Mechanical Engineer

//Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer2016-12-01T12:52:51+00:00

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Mechanical Engineer to join Chrysos Corporation, a new start-up company developing innovative assay technologies for the exploration, mining and mineral processing industries.

The Chrysos PhotonAssay™ technology, originally developed by and licenced from the CSIRO, uses high-power X-rays to rapidly measure gold and other metals in mineral ores. Chrysos Corporation has attracted significant financial investment to fast-track the development of a family of systems for laboratory and field use. We aim to replace conventional, chemistry-based analysis methods such as fire-assay in minerals applications around the world.

Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and working directly with the Program Manager, the Mechanical Engineer will provide input into high-level product concepts, and take a leading role in turning these concepts into manufactured, installed and commissioned systems at customer sites.


  1. Provide practical mechanical engineering input to the CTO, Program Manager and other technical staff to develop conceptual designs for new products.
  2. Develop detailed technical specifications and manufacturing drawings for all mechanical components.
  3. Manage development and delivery of mechanical components from suppliers and sub-contractors in line with Australian and International standards.
  4. Provide practical assistance in the installation, integration and commissioning of new products.
  5. Contribute to a culture that values collaboration, technical excellence and on-going staff learning and development.
  6. Support the development of a strong OH&S culture.

Skills and Competencies


  1. A tertiary qualification in a mechanical engineering subject, or equivalent experience.
  2. At least 4 years’ experience in a mechanical engineering role.
  3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and manage manufacture and delivery of components from a wide range of suppliers and sub-contractors.
  4. Strong knowledge and understanding of Australian design standards.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interpret technical drawings and designs.
  6. Experience using design and modelling software such as Solidworks, Inventor or similar.
  7. Able and willing to travel and work within Australia and overseas, including at remote locations such as mine sites.


  1. Experience designing large-scale mechanical structures (components up to 20 tons approximately) for operation in industrial environments.
  2. Knowledge and experience of civil engineering concepts, particularly relating to design and installation of large mechanical structures in industrial environments.
  3. Practical, hands-on workshop experience for in-house manufacture or modification of minor components.

Personal attributes:

  1. Attention to detail and highly organised.
  2. Meets deadlines for delivering results.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills, including collaboration with people from different technical disciplines.
  4. Ability to work autonomously for extended periods and to take initiative to achieve goals.
  5. Willingness to take on a wide variety of tasks, including those both ‘above’ and ‘below’ the designated role.
  6. Inventive and creative approach to problem solving; comfortable with ambiguity and open-ended questions.


  • Report directly to the Chief Technology Officer.
  • Collaborate with members of the technical development team, including the Program Manager, engineers and scientists.
  • Engage with Chrysos suppliers and sub-contractors during design, installation, commissioning and on-going support phases of the product life-cycle.
  • Interactions with Chrysos customers during installation and commissioning of new products.


  • Competitive base salary
  • Superannuation 9.5%
  • Performance-related pay
  • Participation in employee share ownership program