Careers with Elphinstone

Elphinstone Pty Ltd is looking for talented individuals to join our team. Elphinstone is a leading developer and manufacturer of quality products for the global underground and surface mining industry. Elphinstone also offers niche manufacturing and engineering support in the transport and utilities sectors, Apply today and you too could have a long, rewarding and successful career with Elphinstone. To find out more about the positions advertised, follow the links provided or call our HR team on 6442 7777 or email careers@elphinstone.com

Elphinstone Pty Ltd is an authorised Caterpillar OEM and a leading and manufacturer of quality products for the global underground and surface mining industries.  In addition, Elphinstone offers niche manufacturing and engineering support in the transport and utilities sectors.

Elphinstone has more than 45 years of experience in the modification and manufacture of underground mining vehicles and currently employs 200+ highly skilled people.

The product range includes specialised underground support vehicles and surface mining solutions including extended distance off-highway haulage trucks and water tanks to suit Caterpillar articulated trucks.

The Elphinstone® range of underground support vehicles includes agitators, scissor lifts, delivery trucks, flat decks, fuel and lube trucks, water cannons, water tanks, motor graders and other specialised support equipment.

The existing range of products combine practical design, the latest technology and quality manufacturing to ensure each machine is safe, reliable, productive, ergonomic, and easy to service, maintain and re-build.

Elphinstone is committed to deliver a better future with electric and hybrid vehicles playing a vital role for the transition to a decarbonised underground mining sector.

Elphinstone is seeking to employ a Lead Electrical & Control System Engineer to work with its passionate and expanding team of professionals to transition the WR810 underground service vehicle into a Zero-Emission, Full Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV).

About the role

The role will report to the BEV project manager and will be working with high voltage (HV) systems defined in the vehicle sector as up to 850V.

As the Lead Electrical & Control System Engineer your responsibilities and key tasks will include:

  • Help develop our electric vehicle platform by being a key member of a committed team
  • Help develop a set of requirements and guidelines for the electrical system design
  • Develop Electrical schematics
  • System level design for electronics and electrical systems to ensure integration across disciplines
  • Develop vehicle documentation such as, vehicle specifications, Operator & Maintenance manuals, safety instructions, Assembly instructions, gate review material, resource plans
  • Closely support the electrical system through the development lifecycle including in production and quality departments
  • Supervision & task planning of project electrical team
  • Design and development of electrical architecture
  • CANBUS network planning and implementation
  • Model based software development
  • CAN analysis using Kvaser/Vector tools
  • Keep up to date with industry developments in area of responsibility
  • Oversee the integration of electrical systems into the vehicle
  • Ensure the proper release of electrical and electronic parts in time and within specifications
  • Ensure proper design validation through static and dynamic testing
  • Ensure the technical operation of electrical and electronic engineering work within overall programme requirements
  • Reporting project and technical progress to stakeholders
  • 24V Low voltage system integration
  • Specification of the onboard and off-board charging systems
  • Ownership, root cause analysis and resolution of issues

About You

The Lead Electrical & Control System Engineer will possess the following personal attributes:

  • Presents professionally whilst demonstrating integrity, teamwork and ownership
  • Show a passion for electric vehicles and being involved in cutting edge technology
  • A can-do attitude, ability to lead a team to deliver vehicle projects
  • Degree of Electrical Engineering or similar
  • Knowledge of high voltage electrical systems and hardware in the EV space
  • Experience in delivering electrical projects or working in electrical vehicle space
  • Direct experience in electrical and electronic production, specification, development and validation
  • Knowledge and experience of FMEA’s
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally when required

If possible, the Lead Electrical & Control System Engineer will have skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Experience in the power electronics and automotive/mobile machinery industry
  • Knowledge of industry standards related to high voltage electrical safety
  • Experience in the mining industry
  • Hands on experience in building looms, electrical systems
  • Experience in production manufacturing of vehicles or machines
  • Previous experience developing MathWorks Simulink Control systems
  • Previous experience utilising CODESYS

Living in beautiful Tasmania with pristine beaches, historic towns and Cradle Mountain only an hour’s drive away, Tasmania caters to those who enjoy nature. There’s plenty to do in your free time, with a vibrant mountain bike scene, abundant hiking trails, and world class surfing, diving & fishing. You’ll experience a food scene smorgasbord with numerous farm gates and wineries. Tasmania is home to the cleanest air in the world, and traffic jams are non-existent.

