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  • Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
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HamiltonJet are the world leader in water jet propulsion systems and related electronic controls. Whilst we are well known for river-boating in New Zealand, this represents only 2% of today’s business.  Our major focus is on much larger, ocean-going work boats, military vessels and passenger services around the globe. We have an 80-year history in the field and the company stands on a foundation of innovation, problem solving and bringing ground breaking products to market. 

As part of our refreshed business strategy we are forming a new group to evaluate, demonstrate and validate innovative new product opportunities.  The goal will be to lead the industry in the evolving future as digitisation, electrification and autonomy become a part of the marine landscape.  The Future Products group will endeavour to incubate a range of product concepts and ideas to a place where commercialisation is possible.  Successful demonstration of product concepts, often with real customers will be a primary focus.

We are looking for 4 experienced engineers to join our team, with a variety of skills across multiple disciplines (see below)

All candidates will need:

  • Extensive experience in a product development environment.  Exposure to all phases through concept, design, prototype, test and commercialisation is highly desirable.
  • A first degree in an engineering subject (e.g. mechanical, electrical, software, naval architecture).
  • A strong desire to meet ‘real’ customer needs and an to understand them first-hand where possible.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and the ability to effectively engage with internal product stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to work self-sufficiently.
  • An enquiring mind and the ability to be inventive, whilst being strongly pragmatic and delivery focussed. 
  • A strong desire to learn through experimentation and ‘doing’, rather than over-analysis.


Candidates should have experience in several of the following areas:

  • Mechanical system design (including experience in hydraulics, fluid dynamics, materials, structures, composites).
  • Practical knowledge of manufacturing processes (both for rapid concept demonstration and production).
  • Embedded control and related software engineering.
  • Power electronics (specifically, motors, actuators and electrical power management).
  • Computational engineering analysis (e.g. Matlab, FEA, CFD, etc).


What's on offer:

  • Competitive Remuneration (dependent on experience and qualification).
  • Great company culture.
  • Interesting and challenging work.
  • Supportive environment for ongoing professional development.


What next:

Apply online or email your LinkedIn Profile or CV to

Applications close on the 14th June 2019.