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Mechatronics Engineer / Software – Electronics – Design Engineers / Flight Engineers

Aeronavics is a manufacturer of aerial robots (drones) for industrial applications. Our aircraft are used around the world for surveying mine sites, scanning coral reefs, monitoring power lines, and performing cutting edge research in machine vision and mesh networks.



We are looking for multi disciplinary engineers to take responsibility for Aeronavics’ range of ground control systems and aircraft payloads.  This role will involve the full spectrum from design of new products, through documentation, testing, production and support.  You will report to the Technology Development Manager, and join a small team of engineering specialists in an exciting tech industry


Key Responsibilities

You will be responsible for taking Aeronavics ground control station (GCS) and aircraft payload products through their complete lifecycle:

  •      Requirements analysis, high level design, and component selection.
  •      Detail mechatronics design, incorporating mechanical hardware, digital electronics, and embedded software.
  •      Creation and management of product documentation, including operating manuals, bill-of-materials, and technical marketing content.
  •      Low volume production, collaborating with other staff.
  •      Testing and validation of products, including performing flight testing of ground control equipment, aircraft and aircraft payloads.
  •      Provision of highly responsive local, and occasionally off-site, support and training for Aeronavics customers.

Occasional short-duration travel may be involved; and the role will definitely involve learning how to operate Aeronavics’ range of high-end drones.

The successful applicant will have at least three years’ experience in a mechatronics design role, including mechanical, electronics and software elements; a strong applicant will bring experiences in product development, industrial design, technical documentation, and design for manufacture.

Skills and Training

The successful applicant will have a four year degree in a relevant engineering field; a strong applicant may also have a post-graduate degree in an engineering field.

The successful applicant will be a confident software developer, primarily in C/C++, but also Python, BASH and perhaps C#; a strong applicant will have experience in tools such as Jenkins, Ansible and Git, as well as drone specific technologies such as MAVLink.

The successful applicant will also be comfortable working with CAD packages such as Solidworks, Onshape, AutoCAD etc and electrical design packages such as Altium.

Personal Characteristics

The successful applicant will be equally capable of both working independently, prioritising their time and showing initiative; as well as in a team environment.  They will require excellent communications skills, both spoken and written, as well as an eye for detail.

The drone industry is both exciting and competitive; the successful applicant will be ready to dive into a fast-paced world, not shy from challenges, and be committed to getting results.

Also, they probably need to love the idea of a job which is all about designing, building and flying drones.

Securing The Role

We are currently based near Raglan (about 25min from Hamilton).  The role is a full-time position; salary package commensurate with experience.

Please apply with your CV and covering letter to Rob at, marked “Mechatronics Design Engineer”.