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Senior Machine Design Engineer

Olitek - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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Olitek are on an exciting journey. We are collaborating to create the future of safe, sustainable mining and want you to be a part of it. Are you ready for the challenge?

Who are we, your new colleagues? What is our offer to you?

At Olitek we are a dedicated group of people providing customised solutions and special projects for our customers. We have a fantastic design opportunity for an innovative and commercially minded individual who can join our project management team to deliver new and exciting solutions on time and in budget.

Role description

Our Senior Automation Engineer is responsible for involvement early in machine design and development projects. Starting with a thorough review of project scope of work and machine requirements documents to create design specifications and Design FMEA records removing or mitigating safety, performance, cost and project risks.

As our Senior Automation Engineer, you will have significant experience with a strong working knowledge of SolidWorks CAD, FEA, Excel, Word and PowerPoint. You’ll also have significant working experience with automated and mobile equipment design, development, build and commissioning activities. You’ll perform scoping, cost estimating and perform/coordinate clean sheet conceptual machine design and solve problems by applying the principles of physics, structural analysis and mechatronics to meet the documented performance requirements for the equipment. You will also collect data on prototype performance and perform/coordinate/supervise the manufacturing processes for your team’s designs. The majority of your design and overall work efforts will be self directed with some influence from a Principle Machine Design Engineer. You’ll be working closely with Project Manager(s) to ensure quality, schedule and cost project objectives are met. Your experience in clean sheet design and development of mobile equipment will be highly regarded. Your contributions will support creation of world class equipment enabling our inhouse execution team to build, test and commission safe and highly reliable machinery.

The purpose of this role is to participate in the creation of and then execute plans to deliver Olitek projects by ensuring assigned projects have robust design solutions developed, checked and implemented. Collaborate with Olitek and Client management to keep actual project work aligned with Client’s expectations and Olitek’s commitments to quality, scope, schedule and cost. Primary direction will be received from the Engineering Manager, Client or the project sponsor.

Who are you?

We're not sure who you are yet, but one thing that is sure is that you have a strong drive to lead and take initiative. You see things that need to be done before they've even occurred. You have both people and technical intuition when solving unique challenges. You add value to the team with your high energy levels. If you also are an out-of-the-box thinker and like to combine that with collaborating to develop future strategies, then you'll be a perfect fit!

As our Senior Automation Engineer we also believe you have:


  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • RPEQ
  • Proven leadership and team management skills Proven leadership and team management skills
  • SolidWorks formal training, more than 5000 hours experience and FEA experience
  • Experience creating conceptual designs of custom machinery and automated systems for a range of applications
  • First-hand experience participating in FAT/LSAT/SAT commissioning of mining equipment or automated machinery
  • 10+ years of automation and, or custom machinery design experience from concept development through to site commissioning and site support


  • CPEng
  • Formal SolidWorks Accreditation
  • Experience with robotics
  • Hydraulic system design experience
  • Experience designing specialty equipment for mining applications highly desired
  • FEA Simulation capability using SolidWorks

You have exceptional collaboration skills, with the ability to work across organizational boundaries to drive closure of complex system design challenges. You will have the professional confidence and credibility to effectively engage, interact with and leverage the talents within a diverse mechanical engineering team. These skills will allow you to effectively complete projects that meet safety, performance and project requirements in an efficient manner.

About Us

Olitek’s team is at the forefront of design and manufacture of robust mobile robotic equipment enabling the future of sustainable hard rock mining.

Olitek is a company driven by passion, curiosity and by our purpose. We believe that only through imagination, teamwork and collaboration we can help develop a mining industry that is safer, smarter and more sustainable. We can only continue to stand out as industry leaders through the people driving us forwards. Come be a part of our team and help us build tomorrow.