Mechanical Designer

  • Metro, WA, Australia, 6000
  • Full Time

WA’s a state (and an economy) built on mining and at Mineral Resources (MRL), we’re focused on growing that position.

With this growth comes new roles and those rare opportunities to help shape company culture and contribute to lasting change.

About the role

We are currently seeking an experienced Mechanical Designer to join our team in our head office in Applecross (with a scheduled move to Osborne Park in October). 

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will also be responsible for for the design and drafting checking across our operations and client sites.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Check drawings (form, fit, and function) rigorously against all applicable standards, specifications, and policies for completeness, clarity, and dimensional accuracy; perform tolerance analysis and stack-ups; Provide feedback and recommendations of drawing and design improvements
  • Interrogate assemblies/models validating design layouts and drawing documentation using CAD systems in adherence to AS/ CSI drafting standards, CAD modelling practices, specifications, and program requirements and standards
  • Marking of engineering drawing defects and communicating to designers as well as suggesting methods of improvement
  • Facilitate in providing innovative conceptual engineering design and development designs/proposals
  • Assist in the design of equipment, assemblies, facilities, utilities, and systems by interpreting and translating design concepts and layouts for the solution of complex and variable technical problems
  • Maintain and develop professional relationships with fellow staff and management to ensure timely, cost effective execution of supportive drafting checking and designing
  • Provide guidance to Designers and Drafters through the various phases of the design development process as required
  • Perform all functions associated with the drawing checking process which includes but is not limited to completeness, clarity, dimensional accuracy, consistency and constructability
  • Understanding of engineering principles and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to communicate design, drafting and modelling methods to instruct and mentor


Your work becomes more meaningful when it’s part of something bigger than you. It may feel like you’re pushing yourself to the edge of what’s possible, but this is the kind of work that fills you up and highlights the value of your contribution. Your time with MRL is an opportunity to capitalise on the skills and talent that you’ve been cultivating for so long, in an environment where you’ll be given the trust to do so.

Putting you in position to do what you do best?

MRL would.

What you’ll bring to the team

  • Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering;
  • Knowledge of Civil, structure, mechanical, piping  manufactured part fabrication
  • 10+ years design experience on $50M+ large scale mining construction projects
  • Previous experience with mechanical/structural/civil/concrete design projects
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Advance Steel, Prosteel and Navisworks. Experience in 12D and/or Civil 3D programs will also be seen as favourable

Making your mark

At MRL there’s a new energy that comes from our team of passionate employees. They achieve personal goals and contribute to a larger transformation that goes far beyond the bottom line. Our leadership pathway is focused on sharing in the success with other people as they make their own mark on our business and beyond. In the past, you may have worked day and night to get things out the door. Sure, we value effort – but we also want you to step away when you need, to leave work at work, and give your all when you’re clocked in but never at the expense of your health or family. 

And then there’s the extra benefits

We look after our people because they’re the ones looking after our business. That means a range of additional benefits for choosing MRL, including:

• Competitive salary

• Quarterly cash bonuses

• Generous leave options

• Employee discounts and offers

• Physical and mental health programs

• Salary packaging

Ready for your next challenge? Make a fresh start with MRL.

Mineral Resources Limited is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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