Automotive Service Documentation and CAD Technician

Triz Engineering
11 May 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
South Africa


TRIZ Engineering Solutions is looking for an experienced draughtsman to perform the tasks of an Automotive Service Documentation and CAD Technician. This requires working closely with Lead Engineers and possessing the ability to fit into the DNA of the company culture that is dynamic and embraces change. Apart from being a contained and well-rounded person with a high EQ level, he/she will be required to deal with complexity in a fast-paced environment. The person needs to be a self-starter with attention to detail and bring a positive energy to the work environment, with a willingness to excel in the role.

Triz Engineering Solutions ( is a premium product engineering and development company specializing in end-to-end turn-key commercial vehicle development.

We provide end-to-end engineering services for commercial vehicle engineering and development from feasibility and conceptualization, through productionization and service support. Our solutions include zero emissions such as battery electric- and fuel cell- as well as hybrid- or conventional-powered products. We also offer solutions for other advanced vehicle technologies such as ADAS, vehicle autonomy, and telematics. Our services are turnkey solutions that are validation tested and ready for mass production.

Our product development expertise includes medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles in applications such as delivery, bus, motorhome, off-highway, refuse, and several other specialized and vocational vehicle markets.


  • Internationally recognized or South African matric (Grade 12/NQF Level 5)
  • Recognized industry technical qualification (2yrs minimum duration)
  • Two to Five full-time 3D and 2D CAD experience, post qualification, in any mid-to-high-end CAD Software (Solid works, Solid Edge, Siemens, Creo, Inventor)
  • Previous experience in the design and integration of automotive components and a sound knowledge of Siemens NX will be an advantage.
  • Be able to show relevant experience in:
    • Manufacturing process exposure (Welding, Sheetmetal, Pipe bending, Harness manufacturing)


Service Documentation

  • Use Siemens NX and -Teamcenter to create and maintain Service Documentation of Truck Chassis Systems such as cab, chassis and/or power train components.
  • Assign VMRS codes to OEM truck parts on Teamcenter.
  • Publish Service Documentation to the customer database.
  • Communicate with customer representatives regarding technical and project requirements
  • Plan daily tasks, keep a record of task status, and create reports.
  • Interface with Design Engineering to understand the design intent of the relevant Truck
  •  Other tasks that might be required in line of duty

CAD Drafting

  • Design and integration of mechanical or electro-mechanical equipment
  • 3D CAD design of sheet metal components, formed piping, hose routing etc.
  • Creating 2D manufacturing drawings that include tolerance assignment, welding symbols, GD&T
  • Creating complex CAD assemblies of systems, layout/assembly drawings
  • Setting up bills of materials

CAD Quality Control

  • Operate Siemens NX and Team Center
  • Learn customer Engineering Standards and Processes
  • Review Engineering CAD Models and Drawings for adherence to standards
  • Provide feedback to engineers regarding standards
  • Develop and execute non-design intent technical verification activities on engineers’ CAD files
  • Provide input into the continuous improvement of CAD processes and standards
  • Training Engineering standards to new employees
  • Recording CAD and customer standard-related knowledge and experience in a body of knowledge

General Administration

  • Assist with planning, tracking, and reporting of drafting service activities.
  • Supporting the EPC administrative process for foreign-based team members.
  • Contributing to the overall administrative housekeeping and timeous OKR metrics.

Key Skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent in task management
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle priority changes
  • Passionate about automotive engineering and CAD design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication (English)
  • Computer literacy (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Passionate about efficient and effective administration

Working Hours:

08h00 –17h00, Monday to Friday (subject to change) with core hours and flexi time, and may require overtime as per project.

Leave is based on statutory requirements.


We offer a highly competitive remuneration package, with provision for RA and Medical

To apply please submit a copy of your CV and a motivational letter with three contactable references

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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