Industrial Engineering Internships

Industrial Engineering Internships


Field: Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Reference number: ENG 001

Location: Cape Town

Length: 4 to 6 months

Short description: This is a fairly large, well-known Mechanical & Electrical engineering consulting firm. They are responsible for a number of very large projects in and around Cape Town. They do analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical or electrical systems. Their Electrical engineers are responsible for a wide range of technologies. They design, document and supervise the installation of electrical and electronic systems e.g. Electrical and Electronic building services, Medium and High voltage electrical Reticulation, Repair and Maintenance Programme for Public Facilities RAMP.

Tasks: Students are integrated in the firm according to their interests or expertise.

Applicant requirements: Senior students in either mechanical or electrical engineering.

Level of education: Senior.

Language skills: Good English is required.

Field: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Reference number: ENG 003

Location: Parow, Cape Town

Length: 3 – 6 months (Factory closed during part of December)

Short description: This company has established itself as a market leader in the steel industry in South Africa and its associated lines of business. They have grown to be the largest privately owned steel mill in South Africa with some 2400 workers. They now control the steel manufacturing from raw materials to final product. Only South African steel is used and this guarantees a very high quality steel at a constant grade. Tasks would depend on the current needs of the company and also the study field of the intern. Currently they need assistance in breaking larger financial departments into smaller measurable units. They also have a need to do factory floor Planning / layout, time management studies, production scheduling, develop incentive schemes for staff, quality management studies, planning software, the development of incentive schemes for sales staff so that they can move from fixed packages to commission remunerations schemes, feasibility studies on the outsourcing of logistical facilities compared to in-house operations as well as consulting to the management of the company.

Applicant requirements: Computer Skills, Financial qualifications, International Marketing, Productivity, Warehousing, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, with study fields like work flow are some of the fields that can be offered by this firm. Level of education Senior level of studies or general study in a specific field.

Language skills: Good English.

Kind of person: Disciplined hardworking team player.(motivated, team etc.).

Field: Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Reference number: ENG 004

Location: Parow, Cape Town

Length: 4 to 6 months

Short description: This firm holds a leading market position in Southern Africa, specialising in the design, manufacture and distribution of fans to the industrial, mining, power generation and HVAC sectors. They design, install or maintain. This makes them one of the few firms who work during the summer Christmas holidays when other firms close for the holidays. It is a well establish family business with more than 300 workers.

Tasks: Interns are involved with production or designing. Some have been involved with development as well of new concepts.

Applicant requirements: Senior student in the 3 or 4 year is a minimum requirement.

Language skills: Good working English is the basic requirement.

Field: Consulting Engineers for all fields

Reference number: ENG 008

Location: Cape Town

Length: Minimum 4 to 6 months

Short description: This firm is one of the largest multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firms in the world, offering a broad range of multidisciplinary professional technical services across diverse market sectors. They have more than 6000 engineers working for them. Fields of operation includes: community development and infra-structure (civil, mechanical, structural), energy, mining and industrial, property, transport and water.

Field: Industrial, Mechanical, Management, Technical and Electrical Engineering

Reference number: ENG 015

Location: Southern suburbs of Cape Town

Length: 3 months or longer.

Short description: This company has a mission is to be a world class business focused on innovation, offering their customers dynamic and competitive technology products and services, aimed at the communications, some defence and contract manufacturing markets. As an international force, they focus on understanding their customers' needs and forming long term strategic alliances with like-minded enterprises worldwide. We use two key strategies to develop the group's businesses: A product strategy which involves defining, developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative products for South African and world markets; and a services strategy which seeks to provide a comprehensive range of services that complements our products and meets our customers' needs.

Tasks: You must either have knowledge of technical marketing, management or engineering and be a senior, master’s or MBA level in your studies. Alternatively you must have technical skills that are In the field of mechanical, electrical, industrial or related studies.

Applicant requirements: A car might be required to get to and from work.

Language skills: Good English – especially with technical ability in English.

Kind of person: You need to be quite independent in your thinking or reasoning. As this is a top international name in their field, only the best candidates will be considered.

Field: Electrical, Megatronics and Industrial Engineering

Reference number: ENG 016

Location: Cape Town

Length: 4 months or longer.

Short description: This company is South Africa’s leading specialist in LED application design, development and manufacturing. With a focus on providing a complete solution rather than only products, they ensure that the LED product exactly matches the client's requirements. This is essential when it comes to where critical factors such as current control, heat dissipation, installation, mechanical fittings, environment and power supply selection can all negatively affect the life of the LED if not thoroughly considered. They design and manufactures all their LED products in South Africa, thereby being able to control the quality of the product to match world class standards and yet remain affordable. The quality of the LED is critical in ensuring that the life of the product meets the client's expectations. They source LEDs from the best manufacturers around the world to use in their products. All LEDs are thoroughly tested for premature light degradation at the Cape Town premises. They also assist lighting designers, signage companies, interior designers, branding companies and architects in choosing the correct materials in their design to ensure optimum illumination.

Tasks: Product development, Project Mangement, Lighting design and testing, costing and feasibility analysis, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Production, Component Sourcing, LED Technology, Photometrics, Quality assurance.

Applicant requirements: Study in one of the above field at a more senior level – up to master level studies. Your level of English should be sufficient as well. This is a really good company to work for as there are many local young people and the vibe is very good.

Field: Business process engineering, Solar, Industrial Engineering

Reference number: ENG 019

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Length: 2 to 6 months

Short description:This company has been at the forefront of the design and manufacture of high quality, durable, effective and affordable solar water heating systems. They manufacture, sell, distribute and install a range of purpose-designed solar water heaters catering for a variety of applications and conditions and ensure that each unit installed is optimised to their clients needs. They pride themselves in their contribution to promoting the use of sustainable and renewable energy through their service to hundreds of satisfied clients spanning twenty years and their ability to tailor their products to specific needs, be that domestic, commercial or industrial applications.

Tasks: Optimizing and documenting company systems, processes and infrastructure. Evaluate and compare new technologies. Conduct economic feasibility studies on the implementation of the technologies. Conduct research in the field of waste-to-energy. Risk analysis, business planning, financial projections

Applicant requirements:

  • Business Administration Background./
  • Have strong technical and organisational skills.
  • Previous work experience, and a hard working and motivated individual.
  • Access to a car is essential.

Level of education: 3 Year or above in studies.

Language skills: Good English.

Field: Consulting, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering

Reference number: ENG 020

Location: Cape Town, Stellenbosch or national

Length: 4 to 6 months

Short description:As one of the largest multi-disciplined engineering consultancies in the continent, this company offers to its clients all the benefits of a world-wide group: global reach, shared knowledge and local relationships. They are rated in the top 5 in both South Africa and Europe and top 10 world-wide.This Group is a large global business providing management and consultancy services to the built and natural environment, specialising in projects for the property, transport, industrial and environment sectors.

Tasks: It depends on the work they are busy with, the needs of the moment and the skills of the intern. This is an excellent internship company.

Applicant requirements: They want motivated and passionate people with the ambition and drive to make a difference. The company’s culture is about looking beyond the immediate surroundings, questioning the received wisdom and embracing change.

Level of education: More senior.

Language skills: English.


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