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Mechanical Design Engineering Manager

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Status report: From an idea at the beginning of this year until now we have a mark 1 and 2 ventilator with a support oxygen generator prototypes to meet the Covid 19 emergency. The next step is to refine both devices, design injection moulding tooling to initiate mass production with a mechanical design engineer leading a small team of mechanical engineers. Significant liaison with the software engineers is also a prerequisite.

Description: This position requires further research, product development for proofing and refinement of the existing work. Establishing quality-control parameters and manufacturing supervision. Plans and supervises ongoing development, field testing and back to base maintenance, refurbishment, service manuals and long-term storage.

Tasks: Studies operating requirements for mechanically functioning plant and equipment and engages in research and development work. Advises the manager, associates or end users and may consult with other specialist engineers and scientists. Designs plant and equipment, specifications, instruction and parts manuals and procurement advice and may supervise technical aspects of manufacturing processes. Ensures compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements as to safe operation. Estimates labour, material and costs of manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance and repair.

Training and/or experience required: 3-4 year university degree in Mechanical Engineering or recognised and approved equivalent qualifications and/or registration together with at least 10 years experience. Design, mechanical, organisational, problem-solving skills. Experience in managing a small team of engineers. Ideally a retired engineer.

If you feel you have the knowledge and skills necessary to assist with this position and you are interested in volunteering with us, please apply directly through our organization here: https://jira.ardenmed.com/plugins/servlet/loginfreeRedirMain?portalid=11&request=100

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About ArdenVent


Brigham Creek Rd 174, Hobsonville, Auckland 0618, NZ

Mission Statement

Our mission is to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the world's medical workforce fighting COVID-19


We are a non-profit organization building an infrastructure to develop, manufacture, distribute and operate remote-controlled ventilators and oxygen concentrators that will also gather high-resolution treatment data for scientific research and treatment optimization.
Our equipment will be distributed on a "what you can pay" basis. Our Ventilator is different from other emergency Ventilators in that it will be controllable over the Internet, with the medical professional observing the patient over a phone camera, thus reducing viral load on the medical professionals at the front line, enabling those in stable countries to help and allowing one doctor to have an overview over many patients.

Our Ventilator is now in testing and we are finalizing fine air control. Parts cost for a single unit are 300$ but will drop in mass production and bulk ordering maybe even down to 200$.

Our roadmap consists of 4 Versions which can be deployed over the internet. It is envisaged that the Ventilator will be assembled by qualified volunteers, go through centralized quality control and then distributed to places of greatest needs on an international basis. Once enough funding is raised, a part of the workload will be outsourced to specialized companies.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Mechanical Engineering




  • 10-15 hours per week

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