Job opportunity


Rosedale, Auckland, NZ

We are seeking a skilled and seasoned Quality and Compliance Manager to oversee our Quality Management System and drive business improvements.



The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and enhancing quality control processes, reviewing, and maintaining quality assurance policies and procedures, and leading our continuous improvement efforts to ensure that our products meet the highest standards of quality. Experience in both medical and aerospace industry standards and their regulatory requirements is highly desirable, as is a background in engineering and/or manufacturing. You will be part of the Management team, reporting to the General Manager.

With a keen eye for continuous improvement, you will actively seek to identify and implement processes and systems across the business that improve and build on the status quo. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that quality and continuous improvement is built into all aspects of our company and culture.


You will also be responsible for staying up to date with changes in regulatory requirements, industry standards, and best practices for quality management in both the medical and aerospace industries. This will require ongoing professional development, including training around export compliance and other key pillars of the quality environment (Health and Safety / Environment Management / IT / Security).


You will be exposed to some of the most innovative areas of the aerospace, medical, and high-performance marine markets and be at the forefront of manufacturing. 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!



Duties include:


  • Manage and enhance the company Quality Management System including training others.
  • Proactively lead and implement change to support the company’s continuous improvement culture wherever possible.
  • Provide expertise ensuring the compliance of the business in line with compliance with ISO13485 and/or AS9100 standards.
  • Generate Quality Plans based off customer requirements and communicate those with the team.
  • Generate KPI reports for the Management team and Board of Directors.
  • Prepare for, and oversee, site inspections and internal/external audits – and train others on auditing techniques.
  • Maintain, review, create, and update quality documentation and train the team on this.
  • Offer quality, compliance and process improvement guidance and expertise to the team
  • Lead and manage the Non-Conformance (NCR/CAPA) process.
  • Assist in material and equipment testing and calibration.
  • Use mentoring skills to develop Quality and Compliance capabilities
  • Maintain compliance with relevant standards and industry specific certifications.
  • Develop and implement the Health and Safety Management system with the aim of compliance with ISO45001.

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.


Key Requirements:


  • Tertiary qualification in engineering (pref) or an equivalent field. Biotech considered.
  • At least 5 years of experience in quality management in a manufacturing/production environment, ideally within the medical device and/or aerospace industry.
  • Ability to proactively identify, implement and drive multifaceted continuous improvement initiatives.
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements and certification standards. FDA/MDR, ISO 13485, and/or AS9100 highly desirable.
  • Experience with building, improving, and maintaining Quality Management Systems and databases. 
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office suite and knowledge capture & project management tools such as Jira/Confluence.
  • Experience in conducting supplier and customer audits – Lead Auditor qualified (desirable)
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to identify root causes and implement effective corrective and preventative actions in both industries.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Sound understanding of GD&T and Quality Control Processes
  • Sound experience of the Non-Conformance (NCR/CAPA) Process
  • Willing and able to work in a production environment and to help with other aspects of production if required.
  • Valid full NZ Drivers License.
  • You must meet the requirements for working on specific projects for USA Government departments and passport verification and background checks will be required in line with US Export Control requirements.

 More About You


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

  • Recreational or Industrial 3D printing .
  • Experience in AS9100 and/or ISO9001 and/or ISO13485 quality standards.
  • Experience in first party, second-party, and third-party audits.
  • Experience with statistical analysis and quality control tools in both industries.
  • Six Sigma and Reliability Engineering experience
  • Database and data management experience
  • Professional training or accreditation in Quality, Regulatory or Process Improvement



What’s on Offer?


  • Competitive salary package incl. Kiwisaver, long service leave, 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.

If this sounds like you, please apply with your CV and a cover letter. We would love to hear from you!


Please kindly note that this is an office-based role in Auckland. We are currently unable to provide employment visa support, and NZ Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required. 


Zenith Tecnica Logo white

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.

Zenith Tecnica staff headshot Victor

victor gillet


  • BTEC Higher National Diploma – Advanced Diploma in conception & industrialisation of Microtechnology, Noisiel – France


  • Certified Auditor (ISO9001, ISO13485)


  • Certificate of ISO Management System Audit Techniques and Best Practices Certified Internal Auditor


  • SOLIDWORKS (BASW1 & Advanced Drawing)


  • Certificate of Completion in U.S Export Controls Training – World Trade Center Denver

Victor joined Zenith Tecnica with his background in quality systems after a push for AS9100:RevD and future certifications. He began his career 10 years ago completing contract work for a design office and workshop creating 3D models and prototypes. Following this he worked for a Medical Device company in Paris for 7 years and participated in the development and design of 16 new surgical instruments that were FDA-approved and CE marked. This included design transfer, risk analysis, implementation of product change management tools, defective product analysis and more.


