Charmaine Findeis has industrial experience in design draughting and has worked on projects associated with mining and structural design as well manufacturing. She has also worked in a design house that consulted on projects in the automotive industry.Continuing in academia, she held a lecturing position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the previous Port Elizabeth Technikon,now NMMU for 12 years. She also has many years of industrial CAD software training experience and was an authorized CAD trainer with Autodesk.
In 2010 Charmaine was appointed into a teaching position at UCT to convene the engineering drawing course offered in the Faculty of Engineering. All the departments in the Faculty participate in this course in the first year of their degree.She also offered the CAD component of the first year design course for Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering.
Other departmental activities includes overseeing the orientation programme for each new year's intake of students, co-convening the final year project course and managing the marketing related activities in the department.