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Maxion Division:  Maxion Wheels
Date:  Jul 26, 2022

Alberton, ZA

Development Designer


Iochpe-Maxion is in constant motion. There are more than 100 years of entrepreneurship and innovation always focused on people. People are the center of our organization, so we want to have the best with us.


Reports To: 


Employment Type:

Plant Engineer



Permanent Position




Johannesburg Alrode (Alberton)







The general responsibility of this position is to design Die’s and product design, CNC programming for core and cavities. Detailed mould component design.



  • Supplying toolroom with accurate information, which includes drawings and CNC programs
  • Modeling of new wheels as 3D solid models using CAD packages such as Pro/Engineer and Catia V5
  • Ensuring that the final wheel conforms to customer  styling and castability requirements
  • Creating tool paths from the 3D solid model for the manufacturing of electrodes and for high speed milling if required
  • Liaising with the foundry on the back of spoke metal saver design and as far as the castability of the wheel is concerned



  • Creating and maintaining quality documents.
  • Design review documentation
  • Design FMEA documentation
  • Addressing complaints and resolving problem



  • Education Level:  Degree  / Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Language Requirements: English
  • Years of Experience: 10 years of experience in designing of models and moulds
  • Previous design and/or casting experience in the wheel business will be an added bonus






  • Proe Engineer / Creo



  • Catia V5



  • Solid works Advantageous









Job Competencies

  • Communication
  • Initiative & Energy
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Collaboration & Teamwork  
  • Effective Decision-making
  • Business Acumen
  • Change and Innovation
  • Oral and written communication skills in English language
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Innovative
  • Design Programmes




  • Travel Frequency:
  • The position is situated in an office environment with climate-controlled environment.  Exposure to plant environment (operating machinery, temperature, noise, odors, dust, drafts and chemicals used in the manufacture of the product) during daily activities and interactions as required in effectively communicating, training and coaching team members. 
  • Office environment with appropriate office equipment, electronic systems (hardware & software) to effectively accomplish required work assignments and management of function.
  • Sitting, standing, lifting (generally under 20 lbs.), bending in performance of office related duties





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Equal Opportunity Statement

Iochpe-Maxion maintains a written and widely distributed policy on equal employment opportunity. The company recruits, hires, trains, promotes, administers policies, bases decisions and conducts all personnel activities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability (to the extent an undue hardship is not imposed), status as a covered veteran or other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.