Eight360

Mech Des Engineer

Our growing team is hiring a Mechanical Design Engineer to assist with the design and manufacture of our awesome product. We are seeking an individual with real-world experience and relevant industry expertise, who is able to take initiative and bring a creative flair to the role as well as sound engineering sensibilities.

Eight360 is a Wellington-based tech startup creating the hardware and platforms that will power the future of VR experiences. Our flagship product “the NOVA” motion simulator is the result of 4 years of development work, and it is finally ready to roll (as they say) to the first customers.

Our growing team is hiring a Mechanical Design Engineer to assist with the design and manufacture of our awesome product. We are seeking an individual with real-world experience and relevant industry expertise, who is able to take initiative and bring a creative flair to the role as well as sound engineering sensibilities.

Key Tasks

  • Assisting the prototyping and development of mechanical hardware products.
  • Design and sourcing of components and assemblies (including preparation of technical drawings and documentation to support these processes, and supplier liaison)
  • Using CAD/CAM packages to create 3D models (e.g. Solidworks, Autodesk)
  • Use of modern workshop equipment including digital fabrication machinery e.g. 3D printers, CNC routers and laser cutters
  • Fabrication and assembly in a low-volume production setting.

Skills and Experience

  • Technical product design, prototyping, manufacturing, testing, and refining new products
  • Creativity, technically savvy, excellent problem solving skills, the ability to work both independently and within teams and under time constraints
  • Working in environments where preventative maintenance and attention to H&S are critical.
  • Experience communicating and dealing with overseas suppliers, factories and contract manufacturers (esp. China).

The successful candidate will take this opportunity as a part-time position initially, and you will be offered a remuneration package based on your level of experience and expertise.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for someone who wants to join a small team and have an active part in creating something amazing.

Further information please contact or apply below today:

Terry Miller
[email protected]


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