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Giant Leap Fund
Giant Leap Fund

Senior Mechanical Engineer



Canberra ACT, Australia
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Welcome to the future of waste management technology. As the Senior Mechanical Engineer you’ll be developing future products and improving current designs to ensure customer satisfaction and demonstrate your pride in your work.

This is an opportunity to bring new products to market and manage the import and assessment of the manufactured item. The role involves significant supplier management and assisting the supplier with resolution of technical issues.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Designing, developing and manufacturing of robotic / automated machinery
  • Specification and testing of new products and components
  • Working with an interdisciplinary team to develop and iterate product design
  • Defining and developing the manufacturing processes
  • Managing the development of documentation for existing and new products
  • Managing manufacturing projects


  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, or related qualification
  • 5 years experience in a new product introduction role
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritize work for the engineering team
  • Experience with requirements analysis and pre-compliance testing
  • Able to work in a dynamic environment and get the best performance from team members



  • Understanding of electrical control systems including PLC’s
  • Confidence with hands on mechanical tasks
  • Experience in supplier negotiation and quality management
  • Project management skills using agile processes


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline (Mechanical, Design, Electronic, Mechatronic, or Process Engineering)

Benefits of working at Goterra:

  • Goterra is a leading waste management technology startup that was instrumental in developing national regulation for insect protein production - we’re leading the way in this emerging industry
  • Be part of a diverse and multidisciplinary team doing exciting and ground breaking work, alongside people who believe in what they’re doing and are aligned in mission and purpose
  • We offer a competitive salary, with generous conditions including paid employer parental leave, welfare packs, leave to volunteer in your community, the opportunity to take part on our ESOP scheme, and great learning and development opportunities.
  • You'll have the chance to make a real impact on stopping one of the leading causes of climate change, every day. Literally, we’re doing it right now, as you read this

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive organisation and encourage applications from anyone with passion for our mission, particularly from women, veterans, people with disability, the LGBTIQ+ community, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds