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Staff Mechanical Engineer

Advertiser: Enphase EnergyMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
11 Sept 2019
Canterbury, Christchurch
Work Type
Full Time
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

We are seeking a Staff Mechanical Engineer to join our Christchurch based team, this role would ideally suit an Engineer with experience in product development.

You will work in a team of Mechanical Engineers who design and develop state of the art solar power related products, as well as work on day-to-day support of released products and cost reduction projects.


  • Develop new products from concept to production
  • Support sourcing, manufacturing and quality teams with mechanical expertise
  • Investigate, analyse and resolve product failures
  • Complete documentation for design, testing and analysis
  • Provide technical leadership and support junior team members’ learning and development

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to think laterally and solve unique problems
  • Design experience in various material forming technologies, such as: injection moulding; sheet metal; silicone/rubber moulding; diecasting
  • Thorough analysis and assessment of test results; and an ability to apply them to improve designs
  • Good communication and documentation skills
  • 2D CAD and 3D CAD experience

Qualification and Previous Experience:

  • Technical Degree (Bachelor or higher qualification) in Mechanical Engineering
  • 6+ years experience in product development

What would make you stand out?

  • Experience developing electro-mechanical products
  • Experience developing high-volume products (100k+ annual production)
  • Experience using SolidWorks
  • Experience completing FEA (structural and thermal)
  • Experience project managing mechanical product development

Employee Benefits:  

  • Competitive salaries and quarterly bonuses
  • Long service leave
  • Medical insurance cover (yourself and your immediate family members)
  • Annual merit reviews and increases
  • Opportunities for career growth and development
  • High tech laboratories and equipment
  • Modern facilities with onsite parking
  • Health and wellness incentives
  • Eco friendly work environment
  • Global team environment

About the Christchurch team

Enphase Energy New Zealand is located in Wigram, Christchurch.  We are a Research and Development Centre focused on the design and testing of our cornerstone product, the Microinverter. Enphase New Zealand has a team of around 55 engineers and support staff. We also work closely with our Research and Development colleagues in California, Texas and Bangalore.

About Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy is a multi-national company with many global locations; sales and marketing, operations, and research and development.  

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Relocation and Visa’s requirements:

Relocation allowance is not available for this role.  Applicants must hold a current New Zealand Work Visa (or similar) or be eligible to work in New Zealand as sponsorship is not available



The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a mechanical engineer?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?

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