Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Mechanical Engineering Internship 2018 for young South Africans

Application Deadline: 10 May 2018

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives.

The CSIR has an Internship opportunity for an Intern: Mechanical Engineering in the Aeronautic Systems group within the Defence Peace Safety and Security unit. The purpose of this position is design work in Additive Manufacturing (AM) / 3D printing and thereby providing the incumbent with practical work experience in the AM field. This position is based in Pretoria.


Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering;
  • Must be proficient in the SolidWorks CAD package;
  • Hands-on experimental experience will be an advantage;
  • Ability to follow instructions and work on fixed timescales;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Be an enthusiastic and a self-motivated individual;
  • Take ownership of certain tasks and take initiative in their position;
  • Ability to work well under pressure as well as to work as part of a team.
  • Willingness to work in a military research environment that serves both local and international clients and stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

During the internship, the successful candidate will be involved in the mechanical design of wind tunnel models, mechanical testing and the design of polymer articles. The work will include:

  • Prediction of failure modes and calculation of stresses;
  • Procurement of test articles;
  • Work with Polymer additive manufacturing and metal additive manufacturing;
  • Acquisition, set-up and testing of polymer article;
  • Investigation and application of surface finishing techniques;
  • Responsibility to meet project timescales.

South African citizenship and security clearance are required for this position.  

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CSIR Mechanical Engineering Internship 2018


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