Mechatronic Engineer wanted with passion in the wine industry - TBC

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