Mechanical Design Draughtsperson

Exeter, Launceston & North East TAS

  • Life-work balance, not work-life balance 
  • Learning, development and career opportunities as we grow 

Our team is growing! We are looking for an experienced Mechanical Design Draughtsperson to join our team that makes a real difference for our clients, communities and environment.  

About Tamar Hydro 

At Tamar Hydro, our purpose is to create and develop integrated sustainable solutions, which enables communities to use water to generate and support renewable power generation. As part of the Tasman Renewables Limited Group, the combination of our expertise within the renewable energy industry is over sixty years. Our diverse team consists of manufacturers, electricians, engineers, draughtspersons, project management and administrative team members.  

The Role 

The Mechanical Design Draughtsperson is responsible for creating and modifying detailed engineering designs using the 3D modelling software. They work closely and collaborate with various stakeholders, including engineers, designers, and production teams, to develop accurate and efficient 3D models and drawings. The Draftsperson plays a crucial role in translating design concepts into tangible products, ensuring adherence to industry standards
and company specifications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Utilise AutoCAD and SolidWorks software to create 3D models, assemblies, and detailed engineering drawings based on project requirements.
  • Collaborate with design teams to develop accurate and functional designs, considering factors such as aesthetics, manufacturability, and assembly processes.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards, design guidelines, and manufacturing constraints during the design process.
  • Review and analyse existing designs, identifying areas for improvement and modification.
  • Implement design changes and updates, considering feedback from various stakeholders.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive design documentation, including drawings, specifications, and bill of materials (BOM).
  • Collaborate closely with engineers, designers, and other team members to understand project requirements and design objectives.
  • Participate in design reviews and meetings to provide technical insights and recommendations.
  • Communicate design changes, updates, and progress to relevant stakeholders effectively.
  • Conduct thorough design reviews to identify potential issues, ensuring design integrity and functionality.
  • Perform tolerance analysis and verification to ensure accurate fit and assembly of components.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing teams to resolve any design-related issues during production.

Essential Requirements

  • At least three years practical experience within a draughting office, preferably in manufacturing.
  • Proficiency in using AutoCAD and SolidWorks software for 3D modelling and design.
  • Strong understanding of engineering principles and design standards.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes and constraints.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to produce accurate technical documentation.
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills to identify and resolve design issues.
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities to work within cross-functional teams.
  • Able to operate safely and effectively in a team environment.
  • Licences / Registrations: Tasmanian Drivers Licence – C Class or Higher, White Card

Desirable Requirements

  • A degree or diploma in mechanical engineering or a related field
  • Knowledge in hydro-turbines, generators, valves, controls, and monitoring equipment.
  • Additional certifications in SolidWorks or related software would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge, experience, or genuine interest working within the renewable energy industry.

Why should you come and work with us? 

If you join Tamar Hydro, you will be joining a team that is diverse not only in demographics, but also in skillsets and personal experiences.  

Our most valued belief is every voice matters, and our team is the heart, the soul and our greatest asset. We do this by actively promoting an environment that is safe, collaborative, and inclusive. As a company who is undertaking an exciting growth period, we are also learning and developing, and we love having our team members suggesting better ways of working.  

We know that each individual team member is a specialist in the work that they do, but we know not everyone will know the finer details of how hydroelectricity works when they first start out, and what we do is invest in time and efforts to help our team members grow, learn and develop themselves.   

In terms of perks, we currently have the following available for all team members (and we are constantly adding to this list): 

  • A company that promotes a life-work balance, not a work-life balance.  
  • Learning and development, training, and career opportunities available as the company continues to grow. 
  • Workplace flexibility programs available for all team members.  
  • New business incentive scheme. 
  • Employee profit share scheme. 
  • Rewards and appreciation programs. 
  • Christmas to post-New Years shutdown, so you can spend time with loved ones and enjoy the summer break. 
  • Events throughout the year, including morning teas, lunches, dinners, and competitions.  

Does this role interest you? 

If you would like more information, or would like to come in and see what we do before you apply, please contact our Business & Administration team at

Click here to download the position description.

To apply for the role, please click on the ‘apply now’, button, attaching a current resume, cover letter and answering the application questions. Applications close 1st June 2024.

Please note that successful candidates may be subject to pre-employment medical and other employment checks prior to an offer being made.  

We look forward to hearing from you! 

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