Senior Mechanical Engineer - Sustaining

Engineering Christchurch, New Zealand



We are seeking an Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our Christchurch based team, this role would ideally suit an Engineer with at least 6 years of experience in product development.

You will work in a collaborative team of Mechanical Engineers who design and develop state of the art solar power related products, as well as work on day-to-day support of released products and cost reduction projects.


  • Lead the mechanical engineering product sustaining activities
  • Support the sourcing, manufacturing and quality teams with mechanical expertise
  • Perform part qualification and lead the testing for second-sourcing activities
  • Investigate field issues, perform root cause analysis and resolve technical issues
  • Maintain SKUs and BOMs in ERP system
  • Complete the documentation for analysis, testing and design changes
  • Provide technical leadership and provide support for junior team members’ learning and development


Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to think laterally and solve unique problems
  • Design experience in various material forming technologies, such as: injection moulding; sheet metal;  silicone/rubber moulding;  diecasting
  • Structured approach to root cause analysis and finding failure modes
  • Good communication and documentation skills


Qualification and Previous Experience:

  • Technical Degree (Bachelor or higher qualification) in Mechanical Engineering
  • 6+ years experience in product development organisations
  • SolidWorks 2D and 3D CAD experience


What would make you stand out?

  • Experience developing electro-mechanical products
  • Experience developing high-volume products (100k+ annual production)
  • Experience project managing mechanical product development

Employee Benefits:  

  • Competitive salaries and quarterly bonuses
  • Long service leave
  • Medical insurance cover (yourself and your immediate family members)
  • Annual merit reviews and increases
  • Opportunities for career growth and development
  • High tech laboratories and equipment
  • Modern facilities with onsite parking
  • Health and wellness incentives
  • Eco friendly work environment
  • Global team environment

About the Christchurch team

Enphase Energy New Zealand is located in Wigram, Christchurch.  We are a Research and Development Centre focused on the design and testing of our cornerstone product, the Microinverter. Enphase New Zealand has a team of around 84 engineers and support staff. We also work closely with our Research and Development colleagues in California, Texas and Bangalore.

About Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy is a multi-national company with many global locations; sales and marketing, operations, and research and development.  

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