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Mechanical Design Engineer

Advertiser: Manta5More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
25 Jun 2019
Work Type
Full Time
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Manta5 is a fast growing Hamilton based start-up that has developed an innovative water sports product called a Hydrofoil Bike. Using hydrofoil technology this bike allows riders to cycle across the surface of the water. 

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join an innovative leading edge company that has designed and built the first commercially viable Hydrofoil bike in the world. Having won the Gold at New Zealand's Best Awards for 2017, the company is going from strength to strength and needs more smart, agile and innovative people to join their growing team.

The successful candidate will be involved in the design and development of a highly innovative and award winning hydrofoiling e-bike. There will be opportunity to take responsibility for novel new design decisions, modification of existing parts and all relevant documentation. Candidates from a marine or cycling background will be well placed to succeed.  Must be a hands on team player who is willing to help an exciting start-up launch a product into the international market.



  • 3D CAD design
  • Modification of existing parts for reliability and improved design for manufacture
  • Prototype design and testing for new novel solutions
  • Project management of own work
  • Risk Assessments and Design Reviews
  • Design verification and validation
  • Develop supplier relationships
  • Support Production team



  • Minimum 5+ years design experience
  • Strong CAD skills, Solidworks preferred
  • Diploma or Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience designing injection molded and die cast components
  • Experience with Design for manufacture
  • Experience in designing for marine application
  • Experience with rigourous design validation methodology
  • Hands on workshop skills for building prototypes and test rigs
  • Hands on production experience is an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • Exposure to CAD data management systems is an advantage
  • Experience with MathCAD, FEA and CFD analytical tools is an advantage

  • Manta5 is a company made up of smart, innovative, passionate professionals that aren't scared of pushing the boundaries to create world-leading products for the water-sports industry, based in the Waikato. If you want to be part of a company that enjoys being the best in the world in their field.

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