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Junior Mechatronics Engineer

Advertiser: HalterMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
8 Oct 2019
Auckland, Auckland Central
Work Type
Full Time
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

We are an award-winning, innovative company designing and building advanced technology to automate farming. Our world leading guidance control techniques shift cows remotely removing the need for fences and eliminating the manual nature of shifting animals. Halter aims to enable a new generation of more efficient, sustainable farming globally.


What will you be working on?

Our GPS enabled, solar powered devices are designed to remotely guide cows. These require robust, long-range wireless communication and conservative power consumption. They also require multiple levels of control software in order to record everything about the animal, understand it and act on this information accordingly. We use this to monitor stock health, feed, behaviour and emotion so that farmers can better understand and treat the needs of each animal. We are always pushing to use the latest advancements in technology and want you to be a part of this process. Being a young, dynamic company, there is potential for a person in this role to have a big influence on Halter’s future direction.

Core Duties

  • Contribute to the electrical and mechanical design of the Halter system.

  • Support engineering teams with rapid prototypes to quickly evaluate new ideas in field trials.

  • Test and validate individual components, and the system as a whole.

  • Support the on-farm testing units.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for big thinkers who know how to execute. We’re looking for people who are comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where they will be challenged on a daily basis. To succeed you will need to be able to learn quickly and utilise your own initiative while working under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Desired Skills

  • Engineering Bachelors University degree or equivalent.

  • Hard working, practically minded engineer with strong first principles problem solving skills.

  • Comfortable designing, executing and recording tests to thoroughly validate concepts, components or designs.

  • Experience using CAD, preferably SolidWorks.

  • Experience with PCB design and debugging.

  • Hands on experience in soldering, wiring, reflowing, manual pick and place and using test equipment.

  • Ability to manage a workshop, including keeping spaces clean, tools accessible and consumables in stock.

  • Experience with 3D printing is preferred but not a requirement.

Interested in joining our fast-paced and dynamic team? Click apply and submit your CV and cover letter over to us today!

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