Job opportunity

Additive manufacturing mechanical engineer | Intermediate Level


Rosedale, Auckland, NZ

The Role


In this role, you will use advanced CAD and additive manufacturing software and apply additive manufacturing (AM) design principles. Your priority will be to ensure quality titanium components are manufactured and inspected to specification and delivered on-time! It will involve hands-on work with our Electron Beam Melting (EBM) metal 3D printing machines, 3D scanners, and post-processing equipment. You will bring in new customers by collaborating and communicating in an honest and clear fashion, and help them to manufacture new innovative products which utilise all the benefits of AM.


Of equal importance to the great technical demands of this role will be your ability to reach out to new companies, attend tradeshows, and prospect for new sales opportunities. You will have the ability and willingness to engage directly with customers be it written, spoken, or face-to-face and your activities will directly increase revenue.


You will be exposed to some of the most innovative areas of the aerospace, medical, and marine markets and be at the forefront of manufacturing. Metal 3D printing is a new field, and we don’t expect all candidates to have prior specialised knowledge. We have an extensive training program so what is important is drive, grit, and a can-do attitude.


We are a small hard-working team, who put their heads down and get jobs done. We are a positive bunch who love keeping busy and bringing in new customers and projects. Our company culture involves a flat hierarchy where everyone’s voices are heard, and opinions are taken into consideration. 


If you enjoy a fast-paced work environment and working on a variety of projects, you’ll never be bored with this job!



About You


The key requirements for this job are listed below – if you meet some (but not all) of the requirements we still want to hear from you. Skills can be taught, but personality cannot.


  • Fully qualified in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering from a top-tier institution and have a minimum of 4 years of work experience in engineering/manufacturing.


  • Meet the requirements for working on projects for USA Government entities. You are ineligible if you have a nationality outside of the nominated countries.


  • Hands-on experience in manufacturing including proficient use of hand tools and power tools. This experience may come from previous work, university, or your hobbies.


  • Preferably worked in and enjoyed customer-facing engineering roles such as sales engineering or technical sales.


  • You will have strong CAD skills.


  • Proven experience in producing manufacturing drawings or working with customers to achieve technical specifications.


  • The ability to work independently, show initiative, and take ownership – We don’t want sensor lights that only work when someone walks by. 


  • Physically fit and energetic, with the ability to keep up a high work rate in our busy production environment.


  • You will be reporting to our Production Manager and happy to work in a production environment.


  • You will have a valid full NZ Drivers Licence.



More About You


It will be beneficial if you have experience in the following:


  • Recreational or Industrial 3D printing


  • Sales experience and familiarity with ERP, MRP, and CRM systems 


  • High volume GD & T inspections


  • 3D scanning, Machining, CNC, advanced fixturing, CMM


  • Root Cause Analysis


  • Production process troubleshooting


  • Six sigma and Reliability Engineering experience


  • Databases and data management


  • CAA, FAA, aerospace certification


  • Experience with Confluence or similar online wiki software


  • Experience in AS9100, ISO9001 quality standards, and auditing




To apply for this position please send your CV via SEEK


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Zenith Tecnica is a contract manufacturer, specializing in the production of 3D printed titanium metal components, using Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology.


We are a close-knit and hard-working team, who put their heads down and get the job done. We are a positive bunch who love keeping busy and who put a focus on celebrating the success of projects.



Our company culture involves a flat hierarchy where everyone’s voices are heard, and opinions are valid. We are looking to grow further as a company and are searching for like-minded, dedicated and diligent people who is ready to join a team that takes great pride in what they do.



This technology along with the specialist skills of the Zenith Tecnica engineers enables a wide range of complex geometries to be produced for:



  • Medical and veterinary devices, including patient-specific implants
  • Aerospace components, especially structural components for satellites
  • Fixtures and fastenings for Marine and Composites manufacturers
  • Defence Industry components for Aircraft, Satellites, Marine and Land forces
  • Industrial, automotive and high-performance engineering components