Mechatronic Engineer wanted with passion in the wine industry - TBC

Tuesday, 26 February, 2019
Paul Haller     0781839584
Cape Town  

If anyone knows an engineer that has experience in hardware and software integration (IoT) please put them in touch with me. Good opportunity!


Y-mentor is a tech start-up in the wine industry that has partnered with Savant Technology Incubators, a hardware technology business incubator in Cape Town. The company is developing a disruptive solution that will significantly de-risk and enhance quality of wine-making. Position in based in Montague Gardens during product development (18 months), then in the CBD or Stellenbosch




  • Experience and understanding of industrial product design within Internet of Things (IoT) products (Hardware measurement collection to software information systems)
  • Experience in use of lean tools to help develop new processes, layouts and flow
  • Evaluate manufacturing equipment and processes, provide improvements in efficiencies
  • Design and develop prototypes, products and mass production role out
  • Interest and knowledge in Robotics, AI, and Algorithms
  • Design practical blue print documents, CAD/3-D Modelling Software
  • Lead continuous improvement events and structured problem solving efforts
  • Compile and document key technical information, processes and training manuals/guides
  • Conduct root cause analysis to determine metrics, troubleshoot manufacturing/ business and assembly issues, material flow, project plans, production capacity, facility design and create process documentation
  • Review defective units, establish the cause and offer mitigating recommendations
  • Provide best cost/solution recommendations
  • Understand complex mathematical relationships that underpin mechanical analysis
  • Support new product introductions, assessments, concepts
  • Fast learning/aptitude in manufacturing software and hardware tools
  • Develop, adhere to and update standard operating procedures for production and monitoring


  • Masters in Engineer product / industrial design / Software hardware interaction
  • Strong problem solving skills, organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings, specifications, and schematics.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with MatLab or MathCAD programming language or similar
  • Knowledge of certification process


  • Excellent Total Gross Package (TGP)
  • Yearly performance bonus during product development
  • Profit share once the products are commercialised
  • Possibility of participating in the company’s share scheme


Y-mentor PTY Ltd

Paul Haller – director

Cell: 078 183 9584

Landline: 021 439 6966



Partners: Savant Technology Incubators

Thaheer Mullins – Project Lead

Cell: 078 336 0773

Landline: 021 418 9010