Working in small niche teams allows you to get involved in the many facets of vehicle design and play a pivotal role in the overall vehicle design and performance. At Elphinstone, our most important asset is our people. Every team member has a voice and plays a part in contributing to our success. We take pride in creating an innovative, collaborative and open culture where all staff are respected, empowered and valued.

Our people are talented and live by our values in every action of the day. Despite individual differences, we are one company united by these values that define us as people. Elphinstone people understand our business model, have a passion for customer service, and mentor with Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, Ownership and Initiative.

Elphinstone offers

  • Industry competitive salaries
  • Flexibility with lifestyle-based rosters offering; a 4-day work week, 9-day fortnight, or a standard 5-day work week.
  • Remote working options if preferred by the right candidate.

Elphinstone is putting together an incredible team of engineers, designers and technicians who all share a passion for the clean energy future. The team has many years of experience designing some of the best underground mining vehicles in the world. Our workshop capabilities include large scale manufacturing and prototyping, steel cutting and processing, assembly lines, electrical wire loom manufacturing and a test track facility. Elphinstone designs, manufactures and assembles vehicles from the ground up and offer candidates a chance to help build mining vehicles for the future.

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for joining our team as a Lead Electrical & Control System Engineer, please apply now via seek with a current resume supplied.

Additional Information

Right-to-work identification, e.g. driver's licence, birth certificate, passport and/or visa, will be required if shortlisted. In addition, as part of the recruitment process, you may be required to undertake a pre-employment medical, which will include a drug and alcohol screening.

Applications close 9am Monday, 20 February 2023.

Please be mindful that published closing dates are estimates only as we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. The advert may close as soon as we have found the right candidate, so we encourage interested applicants to apply as early as possible.

Elphinstone Pty Ltd is an equal-opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Elphinstone Pty Ltd is a leading developer and manufacturer of quality products for the global underground, surface mining and rail maintenance industries. Elphinstone also offers niche manufacturing and engineering support in the transport and utilities sectors.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Elphinstone Pty Ltd in the newly created position of Resource Expeditor.

About the Role

The role will report to our Sales and Operations Planning Manager and will principally be focused on the expediting of material purchase orders to support all planned activities. This is a key position within the Resources team and the broader Company.

Key tasks will include (but are not limited):

  • Review the machine production schedule in line with parts/materials purchase order due dates to proactively determine any future potential supply chain challenges and then apply appropriate risk mitigation strategies where necessary to ensure the parts / materials arrive in time for machine production.
  • Engage and negotiate with suppliers to expedite urgent parts and materials
  • Build and maintain strong positive working relationships with all suppliers as part of managing expediting urgent orders
  • Produce reports for overdue parts/materials and for any urgent parts that are being expedited to provide visibility to other stakeholders within the business and monitor supplier lead time trends.

About You

We are looking for an individual with exemplary communication skills who can work collaboratively with others. You will be deadline driven with a keen focus on processes and attention to detail. You can analyse information effectively and communicate this to varying stakeholders. Individuals will also demonstrate integrity, respect, teamwork and ownership.

Desired Attributes and Skills:

  • Experience in expediting, purchasing, logistics, MRP / ERP systems and processes
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Proficient negotiation skills
  • Highly proactive
  • Well-developed time management skills
  • Positive and calm demeanour

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for joining our team as the Resources Expeditor, please apply now via seek with a current resume supplied..

Additional Information

Right-to-work identification, e.g. driver's licence, birth certificate, passport and/or visa, will be required if shortlisted. In addition, as part of the recruitment process, you may be required to undertake a pre-employment medical, which will include a drug and alcohol screening.

Applications close at 4 pm Tuesday, 31st January 2023.

Please be mindful that published closing dates are estimates only as we aim to fill the vacancy as quickly as possible. The advert may close as soon as we have found the right candidate, so we encourage interested applicants to apply as early as possible.

Elphinstone Pty Ltd is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.