Mechanical Design engineer - junior

About the role

Our team designs and manufactures the majority of our components in house and this role will include working closely with our CNC, Fabrication, Electrical design and Programming teams. 

Skills and experience

A minimum requirement is a tertiary engineering qualification with experience in Solidworks producing drawings for an engineering environment.

A keen interest and experience in mechanical engineering would be an advantage. The successful applicant will have an eye for detail, a natural tendency towards accuracy and use their own initiative. Good communication skills are required along with fluency in English.

An understanding of drawing standards and procedures is preferred but not essential.

The position also requires a sound knowledge of Word and Excel applications.

The role is an exciting one that will provide challenges and rewards for the suitable applicant.

Applicants must have NZ residency/citizenship.

  • Have a NZDE or B Eng Mechanical, tertiary qualification
  • Have knowledge of Solidworks.
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • A strong interest in mechanical engineering

Please send your CV to


Current workshop opportunities 


Tradesman (FITTER)

About the role

This is a full time role assembling and testing our range of new machinery.

Good clean working conditions.

East Auckland location.

Company established for over 40 years.

Skills and experience

Applicants should have

  • A positive can do attitude.
  • Excellent work history with background in mechanical assembly and general engineering.
  • Must be able to read and work from engineering drawings.
  • Ability to work within a team and individually.
  • Willingness to learn and train others.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to


Apprentice (Fitter, Turner & Machinist) 

We regularly take on apprentices, to join our team who is committed to learning a trade and gaining the skills to build and operate roll forming machinery.

It you are looking to learn a trade and think you would fit with our skilled team, please send a CV and cover letter to


Current administration opportunities 

UI (HMI) Software Developer


Howick Ltd is a world-renowned, roll forming machine manufacturer, based in East Auckland, New Zealand. We design, develop and manufacture steel roll forming machines for international residential and commercial applications ranging from framing systems to bathroom pods.

We have installed machines in over 70 countries, producing custom-made machines to clients’ specifications.

The role focuses on industrial machinery UI and not an office or website software.

An ideal candidate would enjoy working with algorithm while maintaining programming best practice. You need to be able to work with machines and engineering software. Most of the time you’ll be sitting in the office to develop the software but you’ll need to be a hands-on person as well.

Criteria for the role:

  • Gained a New Zealand Bachelor Degree in Computer Science
  • Experience in data processing, such as List and Array, in C/C++/C#/LabView/Matlab or similar language/platform
  • Willing to learn and work on engineering based IDE/platforms that are not on usual programming languages (C#, Java, etc)
  • Experience with database and server configuration
  • Able to work with tight deadlines
  • Able to write technical documentations and communicate articulately in English


Bonus skills if you have some professional experience:

  1. Various Data Frame formats (using wireshark or similar tool)
  2. Label printing data processing
  3. Agile or other similar methodology covering software test, version control, etc
  4. Industrial Automation IoT (Internet of Things)

 The role would suit a programmer who likes to work with professional technology and hardware. On your CV, please provide any link to your GitHub, LinkedIn, screenshots or any small programming project that you’ve done.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to


We are always on the lookout for talented people to join our innovative team.

If you can't see a roll here but feel you passionate about innovative technology, please get in touch.