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Design Engineer

Advertiser: Creature Technology CompanyMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
26 Jul 2019
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering


Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2006, an exceptionally talented team of designers, engineers, technicians and artisans set a new benchmark for animatronics with each new project. Combining state-of-the-art technology with artistic mastery, Creature Technology Co.’s expertise ensures live experiences inspire wonder and awe in audiences worldwide. 

Previous creations include the jaw-dropping dinosaurs for Walking with Dinosaurs –The Arena Spectacular; the three remarkable mascots for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies; and the incredible King Kong puppet for the award-winning Broadway musical.

Creature Technology Co. is a unique company that is manufacturer, software design firm, puppet-maker, engineering company, artist’s studio and entertainment creator all rolled into one. The successful candidate will work in a stimulating and dynamic environment making the world’s best large-scale animatronic creatures in our Port Melbourne headquarters for export to an expanding global market.


The Design Engineer is responsible for timely, efficient and high-quality design work in the Engineering Department on Creature Technology Company (CTC) projects.


Core Duties are:

  • Undertake professional mechanical engineering design on animatronic creatures
  • Use mechanical engineering expertise to innovate and problem solve – working both independently and as part of the overall Creature Technology team
  • Follow design through into workshop fabrication and liaise with tradespeople and practitioners to ensure best project outcomes
  • Prepare and maintain documentation and technical reports including specifications, diagrams, drawings and manuals
  • Supervision of subcontractors and review of subcontractor deliverables.



  1. Approx. 5 years mechanical engineering experience in the design of articulated machinery – with involvement in engineering design projects from concept through to completion desirable
  2. Knowledge of methods for the design of safe systems using hazard analysis techniques (e.g. Energy and Toxicity analysis, FMEA, etc.)
  3. Excellent knowledge of a variety of different materials and fabrication techniques, particularly welding and machining processes
  4. Strong professional engineering design expertise with involvement from concept through to completion desirable
  5. High level skills with the CAD design program SolidWorks or relevant software application, with knowledge of structural analysis software preferred.
  6. Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality
  7. Excellent organisational skills and work ethic.

The successful applicant will be able to work well within a team, collaborating and consulting with subject matter experts and possess a particular ability to turn creative concepts into real world engineering outcomes.



  • Tertiary qualification in relevant discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Mechatronics)



  • The position reports to the Chief Engineer
  • The position is based at Creature Technology Co. at 461 Plummer Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • The Design Engineer is expected to work our standard workshop hours of 7.30am – 4.00pm unless otherwise agreed.



If this opportunity sounds of interest, please submit your resume and a cover letter that clearly addresses the key selection criteria by COB 23rd August 2019.


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a design engineer?
  • Which of the following CAD software do you have experience with?

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