An opportunity exists for a Mechanical Design Engineer to expand their responsibilities in a hands-on design, project leading and peer mentoring for this progressive and rapidly growing Engineering Manufacturer.
Renown for its innovation and go-ahead attitude, one of the key reasons for this company's success has been its focus on staff and developing a supporting culture within the business. This has been achieved through strong leadership, clear company direction which is well articulated to staff and exciting products that are in the top two in their market worldwide.
A locally owned success story, this company remains 100% New Zealand owned with the majority of their products exported. Within their industry sector, they are recognised as being a world leader in innovation and delivery of innovative high-technology equipment and solutions. Their products are regularly rated amongst the best in their field. Their products are made from a range of construction materials, from mild or galvanised steel, through to stainless steel. State-of-the-art three-dimensional CAD software design technology is employed in all aspects from product layouts and proposals to complex moulding and turning processes.
To maintain their market leading position, this company is committed to further enhancing its current product lines, whilst developing its future products. This role will be varied but involves a combination of developing new products and making amendments to new releases of existing products in a 40:60 ratio. Its involves conceptual design, prototyping, testing, specification, documentation and component selection.
The personal fit is very important for this role. We need you to be a person of confidence and a mentor/leader of junior members of the team. You will be happy to be involved in undertaking unglamorous work such as standardisation of components as much as the new conceptual design. You understand that there are commercial time constraints in completing your design work, that it is not always possible to have the perfect design. You have the skill and expertise to know what design work can be completed in the time you are given, that it is robust, safe and easily manufactured.
Ideally candidates will have a number of the following attributes:
- Ability to lead and mentor fellow Design staff.
- A practical and pragmatic approach to design, combined with a commercial understanding of what tasks need to be undertaken at the right time.
- Strong 3D modelling (Inventor, Solid Works, Pro-E or similar) with exposure to FEA
- Strong mathematical skills.
- Design of machinery and/or materials handling equipment
- Exposure to the R&D, pointing to successful design of next generation products.
- Exposure to design for manufacture
- Sound understanding of engineering principles
- Takes a practical and analytical approach to problem solving - asks the questions
For a confidential discussion, please contact Richard Foster on 03 379 7002 or 021 85 45 45. Alternatively, to submit an application press the APPLY button and follow the steps, include your CV as an attached Microsoft Word document.