New Product Development Engineer

We are a Canberra based biotech startup looking for an energetic and creative New Product Development Engineer to join our Technology team.

Our company designs and builds modular robotic infrastructure that uses insects to manage food waste. With support from high profile impact investors we are growing our business to deliver our innovative waste systems to markets on a global scale.  

You will contribute to the design and development of Goterras robotic modular insect farms from prototyping through to commercialisation, including design, fabrication, testing, installation, commissioning, and servicing.

This is a diverse and exciting role suitable for an early career engineer looking for an opportunity to contribute and grow their professional and technical skills developing innovative technology products from within a dynamic start up environment.

If you have a curious and collaborative nature and want to be part of an engineering team that will deliver a meaningful impact in the world this could be the opportunity for you. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, development and manufacture of robotic / automated machinery 
  • Specification and testing of new products and components
  • Working with an interdisciplinary team to develop and iterate product design
  • Define and develop manufacturing processes
  • Manage the development of documentation for existing and new products

You are:

  • Passionate about Goterras mission
  • A collaborative problem solver
  • Curious and have a learning mindset
  • Direct and candid. You say it like it is.
  • Flexible and adaptive. You can build systems from scratch
  • Strong on detail and able to manage multiple moving parts

You will have:

  • 5 years engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of CAD programs and documentation for design and manufacturing 
  • Practical mechanical problem solving skills
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline (Mechanical, Design, Electronic, Mechatronic, or Process Engineering)
  • Worked in a manufacturing environment.

You may have

  • Understanding of electrical control systems including PLCs
  • Confidence with hands on mechanical tasks 

What youll love about being at Goterra

  • A role where you can build your expertise across a variety of engineering projects.
  • Being part of a multidisciplinary team that draws upon expertise in manufacturing, design, industrial machinery, robotics, automation, software, electronics, agriculture and biology.
  • Working with people who believe in what theyre doing and are aligned in mission and purpose. 
  • The chance to make a real impact, stopping one of the leading causes of climate change, every day. Literally, were doing it right now, as you read this. 
  • Free parking. If were going to save the world with maggot robots, this is the least we can do. 


This is a full-time ongoing position based in Canberra, with some flexibility for working arrangements.


20/04/2021 $0 ACT 1 Engineering
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