Senior Mechanical Engineer - Product Design

At RØDE we are Passionate about Audio

Want to work for one of the fastest-growing, most innovative manufacturer-exporters in audio technology in the world today? We have a vacancy for a Senior Mechanical Engineer specialising in Product Design to join the business. This role will is part of RØDE’s New Product Group.

About Us

Part of The Freedman Group, RØDE is a leading manufacturer of high-quality microphones and audio equipment, which can be found in studios, venues, on-location, and in the hands of creatives in every corner of the world. Our products are designed and primarily manufactured by our industry-leading team in Sydney and are exported to over 119 countries globally through more than 6000 dealers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Sweetwater, Guitar Center, Thomann and JB Hi-Fi. Our employees are passionate, hard working, talented and are pivotal to our success.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Drive product development initiatives from concept to mass production, overseeing the design, development, and specification of parts, components, and assemblies.

• Ensure that all projects meet the high standards of functional and technical performance aligned with the RØDE brand.

• Apply knowledge of electronic design philosophy to contribute effectively to product design processes.

• To independently execute product updates and releases with minimal supervision.

• Conduct performance testing and quality control measures to uphold product excellence.

• Engage closely with local and international suppliers and partners to ensure seamless collaboration and alignment with project objectives.

• Utilize 3D software to generate and review designs, including technical drawings, engineering specifications, Bill of Materials, and related documentation.

• Collaborate effectively on Request for Quotation (RFQ), Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA), and Quality Assurance (QA) processes.

• Integrate principles of Ergonomics and User Experience into mechanical designs, providing inputs on mechanical test criteria and manufacturing processes.

• Fabricate prototypes using modern prototyping tools and processes for thorough evaluation and testing.

• Conduct feasibility studies on critical components/parts to inform design decisions.

• Assess and align production and fitting processes, ensuring adherence to tolerance chain considerations and design specifications.

• Facilitate the handover and execution of Cross-Functional processes such as quality assurance, manufacturing, and pilot runs.

• Assist in compliance and certification processes to meet regulatory requirements.

You will require the following qualifications and/or skills and experience to be successful:

• Demonstrated industry expertise in product design engineering within the consumer/technology sector, with a strong track record in problem-solving (experience in electromechanical domains is highly preferred).

• Proficiency in navigating in-house product development environments, successfully delivering projects from conceptualisation to production. Particularly adept at detailing design concepts, conducting prototype testing, managing mechanical drawings, and overseeing product verification processes.

• Extensive experience across a range of manufacturing processes, including injection moulding, metal casting, metal fabrication, and CNC machining (good to have).

• Practical understanding of materials, encompassing their properties and finishing techniques, with a focus on plastics and metals.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, enabling effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

• Meticulous attention to detail, ensuring precision and accuracy in all tasks.

• Proficient in CAD software, particularly advanced modelling in SolidWorks (required) and familiarity with OnShape (desirable).


Our campus is designed to create an atmosphere which reflects our love of cutting edge technology, collaboration, and our deep connection to music, film and all things audio. Our production facilities are cutting-edge and are constantly expanding as we increase our capability with new manufacturing technologies and processes.

RØDE’s investment in our in-house capability is aggressive, unmatched in the industry. Our plant boasts the finest technologies in metal engineering and production, Surface-Mount Technology electronics production, military grade finishing, plastic-injection mould manufacture, and a brand-new, best-practice toolmaking facility. 

If you are interested in pursuing a unique opportunity to work with one of the most exciting, forward-thinking companies in Australia, inspiring millions of people around the world to realise their creative vision, apply today. We want you!

RØDE values diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from people of all genders, ages and backgrounds.