Chassis Engineer

at MPC Recruitment
Published July 24, 2022
Location Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Category Engineering  
Job Type Full-Time  


Job Description:


  • Responsibility for the design, development and release of chassis components for the Vivo platform, including Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) requirements.
  • The resolution of design related problems on manufactured platforms (ability to problem solve complex components).
  • Supporting local, SSA and European supplier base with manufacturing and process improvement recommendations, thereby ensuring integrity of parts supplied.
  • Project management of components under your responsibility, ensuring that chassis components are timeously introduced into production within the specified time and cost parameters.
  • Preparing technical feasibility studies, cost analysis of components, systems and projects.
  • Creating and tracking development timing plans.
  • Evaluation and implementation of the VW Group design changes.
  • Maintenance of Technical Data Systems for chassis components.
  • Assist with line and quality problems, special investigations, etc.
  • Evaluation and implementation of Product cost optimisations.
  • NDip Mechanical Engineering / BTech Mechanical Engineering / BSc Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years relative experience in the field.
  • Knowledge of modern Chassis components and systems (Brake System, Steering Wheel systems, Tyres etc.)
  • Knowledge of modern automotive production methods.
  • Knowledge of project management principles.
  • Understanding of basic financial principles.
  • Self-motivation, good time management, report writing and presentation ability.
  • The ability to conduct Technical Presentations.
  • The ability to work and communicate effectively with people at all levels.
  • MS Office computer literacy.
  • A working knowledge of the German language will be an advantage.
  • Code 08 Drivers Licence.


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