Intermediate Product Development Engineer - Airvo Mechanical Blower Design

About the Role

The role offers an opportunity to work in a mechanical design team, focused on developing new and novel medical products. You will be responsible for the design and delivery of new products, as well as supporting existing products already on the market. We need your help to ensure our products are as effective, safe, and successful as possible.


You will be working on increasing your engineering knowledge while taking products through the entire development cycle, from initial ideation, through detailed design, prototyping, performance testing, process development and manufacturing setup.


This role will be focusing on the development of a centrifugal Blower and custom electric motor used to drive our humidifier system. You will be improving the performance, efficiency, reliability, manufacturability and lowering noise levels. These projects can involve a complex mix of mechanical systems, electrical hardware, and custom software, so exceptional communication skills and the ability to work together in a cross functional group will be highly beneficial. This also gives you the opportunity to lead small projects within a multi-disciplinary team.


Having a high level of initiative and self-motivation will let you thrive in our team. A positive and open-minded mentality will help you solve unique, complex problems that helps us innovate and create world leading healthcare solutions.


About You

You should have

  • A formal engineering qualification in mechanical, mechatronics (or similar) with 3 -10 years of transferable working experience
  • Proficient with time management, prioritisation and working under pressure
  • Experience with 3D modelling using CAD software. Experience with Creo would be ideal.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills especially with design of components.
  • Knowledge of part design and material specification.
  • Proficient in technical report writing – clear documentation is a key part of medical product development.


Possessing the following would be highly advantageous:


  • Blower and fan design or other turbo machinery.
  • Thermal management design
  • Design of electric motor, metal and plastic parts.
  • Knowledge of Fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Reliability engineering
  • Working with overseas vendors.
  • Understanding for Acoustics and vibration for noise reduction
  • Project management (organising, co-ordinating and communicating)
  • Practical hands-on skills (Prototyping, CNC machining, Moulding etc.)
  • Working in regulated industry such as healthcare.

Company Benefits

  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities
  • Subsidised Café's
  • Annual Salary Review
  • High rates of internal promotion
  • Bi-annual Profit share
  • Employee share purchase scheme
  • Beautiful campus with green spaces
  • Free Parking
  • Generous Paid Parental Leave
  • Life, Critical illness and Income Protection Insurance
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Active Social clubs & community groups
  • In-house training programs from external providers
  • Purchasing privileges for Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and Medela products
  • School holiday programme subsidy
  • Banking and Insurance discounts


About Us
This Product Development Engineering role is made for an inquisitive and innovative person who is looking to make a positive impact on the outcomes of patients requiring respiratory support.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of respiratory humidification devices, exporting to over 120 countries globally. We are an iconic New Zealand company with a consistent growth strategy ensuring an expanding range of innovative devices for use in respiratory care, acute care, and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

Requisition ID: 4315 
Posting end date: ​28/05/2024