Principal / Lead – Mechanical Engineer

Auckland based – Automated & Robotic machinery – Lead design role

One of the better roles I had for a while, I’m after a talented mechanical / mechatronics engineering leader with a strong automated machinery design experience base. The company I’m working with designs and manufactures a very diverse and highly complex range of specialised and automated machinery, for the global heavy manufacturing industry market. In fact, I would be bold enough to say that there are very few if any companies in NZ that offer the variety or complexity of the projects this company gets involved with.

These machines incorporate a range of highly automated and robotic features; as a result, offer technically challenging design issues.

In this role you would be working very closely with the BD team putting together conceptual ideas and then converting that to a working project, ready for the design process. The role is ideal for a technical specialist who enjoys design but is also interested in utilising their expertise, in leading the team through the design process. This process includes all design and development work, from concept, through to its manufacture and project management of assembly.

The successful applicant will have the following attributes:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering or similar
  • At least 10 year’s experience in the design and manufacturing of specialised automated machinery
  • A strong experience base within the automated material handling machinery or robotic assisted manufacturing machinery, is highly desirable
  • Broad technical depth and strong understanding go the latest international innovations
  • Excellent leadership and mentoring skills
  • Must have very good English oral and written communication skills

This is a permanent appointment within an excellent working environment. Furthermore, the role offers a salary figure well above the norm, with good prospects for career advancement within a very stable organisation.

If you’re after a senior technical role in NZ, then it doesn’t really get better than this.

Sadly, with the NZ borders still closed, if you are not an NZ citizen or resident, then we can’t assist sorry.

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To apply for this position please click on the relevant button below, alternatively for a confidential and discreet inquiry contact John Kiriakidis on 04 472 6558 or email

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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