PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Auckland, New Zealand

 

We are an award-winning, innovative company designing and building advanced technology to automate farming. Our world leading guidance control techniques shift cows remotely removing the need for fences and eliminating the manual nature of shifting animals. Halter aims to enable a new generation of more efficient, sustainable farming globally.

 

What will you be working on?

Our GPS enabled, solar powered devices are designed to remotely guide cows. These require robust, long-range wireless communication and conservative power consumption. They also require multiple levels of control software in order to record everything about the animal, understand it and act on this information accordingly. We use this to monitor stock health, feed, behaviour and emotion so that farmers can better understand and treat the needs of each animal. We are always pushing to use the latest advancements in technology and want you to be a part of this process. Being a young, dynamic company, there is potential for a person in this role to have a big influence on Halter’s future direction.

 

Core Duties

  • Responsible for owning and delivering on mechanical test threads that help accelerate product development.

  • Deliver thorough test conclusions and work closely with design engineers to improve product design.

  • Design, procure, build and operate test equipment.

  • Other miscellaneous projects and tasks that help the hardware team and Halter achieve overarching goals.

 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for big thinkers who know how to execute. We’re looking for people who are comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where they will be challenged on a daily basis. To succeed you will need to be able to learn quickly and utilise your own initiative while working under pressure and to tight deadlines.

 

Desired Skills

  • High level of Solidworks proficiency.

  • Experience with outdoor product performance and durability testing required.

  • Ability to operate with a high level of autonomy in order to achieve difficult goals under tight timelines.

  • Excellent ability to design and execute tests with an understanding of the company level context.

  • Exceptional workmanship combined with strong experience designing and building test jigs and associated equipment.

  • Experience with highly accelerated life testing, it’s advantages and limitations.

  • Strong work ethic that thrives in a challenging environment. Attitude is everything. 

  • Ability to operate selflessly in a close knit team environment. Willingness to prioritise team and company goals over individual tasks.

  • Experience working with large animals preferred but not necessary.

What we can offer you

  • An open and supportive environment where input from all members is encouraged.

  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic, and highly talented team with diverse backgrounds.

  • A fast-paced work environment that enables and encourages knowledge sharing and skill development

  • Opportunity for rapid development and career progression.

  • Competitive package and perks.


Apply - careers@halter.co.nz

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