Mechanical Engineer at Advanced Navigation

Research and Development, Full-Time, Perth, AU perth engineering full-time
Description
Posted 20 days ago

Advanced Navigation is the global leader in navigation systems for air, land and sea. Our products are developed and manufactured in Australia and our main HQ is located in Sydney with offices around the world. With over 68 of the top 100 largest companies as customers, and a broad range of technologies, we are truly changing the way we navigate globally.

Our ever growing team has world class expertise in the fields of inertial navigation, global navigation satellite systems, sensors, acoustics, AI, and RF technologies. 

Click below to find out a little more about us:
https://www.smartcompany.com.au/startupsmart/news/advanced-navigation-funding-unicorn/

Overview of Position

Our robotics engineering team in Perth has grown rapidly over the past 18 months in order to accelerate the development of our next-generation autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) platform. In this role as a Mechanical Engineer you will be responsible for designing bespoke components and processes for our subsea robotic platform as well as advancing our existing subsea product range. You will be working on the development of a class-leading AUV  to build new capabilities and enter new markets. You will be working on cutting edge in-house acoustics, navigation and robotics to push the industry in new directions.

Responsibilities:

  • Become an expert in developing innovative sub-sea products and manufacture processes
  • Performing research to find solutions to challenging problems not solved in industry
  • Designing, drafting, manufacturing & testing prototype parts and assemblies
  • Provide creative input into product industrial design (usability, aesthetics & functionality)
  • Provide accurate estimations of time, risk and duration to project leaders, then remain within those constraints
  • Propose, plan and implement process improvements to increase quality, reduce cost, improve safety and improve efficiency, working directly with manufacturing engineers
  • Design, fabrication and validation of manufacturing tools, jigs, fixtures, test and measurement equipment
  • Plan, organise and execute verification plans for products and components
  • Participating in technical reviews of requirements, specifications, designs & procedures
  • Ability to perform detailed mechanical design calculations, including modelling, simulation & verification testing
  • Ownership over full project lifecycle for mechanical designs from concept to manufacturing transition
  • Learn the capabilities of our products and processes so you can further innovation
  • Manage work packages  and proactively report on scope and schedule risks to project/functional managers
  • Work with a bright motivated team 
  • Documenting designs to a high professional standard for manufacturing and prototyping
  • Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Degree qualified Mechanical Engineer or Mechatronic with a strong mechanical bias
  • Be comfortable deep diving into technical topics and learning new skills to solve new problems
  • Possess strategic thinking and strong abilities to distil large amounts of information quickly and accurately
  • Have a collaborative and team-oriented mindset for accomplishing goals
  • Have a bias-to-action and desire to make things happen
  • Be confident developing disruptive technologies and pushing the boundaries of what is possible 
  • Be a passionate, hungry learner that gets excited about professional growth and being challenged by new opportunities
  • Have 5+ years in a mechanical design engineering roles
  • Experience with all stages of the product development cycle, concept development, R&D, design and planning
  • Strong Solidworks skills (primary working tool)
  • Experience with complex mechanisms and design of intricate components
  • Experience with medical, defence or automotive product design
  • Practical, hands-on mentality. Comfortable building and assembling prototypes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management, driven to work quickly
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High-level design thinking - able to own the process from beginning to end, including requirements through to design iteration, through to manufacturing and compliance testing.
  • Be comfortable deep diving into technical topics and learning new skills to solve new problems
  • Possess strategic thinking and strong abilities to distil large amounts of information quickly and accurately
  • Key Behavioural Qualities:

  • Someone who mandates quality and will not accept a low standard of work, but is able to work quickly on prototyping activities when it is clear that progress is more important than perfection. 
  • A passionate, hungry learner that gets excited about professional growth and being challenged by new opportunities
  • Proactive communicator who facilitates efficient cross-team connection at the earliest opportunity, especially when significant problems surface that require long-term action to correct. 
  • Have a collaborative and team-oriented mindset for accomplishing goals and a bias-to-action and desire to make things happen.
  • Be confident developing disruptive technologies and pushing the boundaries of what is possible  
  • Recognises the unique opportunity a career with ADNAV is and strives for the success of the company as well as their own development. They should visibly show enthusiasm.
  • We’re looking for a person who is able to plan their own work around a brief, be adaptable and recognise and avoid dead ends. 
  • A key attribute would be to understand the design brief being asked of them and be proactive in gathering the information they need. 
  • A person, not afraid to ask if they don’t understand something.
  • What are some of the benefits you will have access to?

    You'll have access to industry-leading products with diverse applications within some of the most interesting and exciting projects worldwide. We’re growing a team of inspired, smart, and driven individuals from all sorts of backgrounds. With great opportunities for growth and variety, we strive to help each employee carve out the path that’s right for them.