Tectonica believes its success and the success of individual employees is interdependent. To maintain its position as an innovative systems integrator, Tectonica seeks to attract, retain, develop and employ skilled and experienced staff.

Tectonica remunerates its staff at industry benchmark levels or higher. Career path planning and professional development are essential elements of achieving these goals. Tectonica actively encourages professional training, including attendance at trade shows, conferences and exhibitions.

We understand that work/life balance is sometimes a struggle for committed professional workers. At Tectonica, we try to assist you in evening up the balance! Business hours are 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.00am to 1.00pm on Fridays. The regular free afternoon on Friday can give you a jump start on the weekend, the opportunity to do a little shopping or a chance to spend time with your family.

Tectonica’s management is flexible and responsive. Information is shared quickly, groups relate easily and you are close to the critical decision making. You can see the results of your contribution in action.

You will find the work place culture friendly, cooperative and respectful. Tectonica is a committed equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.


Tectonica is a leading Defence company delivering high technology products to global customers. It is engaged in multidisciplinary, cutting edge development projects aimed at delivering innovative solutions to the local and International Defence Forces.

Mechanical Engineer

A rare opportunity has arisen for a motivated, enthusiastic and engaging Mechanical Engineer to join the team at Tectonica, based in West Melbourne. The role reports directly to the Director of Engineering.

Tectonica operates in a highly regulated environment.  It follows a systems engineering methodology under contract to local and international customers.  The successful candidate will be a detail orientated, persistent person with the ability to understand and generate complex technical documents.  They will be able to generate 3D models of complex parts.  They will have a degree from an Australian University in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering and be able to think independently, exercise judgement and develop innovative solutions to new problems.

The role provides an opportunity to learn about all aspects of product development and the manufacture of sophisticated assemblies that meet demanding specifications so that they can operate reliably in harsh environments. This is a hands-on role in a closely integrated team that designs, develops and manufactures innovative electro-mechanical products.

As part of a small project team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers, the Mechanical Engineer will:

  • Document system and subsystem requirements using a formal systems engineering approach
  • Collaborate with team members to develop mechanical engineering solutions using the best available systems, processes and methodologies
  • Perform design validation and testing; identify and solve problems
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication and leadership skills along with maturity, energy, optimism, flexibility, resilience, persistence, and an ability to self-start, to solve problems and to act proactively

To apply for this position you need to have:

  • a degree in Mechanical Engineering with broad technical knowledge
  • strong proficiency in Solidworks, MS Office Suite, MatLab
  • strong mechanical design and design for manufacture skills
  • experience in hands-on prototyping and manufacturing technologies
  • experience in configuration management tools
  • strong written English communication skills
  • Australian citizenship

In return, Tectonica offers flexible work hours, including half day on Friday, ample on-site parking, and a collaborative team environment. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. No agencies.

If you are a highly motivated engineer with excellent skills in Solidworks please provide a resume not longer than two pages that lists your qualifications and work experience in chronological order to

No agencies.

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