Escea is no ordinary company. In the past 15 years, we have grown from a start-up to the market-leading gas fireplace designer and manufacturer in New Zealand. 

At Escea, we get a real buzz out of making people’s lives better because of the warmth and ambience that our products bring into our customers’ homes. We're looking for team players who are just as passionate about creating a world-leading product for our customers. Our culture is inclusive, positive and forward-thinking - we're always looking for ways to improve. 

Openings for roles in our passionate team are listed below:

Head of Design & Engineering


The Position:

Product design, engineering, people leadership and market discovery are four of the most important aspects of our business in this department and our excellence in these areas has been pivotal in our success thus far. The role of “Head of Design and Engineering” will take overall responsibility of these four highly important functions and lead a team of 13 talented people. Reporting directly to the General Manager, you will become an important figure in our senior management team and will take ultimate responsibility for product design and product engineering. The role is based in Dunedin, a compact yet vibrant city that enables an enviable style of life.

The Person:

We are looking for someone who has a good balance of creative design talent, detailed engineering expertise and team leadership. Most importantly we want someone who really cares about the people they are creating products for and who has the listening skills and inquisitive nature to discover their as yet un-met fireplace needs.

To be successful in this role you must have;

  • Extensive real-life experience in manufacturing/engineering/product design
  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering and/or Design
  • A proven ability to lead teams that get things done
  • Experience employing and working within Agile, Lean, 5S methodologies
  • The desire to be the best in everything you do, good enough is not enough in our company

Please apply to before 23 August.