Senior Electrical Engineer

ABOUT THE ROLE

Howick Ltd manufactures specialist automated roll-forming machinery which is exported to over 70 countries globally for the construction industry. Howick is part of an exciting game-changer in manufactured or offsite construction which uses technology and light gauge steel to build more efficiently.

In line with the emerging global trends favouring offsite construction Howick is strategically positioned to maximise the growth opportunities throughout the world.

It is in this growth mode that we are seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join us on our journey, to contribute to the future success of the company by driving the focus of electrical and controls technology for the Howick machinery products.

This role will help lead the company in future product development requirements of both the electrical design and controls aspects of the machinery, and play a significant role within the company R&D programme.

As you will have technical supervision responsibility for the electrical production works within machinery manufacture, we would expect you to have a good level of maturity and leadership, and strong appetite to work collaboratively. Specifying equipment and assisting in the electrical procurement will also be part of your remit.

You will report to the General Manager, and be supporting the Design Manager and Senior Controls Engineer to establish professional engineering processes and best practices within the company to uphold our reputation as world-class manufacturer and exporter.

You will also have the opportunity to interact with both customers and overseas distributors as key service support, so your ability to deliver customer service is impeccable, along with your knowledge of machine processes.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Key accountabilities for this role include:

  • Accountable for focus and driving results in the electrical and controls engineering
  • Manage the electrical design and development
  • Supervise electrical production works
  • Execute electrical and control R&D projects
  • Produce design and engineering documentation in accordance with best practice
  • Specify electrical equipment and assist with procurement
  • Develop electrical drawings using CAD software
  • Provide support to the Management Team to establish product development budgets
  • Establish professional electrical and controls engineering processes
  • Assist with continuous improvement of the engineering processes
  • Research technologies and ensure leadership in the electrical and controls engineering
  • Identify opportunities for cost innovation
  • Provide technical expertise on-demand for customer support cases
  • Collaborate with the high-level software development
  • Develop an increasing level of capability with the high-level software

In addition, the following core capabilities and characteristics are expected of this role:

  • Experience with VSD’s, Hydraulic systems and print systems
  • Proven ability to deliver quality in control system design
  • Strong project delivery track record
  • Experience with engineering process methodologies
  • Supervisory experience
  • Proven ability to collaborate and work effectively within the larger team
  • Demonstrable ability to apply innovation
  • Strong motivation to learn
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal skills to handle customer facing aspects
  • Ability to be self-driven and self-motivated
  • Ability to communicate with the wider team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Industrial or manufacturing background
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand

TO APPLY

This is a challenging technical and leadership role with a growing, global company – we’ve doubled our team in the past three years! Howick has a great history of providing opportunities for growth and learning for their staff, and for that reason, we have a good track record of employee retention.

To apply, please send a CV and a letter to info@howickltd.com detailing how your achievements, qualifications and personal traits can help us in the areas we have outlined above.

The position will be based out of our Auckland office.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.