional manner.
  • Assist with maintaining the quality management system in accordance to ISO 9001 within the department.
  • Supervising and training of staff assigned to the department.
  • Responsible for the effective operation of the department and its staff.
  • Apply the prescribed company security and housekeeping rules at all times.
  • Adhere to all health and safety regulations when operating tools, instruments and equipment.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12 (Senior Certificate).
  • B.Tech or National Diploma in electrical or electro-technical engineering.
  • Ideally, the incumbent requires 2-3 years’ experience in a similar test or lab environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of test methodologies and techniques.
  • Good working knowledge of general-purpose office software.
  • Knowledge in the safe use of HV and LV systems.

Competencies

  • Able to work independently, in a team and to manage subordinates.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.

 

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Chantal Gordon (011 928 2383) or via email on

Jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 09 November 2021.

"Should you not hear from us 2 weeks after the closing date, please take it that your application has not been successful".



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RAPID PROTOTYPING TECHNICIAN - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Updated 1 week ago
Minimum Requirements

This position reports to: Head Mechanical Design Engineer

The Purpose:

To support design engineering development by manufacturing a diverse range of prototype components to drawing. To create sub-assemblies and final prototype products.

 

Main Responsibilities

  • Component manufacture to tight tolerances
  • Setup of rapid prototyping machines
  • Ensure that set quality standards and accuracy of all parts are achieved
  • Monitor and maintain rapid prototyping machines
  • Maintain appropriate stock and their levels.
  • Manufacturing of jigs and fixtures
  • Meet set delivery dates
  • Ensure that safety regulations are observed in all aspects
  • Ensure that work is efficiently carried out

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Senior Certificate (Grade 12)
  • Toolmaker with a Trade Test
  • 5 - 10 years ‘post-apprenticeship experience’ in a tool-room environment maintaining, repairing and manufacturing Precision Progression tools
  • CAD Knowledge
  • 3D Printing knowledge

 

Competencies

  • Good communication skills
  • Able to operate all machines (Milling, Turning, Grinding, Drilling etc.)
  • Able to work to tight tolerances
  • Ability to design and manufacture any jigs & fixtures required for the manufacture of prototype components.
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Should you be interested, please submit your application to Chantal Gordon (011 928 2383) or via email on Jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 06 December 2021.

"Should you not hear from us 2 weeks after the closing date, please take it that your application has not been successful".



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SALES REPRESENTATIVES X2 - COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT

Updated 1 month ago
Minimum Requirements

Main Purpose:

Governed by the Company’s policies, procedures and guidelines established by the Company and Management; the sales team is to generate sales of CBI services and products and achieving the targeted cost/revenue ratio; and to provide professional, prompt and reliable service to the existing and potential customer base.

 

Primary Functions:

The Key performance areas of the Technical Sales Representative are:

  • Market and Promote the CBI product range to all players in the industry within his/her assigned area of responsibility.  These will include but are not limited to:

 

  • Specifying Authorities
  • Eskom & Municipalities
  • Industry end users
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Electrical Wholesalers
  • OEMS

 

 

  • Conduct training and discuss product development as to ensure that all re-sellers, users and specifiers of CBI products are fully aware of the entire product range and are technically informed and kept up to date with the latest information.
  • Identity potential opportunities for new markets through market research and sales leads.  Participate in the development of appropriate sales strategies.
  • Develop call plans based upon sales initiatives and geographic location of account; achieve account goals and implementing business/sales strategies.
  • Compile and maintain a comprehensive and up to date customer list for the assigned area.
  • Compile and maintain a comprehensive and up to date project list for the assigned area.
  • Keep management informed of market changes and trends, which may affect our business, especially with regard to our competitors. Track and report on competitive influence and market conditions in the territory and recommend actions to counteract competitive activities.
  • Assist marketing in installing, updating and advertising material, campaigns, special promotions, launches etc.
  • Assist with shows, exhibitions, launches etc. and conducting comprehensive and relevant feedback with regards to the outcome of such events.
  • Manage customer relations with regards to customers return goods or credit and or repairs. Making sure that the customer receives appropriate feedback and that a professional customer experience is maintained at all times.
  • Communicate order information to CBI Sales Admin and Customer administration to ensure timely processing of customer orders.
  • Project a positive and professional image when representing the Company.
  • Attend team meetings, planning and review meetings to help forecast sales and develop strategies for closing sales cycles.
  • Conduct periodic post-sale customer care to answer customer questions, solve customer problems and to maintain a rapport with customers.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12
  • BA in Business /Marketing (preferred)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Be willing to travel
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a sales environment

 

 

Competencies:

  • Self-driven
  • Able to work under pressure and independently
  • Solid understanding of sales processes, ethics and dynamics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

 

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Chantal Gordon (011 928 2383) or via email on Jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 09 November 2021.

"Should you not hear from us 2 weeks after the closing date, please take it that your application has not been successful".



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TOOLMAKER/ MODEL MAKER - Technical Division

Updated 1 week ago
Minimum Requirements

This position reports to: Toolroom Foreman                                                              

                                                                                                                        

Main Responsibilities

 

  • Manufacturing of tooling to make prototype samples
  • Machining plastic and steel for prototype samples
  • Manufacturing and maintenance of special purpose equipment for manufacturing departments
  •  To meet set delivery dates to schedules
  • To ensure that components are manufactured to drawings
  • To ensure that set quality standards and accuracy of all parts are achieved
  • To ensure that safety regulations are observed in all aspects
  • To control and manufacture samples to calculated times
  • To ensure that work is efficiently carried out.

 

Qualifications and experience

 

  • Grade 12 (with Maths and Science)
  • Toolmaker with a trade test diploma
  • 10 years’ experience in a tool-room environment
  • Ability to operate all machines to achieve the above results.

 

Attributes

 

  • Self-starter
  • Toolroom orientated
  • Attention to detail
  • Work well under pressure
  • Work independently and in a team

 

Should you be interested, please submit your application to Colleen Peffer (011 928 2111) in Human Resources or email your application to jobs@cbi-electric.com on or before 06 December 2021.

"Should you not hear from us 2 weeks after the closing date, please take it that your application has not been successful".



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