John Deere Mechanical Engineer (fixed term role) in Tokoroa, New Zealand

About us:

Waratah NZ Limited (a John Deere Company) has proudly served the global forestry industry for more than 40 years, pioneering mechanised harvesting with first-class products of distinct quality, durability, and reliability paired with unparalleled customer support. Our extensive support and parts distribution network, rigorous global application testing, advanced manufacturing systems, and sophisticated quality measures set us apart and ensure our products are worthy of the Waratah brand and ‘Built To Work’ designation. We aspire to be the preferred equipment provider in the forestry industry, and that is why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our history.

Your job:

As global leaders in forestry attachments, this is your opportunity to join a team of leading edge professionals, designing new and improving existing models.

In this 2-year fixed term role you'll be providing additional support to the overall team, in particular being responsible for 'on time/in spec' completion of specific engineering projects targeting quality, cost and continuous improvement. Able to influence and work effectively in a cross-functional team environment, you'll use your knowledge and experience of large scale product design to participate in design reviews and provide input into solutions.

You'll be developing, testing and analysing new concepts and 3D designs and will need to apply your knowledge of Geometric Dimensions & Tolerancing (GD&T) Standards and perform engineering calculations on critical components to ensure quality and reduce risk. You'll also liaise with our Product Support Group, Field Service specialists and international dealer personnel to help resolve field issues.

Your skills:

  • Degree qualified in Engineering or a Technology discipline

  • Understand specification systems and decision release systems

  • Strong working knowledge of CAD and/or other engineering tools

  • Understand engineering principles as they relate to the company product

You'll get:

Along with a competitive remuneration package, you'll get to be in the front seat of driving your career with opportunities to develop and network within our global teams.

Applications for this position will close Wednesday 18 April 2018.


Note: Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

Waratah is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.