Victor left France in 2016 and began working for a sapphire mining company in Mauritius as a quality manager contractor where he created a traceability system and certification process for ethical sapphires to guarantee ‘mine to market’ traceability. This involved integration of quality management systems, project management, training, implementation of quality tools and marketing team support.


Upon arriving in New Zealand in 2017 he took a position as a program manager and auditor for the medical branch of a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) before moving to Zenith Tecnica.


Outside of work Victor enjoys exercising, running and exploring New Zealand!

callan auger


  • Auto CAD Fundamentals

  • Certificate of Completion in U.S Export Controls Training – World Trade Center Denver


Callan joined the Zenith Tecnica production team in 2022 as Workshop Engineering Assistant. Outside of work, his hobbies involve all things DIY. Including brewing beer and distilling spirits, gardening, graphic design, building and mechanics. As a creative yet logical thinker, he thrives


while exploring functionality and efficiency in processes. He is mechanically minded and enjoys reverse engineering objects to understand how they operate.


Outside of work he spends a lot of time outdoors, swimming, tramping, diving and holds a PADI Diving license.

Zenith Tecnica staff headshot Emil

emil ryberg


  • Arcam EBM Certification Training Level 1


  • Certificate of Completion in U.S Export Controls Training – World Trade Center Denver


Emil first joined Zenith Tecnica in 2016 after obtaining Level 1 EBM certification in his home country and the home of GE Additive Arcam, Sweden, before coming to New Zealand for a year of work experience. Emil came back on board in 2019 as our workshop assistant after moving back to New Zealand. Emil also serves as our health and safety officer.


Emil has worked in a variety of roles such as lamination – hand laying fiberglass, warehouse and recycling operation, as a food courier, and even as an operator in an ice cream factory!


Emil is a lover of everything outdoors and enjoys playing music, hiking and camping, gardening and DIY, surfing, swimming, running, and woodworking!

marty pike


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) – Massey UniversitY


  • Certificate of Completion in U.S Export Controls Training – World Trade Center Denver

Marty is passionate about specific design for additive manufacturing; creating parts that are inspired by science, nature and art.


His 3D printing journey started back in 2005, working for one of New Zealand’s first 3D printing companies in a new marketplace.

He designed parts for the Z Corporation Spectrum 3D printer, finding innovative solutions for problems that traditional methods could not solve.


His designs utilize open-source software as much as possible, and he is skilled with tools such as FreeCAD, Blender, MeshLab, and Debian.
He also likes to create his own custom 3D design software using C++, ODE, OpenGL, CGAL, and OpenFrameworks.


In late 2022 he joined the team at Zenith Tecnica as a Mechanical Engineer. Day to day Marty is involved in the production of titanium components, preparing customers designs for builds and managing relationships with key clients.


Outside of work, Marty spends most of his free time training and teaching the art of submission grappling. He competes on a regular basis across the country

Zenith Tecnica staff headshot Morgan

morgan worthington


  • Bachelor of Business – Massey University


  • Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certificate – Google Digital Garage


  • Certificate of Completion in U.S Export Controls Training – World Trade Center Denver

Morgan started with Zenith Tecnica in early 2021 as Digital Marketing & Customer Service Coordinator, taking on the task of working with the team to create a new and comprehensive marketing strategy to fit with the growing nature of the business. After completing his Bachelor of Business, Morgan has worked in marketing and project management roles for multiple technical industries and has found a passion in strategy and implementing sustainable practices.


He has always had an interest in the creative design process from start to finish, even beginning his time at university studying architecture. As such, Zenith Tecnica was the perfect meld of technicality, design and creativity. Morgan now heads up the marketing department as Marketing and Creative Lead.


In his spare time, Morgan is an avid photographer and loves finding new and interesting compositions and combining his creative and technological side with photo manipulation and editing.

Zenith Tecnica staff headshot Luke

luke davies-colley


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) – Mechanical, University of Canterbury


  • Certificate of Completion in U.S Export Controls Training – World Trade Center Denver


Luke started at Zenith Tecnica in March of 2021, as a Mechanical Engineer, and progressed quickly into the Production Lead role and eventually Production Manager.

After graduating from the University of Canterbury in 2017 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Luke has had experience in several engineering design and project engineering roles. This gave him exciting exposure to a range of projects and has allowed him to bring extensive knowledge and different insights to Zenith Tecnica. He has also had plenty of time on the tools in manufacturing plants doing maintenance and repair work. Luke excels with problem solving, and is a valuable member of the team.


