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Tim Phillips

Tim Phillips

Design Engineer

ME (Mech)


Whether he’s at work or at home, Tim loves to learn new skills and solve problems. Since graduating with his Masters of Mechanical Engineering in 2012, he has been employed by Dynamic Controls. A key aspect of his role was collaborating with design and production teams to introduce new product and product changes to the manufacturing facility in China, and verify production processes. Prior to doing his Masters, Tim was a Mechanical Engineer for South Fence Machinery. When Tim isn’t working, you’ll usually find him building, riding, or maintaining his fleet of mountain bikes.
I enjoy the combination of technical and creative challenges that engineering projects provide, and hence love to be involved from concept through to detailed design.

I am ME qualified and have experience in electronics manufacturing prior to joining Caliber Design. I rely on strong communication to understand and deliver projects, as well as proficiency in CAD packages and international standards. I aim to pool Caliber and client knowledge, and identify gaps to which research can add value.

  • Collaboration / team work
  • Communication
  • Flexible
  • Innovative / creative thinking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Listening
  • Logical thinking
  • Motivated
  • Problem solving
  • Reliable
  • Concept development
  • Scoping
  • Design
  • Analysis
  • Engineering calculations
  • Project engineering
  • Inventor
  • Microsoft Office suite

Autodesk Certified Professional

  • Materials handling
  • Power
  • Product
  • Production equipment

Project Experience

Milmeq Chilling Tunnel Walkway


Chilling Tunnel Walkway

Milmeq required a design revision of the materials handling and service access walkway system on their chilling tunnels. It needed to meet end user and manufacturing requirements, support a variety of loads, and comply with relevant AS/NZS standards. A concept design was delivered, which included CAD models, stress and deflection calculations for compliance, and a preliminary BOM and costing.

Milmeq Chilling Tunnel


Chilling Tunnel

Tim integrated with the Milmeq engineering team to deliver an SRT (chilling tunnel) for a dairy industry client. The project entailed completing detailed design and manufacturing drawings for various mechanisms of the machine, including the load and unload systems.



Medium Voltage Distribution Transformer Review

Mechanical analysis of a medium voltage distribution power transformer with a combination of theoretical and computational tools. Fluid and heat flow analysis used to provide client with design recommendations to maximise product reliability.