De Beers Group Intern P1P2 - Mechanical Engineering Jobs in South Africa

De Beers Group Intern P1P2 - Mechanical Engineering Jobs in South Africa


Company Description:

Looking for a brilliant career?

  • Join us as our Mechanical Engineer and design, develop and implement mechanical systems, and sub-systems, from concept to production.

  • We’re the world’s leading diamond company, powered by thousands of people around the world, with a mission to support local communities, protect our natural environment and shape a brighter future.

  • With headquarters in London and mines in four countries – Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa – we are truly global.

  • Established in 1888, our expertise ranges from exploration and diamond recovery, to rough diamond sales and diamond jewellery retail.

  • We market our polished diamonds through two brands, Forevermark and De Beers Jewellers, while our Element Six operation is the world leader in the design, development and production of synthetic diamond materials for industrial and electronic applications.

  • We’ve opened research and development centres around the world in our mission to evolve the diamond industry for the better, and we take our environmental responsibility seriously.

  • We work to minimise the impact of our operations, investing heavily to find a balance between economic growth and long-term sustainability.

  • We seek talented people who share our belief in a better future for mining and are ready to make a difference. Are you one of them?

    Job Description:

    Key Tasks

  • Concept generation of mechanical systems – use relevant tools and techniques for generating and communicating concepts of proposed mechanical solutions to team members and stakeholders.

  • Create technical specifications of end-products – produce appropriate technical specifications based upon required criteria of system/product (ie process, environmental, financial, safety).

  • Specify suitable components and systems (procured or manufactured) as required.

  • Generate CAD models of designs, along with associated part, and assembly, drawings – use 3D CAD package (such as Creo) to model parts and assemblies of mechanical systems, displaying good-practice modelling principles.

  • Use relevant prototyping, manufacturing methodologies, and material selection to test, build, and
    validate designs – build and test designs, using relevant prototyping/manufacturing techniques to validate applicability.

  • Create and lead experiments, where suitable, providing recommendations for end-product.

  • Adhere to relevant safety and environmental standards of systems and sub-systems – develop products that satisfy internal company standards and meet required safety and environmental standards (such as ISO 18001, ISO 14001)

  • Ensure work is documented to a high-standard – document designs, experiments, user manuals, safety documentation, to a high-standard for various stakeholders (management, team members, end users etc)

  • Identify and communicate areas of risk from a mechanical standpoint – highlight development risks that have impact to technical, financial, and schedule deliveries


  • Minimum: BEng/BSc in mechanical, or related, engineering discipline

  • Preferred: MSc/MEng in a Mechanical engineering discipline

  • Demonstrable experience of mechanical design


  • Experience of product development lifecycle (cradle to grave)

  • Experience of developing complex mechanical systems for high-precision products

  • Experience of integrated electro-mechanical systems, high speed mechanics and special purpose machinery

  • Designing for compliance to global standards (i.e. safety and environmental standards)

  • 3D Computer Aided Design (solid modelling, surface modelling, assemblies, drawings), ideally Creo.

  • WindChill or similar

  • Agile Development Principles

  • Rapid prototyping techniques (3D printing, SLA, SLS, etc)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent teamwork

  • Self-driven and ability to consistently deliver on time and to specification

  • Ability to work in an independent team

    How to apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; De Beers Group Intern P1P2 - Mechanical Engineering Jobs in South Africa

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