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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Take ownership of mechanical design initiatives with major clients across Australia.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

IPS Australia is currently looking for a Lead Mechanical Design Engineer based at our Head Centre, Somersby NSW to provide support to the IPS team, clients and various represented companies in regard to mechanical / technical design and reverse engineering.

The sucessfull candidate will have

good engineering knowledge in rotating equipment
expert knowledge & experience in design and reverse engineering processes.
succession plan to head the Engineering Department
Your role main responsibilities will include:

Laser scanning, probing & post processing of data for the purpose of reverse engineering & fault finding of machinery components
Use of Solidworks to develop designs/models & manufacturing drawings of machinery components, rotor preservation and storage containers (pressurized and nitrogen purged), support frames for turbomachinery, transport frames, installation skids (to API standards) and other supporting structures for turbomachinery casings and rotors
Specifying geometric & dimensional tolerances, as per AS1100 requirements, for manufacturing & refurbishment of machinery components
Understanding of DIN, ISO, JIS and other common international standards and be able to homologate to a common standard AS1100
Investigating and identifying requirements for new designs and identifying applicable standards and regulation requirements for designs
Designing special tooling required by technicians for major overhauls
Completing FEA’s using Solidworks
Completing engineering calculations as part of designing/reverse engineering of machinery components & assemeblies:
Stud tension & stress
Compressive stress
Radial deflection
Hoop stress
Stress concentration factor
Liaising with multiple manufacturing contractors with technical specification sheets along with the drawings to obtain tenders
Development of technical specification sheets for manufacturing of components by suppliers
Development of specific internal quality documentation (ITP’s, IRS, Work Procedures) for service activities in conjunction with workshop manager & field service manager:
ITP: Inspection and Test Plan
IRS: Inspection and record sheet
We are looking for high achievers who strive for results and have a strong commitment to achieving safety standards. We want people who are professional, innovative, committed and looking to be challenged. You will have a pragmatic approach to problem solving and will have sound communication skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of different stakeholders.


Bachelors degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering from a reputed university
Training in Solidworks or other CAD software
Inhouse and Overseas product training can be arranged as and when needed on product knowledge in the areas of Turbine, compressor, and pumps
Specialised Knowledge & Skills:

Good engineering knowledge on rotating machinery like steam turbines, axial, radial, reciprocating and screw compressors, pumps and other rotating equipment
Good understanding/knowledge of quality and safety management systems
Use of FEA (finite element analysis) software
To apply, send your letter of application and resume detailing your qualifications, experience and references. If you have any question please send us an email at

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No agencies please.

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