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Automotive Service Documentation and CAD Technician

Cape Town – Western Cape

A premium product engineering and development company specializing in end-to-end turn-key commercial vehicle development seeks an experienced draughtsman for the role of Automotive Service Documentation and CAD Technician. This position involves close collaboration with Lead Engineers and requires alignment with the company’s dynamic culture that values adaptability. The ideal candidate should demonstrate strong emotional intelligence, be capable of handling complexity in a fast-paced setting and possess a well-rounded personality. Key attributes include self-motivation, meticulous attention to detail, and a positive demeanour conducive to team synergy. Requirements include an internationally recognized or South African Grade 12/NQF Level 5 matric, a technical qualification in the industry (minimum 2 years), and two to five years of full-time experience in 3D and 2D CAD using mid-to-high-end software like SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Siemens, Creo, or Inventor.
  • Use Siemens NX and -Teamcenter to create and maintain Service Documentation of Truck Chassis Systems such as cab, chassis and/or power train components.
  • Assign VMRS codes to OEM truck parts on Teamcenter.
  • Publish Service Documentation to the customer database.
  • Communicate with customer representatives regarding technical and project requirements
  • Plan daily tasks, keep a record of task status, and create reports.
  • Interface with Design Engineering to understand the design intent of the relevant Truck
  • Other tasks that might be required in line of duty
CAD Drafting:
  • Design and integration of mechanical or electro-mechanical equipment 3D CAD design of sheet metal components, formed piping, hose routing etc.
  • Creating 2D manufacturing drawings that include tolerance assignment, welding symbols, GD&T
  • Creating complex CAD assemblies of systems, layout/assembly drawings
  • Setting up bills of materials
CAD Quality Control:
  • Operate Siemens NX and Team Center
  • Learn customer Engineering Standards and Processes
  • Review Engineering CAD Models and Drawings for adherence to standards
  • Provide feedback to engineers regarding standards
  • Develop and execute non-design intent technical verification activities on engineers’ CAD files
  • Provide input into the continuous improvement of CAD processes and standards
  • Training Engineering standards to new employees
  • Recording CAD and customer standard-related knowledge and experience in a body of knowledge
General Administration:
  • Assist with planning, tracking, and reporting of drafting service activities.
  • Supporting the EPC administrative process for foreign-based team members.
  • Contributing to the overall administrative housekeeping and timeous OKR metrics.
  • Internationally recognized or South African matric (Grade 12/NQF Level 5)
  • Recognized industry technical qualification (2yrs minimum duration)
  • Two to Five full-time 3D and 2D CAD experience, post qualification, in any mid-to-high-end CAD Software (Solid works, Solid Edge, Siemens, Creo, Inventor)
  • Previous experience in the design and integration of automotive components and a sound knowledge of Siemens NX will be an advantage.
  • Be able to show relevant experience in: ▪
    • Manufacturing process exposure (Welding, Sheetmetal, Pipe bending, Harness manufacturing)
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent in task management
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle priority changes
  • Passionate about automotive engineering and CAD design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication (English)
  • Computer literacy (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)  
  • Passionate about efficient and effective administration  

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