Design Engineer

Location: Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Post date: 20 June 2022
Close date: 19 July 2022

Reporting to the Design Engineer – Platform Systems, in this Horotiu based role you will be accountable for generating detailed engineering drawings to further enhance the design to manufacture process. There will also be specific project work and installation support documentation this role will assist the team and business with.

· Co-ordinate design phase of assigned projects and facilitate design review
· Analyse/interpret project proposal and specifications along with other applicable data and generate concepts for review
· Produce detailed engineering drawings and facilitate the transition from design to the manufacturing environment, providing any necessary technical advice
· Complete ‘manufacture ready’ drawings and bills of material (BOMs) in accordance with applicable standards
· Support build and test prototypes to define performance specifications
· Produce detailed and accurate installation documentation and drawings
· Ensure materials, components, production processes, quality control and costs applicable to the design, maximize effective manufacture and efficiency requirements
· Be a great team member who actively contributes and supports colleagues
· Being a great communicator and problem solver who works with others to understand the priorities of all stakeholders to ensure quality, high performance products are produced that meet or exceed our quality standards
· Drives own personal and professional development

· Have a relevant mechanical engineering qualification and a minimum of 3 years structural and/or mechanical design and project management experience
· Have a moderate level of CAD experience/knowledge
· Have a good understanding of mechanical concepts and fault finding
· Have a good understanding of manufacturing capabilities in a production environment
· Be able to read, interpret and create plans and specifications
· Have the ability to maintain and develop excellent relationships
· Have a commitment to quality
· Possess drive and motivation
· Be comfortable with process administration
· Be a problem solver – undertake root cause analysis
· Be a self-starter, with good initiative
· Understand manufacturing capabilities in a production environment
· Be well organised and able to deliver on key milestones
· Have a passion for all things ‘agricultural’ and bring a practical approach to your work

· Great sector
· Supportive NPD team
· Independence and autonomy
· Well-known and respected brand
· Established markets together with good scope for expansion and new opportunities
· Competitive salary
· Great cross functional access to NPD/R&D, Sales, and Technical Support Teams
· Strong back up/warranty support/manuals for our products
· You will be collaborating with other passionate people
· Recognition of Long Service
· Annual Flu vaccination

Waikato Milking Systems is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of dairy systems and technology. Our focus is on high performing milking solutions and dairy technology including rotary milking systems, herringbone and parallel systems, dairy automation, milk yield recording, cow identification, animal heat and health systems, sorting and animal management, dairy management systems and milk cooling. Waikato Milking Systems global headquarters and engineering divisions are located in Hamilton, NZ with offices and Warehouses in Australia, USA, UK, Ireland, and China, with agents and customers in every dairying nation in the world.

If you think you have what it takes, then we would love to hear from you! Apply on line today.