Outside of work, Luke enjoys everything surfing and skating related and is always looking for new coastlines to explore.

Zenith Tecnica staff Emma Headshot

emma hall


  • Diploma in Sports & Recreation


  • Certificate of Completion in U.S Export Controls Training – World Trade Center Denver

Emma joined Zenith Tecnica in July of 2021, as the Administration Assistant and quickly rose to the task of becoming our export compliance officer, and has since moved into the quality team and is heavily involved in the Quality Management System and Logistics.


Emma has a working background in various industries including utilities & hospitality. She has a keen interest in problem solving and streamlining processes.


In her spare time, Emma enjoys roller skating, music, macramé and gaming.

Zenith Tecnica staff headshot Dan

Dan todd


  • New Zealand Certificate in Boat Building


  • Certificate of Completion in U.S Export Controls Training – World Trade Center Denver


Dan has been the workshop manager at Zenith Tecnica since 2016. He has picked up new skills working with Arcam EBM machines and enjoys the challenges that come with them.


Dan is a very hands-on person with 16 years in light to heavy welding and fabrication. During this time he spent a large portion of time building and installing large machinery around the world which included working with hydraulics and electrical systems.


Outside of work Dan spends weeks volunteering his skills to fix DOC huts and tracks in the south island. He enjoys the outdoors; boating, fishing, tramping, hunting and staying fit.

Zenith Tecnica staff headshot Logan

logan nutsford


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) – Mechatronics, Massey University


  • Certificate of Completion in U.S Export Controls Training – World Trade Center Denver

Logan joined the Zenith Tecnica team in April 2021, moving up to to Auckland from Blenheim in the process. Logan Completed his Mechatronics Engineering degree at Massey University in 2020 and always had a keen interest in additive manufacturing.

Logan started at Zenith in the workshop team and has since moved into an engineering role within the production team working on nesting, supporting and quoting.


In his spare time, he enjoys cars, 3D printing and walks on the beach.

Zenith Tecnica staff headshot Pete

Peter sefont


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) – Mechatronics, The University of AucklanD


  • GE Additive – Arcam EBM Material Development (Level 3)


  • Hi-Tech Metrology – Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing with Coordinate Metrology


  • Applied Vehicle Dynamics Seminar, Optimum G


  • Certificate of Completion in U.S Export Controls Training – World Trade Center Denver


Peter leads Zenith Tecnica’s customer engagements and the engineering team to ensure that customer requirements are met. Peter started with Zenith Tecnica as a mechanical engineer in 2016 and has been a leader in the production team since 2018 when he was managing day-to-day production efforts. Since then he has moved to further engaging with customers to help solve their technical challenges and meet their ever-changing production requirements as demand for our services has grown.


Because Peter has been part of every stage of Zenith Tecnica’ s manufacturing processes since 2016 he has a wealth of knowledge to share with our customers to help them take their products to market.


Prior to starting at Zenith Tecnica, Peter spent time at Fisher and Paykel Healthcare in 2015 working on accelerated life testing, gauge repeatability and reproducibility, and various other metrology areas in an ISO13485 medical device production environment.


While at the University of Auckland, Peter was the team manager of the Formula SAE Team – A team of 50 that designs, manufactures, and races a formula style open-wheel race every year. After leading the development to an electric powertrain, he has good understanding of mechanical and electrical systems, maintaining relationships with sponsors & suppliers, and the challenges of running a technical team. Peter was also involved in the composites team and has experience in mould making, hand laying pre-impregnated fibres, wet laminating, and infusing CFRP components.


In his spare time, he enjoys road trips, swimming, and spectating or participating in motorsport events.

Zenith Tecnica staff headshot Heather

Heather Grace


  • NZCS Chemistry
  • NZ Diploma Surface Coatings Technology
  • NZIM Management Diploma
  • Diploma in Psychology – Specialising in Workplace Psychology
  • Certificate of Completion in U.S Export Controls Training – World Trade Center Denver

Heather is the founder of the TechBiz Success Academy, and Success With Grace Ltd, an NZTE registered training provider specialised in growing successful technology businesses.


Heather has over 30 years’ commercial experience in the science, engineering and technology sectors. She was co-founder of Technology Systems and held Sales Management, Business Development, Network Management and General Management roles with Bayer NZ, Downer EDI and Rebain International.


Heather holds an NZCS in Chemistry, an NZIM Management Diploma and a Diploma in Workplace Psychology. Her background provides Zenith Tecnica with expertise in sales and business growth strategies, leadership and talent management. She also brings international business experience in technology, manufacturing, service, distribution and supply chain management.


In her spare time, Heather enjoys ocean swimming, scuba diving and sailing.