Design Engineer


Our R&D team are looking for both mechanical and electronic engineering skills & experience. You may have both skills or only one.

Rinnai New Zealand is the leading manufacturer, importer and exporter of Gas and Electric Water and Space heating solutions. We live and breathe developing innovative products where consumer insights lead and shape the design process.

We are looking for a Design Engineer to join our R&D team to continue to develop innovative solutions and design them into our product range.
As a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation, Japan, we have constant access to the latest developments and technology, designing and manufacturing all our gas fireplaces and electric hot water cylinders at our Auckland Airport facility.

To be considered for the role, you must be able to demonstrate both practical and analytical engineering skills.  The position will suit an engineer who has advanced engineering qualifications, along with professional and 'hands on' mechanical and electrical engineering experience in an appliance and manufacturing related environment.

You will be a key member of the Rinnai product development team and will:

  • Design, test and develop customer focused new products and assist with implementation.
  • Provide technical support for new product opportunities.
  • Investigate and implement solutions.
  • Directly engage with customers technically.

    In addition to an advanced engineering qualification, applicants should have knowledge / skills in the following areas:

  • Engineering design processes and project management.
  • Mechanical and Electronic componentry.
  • Analytical problem solving techniques.
  • 3D CAD Modelling (Solidworks)
  • Microsoft Office.

 If you would like to join our committed teams adding a touch of magic to the way we develop innovative heating solutions then please apply.

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