Product Engineer (Mechanical)

Advertising opened 14 May 2019

An opportunity to help create a revolution in urban transport

Here in Fremantle, Western Australia, a team of people who are passionate about the health, wellbeing and environmental benefits of using bicycles for urban transport have created a revolutionary electric bike - we call it the Roadster. By focussing on what prevents ‘non-cyclists’ from riding for everyday urban transport, we are in the final stages of designing this unrivalled electric bike that is both convenient to use and beautiful.


The Tiller Rides Roadster is like no other bike on the planet and so we plan to sell it worldwide.


We have just commenced a final design refinement process and require a talented mechanical engineer with experience in the design of products for mass production to work along with our design team and assist with the transition to large scale manufacturing.


The position would suit a creative, multi-skilled and practical person who has experience in mechanical design, FEA, mechanical testing, and understands a range of manufacturing processes.


Initial engagement will be for a 6 month period but depending on your level and range of skills is likely to evolve into a more ongoing role.


The skills and experience needed to perform this role include:

  • Personality, Passion and Team Player - we want someone who can work well in a team environment, is passionate about making a difference in the urban transport area, and has a personality that other team members enjoy interacting with.

  • Initiative and Self-Directed - Team members must be self-directed and take initiative to do what is needed to get the job done.

  • Engineering

    • General Engineering Skills - strong grasp of engineering and ability to perform routine engineering calculations such as friction, strength, complex geometry etc.

    • FEA - We are currently lacking someone with strong FEA experience who can perform a range of moderately complicated Finite Element Analysis (both linear and non-linear) as part of the design process is highly favoured.

  • Design for Manufacture -

    • Experience in the design of a complex mechanical product from initial concept through to mass production is important.

    • Experience or knowledge in the following production techniques would be favourable:

      • Die-casting;

      • Die-cutting;

      • Plastic Injection molding;

      • Sheet metal pressing;

      • Welding;

      • Product Assembly;

      • Design of water proof parts (IP66 and above)


  • 3D modelling - All our engineers and designers need to speak 3D so you must be able to create your own 3D models throughout the design process - we use Autodesk Fusion 360 (Which isn’t hard to learn for Inventor or Solidworks users)

  • Mechanical Drafting - experience in creating complete 2D manufacturing drawing packages that are dimensioned, toleranced and include all critical finishing information.

If the opportunity to join Tiller Rides excites you, and you fit the above criteria, please email us at with the following information.


(1) A short cover letter to introduce yourself and explain why you would like to join the Tiller Rides team.


(2) A tailored short CV that details relevant experience and skills.


(3) A simple portfolio that shows

  1. images etc of several mechanical products you were involved in designing - and highlights the parts that you designed.

  2. Images of a couple of parts that you have performed paid FEA work on.