Mechanical Engineering Connector Specialist - Wigram, Canterbury New Zealand - 19806

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Job #: 19806
Title: Mechanical Engineering Connector Specialist
Job Location: Wigram, Canterbury - New Zealand
Employment Type:
Salary: $100,000.00 - $130,000.00 - New Zealand Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: Medical, Bonus
Employer Will Recruit From: Worldwide
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable


As the Mechanical Engineering Connector Specialist you are the global subject matter expert for the organisation setting the long term direction for connector strategy and making technical knowledge available to the R&D engineers. With a large R&D presence in Christchurch, New Zealand, it would be beneficial for you to be based there, but you could work out of one of their global offices in Sydney, Bangalore or Fremont, California.


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. Their 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 
We are seeking expressions of interest for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with in-depth experience of electrical connectors.  You will be developing state-of-the-art solar power products and setting the long term connector strategy for the business. As part of the global mechanical engineering team, the emphasis will be on analysis, detail design and supply chain interaction, with a focus on optimising designs for performance and cost.

A thorough understanding of the mechanical aspects of electrical contacts and terminals is essential, and ideally, practical experience in product development. Your passion and talent for explaining complex concepts will be critical in educating wide stakeholder groups on the key success factors of electrical contacts, and how mechanical design contributes to those.

You will be comfortable operating at a Principal/Architect level in the organisation, setting the long term direction for connector strategy, making your technical knowledge available for the practical engineers and be the subject matter expert on connectors inside the company globally.


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree (or higher)
  • Aware of and involved in regulatory bodies
  • 10+ years' in design and development of electrical contacts and terminals, specifically with high power applications
  • Experience with analysis, testing and certification
  • Interaction relevant suppliers and manufacturers
  • Exposure to manufacturing processes and design
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree