job opportunity

Mechanical engineer (intermediate)

JOB overview.

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 3 years of work experience in engineering/manufacturing.
  • 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.
  • Initiative – someone who is highly self-motivated and able to work independently, taking ownership of their work and proactively seeking out solutions. You should be comfortable working under pressure and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities, demonstrating a strong ability to learn and take initiative without requiring extensive guidance.
  • 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.
  • You must meet the requirements for working on specific projects for USA Government departments and passport verification will be required in line with US Export Control requirements.

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


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Zenith Tecnica is a contract manufacturer, specializing in the production of 3D printed titanium components, using Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology. Our vision is to inspire the world to reimagine their manufacturing.


We work with global industry leaders every day and produce exciting components such as life changing patient-specific medical implants, lightweight performance pieces for Formula 1 and America’s cup racing teams, and even hundreds of satellite components in orbit above you right now!


As a NZ company operating on the global stage, we are at an exciting growth point.


We pride ourselves on the great culture we have built which stems from our values of working collaboratively, ensuring our work is of the highest quality, always looking after each other and continuously improving.

Whats on offer

  • Competitive salary package incl. Kiwisaver and other staff benefits.


  • A small close-knit team with strong values and an excellent collaborative culture where all voices are heard.


  • Great office/production environment with free car parking and nearby public transport, motorways, and shops.


  • A pet-friendly and sustainability-conscious workplace where work/life balance is highly valued.


  • Full training in the position specifics and ongoing professional and personal development opportunities.


  • Immediate start date.

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