Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Job description

We are seeking a mechanical or mechatronic engineer with a passion for entrepreneurship and design, and a desire to create great new products and services, and get them to market.

You need to be curious, a positive thinker and be willing to put the project and team first. You will often be working in uncertain and uncharted environments, and need to be comfortable doing so as part of a team responsible for developing and delivering complex products that realise new futures for our customers worldwide. We need someone who can take an analytical approach to decision making and step up to take ownership of their work, while not being afraid to make decisions. The ability to communicate effectively on design issues, with colleagues, customer and suppliers is essential.

Design experience within highly regulated, safety critical industries and in complying with various standards and strict regulations will be regarded highly. An understanding of systems engineering and product integration processes would also be beneficial The role will be hands on and highly technical yet you will need to understand how your work affects the bigger picture.

Desired Skills and Experience
A minimum of  5+ years experience working in new product development of mechanical or electromechanical systems for mid to high volume manufacture. Preferably in the medical device or consumer product industries. Key specific areas of desired qualifications, knowledge and experience include:


  • A degree in Mechanical, Mechatronics or Biomedical Engineering, or similar applicable technical discipline

  • Computer Skills (required): Microsoft Office suite (inc Powerpoint & Project), CAD software (preferably Solidworks and/or Creo/Pro-e), FEA software

  • An understanding of designing for manufacturing processes: injection moulding, sheet metal fabrication, compression moulding, elastomers, machining

  • Experience in designing dynamic and static systems integrating mechanical and electronic elements

  • A good understanding or familiarity with issues in integrating electronic components and sub systems

  • Experience in applying basic and advanced design methodology

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply prototyping techniques and technologies 

  • A ability to apply sound engineering principles in analyzing and solving complex engineering challenges, and utilising simulation (i.e. FEA) in new product development projects

  • Understanding of new product development under design controls as specified by a Quality Management System (ISO9001, ISO13485, GMP or similar) 

  • Ability to communicate engineering approach from requirements through to execution

If you are ready to be challenged but fulfilled, have the right skills, experience but most importantly the right attitude, then a truly unique role in a life changing product development company awaits. Please email a resume and cover letter to hr@idegroup.com.au