Mechatronics Engineer

Job Description

The Engineering department of TFG’s Logistics Division is looking for a Mechatronics Engineer to work in their mechatronics engineering team.The purpose of the role includes, but is not limited to:Accountability for maintaining and improving technology; through sourcing, appraising, implementing and supporting the engineering automation and IT solutions used within distribution centres.Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:Accountability for ensuring the operational state of all electrical equipment across Distribution Centres (DC’s). Equipment includes: conveyor control systems, print and apply Machines, RFID portals, automatic retrieval systems, drones, etcIndustrial Automation - this includes the setup, configuration, and maintenance of all automation systems employed within TFG LogisticsAccountability for ensuring support provisions, during and outside of normal business hours as required by DC’sLeading the installation of material-handling equipment, electrical and mechatronics equipment.Management of mobile technology fleet – this includes the setup, configuration, integration and maintenance of all mobile technology used within DC operations processes, e.g. RF scanners & label printersManagement and procurement of Spares and AssetsManagement of materials handling improvement projects

Responsibilities + Skills

Acting as the lead technical liaison between TFG logistics and TFG Infotec.Monthly and weekly reporting on key-related issuesEstablishing and maintaining good working relationships with all DC and IT teams


Vendor managementTraining, mentoring, assessing and developing Mechatronics engineersContributing to the logistics automation strategyManagement of a CAPEX and OPEX budget


Job Summary

  • Published on: Thursday, 16th January 2020
  • Designation: Mechatronics Engineer
  • industry: Retail
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, 16th January 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: The Foschini Group.
  • Address: Non-SA: + 27 21 938 7666
  • Website:
  • Company Profile:
  • Customers may know The Foschini Group (TFG) by one of its many different brand names. The company, with more than a dozen trading divisions, is one of the largest apparel, jewelry, and home furnishings specialty retailers in South Africa, operating more than 1,500 stores. TFG's retail businesses include Foschini, Donna-Claire, Markham, Exact!, @home, and AmericanSwiss. The company also operates sports apparel and jewelry retail stores, and issues credit cards. Its Markham (men's apparel) and Foschini (women's apparel and accessories) retail outlets account for most of the company's revenue. Beyond South Africa, the company in recent years has expanded to Botswana, Namibia, and Swaziland.

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