Product Improvement Manager

Location: Perth

Chrysos is hiring!

We are seeking a Product Improvement Manager to help us improve our award-winning PhotonAssay technology. With a background in electrical, mechanical or mechatronic engineering, you’ll contribute to improving the designs of our current systems and future generations of PhotonAssayTM.

Who is Chrysos…and what do we do?

Headquartered in Adelaide and with team members in Victoria, Western Australia, North America and Africa, Chrysos’ team of scientists, engineers and industry specialists combines science and software to deliver game-changing minerals analysis technology to the global mining industry.

Originally developed by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and underpinned by a network of intellectual property protections, Chrysos’ flagship technology PhotonAssayTM excites atomic nuclei in mineral samples with high-energy X-rays to provide analysis of gold, silver and complementary elements in as little as two minutes.

In delivering this faster, safer, more accurate and environmentally friendly solution, PhotonAssay has rapidly displaced slower, more hazardous and costly processes to become the mining industry’s most exciting and valuable assaying technology.

Why join us?

  • We’re a friendly bunch
  • We’re a safety-first business
  • We like Friday pizzas as much as you do
  • We’re growing fast – and so will your role
  • We love our jobs – and think that you’ll love yours too
  • Our technology is meaningful – it’s protecting workers and helping the environment
  • Our technology is disruptive – it’s changing and improving the global mining industry
  • We’re a secure and profitable business with a pipeline of local and international projects

The role of the role…

We are looking for an experienced manager to oversee product improvements and in-field upgrades to Chrysos’ PhotonAssay systems. The candidate will have experience managing the delivery and operation of complex technology, including supervision of local and international manufacturers and integrators, product change management, and product improvement and upgrading.

The position is based in Perth, WA.

It’s all about connection!

The Product Improvement Manager, in carrying out of their duties will:

  • Report directly to Chrysos’ Product Manager,
  • Supervise the engineers in the Chrysos Product Improvement team
  • Partner with the Maintenance teams to implement product improvement changes,
  • Engage closely with Chrysos’ customers and suppliers, including staff from our major contractor,
  • Interact with scientists and engineers in the Chrysos Product Development teams.

The nitty gritty.

  • The successful candidate will:
  • Run Chrysos’ Product Change Management process, ensuring that all modifications and upgrades are accurately documented, communicated to manufacturing partners and incorporated into future systems as efficiently as possible.
  • Manage Chrysos’ PLC, mechanical and electrical engineers in the implementation and testing of modifications and upgrades on existing PhotonAssay systems.
  • Liaise with Chrysos’ physics and software teams, providing practical input into the design of new systems and services. • Liaise with Chrysos’ installation, commissioning and service teams.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of training materials relating to new products and features.
  • Incorporate team feedback into future design improvements.
  • Contribute to Chrysos’ culture of safety and zero-harm.

OK, so what are we looking for?

  • A tertiary qualification in engineering, science or similar area, or equivalent experience.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in an engineering position, ideally including a mix of management, field operations and maintenance roles.
  • Demonstrated excellence in overseeing the commissioning, support and improvement of complex products, including management of internal and external manufacturing and technical teams.
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including preparation of technical documentation and manuals.
  • Able and willing to travel both interstate and internationally (subject to Australian Government travel restrictions).
  • Experience in one of more of the following areas: mechatronics, PLC/HMI design and programming, automation design, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering.
  • Experience working with X-ray or radiation technologies, including familiarity with radiation safety and licencing requirements.
  • Experience working in the mining industry or developing products for mining applications.
  • Experience with product change management practices.
  • Exposure to reliability engineering or machine hardening methodologies.

What’s your star sign?

  • Do you love diagnosing and solving complex problems?
  • Do you have a strong attention to detail and are highly organized?
  • Do you meet deadlines for delivering results?
  • Do you have strong inter-personnel skills with the ability to work well with others to achieve outcomes?
  • Do you have the ability to work autonomously for extended periods and to take initiative to achieve goals?

The good stuff…what’s in it for you?

  • In addition to a competitive base salary and superannuation, from time to time, employees are invited to participate in Chrysos’ employee share ownership program
  • Join a fast-growing company with a rewarding start-up culture and work on a technology which is disrupting the gold assaying industry
  • This is not a FIFO role – you can work from our Perth Jandakot office, from home or from customer sites (when you want to see the equipment in action)

Take the next step!

Like what you read? Submit a covering letter, curriculum vitae and documentation addressing the required qualifications and experience to

Your application should detail how you meet the essential criteria and highlight the desired attributes you believe you possess. Please also include a statement defining your legal right to work in Australia.

We look forward to hearing from you!