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Manager Mechanical Engineering

Imdex Limited - Perth, WA

Source: uWorkin


  • Lead world-class multidisciplinary engineering team | Career defining role
  • Global ASX300 | Drive product development & process improvement
  • Balcatta head office | Onsite café | Free parking


IMDEX is a leading global Mining-Tech company with a market cap of $650m+. Via our market leading AMC and REFLEX brands, IMDEX enables successful and cost-effective operations from exploration to production, in both surface and underground applications. Our head office is in Perth, Western Australia, with operations spanning APAC, North America, South America, Europe and Africa.

At IMDEX we provide a unique solution stack extending from drilling productivity tools to rock knowledge sensors through to our data management and analytics offering. Together this stack enables our clients to drill faster and smarter, obtain accurate subsurface data and receive critical information in real-time. The ultimate value this delivers is in enabling our drilling and resource company customers to maximise economic benefit in the identification, delineation and extraction of mineral resources globally.

The opportunity

This career defining position will appeal to an experienced Mechanical Engineer with inspirational leadership skills to lead our world-class engineering team, based in Balcatta.

Reporting directly to the Global Director of Mechanical Engineering in California, you will mentor and guide the team to provide best-in-class devices in terms of cost, performance, and quality. You will drive a high-performance culture delivering exceptional level engagement and outstanding career development opportunities for your team.

This key opportunity will be tasked with coaching the team on methods and technologies appropriate for new product development and providing clear direction and focus. Managing the allocation of resources and planning of product development and improvement projects to follow Stage Gate and Engineering Change processes are key requirements of the role.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership in development of new product concepts and product improvements
  • Managing product development using Stage Gate process
  • Driving product development and process improvement and execution
  • Building, maintaining and coaching a high performing team

To be successful

In this career defining role your exceptional organisation, problem solving and critical thinking skills will be put to the test. To excel in this position you will have significant experience leading or collaborating with multidisciplinary engineering teams. You will enjoy establishing and maintaining a high-performance team culture, ensuring strong staff engagement and meaningful development opportunities for your team.

To truly shine in this role you will have expertise in Agile methodologies for iterative product development. Your experience with allocating resources to projects to meet tight delivery requirements and managing the planning of product development and improvement projects to follow Stage Gate process is essential. Your passion for driving technical competence and experience in delivering mechanical devices that meet the requirements for all stakeholders will set you up for career success.

Additional requirements include:

  • 10+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Qualifications in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering
  • Experience in managing CAD file management systems (Solidworks PDM)
  • Previous experience generating product requirements through business unit collaboration
  • Ability to clear pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol screen and national police clearance requirements

Why IMDEX is an Exciting Place to Work

At IMDEX we call it the ‘X Factor’. We have leading geoscience and engineering capabilities; world-class IP, product development, manufacturing facilities, precision instrumentation, an exciting pipeline of industry-changing technologies. Our global presence and client network is unparalleled. We have a fun and diverse team that is encouraged to be innovative, speak-up and contribute to the ongoing success of our company.

We offer high calibre candidates:

  • A working environment that values innovation and creativity 
  • The opportunity to work with a team of industry experts to deliver market leading technologies
  • An industry competitive salary
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Career progression opportunities

IMDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing a workplace of respect and inclusiveness. We are proud to announce Sally-Anne Laymen (IMDEX Non-Executive Director) and Michelle Carey (Chief of Product Management & Marketing) were included in the 2018 edition of the “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining.” IMDEX’s Board places great emphasis on ensuring our company is a safe, high performing and welcoming workplace.

The information submitted during the recruitment process will be stored and processed as per IMDEX Limited Privacy Policy found at https://www.IMDEXlimited.com/page/privacy-policy

Advertising closes 11 April 2021. Early applications are encouraged as shortlisting will commence immediately, Agency calls and candidates will not be considered.