Senior Mechanical Engineering Manager - Farrow Jamieson - Canterbury
7d ago

The Company

Our client is one of the global leaders in the solar energy field with offices around the planet and is expanding their team in Australasia.

This company?s vision is to make solar simple and energy smart, so everyone is empowered to create a zero-energy footprint for themselves, their home and their business.

Currently experiencing growth across the board, they are an organisation that is passionate about sound technology that delivers excellent results and helps improve our environment globally, giving customers systems that add value and help warm and power their homes and lives.

They believe in continually advancing the performance, intelligence and reliability of their solar energy systems.

The Role

Ideally you will be a Mechanical Engineer who is highly experienced in new Product Development , preferably Solar, and come from a plastics , injection moulding background.

In this role you will be leading a team , both here and overseas , striving for excellence, developing next generation solar inverter technology for residential and commercial use.

Your team will consist of 10-15 people with new product development being the primary focus, supporting product implementation while investigating existing products and cost reduction efforts.

The products are technically challenging and highly innovative ? having the ability to design for low cost, high volume and high reliability requirements in a harsh outdoor environment is the ultimate goal.

Ensuring the correct developmental processes and procedures are followed and maximizing the department output with the given resources.

Your main accountabilities will be mechanical and packaging product development, maintaining schedules, hiring high end talent and resource management.

Effective communication is another one of your key strengths in ensuring all the various departments are kept up to date as you will be working closely with Firmware, Hardware, and ASIC managers.


  • 5+ years Mechanical Engineering leadership experience at management level.
  • 10+ years mechanical design experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in creation of innovative designs ? patents a plus.
  • Experience designing products for use in harsh environmental conditions.
  • Experience working directly with standards bodies including UL, VDE, and other International equivalents to gain product certifications.
  • Demonstrated experience in successful cost reduction projects.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the technical leader in Enphase.
  • Experience in design for high volume products with design for automation.
  • Experience working with contract manufacturing model.
  • Electrical Engineering knowledge a huge plus.
  • The Offer

    An industry competitive salary and the opportunity to be based out of the organisation?s office in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    To Apply

    Simply click the Apply button attaching your CV and cover letter detailing your relevant experience, or for a confidential conversation please call Deryn Roder on +64 3 963 9152.

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