Senior Mechanical Engineer

BE Mechanical Engineering

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Bay of Plenty

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Mainstream Engineering (MEL) is a dynamic consultancy offering mechanical maintenance engineering, project management, mechanical design, draughting and 3D modelling services to domestic and international clients.

Utilising the latest in 2D draughting and 3D modelling software along with practical know-how, our aim is to provide first class services to meet the needs of the production and manufacturing industry.

To assist with an abundance of project management, mechanical engineering and design work we are seeking an experienced, innovative Mechanical Engineer who takes pride in exceeding customer expectations and has proven engineering and leadership skills.

With our growing team, we require a competent engineer to assist the Engineering Team Manager in leading the Engineering team and to provide technical direction and advice to the engineers and draughting team members.

We are located in Kawerau, in the sunny Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Key skills for this role include:

  • Proven leadership skills and experience.
  • Proven conceptual understanding of what is required to meet clients needs.
  • An ability to guide and mentor staff towards achieving quality and practical solutions.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Senior level experience with Experience in Pulp and Paper, Food and Beverage and/or other heavy industry.
  • Proven contractor management experience.
  • Technically competent in pressure equipment and/or piping design and analysis.
  • Ideally will be experienced with FEA and/or CFD.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office products and ideally a capability to use MS Project.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 7+ years experience


Key attributes for this role include:

  • Willingness to take on responsibility and make decisions.
  • A passion for exceeding customer expectations.
  • Innovative thinking, with a practical approach and a willingness to do “what it takes” to get the job done and make a positive impact on industry.
  • High attention to detail with an approach of getting it right the first time while ensuring all task scopes, documentation and execution meet professional standards.
  • Self-motivated with a work ethic of continuous improvement.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Ability to interface with customers on a professional level.
  • Ideally has experience in an engineering consultancy environment.
  • Be a focussed team player.


Other rewards….

The Eastern Bay of Plenty is New Zealand’s sunniest lifestyle destination. All within 30 minutes of the place of work is water skiing and wakeboarding on lakes or harbours, deep sea or trout fishing, golf, surfing, beaches, and some of the best hunting around . It also has a vibrant cafe, restaurant and pub scene and is home to some of NZ’s best tourist attractions.

With potential growth and leadership opportunities plus the opportunity to expand your skill set and career, an immediate start is available for the right applicant. If you are eager to join this strong team environment, then don’t delay.

A competitive salary will be offered to the right person.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.