Posted time 10th May 2024 Location Port Elizabeth Job type Full-time
  • Experience: 3 years HVAC engineering experience
  • Salary: R80 000 pm CTC negotiable

Powertrain/HVAC Engineer

Posting End Date -17-May-2024

Position :  Permanent (Staff)

Salary range : R35 000 – R45 000 (pending on relevant experience)

Benefits : Medical Aid /Provident Fund/Bonus/Lease Vehicle/15 days Leave

Relocation : Company will cover


Applications are invited from suitably qualified & experienced candidates to fill the Powertrain/HVAC Engineer position in the Product Engineering Department (Kariega)

Brief Role Description

  • To ensure products are engineered to African regional requirements by designing, developing, testing and introducing locally manufactured components, by adapting and developing sourced designs to be compatible with African regional environmental conditions and by issuing technical data in line with the correct component engineering level to meet the following criteria:
  • Group Africa products are built problem free
  • Regional requirements in terms of local content and technical support are met
  • Innovative and unique product feature development
  • Safety and reliability in service
  • Discontinued models but still required in Africa
  • Adhering to the required Product Emergence Process (PEP) manual.

Possible Tasks within this Role

  • Specify and assess technical content in Powertrain and automotive Heating-Ventilation-Air-conditioning (HVAC) components and systems.
  • Conduct technical and financial evaluations of/for development projects.
  • Specify, test and release Powertrain/HVAC components and systems to ensure adherence to Group and legal requirements.
  • Create and track development and release timing plans; prepare development and release reports.
  • Evaluate and implement Group design changes and Change Requests.
  • Maintain Technical Data Systems for Powertrain/HVAC components.
  • Support Production, Logistics, Warranty and Quality and assist with special investigations.
  • Apply sound knowledge of internal combustion engines (including their subcomponents and functionality) vehicle cooling systems, intake and exhaust systems, refrigerant lines and HVAC components & ducting.
  • Apply sound knowledge of systems (AVON, KVS, CONNECT, KPM, FAM, etc.) and MS Office Suite.
  • Communication with relevant suppliers throughout the development phase and the development of the relevant suppliers.
  • Communication with relevant Group counterparts for projects.

Qualification requirements

  • BSc/BTech/B Eng in Mechanical or  Mechatronics Engineering.

Experience needed

  • Minimum 3 years relative experience in the field


  • Knowledge of modern Powertrain/HVAC vehicle components and systems.
  • 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.
  • Code 8 Drivers Licence

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