Mechanical Designer

We need a new Mechanical Designer for a specialized Auckland company who have carved out a niche in the production sector.

This company design and manufacture installations for large manufacturers across a range of production sectors with a focus on Materials Handling, Food & Beverage, and Dairy manufacturers.

You will be joining a team of 5 Mechanical Designers with technical management from a Senior Designer. Mechanical Design of mechanical equipment will make up 95% of the role.

Solidworks is used primarily for 3D designs and the subsequent drawing outputs (90%).
AutoCAD is used for some of their legacy equipment and for layouts (10%).

Machine design will typically involve their standard range of machinery and customising this to suit a client’s needs. For example something as simple as a roller conveyor through to a robot head customised to the product it is handling e.g., bottles, boxes, pallets.

Their equipment will be integrated primarily into existing manufacturing plant environments. A minor part of the role will be site-based measure ups, and checking that installations are carried out correctly. This may sometimes require travel to site, but this role is generally only away from home a couple of times per year with trips up to 1 week in length.

This is a fulltime role, but the hours of work can be reasonably tailored to your situation. i.e., they have some people starting at 6:30 am, 7:30 am, and 8:30 am.

Does this sound like you?

  • Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering Degree (or similar)
  • Significant level of mechanical design drafting
  • Can capably use Solidworks & AutoCAD to design/draft manufacturing drawings
  • Material Handling, Food & Beverage, and Dairy equipment design experience
  • Attention to details
  • Above average verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use Excel and do relevant engineering calculations
  • You have a good handle on engineering principles
  • Know how to specify and size things like motors, and materials

This is an ideal role for someone seeking a dedicated Mechanical Design role alongside a team of like-minded people that enjoy mechanical design on real world plant-based applications.

It would suit people with a range of experience from just a few years right up to a senior level designer.

I would appreciate drawing examples as supplementary information as part of your application if available.

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To apply for this position please click on the relevant button, alternatively, for a confidential inquiry contact David Milmine by email ( or phone (04 595 4102).

Note: If this vacancy is not exactly what you are seeking, then please contact me in confidence to discuss your individual requirements.

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