Mechanical Engineer


We are seeking to appoint an experienced Mechanical Engineer to provide engineering designs, calculations, general guidance and advice to engineering team members to ensure that tanks, vessels and associated steel structures are reliable, fit-for-purpose, compliant with relevant codes and standards and provide drafting related activities and functions, under general direction from our Engineering team to support the timely delivering of key projects.

Tasks include:

  • Responsible for defining and controlling Furphy Engineering standard designs
  • Qualifying and managing outsourced design engineering resources
  • Completing detail design calculations for coded and non-coded tanks and ancillary components such as support structures and accessways
  • Coordinate verification of design, notification and registration of pressure vessels with relevant organisations/regulators
  • Define/develop and control key design processes including design variations
  • Develop/collate design documentation to satisfy required design calculations/reporting project deliverables
  • Provide general technical advice to project manager, project engineers and production coordinators to support the identification and rectification of issues
  • Provide pre-sales design support to the Sales team
  • Attend and participate in key (project related) stakeholder meetings
  • Qualifying and managing outsourced drafting resources
  • Complete 3D modelling and drafting activities
  • Provide general drafting related technical advice to project manager, project engineers and production coordinators to support the identification and rectification of issues
  • Provide pre-sales drafting support to the Sales team


About you:

If you are passionate about achieving exceptional outcomes, this role is for you. We are looking for someone that is professional, innovative, and committed.  To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Ability to interpret and understand technical specifications including Australian and international (AS/ASME/ISO/EN) standards
  • Proficiency with tank/pressure vessel design calculations
  • Understanding of structural steel design calculations
  • Proficiency with design software including PVElite or similar packages
  • Proficiency with software systems including Microsoft Office applications, project management systems, drawings applications, and inventory/stock control systems
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to manage competing deadlines
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, and work effectively within a team environment
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills


  • Bachelor qualification (or higher) in mechanical engineering (or appropriate equivalent)
  • Minimum 4+ years’ experience with tank/pressure vessel design
  • Advanced MS Office skills including Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated understanding of key Australian Standards including AS1210, AS1692 and AS1170
  • Demonstrated experience in performing engineering design calculations
  • Member of Engineers Australia
  • Registered with National Engineering Register (NER) through Engineers Australia
  • Registered Professional Engineer (RPEng) with Business Licensing Authority (BLA)


  • Demonstrated experience with structural steel design including understanding of AS1657
  • Demonstrated experience performing Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Demonstrated experience using MS Project (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated experience using drawings applications (AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated experience in a manufacturing industry or engineering environment
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)


What we offer:

As part of the Furphy Engineering team, you will receive:

  • Working as part of a well-respected, industry leading business family business
  • Ongoing training for professional development and career progression
  • Access to our employee assistance program for employees and their families
  • A competitive remuneration package
  • Fantastic opportunity to lead and influence positive change within our organisation
  • Participation in an Employee Share Plan after a qualifying period
  • Lifestyle benefits associated with living in the Greater Shepparton region within regional Victoria

Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining relevant experience for this role, addressed to:

Engineering Manager

Furphy Engineering

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Position Title

Mechanical Engineer



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Engineering Manager

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Shepparton, Victoria

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