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Senior Mechanical R&D Engineer

ENGINEERING/RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT | Hybrid in Perth, Western Australia, Australia | Full Time

Job Description

The Company:

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software, and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality, and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping the production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Mining division solves surface and underground mine challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations, and safety.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.5bn USD. Learn more at and follow us @HexagonAB.

Purpose of Position:

This role is an integral part of multi-discipline engineering / R&D team charged with developing Hexagons hardware product roadmap. You will use your strong product design skills to turn a product scope into a minimum viable product to deliver the value add. You will be working with a variety of stakeholders to understand how the product adds value and ensure the design meets requirements of usability, functionality and reliability.

You will develop prototypes suitable for in-field testing on underground mines with potential clients, and be actively involved in the MVP testing underground. You will engage with Product Managers, System Specialists, Fabricators, Machinists, Mechanical Assembly Techs, Electronic Engineers, Test Engineers, and Embedded Software Developers to develop specifications, requirements and testing methodologies to develop existing and new product lines.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Delivering product specifications against requirements
  • Scoping of product development work, timelines and budget estimates
  • 3D CAD development
  • 3D Printing
  • Research & Development in areas such as vibration and vibration suppression, natural frequencies, ingress, materials technology, shock loading, environmental dynamics, oxidisation, and modern manufacturing techniques
  • Prototype testing and test methodology & tooling development
  • Engaging with external manufacturing / design consultancies where necessary
  • Product validation and testing from prototype to commercial product Minimum viable product field testing with clients and stakeholder
  • Developing project timeline and cost estimates

Knowledge and Experience - Required:

  • Bachelors degree (Mechanical Engineering or equivalent)
  • 5 years+ in product development for Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) companies or similar industry
  • Up to date fabrication and supplier network in Perth
  • 3D CAD modelling in SolidWorks
  • Passive Acoustic Vibration Control/Isolation design methodologies and test instrumentation
  • Stakeholder engagement at all levels in a business
  • Report and presentation creation with Microsoft Office suite
  • FEA simulation

Knowledge and Experience - Desired:

  • Working knowledge of gyroscopic and accelerometer sensors
  • 3D printing (SLA & FDM)


  • Occasional International and/or Domestic travel required, generally to mine sites.

Additional Information About You:

  • Ability to work well in a team and independently
  • Ability to innovate
  • Data driven decision maker
  • Motivated to achieve success
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Committed to achieving agreed timelines
  • Willing to spend time in an underground environment

Hexagon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination against any job applicant based on protected characteristics.