Mechanical Engineering Graduate at I&J


I&J has a Mechanical Engineering Graduate opportunity in Woodstock, Western Cape.

This two year program will expose the graduate to various technical and commercial environments within the fishing industry; where they will gain experience in fishing trawlers and processing operations. The graduate will get involved in several optimization projects as well as other strategic initiatives across the business.

The I&J Business will expose the graduate to the following:

  • Experience in a highly specialised field
  • International fishing and manufacturing processes
  • Supply chain optimisation projects
  • Vessel refurbishments and additional projects
  • Performance and process optimisation
  • Dry dock projects focused on improving turnaround time
  • Continuous process improvements
  • New packaging and refrigeration processes
  • A complex vertically integrated value chain – from Capital Intensive Vessels and Production through to Domestic and International customers, marketing and selling via the I&J Brand
  • Best practice International fishing and manufacturing competencies
  • Vertically integrated, Domestic and International Supply Chain
  • Complex (Nature, cost and extent) Capital Project involvement
  • Process performance improvement and optimisation projects
  • Commercial exposure to product innovation for Domestic and International Customers


  • Final year of Mechanical Engineering with good interim results
  • Proven leadership abilities (i.e. part-time work experience, leading projects, leading clubs, etc.)
  • Strong technical ability


  • Desire to become a specialist in a technical environment
  • Highly hands-on and willing to get your “hands dirty”
  • Resilient, flexible and open to change
  • Ability to analyse and solve problems
  • High emotional intelligence and maturity
  • Ability to communicate on all levels
  • Enthusiasm and energy
  • A strong drive for results coupled with taking the initiative

How to apply

Applications close on 06 September 2015. Click here to apply online

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