“Engineering is the closest thing to magic that exists in the world.”
– Elon Musk
Around the globe, companies are battling with a shortage of skilled engineers, especially those with hands-on technical experience. In South Africa, where so many industries (such as the mining and the petrochemical sectors) rely on engineers, this is a real challenge for the growth of the economy – and for engineering recruitment agencies.
Key Recruitment – Your Engineering Recruitment Specialists
Key Engineering, a division of Key Recruitment, specialises in the sourcing and placing of candidates within the engineering, manufacturing and mining sectors.
Thanks to our impressive track record and friendly, proficient staff, our clients trust us with placing quality engineering candidates who perfectly fit their specifications and requirements. Our engineering recruitment consultants are constantly on the hunt for talent – continuously improving and expanding our database with individuals who possess qualities and skills we feel proud to present to our clients.Read more
Over the years, we have successfully placed thousands of highly skilled individuals who have gone on to enjoy long and fruitful careers in various key engineering jobs sectors:
Civil engineers are involved in the design, building and maintenance of large scale infrastructure. This includes roads, airports and railways, pipelines and sewage systems, bridges and other public works.
Examples of roles in Civil Engineering:
Chief Engineering Officer, Structural Engineer, Chief Technical Officer, Senior Project Manager, Civil Engineering Manager, Railroad Design Consultant, Hydraulic Engineer, Project Planning, Geotechnical Engineer.
Industrial engineers take the complex systems which are involved in producing a product or delivering a service, and find and implement ways to make them more efficient and eliminate waste. This includes working with employees, machines, energy, materials and data. As one of South Africa’s premier engineering recruitment agencies, Key Engineering is constantly adding to our database of exceptional industrial engineers.
Examples of roles in Industrial Engineering:
Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Engineer, Process Engineer, Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians, Lean Six Sigma Specialists, Logisticians, Management Analysts.
As the name suggests, electrical engineers draw on specialized training and knowledge around electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. They use this knowledge to design, build, test, and improve upon a host of electrical devices and systems. Some of these include power generators, communication systems and telecoms, motors, and the navigation systems, electrical systems and components of motor vehicles and aircraft.
Examples of roles in Electrical Engineering:
Unsurprisingly, as so many modern processes and industries rely on electrical components, there is a need for electrical engineers across a broad range of sectors. Just a few examples of job titles might include: Project Engineer, Naval Engineer, Energy Sector Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Automotive Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Oil and Gas Engineer, Technical Testing Engineer.
Many electrical engineers further their studies and move into more specialized areas, such as computer engineering, wireless communications, biomedical engineering, electrical insulation and renewable energy.
One of the oldest branches of engineering, mechanical engineers take their knowledge of materials, physics and mathematics and use it to create and maintain mechanical systems.
Examples of roles in Mechanical Engineering:
Mechanical Engineer, Mining Engineer, CAD Technician, Maintenance Engineer, Control and Instrumentation Engineer, Technologist, Nuclear Engineer, Reliability Engineer.
Chemical engineers use a combination of skills around chemistry, physics and mathematics to develop, design, and improve upon chemical manufacturing processes. They are frequently employed by companies in the manufacturing industries, from food to petrochemicals to pharmaceuticals.
Examples of roles in Chemical Engineering:
Chemical Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Process Development Scientist, Manufacturing Engineer, Materials Scientist, Chemical Technician, Biomedical Engineer.
Technical and Engineering Recruitment:
At Key Recruitment, our engineering recruitment specialists know that finding the right candidate takes more than simply lining up the requisite theoretical skills and practical experience. There can be significant overlap between the different engineering disciplines, meaning that a passionate candidate with experience outside a client’s industry can bring incredible (and often unexpected!) insights and value to the company.
More than simply ticking boxes, we aim to bring together companies and candidates which can help each other grow, and achieve great things in the process!
Key Recruitment – South African footprint
Our engineering recruitment specialists operate across:
In Cape Town and the Western Cape, the largest engineering-related sectors and activities include:
- Fuel and petroleum
- Chemical and rubber products
- Wood and metal products
- Machinery and household appliances
Bakoven, Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, Clifton, Fresnaye, Green Point, Hout Bay, Imizamo Yethu, Llandudno, Mouille Point, Sea Point, Three Anchor Bay
Athlone, Bishop Lavis, Bonteheuwel, Crawford, Delft, Electric City, Elsie’s River, Epping, Grassy Park, Gugulethu, Hanover Park, Kalksteenfontein, Khayelitsha, Langa, Lavender Hill, Lotus River, Macassar, Manenberg, Mitchells Plain, Nyanga, Ottery, Pelican Park, Philippi, Samora Machel, Strandfontein, Valhalla Park
Bo-Kaap, Devil’s Peak Estate, De Waterkant, Foreshore, Gardens, Higgovale, Lower, Vrede, Oranjezicht, Salt River, Schotsche Kloof, Tamboerskloof, University Estate, Vredehoek, Walmer Estate, Woodstock, Zonnebloem
Firgrove, Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West, Strand
Belhar, Bellville, Brackenfell, Bothasig, Brooklyn, Durbanville, Edgemead, Elsie’s River, Goodwood, Kensington, Kraaifontein, Kuils River, Loevenstein, Maitland, Milnerton, Monte Vista, Panorama, Parow, Plattekloof, Rugby, Thornton
Capri Village, Clovelly, Fish Hoek, Glencairn, Kalk Bay, Kommetjie, Lakeside, Marina da Gama, Masiphumelele, Muizenberg, Noordhoek , Ocean View, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, St James, Sunnydale, Sun Valley
Bergvliet, Bishopscourt, Claremont, Constantia, Diep River, Harfield Village, Heathfield, Kenilworth, Kenwyn, Kirstenhof, Kreupelbosch, Lansdowne, Meadowridge, Mowbray, Ndabeni, Newlands, Observatory, Pinelands, Plumstead, Retreat, Rondebosch, Rondebosch East, Rosebank, SouthField, Steenberg, Tokai, Wynberg
Atlantis, Bloubergstrand, Mamre, Melkbosstrand, Milnerton, Montague Gardens, Parklands, Table View, West Beach
Largest engineering sectors include:
- Appliances and electrical supplies
- Basic iron and steel
- Chemical products
- Electrical machinery
- Fabricated and metal products
- Motor vehicle parts and accessories
- Known for its heavy industries, including iron and steel casting. In fact, Pretoria manufactures most of South Africa’s steel.
- Automotive and railroad
Largest engineering sectors in Durban include:
- Pulp and paper products
- Chemicals and petrochemicals
- Automobiles and components
- Mining – notably titanium dioxide, zircon, iron, steel and ferroalloys
It is a combination of our nationwide presence, our dedication to the engineering and technical industries, and our passion for connecting quality candidates with the right employers that sets us apart from other engineering recruitment agencies.
“Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them.” – James A. Michener
If you’re looking for the very best engineering talent that South Africa has to offer, then look no further than Key Recruitment Engineering Recruitment! Contact us today, and let’s find the perfect candidate to grow your business.