Mechanical Engineer
October 15, 1987

About Candidate

Dear Hiring Manager:


As an established and dedicated mechanical engineering professional with a passion for prototype testing, system design, and product development, I am an ideal candidate for your Senior Design Engineer opening. Having progressed through a series of roles over more than six years, I am excited to apply my skills to produce immediate results as a valuable member of your team.


Throughout my career, I have made it my priority to utilize current technologies and new techniques to drive elegant, creative solutions across a range of projects. Comfortable in both collaborative and independent roles, I offer refined analytical and critical thinking skills, and I can adapt and revise my strategies to meet evolving priorities, shifting needs, and emergent issues.


Furthermore, I would bring the following strengths to your team:

·      Ability to perform system evaluation, establish user requirements, analyse system operational needs, define design criteria, and establish system layouts.

·      Capacity of overseeing product development phases, including designing, manufacturing, test prototyping, and implementation.

·      Conceptual design, CAD design, Finite Element Analysis, and analytical calculation.

·      Project Management


I look forward to discussing my background and your needs in detail, as I am confident that my unique experience will be of great use in meeting your immediate and future objectives. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to schedule an interview; until then, thank you for your consideration.


Themba Ramokoka



BSc Mechanical Engineering 2014
University of the Witwatersrand

Work & Experience

Engineer in Training 04/01/2015 - 03/31/2017
Transnet Engineering

Managed procuring of testing and manufacturing equipment by deriving technical decisions for tenders. Devised and deployed various strategies for the successful execution of ad-hoc projects. • Reversed engineering old parts for the locomotive. • Produced drawings and oversaw production for Jig and fixture. • Developed maintenance tool using OpenCV and Python to analyse brake block for the locomotive. • Compiled bill of material for manufacturing of Auxiliary Cabinet for GE locomotive. • Employed tracking and image analysis for accurate measurements of changes in the image by utilising Digital Image Correlation.

Mechanical Engineer 04/01/2017 - 10/31/2021
Transnet Engineering

Designed lifting equipment as per requirement while ensuring compliance with Code of Practice No. 29 and SANS 10162 standard. Carried out Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and design calculations as well as acquired an in-depth understanding of CAD and report writing. Designed and directed manufacturing of proof of concept for the middle deck of Double Deck Wagon using steel and composite material. Analysed beacons of localization in accordance with the port environment. Upgraded remote-controlled car into a semi-autonomous vehicle. Designed CAD drawings and Bill of Materials as well as created Proof of Concept (POC) by writing technical specifications for procuring materials. Developed test samples by utilizing glass fibre and carbon fibre. Evaluated material properties for component composite material and prepared various materials selectors. Investigated recommended manufacturing practices for composite material. • Developed Python codes on ROS Platform to acquire position and orientation. • Secured company potential R1M expenditures by conducting structural tests on POC in-house. • Executed financial analysis and budgeting for the Double Deck Wagon prototype. • Engaged various stakeholders for the development and testing of POC for the Double Deck Wagon. • Conducted market research for new product development. • Developed project plans for new projects. • Performed tensile testing by using ASTM D 3039/3039 M standards. • Assisted manufacturer in gearcase by following Advanced Manufacturing Technology Strategy (AMTS) standard workshop practice (AMTS-SWB-16-2008).