Mechanical Design Engineer

Complex Heavy Machinery Design – Stable OEM in scenic Rotorua – Technically challenging precise engineering

The Company
Well established, medium sized company who are leaders in their niche field. This is a very stable Original Equipment Manufacturer, who design, build in-house, and then export their specialist and complex heavy machinery all around the world.

The Role
You will join an engineering team of mechanical, electrical & controls, and tooling design engineers and work on a variety of challenging and interesting machinery design projects.

You will design new custom-built machinery, adapt, and tweak existing designs for specific customer requests, design upgrades to machinery already on customer sites, and also make design upgrades to the existing company range of products to keep them up to date with industry needs.

You will also interact with people across the business like the Mechanical Fitters on the workshop floor when they are making and putting together the machinery, and with their in-house sales engineers you will provide technical input to help with quotations.

You will do engineering calculations and use AutoCAD Inventor for 3D design, drawings, and do FEA analysis. Product testing, refinement, and installation technical support will be your cup of tea.

Does this sound like you?

  • Degree qualified Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineer with at least 3 to 5 years’ experience
  • Heavy machinery design experience
  • R&D project design process understanding
  • Understand mechanical concepts and innovative design
  • Ability to do mechanical engineering calculations and analysis
  • Proficient with Autodesk Inventor (or similar software) for 3D CAD design and FEA
  • Have an eye for detail and ability to QA check designs
  • Can work in a precise engineering context with very low design tolerances
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

Nice to Have’s

  • Experience with applying machinery safety codes in design
  • An understanding of steel manufacturing processes

Why work here?
A lot of people really like the technical engineering challenges of the machinery designed and built here. The company have a core range of products that they offer but each job is a new project with a customer where there is always some element of new design or fine tuning of existing designs.

I am told that this company is a good place to work, one where family values have been retained. Staff are valued and the company do train, develop, and promote people internally if they can.

Rotorua is a great place for people who like the outdoors, you can pop down to one of the lakes for your water sports and fishing, or hit the forest trails mountain biking, running, or walking. The mountains are not too far south either. With house prices still lower than some of the larger North Island centres, it could be one of the more affordable places to enjoy living in New Zealand.

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