Assistant Engineer / Engineer (MTO Group)


Assistant Engineer / Engineer (MTO Group)

Location: South Africa and Western Cape
Contract Type: Permanent

Calling all vibrant, driven, and motivated engineering graduates, eager to apply their skills and knowledge in the Engineering Field!
As an Assistant Engineer/Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work with our Group Engineer across all business within MTO Forestry Pty Ltd based at our Sawmill in George, Western Cape.


  • Incumbent report to the Group Engineer.
  • Will provide technical support to all production departments.
  • Work in a team with all stakeholders (production personnel, suppliers, and contractors) to initiate, improve processes and solve technical problems.
  • Prepare design layouts, cost estimations and “scope of work” for new projects.
  • Will do own task management, prioritizing, expediting, and overseeing completion of projects.
  • Will focus on process and systems improvements.


  • Is qualified as an Engineer.
  • Has a valid driving license and must be willing to travel.
  • Is a young, dynamic, energetic individual who is directed, has the drive, and is confident.
  • Can work in a team and has very good interpersonal skills.
  • Can initiate action, meet deadlines, and strive to solve problems with innovative and creative ideas.
  • Has a passion for engineering.
  • Has experience of sawmilling, timber processing and related processes will be to his/her advantage but not a requirement.
  • Is willing to be a lifelong learner and evaluate and apply engineering advancements in the industry.


  • Engineering degree B Eng./B Tech (Mechanical or Industrial)


  • If the incumbent has no practical experience and has just completed tertiary training, on-the-job training will be provided, and the appointment will be that of Assistant Engineer.
  • Must be proficient in computer-aided drafting programs (i.e., AutoCAD),


  • A minimum of at least 12 months relevant experience as a Mechanical/Industrial Engineer at a processing or manufacturing company which include but is not limited to:
    • Must be proficient in computer-aided drafting programs (i.e., AutoCAD),
    • Design and layout of manufacturing processes,
    • Working knowledge of preventative maintenance systems,
    • Fundamental knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology,
    • Basic project planning and management,
    • Skilled to do processes and systems improvements through analyzing, designing and implementation using world class manufacturing, continuous improvement, process optimization and other relevant practices,
    • Basic knowledge of Health and Safety legislation,

This appointment will be made strictly in accordance with the Company’s Employment Equity Plan.

Applications close: 14 May 2021