Hydraulic Sales Engineer / Representative

Are you someone who has an interest in the fluid power industry? Are you looking for a team with a great culture? Do you want a challenge?



HYSPECS is New Zealand's largest privately owned hydraulic engineering company, with branches in Auckland, Christchurch, Melbourne, Brisbane and locally based representatives in Nelson and Dunedin. We specialise in hydraulic system design, specification and component selection, servicing and maintenance of existing plant and equipment. We import products from manufacturers in Europe, USA & Asia to support the local market. We also have a manufacturing division (HYTECH) utilising CNC milling machines to produce hydraulic cartridge valve manifold technology. Our goal is to be a successful business by providing the best product support, technical support and customer service in the NZ hydraulic industry.


Hyspecs is looking to fill a Technical Sales Engineering / Rep position in its Auckland branch. You will preferably have hydraulic experience; however applicants with engineering or electrical backgrounds have proved successful in our field.

You will be committed to working in the best interests of Hyspecs in all circumstances. We place a high level of trust in our employees, and allow them to manage their own time and work independently and collaboratively. Any new employee will be supervised to start with, but will be given more freedom as they prove their capabilities.

The position is a demanding one that requires a wide range of skills. The role requires up to 1 week every 4-6 weeks out of town visiting customers in other centres, plus regular visits to local customers when you are not on a sales trip.


* Independent management and growth of a sales territory
* Actively promoting our company, its products and services
* Technical back up and support of our products


* Previous Hydraulic experience in an Engineering or Sales role
* An Engineering degree or Trade Qualification would be an advantage.
* Have an excellent phone manner
* Have a high level of computer literacy


The position is an unusual mixture of “sales representative”, “technical support person” and “hydraulic system designer”. We require a person with good interpersonal skills to maintain and build relationships with customers, and seek out potential new customers. The technical support aspect comes with answering questions about our products and their applications, and with fault finding existing products and systems. A good memory will help with this role as we have a wide range of products available, and they may be applied in many different ways. The system designing role is a challenging one because we are often asked to design prototype machines with incomplete information and design parameters. We are looking for someone unique who is up to this task, and if you are successful it is an extremely interesting and rewarding position.

Some examples of hydraulic systems we have designed recently:

* Water treatment plant
* Raisable Pedestrian bridge
* Hydraulic platform for film set
* Bark Blower Truck
* Mussel Barge
* Forestry Processing Head
* Motorised Access Equipment
* Four wheel drive vehicle

There is no formal hydraulics training currently available from any independent provider, so Hyspecs conducts ongoing in-house training and all staff are asked to attend. Knowledge of the products and how to apply them is vital to the success of any person in this position. The informal training sessions are targeted at improving this knowledge of products and their application. We also encourage staff in taking external training courses that are complementary to our work.

For more information visit our website at www.hyspecs.co.nz

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.