Your future could be here.
We’re always on the lookout for unique people to join our team.
What will you bring to the mix?
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Innovation and product development is at the core of what we do! Established in 2006, Blender has achieved 7 placings at the Australian Good Design Awards, 3 Regional Finalist placings at the NZ Westpac Business awards and 16 placings at NZ’s own Best Design Awards. We have very collaborative relationships with our clients and support them to shape great ideas and move through production and procurement where needed. This collaboration between a great team and superb clients has allowed Blender to successfully form and implement growth strategies over the last few years, with an eye to the future. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about innovation, collaboration and sustainable design.
About the role
Your role as a Senior Mechanical Engineer will involve a range of critical problem solving tasks across a range of products. You will have a high degree of CAD design responsibility, as well as producing and reviewing drawings and specifications for prototyping and mass production. It is essential that you are well versed in Solidworks – which will be assessed during the interview process.
You must have demonstrable experience designing plastic injection moulded and electro-mechanical products; dealing with advanced surfaces, multibody assemblies and fine tolerances. You must also have experience using engineering analysis tools.
You must also possess exceptional communication skills, to allow you to communicate daily with our cross-cultural, cross-functional teams. As we are a consulting service, and this is a Senior role you are expected to build strong professional relationships with existing and new clients, maintaining projects and business development. Clear and direct communication with manufacturers will already be experience you possess.
Benefits and perks
Culture eats strategy for breakfast. We remember this adage and we take great pride in our workplace culture and environment. In doing so, we form a closely knit team that leverages our collective experience in supporting one another on project goals. It’s not a single horse race, but an expectation that we have each other’s backs. This is the internal collaboration that drives our success.
Based in Albany, we offer an updated, open-plan office with fruit, tea and coffee facilities (steam wand prowess viewed favourably), sit-stand desks, primary boardroom and a comfortable break-out room with a design-resource library. Having also expanded to the building next door, we double our staff parking space and physical amenities. Our prototyping workshop is well equipped and ever-expanding, with a specially built climate controlled 3D printing cabinet.
We actively encourage and fund professional development and offer very competitive salaries in line with your experience and ability.
Essential skills and experience
A Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or Product Development qualification.
6+ years experience in a ME role, developing products, parts and assemblies.
5+ years active experience using Solidworks. Including large assemblies, complex surfacing, top down modelling practices, FEA part analysis.
Proficiency and demonstrable experience of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, and material science.
Proficiency and demonstrable experience of NPD processes and best practices.
Proficiency and demonstrable experience of multiple manufacturing processes and prototyping technologies, in particular moulding.
Proficiency in engineering analysis tools (FEA).
Understanding of LCA methods and principles.
Exceptional communication skills and project lead experience.
Excellent time management and organisation skills.
A desire to be continually learning, contribute to our team and create change.
Non essential skills but viewed favourably
Electronic systems integration into mechanical assemblies.
Experience building, testing, debugging electromechanical systems.
Experience using an ECAD platform, Altium or similar.
Coding knowledge (Python or C).
An interest in cutting edge technology, electronics and innovative systems.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
A professional portfolio is requested for submission.
If you’ve been looking for a workplace that has a high variety of projects, within a supportive atmosphere we would like to hear from you.