Senior Design Engineer - Truck Trailer Manufacturing

Market leader, Over 75 years servicing Australia's road transport industry, Competitive salary on offer.


Based in Spearwood, Western Australia, Howard Porter supply road transport equipment to various market segments. With well over 75 Years behind us we are recognised throughout Australia for our comprehensive range of quality and reliable trasport solutions and equipment.



Howard Porter is currently seeking an experienced senior Design Engineer to carry out the design, drafting of accurate and detailed working drawings of truck trailers from job card, specifications and also to review past drawings and designs whilst formulating possible improvements and innovative upgrades. .

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the successful applicant is required to contribute to the Engineering team and successfully carry out a range of tasks that include;


  • Provide accurate workshop drawings, fabrication layouts & cutting schedules.
  • Provide ongoing technical backup and assistance to Engineering Manager, 
  • Provide design options and solutions to current clients and suppliers.
  • Review past drawings and designs whilst formulating possible improvements and innovative upgrades, 
  • Assist in R&D and the development of new products,
  • Preparing Bill of Materials (BOM) to assist purchasing officer.
  • Help maintain drawing and document control systems.
  • Investigate and answer manufacturing questions if required,  


  • At least 5 years designing and drawing truck trailers and capital equipment,
  • Skilled and experienced in AutoDesk Inventor modelling,
  • Solutions focused with the ability to problem solve, 
  • Good knowledge of Australian Design Rules, 
  • Able to work unsupervised and achieve agreed outcomes and time frames.
  • An eye for detail and the desire to achieve 100% accuracy,
  • Knowledge in the Australian Drawing Standards and Procedures is beneficial,
  • The desire and ability to implement new design concepts for further development of the business,
  • Qualifications and experience in design, drafting technical drawings of a mechanical nature.

The successful applicant is expected to have an innovative and solutions focus and be able to work in a team environment. As this is a senior position within the engineering area you will need the ability to design and draw all types of custom or complicated truck and trailer bodies. Attention to detail and a sound knowledge of engineering principles relating to the transport industry including VSB6 and the Australia Design rules is essential as is detailed knowledge of Inventor.


  • Competitive salary on offer
  • Work in a highly skilled supportive team environment
  • Comfortable working environment,
  • Be part of an industry leader,
  • Be submersed in an efficient and competent manufacturing environment.  
  • Free Onsite Parking



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29/06/2020 $0 Perth 1 Engineering
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