Materials Engineer– tool and metal deformation design

Are you an engineer experienced working with metal material properties – metal deflection, deformation, yielding?

Have you proven experience working with metal fabrication design or tooling design?

This is a challenging role where every project requires understanding the science behind how metal behaves during deformation to being rolled and deformed – taking the customer’s needs and undertaking the appropriate design and calculations to provide the desired end product.

You will be designing die tooling for heavy machinery plant – seeing projects through from concept to commissioning.

Specifically, you will:

  • Design new tooling machinery taking into account tight tolerances and material deformation and yielding properties.
  • Provide technical support during design, manufacture, and through to commissioning.
  • Be involved in sales concept meetings to provide input into quotes and tenders.

To be successful in the role you will:

  • Be a tertiary qualified engineer
  • Have proven design experience working with metal material properties – metal deflection, deformation, yielding, and tight tolerances.
  • Have proven ability in mathematics and engineering calculations.
  • Be proficient in AutoCAD
  • Have an understanding of manufacturing fabrication processes
  • Be a genuine people person with strong communication skills who works well with others

You will be a self-starter, diligent in your work and a natural problem solver who just gets on with it, being comfortable working in a team or working autonomously.

Why apply?
There is plenty of ongoing work and each job is a new bespoke project with no two jobs being the same. The company has a very stable work force, many have worked here for quite a period of time, and staff have commented that they enjoy coming to work. The company has core family first values where staff are valued and the company train, develop, and promote internally where they can. There are numerous benefits and wellbeing initiatives where the company looks at the whole person and the individual person’s needs.

On offer is a very competitive remuneration package and many individual and company benefits.

Apply Now
If you have the proven design experience working with metal material properties, let’s talk.

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