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Career & Vacancies

Application Developer

Updated 1 year ago
Minimum Requirements

The Purpose

The principal function of the applications developer is to make computers perform specific tasks, based on the client's specifications.



Areas of responsibility include inter alia the following:

  • Establishing a detailed program specification through discussion with clients;
  • Clarifying what actions the program is intended to perform;
  • Breaking down program specification into its simplest elements and translating this logic into a programming language;
  • Devising possible solutions to anticipated problems;
  • Working as part of a team, which may be established purely for a particular project to write a specific section of the program;
  • Engaging work clients within the company on a daily basis to get a broader understanding of inner workings of the company and how the programs can assist in achieving broader efficiencies and meeting customer needs.
  • Combining all elements of the program design and testing it;
  • Testing sample data-sets to check that output from the program works as intended;
  • Conducting testing and installing the program into production;
  • Reacting to problems and correcting the program as necessary;
  • Evaluating and increasing the program's effectiveness;
  • Adapting the program to new requirements, as necessary;
  • Conducting user-acceptance testing to ensure the program can be used easily, quickly and accurately;
  • Writing detailed documentation for the operation of the program by users and computer operators;
  • Consulting manuals, periodicals and technical reports to learn new ways to develop programs and maintain existing skills and knowledge;
  • Updating, repairing, modifying and developing existing software and generic applications.


Qualifications and Skills Requirements

The suitable candidate should have:

  • Relevant degree or diploma or +5 years’ experience
  • Proficiency in C#, ASP.Net, Windows CE, Crystal Reports and MS SQL Server 2000
  • Solid working experience in JavaScript, CSS and HTML
  • Object orientated design of systems
  • Excellent communication skills & good interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team
  • Development on Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2010

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Process Engineer

Updated 1 year ago
Minimum Requirements

Purpose of this position

To act as the single point of responsibility for the technical production engineering function as regards production, logistics and assembly processes within the CBI Process Engineering Department.


Main Responsibilities          

The main duties include inter alia the following:

i)          Accept single point of responsibility for technical support for the relevant departments with specific reference to:

a)         Process and material development, specification and commissioning.

b)         Procedures and documentation.

c)         Continuous Improvement and Cost Reduction initiatives and exercises.

d)         Machine, Process and Tooling: proofing, capacity and capability studies.

e)         Manpower training.

f)          Maintenance schedules and requirements.

g)         Costing, including Efficiency and Utilization reports.

ii)         Support development projects as a member of multifunctional teams with specific reference to configuration and baseline management with reference to the above functions.

iii)         Accept that the incumbent has pivotal role to play in initiating a supporting Process Engineering elements such as Design for Manufacture, Design for Assembly and Design to Cost in the course of his/her daily activities.

iv)        Establish and maintain Production Targets and Capacity Plans as required by the relevant Production Managers.


Qualifications and Skills Requirements:

The suitable candidate should have at least the following qualifications, skills and experience:

i)          A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical engineering science.

ii)         A minimum of three years’ experience in a mass production (preferably electro-mechanical) environment, in a capacity similar to that contemplated above.

iii)         Proven technical capability in terms of developing and specifying Processes, Equipment and Tooling.

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Product Development Engineer - Design / Test (Electrical / Electronics)

Updated 1 year ago
Minimum Requirements

The Purpose                           

The work and responsibilities associated with the position may involve inter alia the various engineering disciplines employed in the design, development and testing of electrical protection products, i.e. circuit breakers, earth leakage products as well as metering products.

Main Responsibilities              

The main duties include inter alia the following:

  • Specify, design, develop and evaluate electrical / electronic products, subsystems or components.
  • Assist in the design, development and/or evaluation of customer applications.
  • Participate in failure diagnostics processes as required for customer and product support.
  • Specify and evaluate the electrical attributes of electrical protection products (circuit breakers, earth leakage, surge protection) and energy metering products, their subsystems and components.
  • Design or assist in the upgrading of existing electrical test equipment or systems and/or the design of new test equipment.
  • Detailed analysis of test results and where necessary failure analysis to initiate corrective actions.
  • Applying best practice methods and procedures for testing electro-mechanical components or sub-systems.
  • General understanding of the manufacturing and production processes.
  • Establish best methods, practices and processes required to achieve the required reproducibility and repeatability in manufacturing CBI products.                              

Qualifications and Skills Requirements:

The suitable candidate must have at least the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • B Eng (Electrical / Electronic) or better.
  • Ideally the incumbent should have 3 year experience in a similar product development/test disciplines.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of product/test system development procedures and methodologies

And have the ability to:

  • Work independently or in a team
  • Develop or support software / firmware in one or more of the popular software languages, i.e. Labview.

And an advantage will be:

  • Knowledge in the safe use of electrical and/or electronic protection systems
  • Familiar with the principles and discipline of baseline and project management

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Technical Sales Representative - Western Cape

Updated 1 year ago
Minimum Requirements

Primary Functions:

The Key performance areas of the Technical Sales Representative are:

  • Market and Promote the CBI product range to all players in the industry within his/her assigned area of responsibility.  These will include but are not limited to:
  • Specifying Authorities
  • Eskom & Municipalities
  • Industry end users
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Electrical Wholesalers
  • OEMS
  • Conduct training and discuss product development as to ensure that all re-sellers, users and specifiers of CBI products are fully aware of the entire product range and are technically informed and kept up to date with the latest information.
  • Identity potential opportunities for new markets through market research and sales leads.  Participate in the development of appropriate sales strategies.
  • Develop call plans based upon sales initiatives and geographic location of account; achieve account goals and implementing business/sales strategies.
  • Compile and maintain a comprehensive and up to date customer list for the assigned area.
  • Compile and maintain a comprehensive and up to date project list for the assigned area.
  • Keep management informed of market changes and trends, which may affect our business, especially with regard to our competitors. Track and report on competitive influence and market conditions in the territory and recommend actions to counteract competitive activities.
  • Assist marketing in installing, updating and advertising material, campaigns, special promotions, launches etc.
  • Assist with shows, exhibitions, launches etc. and conducting comprehensive and relevant feedback with regards to the outcome of such events.
  • Manage customer relations with regards to customers return goods or credit and or repairs. Making sure that the customer receives appropriate feedback and that a professional customer experience is maintained at all times.
  • Communicate order information to CBI Sales Admin and Customer administration to ensure timely processing of customer orders.
  • Project a positive and professional image when representing the Company.
  • Attend team meetings, planning and review meetings to help forecast sales and develop strategies for closing sales cycles.
  • Conduct periodic post-sale customer care to answer customer questions, solve customer problems and to maintain a rapport with customers.


    Qualifications and Skills Requirements:

    The Technical Sales Representative should have at least the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Electrical Trade
  • BTech (T4/S4) Electrical Qualification (preferred)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Be willing to travel
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a technical sales environment
  • Knowledge of SANS 556.1 / IEC 60947 – 2 and SANS 10142

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