Mechatronics People Capability Manager

Bay of Plenty Permanent / Full Time

An Aussie living in New Zealand, I'm a father of 5, recruiter to many, passionate cook, rookie farmer, and recreational fisherman.In my day job, you will find me helping others with how best to approach a job from a resume perspective, interviewing techniques and in general terms, helping candidates with framing their experience so as to maximise their potential.When working with employers, I find I am able to conceptualise with a high degree of accuracy the technical skill and social competencies required to make a successful placement within their organisation. I really get a kick out of understanding what the client is looking for and going to the candidate marketplace and unearthing those candidates that fit the brief.

Recruiter :
Barry Hardy

Barry Hardy
  • Be inspired by helping others grow! Tauranga based role - relocation required.
  • Can you offset skill & capability gaps with people development plans?
  • An engineer but inspired by people leadership? We want to hear from you!
The Company
Industry leading in Robotics, Computer Vision and Control Automation, within the Mechatronics domain, our client drives value for their customers in the Agriculture, Forestry and Process Automation fields. 
Their products are on the global stage!
The Role 
The position is primarily responsible for managing our clients team of Mechatronics Engineers, optimising resource utilisation by working in partnership with technical Engineering Delivery Leads to plan and anticipate engineering requirements across all programmes of work, including core technology development.

In this role you are responsible for understanding and supporting career and talent development of your team, ensuring all team members are being technically challenged and advancing their technical skill base along with the responsibility of actively managing overall performance, engagement, and behaviour.
In this role you will ensure the team operates in accordance with all technical and organisational processes and policies, ensuring a consistent technical way of working from team members. 

As a capable and qualified Mechatronics Engineer, separate to team management responsibilities and subject to capacity, the Mechatronics Engineering Manager will be able to make expert technical contributions to projects and/or provide technical project management where appropriate.
The Ideal Candidate 
You are a person who loves delivering through others, recognising Programmes of Work are delivered through the collective capabilities of team members and continue to do so as you drive the development of their skills and capabilities.
You have made a conscious decision for a leadership role and love leading teams through building collaborative working structures and enjoy being a tech resource to improve and grow the teams methods and approaches, troubleshooting and problem solving techniques.
We are wanting to see candidates who work with structure but fluid to roll with it as required. Being a matrix organisation, your role incorporates resource allocation requests often with short notice and at times, daily. Therefore, you are a "finger on the pulse" person and are comfortable working with little or no advanced awareness of resource / skill demands.    
With strengths in Resource Planning, Goal Setting and Performance Management, you work strategically to distil strategic programmes of work into bite sized components and ensure the skills aligned are adequate for the requirements. 
We seek someone who has had 5 years People Leadership experience and a base line of knowledge in engineering (Mechanical or Electrical).
Skills and knowledge sort;  
  • Highly capable communicator.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, used to dealing with a diverse range of people, personalities, and backgrounds.
  • Experience leading people capability and providing pastural care to a group of like minded people. 
  • Strengths in mapping needs and capabilities and offsetting gaps with training, recruitment and other such methods.   
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of CAD: 3D modelling, creation of 2D drawings with appropriate manufacturing information. SolidWorks preferred.
  • Electrical: Altium, SolidWorks Electrical
Next Steps 
If you have interest  to live in and around the Bay of Plenty, looking for a change of lifestyle and keen to lead a good sized team (up to 20) who are high performing, you will relish this opportunity for all that it entails.
Please call Barry Hardy on 0276544653 and send in a letter of introduction explaining why you feel this role aligns, and a resume showcasing your career journey to date.

Referral reward: $650

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