Sensor Design Engineer (Electromagnetics)

Date: 28-Apr-2021

Location: AU

Company: Codan Limited

Sensor Design Engineer (Electromagnetics)


  • Join a growing ASX 200 Listed Global Organisation
  • Push the state-of-the-art in sensor-head design and development
  • Be part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary engineering team


What will you be doing?

Engineering, design and innovation are the core of Minelab’s sustained global success. 


The primary focus of this role is to provide technical expertise in the design and development of sensor heads for metal detectors. You’ll be working on improving our induction sensors so that they can detect the faintest signals in the most challenging environments. 


You’ll be advancing the state of the art and accelerating our sensor head design methodologies, involving consideration of parasitic electrical elements, as well as mechanical and physics interactions.


The successful applicant will report to the Chief Scientist, and will collaborate with the various Engineering teams on product development projects. You will work closely with the Mechanical and Electronics teams to help bring cutting edge hand-held products to customers all over the world.


As a key member of the team, working on a core product subsystem, you must be able to:

  • Drive sensor research and development for metal detection systems
  • Take a hands-on approach to prototype creation and validation
  • Drive cross-disciplinary design and troubleshooting efforts involving complex electromagnetic and electromechanical phenomena
  • Collaborate with engineers to develop new test methods and equipment
  • Participate in field trips for testing, verification and validation


What makes a successful Sensor Design Engineer (Electromagnetics) at Minelab?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronic/Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering, Physics or equivalent qualification. Postgraduate qualifications in a relevant discipline are highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience with electromagnetic and/or electromechanical principles and toolsets is highly desirable
  • Experience in a similar design area such as RF, antenna or magnetics design
  • A strong desire to grow the capabilities and body of knowledge in sensor design
  • Able to be innovative and creative in finding solutions to problems.
  • Demonstrated reasoning and a scientific approach to problem solving
  • Software modelling and scripting is an advantage (e.g. Python scientific stack)
  • Able to work with some autonomy and an attention to detail
  • Sound communication skills and able to manage multiple tasks


About us

At Minelab Electronics, performance is everything.

Since its origins in 1985, Minelab Electronics, an Australian Company headquartered in Adelaide, is the market leader in the design of metal detecting technologies for consumer (gold and treasure), humanitarian demining and military needs. Through a strong commitment to research and development and innovative design, Minelab is a major manufacturer of handheld metal detector products, exporting to over 150 countries globally.

At Minelab, performance means delivering innovative technology and exceptional support to all detectorists the world over.

Part of the Codan group, Minelab has earned a worldwide reputation for innovation, exceptional product design, quality and reliability.



Benefits and Culture

Our culture is supportive and collaborative. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team where innovation is encouraged and we share ideas.  We are looking for someone who has a genuine passion and can-do attitude for what they do. Our Head office is located at Mawson Lakes offering a modern facility, free secure onsite parking, easy access by public transport, an onsite subsidised café, gym, basketball and tennis courts. Additionally our staff are provided flexibility to meet the demands of family life, a parent room, and a variety of staff events to connect with colleagues across the Codan Group.

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