Mechanical Engineer

Experience: 5+ years
Master degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar;
Starting date: Q4 2021

About Tembo:

Tembo e-LV is a pioneer electric vehicle company that focuses on designing and building ruggedized electric off road vehicle solutions for customers across the globe with a focus in mining, infrastructure and government services. The company is at the forefront of electric vehicle conversion for Toyota’s principal models, Landcruiser and Hilux, equipped to function in harsh, off-road environments.
Tembo is a subsidiary of VivoPower which means that Tembo is able to offer complete sustainable energy solutions including solar systems, battery technology, microgrids, along with critical power systems.

Working at Tembo

Working at Tembo is an unprecedented experience. You will be part of our continuously growing team of 30 highly skilled and ambitious professionals. To keep up to date with all latest developments you will have the possibilities to do training and courses to improve your skills. At Tembo you’ll work for a fast growing, dynamic, internationally orientated and high tech company with a clear assignment working towards electrification of heavy duty off road vehicles.Tembo has a mission that will have a valuable impact on future generations.

What will you do as a  Mechanical Engineer?
You start your day checking the latest test results of a durability test on the in-wheel motor system. You draw conclusions on the outcome and assess which risks are covered and if new risks are identified via these tests. You provide your feedback and report your conclusions to the system architect. Afterwards, you work on a variety of tasks in areas such as performing mechanical calculations, CAD/DMU management, technical meetings with suppliers and the team to communicate and convey the most ideal mechanical development plan for the team.

Just before lunch you attend your daily team meeting to update the motor team on the progress of your current tasks and future steps for the tasks you are currently working on.
In the afternoon you talk to your other colleagues in the team to direct and support them in information for any sub-task linked or directly related to the global tasks you are currently managing. You for instance get informed on the latest vehicle tests outcomes and upcoming test plans to identify the inspections that need to be performed.
At the end of the day you are processing and collating design and technical project data to enable input for the next day’s update. Occasionally you will be needed to attend the production facility or test labs to inspect, re-work or action the final steps of system assembly together with the prototyping team. You provide a safety and structural check of the system before clearing it to be commissioned.

In this role you will focus on, but are not limited to:
Preferred knowledge of:
  • Automotive systems, i.e. braking system, suspension, chassis,
  • vehicle dynamics and electric vehicle drivetrain design.
  • Bearing and seal system design.
  • Excellent mechanical design knowledge and ability to do hand calculations for structural elements within an environment containing many various dynamic loading inputs.
  • Loaded and structurally functioning mechanical housings/enclosures.
  • Strong skill set in CAD package/DMU and PLM data management.
  • Hands-on experience working in a workshop with tools and machines to conduct inspections and part modifications/re-work.
  • Must be able to work under time pressure
  • Manage and maintain specific mechanical interfacing requirements and updates to other teams and systems.

What do we expect from a Mechanical Engineer at Tembo?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Tembo pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for someone with an ambitious attitude who learned from the past but who strives to set new standards in the future. You know how to combine the "tried and tested" with an intelligent dose of creativity and thinking outside of the box. Furthermore we are looking for someone with:
  • Master or Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • 2+ years of experience in similar roles
  • Required knowledge with the following tools: SOLID WORKS (or other high level CAD package)
  • Preferred knowledge with the following tools: ANSYS, Abaqus FEA, Matlab
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to develop effective solutions
  • Ability to work independently in a complex and fast moving environment with a highly dynamic character
  • Strong teamwork skills but also demonstrated abilities in resolving complex issues regarding Mechanical Design
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively on problems that have not been tackled yet, this in an iterative and collaborative manner. You are able to deliver analysis on difficult projects with tight time constraints
  • You are a strong communicator and able to communicate and report complicated and detailed results in an easy manner to both design engineers and technical management
  • You are flexible with an eagerness to learn, you love to work in an continuously changing environment
  • Highly evolved written and oral communication skills
  • Availability for 38 hours a week
On a personal level you can relate to the following characteristics; above all you are highly pragmatic. You can adapt easily, you are communicative, flexible and a team player. You are a good listener and open to suggestions of other colleagues in order to reach the best solution.

If you are interested in this vacancy please sent us your CV and motivational letter to [email protected] and our HR team will contact you shortly.